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Alba Iulia
Thursday, July 9, 2020

End of the Road for Zambia’s Olympics Dreams

Sports Feature Sports End of the Road for Zambia's Olympics Dreams

Class of 2017 project is over and the 2020 Olympic dream is shattered after the Zambia U23 exited the 2019 U23 AFCON in Egypt.

Zambia lost 1-0 to Cote d’Ivoire on Friday evening in Cairo to finish bottom of Group B with 1 point from three games.

Defender Kouadio Yves Dabila ended Zambia’s interest with a 61st minute goal for the Young Elephants to send them through to their debut semifinal appearance at the U23 AFCON.

It was a disappointing outing for the 2017 U20 AFCON champions who lost 3-1 to outgoing champions Nigeria on Tuesday before succumbing to Cote d’Ivoire on Friday night.

Cote d’Ivoire win Group B on 6 points, South Africa finished second on 5 points following a 0-0 draw against Nigeria who relinquished their crown on 4 points.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. Why Zambia ? If you by that to any North African country we will ban you guys.2-0 3-0 we can deal with that but 5-0,Lord have mercy.

  2. The main problem with Zambian players is that they get satisfied easily just flying byplane as if they are the first ones to do so. Nomba ni pose mukomboni ati bali nina indeke.When they break into the European leagues awe chabe bena ati bafika. Look at North and Western African players.Their mentality is to never get satisfied until they are in Barcelona , Madrid or other big teams
    Mwaya ku Egypt or Algeria Elo mwasanga ati takwaba load shedding elo mwadabwa.Instead of concentrating on the match muletamba amalaiti ati limbi ba ZESCO baku Egypy or Algeria balashimwa amalaiti because you are used to 15 hrs load shedding.Eye umusebanya this week.

  3. Technically Zambian coaches are poor, they do not know when to make subs or change between systems, if they start with 4-4-2 they will stick with it till the end of the game.

  4. Hard luck any way Mr Chambeshi. Wish you the best next time. For now we will rely on the women national team success when they play Cameroon for Olympic qualification.

  5. This dream died a premature death… but the nightmare of the failure will haunt us for a while. My question is what is the effect of this Bola Na Lesa thing? We are not serious people. God’s involvement in soccer is through our dedication to the principles of success not kneeling in the stadium like the pharisees deed. We need to think tactically, strategically and focus not seeking cheap spiritual showing off. These kids will never kiss the feeling of Seoul 1988 that’s more the works of satana through the misplaced Bola Na Lesa

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