-1 C
Alba Iulia
Saturday, January 25, 2020

Zambia Reach 2019 COSAFA U20 Cup Final

Sports Feature Sports Zambia Reach 2019 COSAFA U20 Cup Final

Zambia on Thursday ended their three-year wait for a COSAFA U20 Cup final appearance following a 3-0 semifinal victory over Angola at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka.

The result handed Zambia its first final since 2016 when they went on to lift the title away in South Africa.

Zambia secured their place in the final thanks to goals from midfielder Patrick Gondwe who struck a brace in the 31st and 76th minutes.

Striker Francisco Mwepu added the final goal in the 80th minute to stay on course for the 2019 COSAFA U20 Cup Golden Boot after taking his tally to four goals for the tournament.

The result ended Angola’s unbeaten run in the tournament and they came into the penultimate round match as the most prolific side on 13 goals while Zambia were a close second with nine goals.

Zambia will face defending champions South Africa in the final on December 14 at the same venue.

South Africa reached the final following dramatic comeback in the lunchtime kickoff at Nkoloma against Madagascar when they rallied from two-down at halftime to level 2-2 in stoppage time and subsequently win 5-4 on post-match penalties.

Interestingly, the final will be a repeat of the 2016 decider when Zambia beat hosts South Africa 2-1.

Meanwhile, Madagascar and Angola will meet for Bronze in the curtain-raiser this Saturday.

[Read 2,382 times, 1 reads today]
- Advertisement -
Loading...

Latest News

2019 Zambia Sports Awards Winners and Losers

Here are the winners and losers from the 2019 Zambia Sports Awards handed out on January 24 in Lusaka =Sportsman...

UPND will be negatively affected if Bill Number 10 flops

By Hon. Tutwa S Ngulube MP, Deputy Chief Whip of Zambia. Honourable Jack Mwiimbu is telling blue lies when he says delimitation can happen without...

The arrest of a man of God, in a Christian nation is simply unbelievable-HH

United Party for National Development President Hakainde Hichilema has urged the Government to immediately release unconditionally released Bishop Joseph Khazila of Life Gospel...

Zambian Embassy in Stockholm dates Swedish Business Community

The Embassy of Zambia in Stockholm has invited the business community in Sweden to take advantage of the numerous investment opportunities that have remained...

More Articles In This Category

- Advertisement -
[Read 17 times, 1 reads today]