Friday, February 23, 2024

Zambia Tumble At COSAFA U20 Cup Semi’s

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Zambia’s 2021 AFCON U20 dreams ended on Friday after losing on post-match penalties to 10-man Mozambique in the 2020 COSAFA U20 Cup semifinals of the ongoing tournament South Africa is hosting in Port Elizabeth.

The defending champions bowed out 5-4 on post-match penalties in Port Elizabeth on Friday.

The two sides were locked at 0-0 after fulltime but not before Jose Manhice was sent off in the first half for a foul on Martin Njobvu.

Mozambique joins Namibia at the AFCON U20 in Mauritania who beat Angola 1-0 in their semifinal match.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Kamanga likula. Twalemyeba ati mwaonaula Bola pacalo tamwaleumfwa. Zambia has now become a nonentity in soccer. The country that produced Kalusha, Katongo, Charles Musonda now languishing at the bottom of the pile sure! Leave football to the players.
    Bola ni Bola. Teyaba some of us.

  2. Its painful, 2 defeats of the junior Chipolopolo teams through penalties?U17 to South Africa in Finals and now the U/20 in the Semi finals. Are the teams prepared to take penalties? In as much as we know penalities can go either way, these days it is easy to score because the goal keepers are not allowed to move before the oponent kicks and must stay on the line.
    Its a lesson to the coaches. Teach the young pyers the correct technique and then practice until they get the confidence in taking penalties.

  3. The performance by the under20 was pathetic from the beginning. I wonder what criteria was used in selecting the players.

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