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100% record! Chipolopolo JNRs thump young Pharoahs

A brace from Patson Daka and a goal from Fashion Sakala helped Zambia come from behind to beat the young pf Pharoahs 3-1 in a thrilling game at Heroes Stadium.

And Guinea beat Mali 3-2 to become the second African country to qualify for the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in South Korea.

Zambia made only one change to the starting XI which saw speedy winger Chrispin Sakulanda come in for he teams best attacking midfielder Emmanuel Banda.

This meant that Edward Chilufya who has been outstanding on he flanks moved into central attack to partner Patson Daka while Enock Mwepu played in the attacking midfield role.

Egypt had to change something after they looked second based in their first two matches despite picking draws in them and hey did just that.

Akram Hassan and Ahmed Hussein were introduced for Taher Mohamed and Ahmed Mostafa.

The changes seemed to work for Egypt as the hosts struggled to conjure any meaningful attack.

Egypt were loozing dangerous with their runs on the flanks and their persistence paid off in the 36th minute when captain of the side Karim Hassan finished off easily from within the six yard box after Zambia was exposed on he left side of defense.

It was clear that it was not working for Bestone Chambeshi’s boys and even when Chilufya was released with a through ball minutes after conceding, he dithered on the ball for the defender to clear.

‘Quick Silver’ did not even wait for the break as he rang the changes in he 43rd minute with Banda replacing Sakulanda.

After the break, it was back to normal service once the midfield master Banda was in position to pull the strings and Mwepu pushed up to join Daka.

Zambia pinned the North Africans and Daka finished off a loose ball in spectacular fashion to give his team the equalizer which turned the atmosphere in the stadium ecstatic in the 5th minute.

Mwepu then broke on the right and he sent an inviting cross into the box which was met square by Fashion Sakala’s head for an emphatic finish which put Zambia in the driving seat on 70 minutes.

Daka who had earlier missed what seemed the easiest chance of the game made up for that when he ran on to a through ball to blast home from inside the box with a minute to play.

In Ndola, Guinea twice came from behind to boot out Mali and qualify ahead of Egypt.

Mali led by a goal at half time through a Sekou Koita goal in the third minute which was cancelled out by substitute Morlaye Sylla who scored from the spot.

Mali were back in front minutes later through Moussaka Diakite who scored a penalty.

Guinea fought back and scored an equalizer  through Sylla before Mohamed Camara completed he come back on 72 minutes.

Zambia will now await the second placed team in Group B which will be decided on Sunday while Guinea will stay in Ndola to play the group B winners.

Zambia XI v Egypt

Mangani Banda, Prosper Chiluya, Shemmy Mayembe, Moses Nyondo, Solomon Sakala, Boyd Musonda (Harrison Chisala), Chrispine Sakulanda (Emmanuel Banda), Enock Mwepu, Edward Chilufya, Patson Daka,  Fashion Sakala

Egypt XI v Zambia

Mohamed E, Ahmed H, Osama G, Mahmoud M, Karim Hassan, Nasser M, Mostafa M, Akram H, Ahmed Hussein, Ahmed R, Ahmed M


22 Comments to 100% record! Chipolopolo JNRs thump young Pharoahs

  1. Don says:


    • kamwa says:

      For World Cup, we need to work on the defense despite allowing only 2 goals so far! Our midfield and striking force is excellent, when put under pressure our defense can crack especially for World Cup games in 2-months time in South Korea. The only advantage is that in 1988 our Team made a name there during the Olympics, so we can repeat that excellent performance.

  2. Discipline says:

    Just keep cool heads remember ni cup isale

  3. Vinkubala says:

    Ni Zambia iyi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Once more patson daka has continue to shame his critics I remember very well some people on this blorg use to insult him day and night I’m glad that he has prove them wrong

  5. These are young players who need our encouragements and support we should not demolorize them but we should just encouragement them to work hard

  6. Sibs says:

    Main objective was to qualify. Now we have to be cautious and not be puffed up. We still have two tough games in the Semis and Final. One step at a time. So far I’m impressed by the finishing of F.Sakala and Patson Daka. Most likely we will play RSA in the Semis.

  7. Amandla says:

    “We are in it to win it!”

  8. Samaita says:

    The team is doing well. The technical bench had executed its job very well.. But there some players who are yet to kick the ball.. Mwape mumba spanish based professional and edward tembo.. It will be very unfair if tha coaches doesnot give them tha opportunity to play..

  9. Am seeing SA winning their group.

  10. @the undefeated goro, I guess i’m also one of patson’s critics i think what most of the bloggers who said against daka had one thing in common we all had one point of saying”daka is too young for senior national duties and must not be rushed in the senior team” not that he is not a good player.

    • Prince says:

      A Daniel has spoken!

    • TC Soccerman says:

      Exactly, that guru dude acts like he knows it all. I was also critical of the Malaza in making, but now I see the boy is good, so yes guru, Patson has made me and others swallow our words.. Happy now? We are happy the kid is doing great for Zambia, so chill out.

  11. SimmzSimwinga says:


  12. there is nothing like that mr TC these are young players who need our ecouragements not the insults that poured on this young boy my point is let’s encourage them to do better not this pull him down syndrome that you people have on this blorg its not fair guys at times we should call a spade a spade. more especially you tc soccerman you over criticized him as if the boy use to selecting himself to the national team

  13. Kkkkkkk its funny anyway congratulations to patson daka and the team and everyone on this site and the chipolopolo family at large, for the support. go Zambia go.

  14. Discipline says:

    he was rushed all in the name of making a quick buck out of him,pdaka,he is good but not still yet for senior team

  15. Lukanga Justice Kafusha says:

    We have now qualified to the under20 world cup. The next step is to attempt to win the cup

    To the young players please stay away from fake 1 kwacha scouts. Rather wait until after the world cup (except when an offer is from a serious club in a serious league)

    Thanks a lot for your efforts so far, some of us had almost given up, but now I can start talking again

    Thank God

  16. Bsimms says:

    Zamfoot the U.20 world cup will be in South Korea not S.A. iyaba

  17. Babadabe says:

    Don’t rush to signing contracts not until after the world cup after assessing your offer south Africa and mazembe lay off our players

  18. Colli says:

    Fashion Sakala

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