Cosafa Games: Young guns bash Zim to mint gold
The Zambia U17 team participating in the Zone 5 U20 games has minted gold after blowing away a challenge from hosts Zimbabwe who they bashed 3 – 0.
The Hector Chilombo tutored lads who put up a proud stellar performance at the games cruised to victory with goals from tournament top scorer Patrick Ngoma, Harrison Musonda and Solomon Sakala.
Zambia could have gone ahead as early as the 3rd minute when Ngoma struck the bar but the Zimbabweans held on for the match to go to the break 0 – 0 despite Zambia dominating.
Ngoma finally broke the deadlock in the 52nd minute when Ngoma headed Zambia into the lead after converting a Chrispin Sakulanda cross from the right.
First half substitute Musonda who replaced Patson Daka in the 37th minute doubled the advantage 4 minutes later after coming on the end of a Shezongo cross.
Sakala wrapped up the scoring for Zambia from the spot in the 76th minute after Sakulanda was bundled down in the box.
The young Zambian deservedly walked away with gold after they scored 19 goals and conceding once from the spot in 5 games.
Zambia Starting Line Up:
Kasashi Lupiya; Jonathan Chikondi Daka; Boyd Mkandawire; Sidney Phiri; Solomon Sakala; Patrick Ngoma; Patson Daka; Charles Yande Shezongo (Kapambwe Musonda); George Mandu; Chrispin Sakulanda (Kingsley Mukuka); Mangani Banda GK CPT
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