Cosafa U20: Dissapointing start for Zambia as they fall to Uganda
The Zambia U20 national team has kicked off the defense of the Cosafa U20 Championship title on a losing note after they were beaten 2 – 0 by guest team Uganda.
A Muhammad Shaban second half brace helped Uganda to a 2-0 over the hosts at Kitwe’s Arthur Davies Stadium.
Numba Mumamba named two players from the 2017 U20 World Cup squad in Ngosa Sunzu and Sweden based star Edward Chilufya.
Upcoming teen sensation Lameck Banda also started in attack.
It was a difficult match for the defending champions who showed great individual skills but were careless in possession.
Shaban broke the deadlock in the 52nd minute before completing his brace 4 minutes later.
In the opening game of the tournament, Malawi beat Swaziland 3 – 2 .
Malawi opened the scores through Peter Banda, whike Patrick Phiri scored a brace.
Swaziland scored the two goals through Nthombise Muzi and Mamba.
It was a good day for the guest teams as Egypt also got off to a winning start when they beat Mozambique 1 – 0.
Hussein Abdelkader’s late 86th minute strike settled the game.
As it stands, Uganda lead group A, ahead of Malawi on goal difference. Swaziland are in third position while Pre-tournament favorites Zambia are bottom of the log
2017 MOPANI COSAFA U-20 CHAMPIONSHIP
Zambia Vs Uganda
Daniel Sikanyika (16), Prince Mumba (3) (C), Kingsley Hakwiya (5), Justin Mwanza (6), Clinton Lubula (7), Martin Njobvu (9), Lameck Banda (10), Edward Chilufya (11), Benson Kolala (12), Victor Kasokola (13), Ngosa Sunzu (19)
Prince Bwalya (1), Andrew Phiri (2), Jonathan Kapelembe (4), Chanda Mukuka (8), Francesco Mwepu (14), Godfrey Chanda (15), Muma Mumba (17), Jackson Kakunta (18), Musonda Kalale (20)
Keni Saidi (1), Fred Okot (2), Musitafa (Mujuzi), Wasswa Geoffrey (5), Tumwesigye Frank (6), Pious Obuya (10), Stephen Mukwala (11), Mustafa Kizza (12), Muhammad Shaban (13) ©, Julius Poloto (15), Abubakar Kasule (17)
Hamisi Tibita (3), David Owori (7), Allan Okello (8), Mujahid Ogama (9), Kigimu Kuchi (14), Victor Matovu (16), Eric Kibowa (18), Andrew Okiring (19), Mwirusi Ramadhan (20)
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