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Cosafa U20: Zambia eliminated from 2017 tournament

The Zambia U20 national team has been eliminated from the ongoing Mopani Copper Mines Cosafa Cup Championship being hosted in Zambia.

With one loss and a draw in the opening two matches, Numba Mumamba’s side was banking on a win against Swaziland on Monday in the final group game and favorable results from other groups.

But the fate for the young Chipolopolo was sealed before they even kick off with Swaziland after South Africa and Egypt won their group games against Mozambique and Mauritius respectively to both move to 6 points before the final showdown between the two in the final group match on Monday.

Only group winners in each of the three groups and the best second placed team will qualify to the semi-finals.

Zambia’s highest possible points tally is 4 points and but they cannot overtake Uganda who are on 4 points due to an inferior head to head record.

The defending champions lost 2 – 0 to Uganda before being held to a 0 – 0 draw by Malawi.

Zambia earlier this year won the U20 Africa Cup of Nations tournament.

FAZ graduated the Africa Cup winning team which played at the FIFA World Cup together with their coach and have insisted that they have used the U17 team for this tournament to prepare for the more prestigious 2019 CAF U20 Africa Cup tournament which which will serve as a qualifier for the 2020 World Cup.






12 Comments to Cosafa U20: Zambia eliminated from 2017 tournament

  1. km says:

    You can’t reap where did not sow.You can’t use under 17to win an under20 cosafa.personally I don’t blame boys.

  2. Anonymous says:

    This is now Kamanga’s tenure. He was busy reaping from kalu’s. It started with Sichone and now under-20???

  3. General says:

    even the 2012 winning afcon senior team even after winning afcon they became useless due to poor management of the team. on this one Fax And Numba are to be blamed. pipo don’t grow like chicken broiller. these guys are still young. most of them they don’t play highly competitive football in our league like the previous under 20s of Boyd Musonda of zanaco, the fashion sakalas, the patson Dakas of these world. he just collected the chimpombwa playing boys to under 20 national team. surely even after gauging the strength of this team by playing zanaco who walloped the boys 5:0 Numba couldn’t call senior under 20 players in the team. instead he started playing tuma selected side to blind us as if he is a politician. very dull and useless. no wonder zanaco don’t go far mu caf.

  4. serenje says:

    maybe beston chambeshi would have tutored the boys well. Look at what he has done with nkhana

  5. Here we go again, blame game at play.

  6. ALOYSIUS MUTALE says:

    SADDENING, AS PIPO NEVA EXPECTED THESE RESULTS.

  7. Don says:

    Disgracefull…..this is what you get for being over confident way before the tournament kicks off. Now we wait to hear the back to the drawing broken record.

  8. Fanatic says:

    actually, the previous u20 featuring the likes of Mangani Banda were equally graduated from u17 to u20 and came back without a point from south Africa.two years later,they came back and won us the U20 AFCON.The loss is painful but the rationale is food

  9. Fanatic says:

    meant the rationale is good

  10. Don says:

    COSAFA reps better defend this trophy or else it will end up in Kampala or Cairo.

  11. Mwebantu says:

    Now you know that it was wrong not to let Beston coach the Under 20, Under 23 and the National Team.

  12. Tc Soccerman says:

    Useless Kamanga and Useless coach Numba. Bring back Beston you foolish Kamanga. Why did you even change the coach? Fool.

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