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Junior Chipolopolo clinch Cosafa title

A late burst from Zambia saw them collect gold at the 2017 COSAFA Under-17 Championships as they beat hosts Mauritius 3-0 in the final in Port Louis on Sunday.

It took Zambia until the 72nd minute to make the breakthrough, but once they did they took full control of the game to earn their first COSAFA Under-17 Championship title.

The match was an even affair with both teams having chances in the opening half, but it took a moment of magic from Prince Mumba to break the deadlock as he rifled home a 30-yard shot that left the Mauritius keeper with no chance.

The home side poured forward in search of the equaliser, but Christopher Phiri netted a second for Zambia 11 minutes from time.   And the game was made safe three minutes later when Kingsley Hakwiya added another pile-driver from range to seal the win for Young Chipolopolo.

Malawi collected the bronze medal with a deserved 2-1 victory over South Africa as Alex Tsamba bagged a brace of goals.

His first left the South Africa keeper with no chance on 27 minutes, before he added a second five minutes after the break.   South Africa received a lifeline when Junior Nare scored from the rebound after his initial penalty was saved by Malawi keeper Kennedy Nankhaima.

But the Malawians held on to claim the bronze medal for the second year running.

The Zambian duo of Lameck Banda and Martin Njobvu, along with South Africa’s Junior Nare, finished as tournament top-scorers with five goals each.

Malawi 2
 (Tsamba 27’, 50’) South Africa 1 (Nare 67’)

Zambia 3 (P. Mumba 72, Phiri 79’, Hakwiya 81’) Mauritius 0

Group A                       P          W        D         L          GF       GA       Pts
Malawi                        3          3          0          0          9          0          9
Mauritius                    3          2          0          1          3          3          6
Botswana                    3          1          0          2          3          5          3
Zimbabwe                   3          0          0          3          1          8          0

Group B                       P          W        D         L          GF       GA       Pts
South Africa*            3          2          0          1          10        7          6
Zambia                        3          2          0          1          10        4          6
Mozambique             3          2          0          1          4          3          6
Madagascar               3          0          0          3          4          14        0
*SA top the pool on head-to-head against Zambia and Mozambique.

Matches Played: 16
Goals scored: 54
Biggest victory: Zambia 7 Madagascar 1 (Group B, July 21)
Most goals in a game: 8 – Zambia 7 Madagascar 1 (Group B, July 21)


5 goals – Lameck Banda (Zambia), Junior Nare (South Africa), Martin Njobvu (Zambia)
3 – Chinsinsi Maonga (Malawi), Mohammed Shahabodien (South Africa)
2 – Kaone Bogosi (Botswana), Kingsley Hakwiya (Zambia), Louis Mitraille (Mauritius), Prince Mumba (Zambia), Patrick Mwaungulu (Malawi), Alex Tsamba (Malawi)
1 – Mamitina Andriamahazaka (Madagascar), Mamisoa Andriamalala (Madagascar), Jean Aristide (Mauritius), Josephy Balakasi (Malawi), Tinotendaishe Benza (Zimbabwe), Geny Catamo (Mozambique), Adriano Chiu Chung Fat (Mauritius), Dillan Fanomezantsoa (Madagascar), Alex Da Silva (South Africa), Celton Jamisse (Mozambique), Edilson Luis (Mozambique), Chikondi Mbeta (Malawi), James McFarlane (South Africa), Gerson Novela (Angola), Louis Philibert (Mauritius), Christopher Phiri (Zambia), Stéphan Rakotovao (Madagascar), Olefile Ramatlo (South Africa), Godfrey Tauyatswala (Botswana), Frank Titani (Malawi), Tathedwa Willard (Malawi)

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13 Comments to Junior Chipolopolo clinch Cosafa title

  1. Watch Over says:

    Fantastic news congratulations!

  2. Discipline says:

    this is when it feels good to be zadian,good job lads

  3. Anonymous says:

    Zamfoot why are you blocking my coments I haven’t said any bad but I’m simply congratrating the boys

  4. Zambia Bufallo says:

    Great news indeed! Congrats young lads!

  5. General says:

    Maintain this team for future under 20

  6. Positive thinking says:

    Well done boys. Today COSAFA tomorrow the World Cup

  7. Don says:

    Bravo Bravo Baice !!

  8. J.S says:

    Well done boys. Another one!

  9. Sibs says:

    Well done to the you boys. Keep working hard.

  10. Sibs says:

    Young boys…

  11. GSK11 says:

    Congratulations! well done … we are on the right path to reclaiming powerhouse status!!!

  12. Kuku says:

    Well done!

  13. Pungwa says:

    Well Done Numbam Mumamba, your star is rising fast. I am very tempted to suggest you be next in line for the big job, or maybe we let you go through the ropes – next under 20, then under 23 ? To the boys, well done.

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