Korea Rep. humble U20 African Champions Zambia
The Zambia U20 national team on Monday suffered their worst defeat yet when they were beaten 4 – 1 by FIFA U20 World Cup hosts Korea Republic.
It was a tough day at the office for the young lads who were exposed at the back by quick movements but they will also have themselves to blame for missing what looked like easy chances.
Zambia totally dominated the first quarter of the game and should have been in the lead in the 17th minute when impressive Chrispin Sakulanda saw his shot come off the bar. He had earlier hit he upright in the opening 5 minutes.
Korea took the lead on 31 minutes but Zambia responded immediately when Edward Chilufya’s looped header beat the keeper from an Emmanuel Banda free kick.
Korea then netted a second after a brilliant counter attack which saw Prosper Chiluya beaten on the left and a square ball was neatly put beyond the reach of Mangani Bandanda in goal,
Korea did not look back after that and went on to score two more goals in the 68th and 77th minute to earn a morale boosting victory over the African champions.
Zambia XI v Korea Republic
Mangani Banda – Prosper Chiluya, Edward Tembo (Shemmy Mayembe), Benson Chali, Solomon Sakala, Emmanuel Banda, Chrispin Sakulanda (Joseph Phiri), Harrison Chisala (Happy Nsofwa), Edward Chilufya, Enock Mwepu, Kenneth Kalunga.
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