Zambia, South Africa clash in the Cosafa final
Host Zambia will face defending Champions South Africa in the 2019 Cosafa U20 Championship at Lusaka’s Nkoloma Stadium on Saturday.
Zambia thrashed Angola 3-0 in the semi finals while Amajita defeated Madagascar 6-5 on penalties after 2-all draw in regulation time.
South Africa have won the last two finals in Zambia and will be aiming for a third in row.
While Zambia is hosting the Cosafa U20 Championship for a third year running, the home fans have argued that Amajita won those titles in Kitwe and it has to take something special for them to win it in Lusaka.
A Patrick ‘Bomber’ Gondwe brace propelled Osward Mutapa’s fledlings to victory against Angola at Nkoloma Stadium on Thursday.
Burly striker Francisco ‘Yekini’ Mwepu wrapped it up with a late strike to earn Zambia a 3-0 win.
In a lunchtime kick off, Oswin Apollis scored brace to help South Africa come from 2 goals down to advance to the finals.
Zambia last won the title in 2016 and will be going for 12th Cosafa title.
Madagascar and Angola will play in a third and fourth playoff on Saturday.
Zambia v Angola : Prince Bwalya – Justin Mwanza, Crawford Mwaba, Golden Mafwenta, John Chishimba- Muma Muma, Patrick Gondwe, Chanda Mukuka (Isaiah Kazembe 90+), Jonathan Munalula, Francisco Mwepu (Elliot Kumpukesa 67′), Prince Mumba (Golden Mashata 63′)
Man of the Match – Zambia
v Botswana – Jimmy Mukeya
v Comoros – Muma Mumba
v Malawi – Elliot Kumpukesa
v Angola – Patrick Gondwe
Top Scorer – Zambia
Francisco Mwepu – 4 goals
Jimmy Mukeya- 2 goals
Elliot Kumpukesa- 2 goals
Ricky Banda – 1 goal
Golden Mafwenta – 1 goal
Crawford Mwaba -1 goal
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