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Zambia U20 too good for South American finalists Ecuador

The Zambia U20 national team on Saturday continued their impressive unbeaten run when they swept aside a challenge from Ecuador who they beat 2 – 0.

Bestone Chambeshi made five changes to the team that played in the final game of the Africa Cup of Nations tournament but that did not deter his lads from picking their 12th win in 13 games with the only loss coming at the hands of the Barcelona B side.

The African Junior champions were leading at half time via a 30th minute goal scored by Edward ‘Tiger’ Chilufya.

Zambia dominated the game and could have extended the lead after restart when Chrispin Sakulanda cut into the box from the right to curl a shot to the far post but missed the target by inches.

Zambia were looking more purposeful in attack and a run by Mwepu was picked by a lone pass from midfield which saw him dash into the box to slot the ball past the on-rushing keeper for Zambia’s second.

The South Americans were the runners up in their continental tournament which concluded in February.

On their way to the final, the young Ecuadorians handed 3 – 0 thrashings apiece to Argentina and Colombia.

They were stopped by Uruguay in the final who beat them 2 – 1.

The young Zambians next play hosts South Korea on Monday.


25th March, 2017

Zambia vs. Ecuador – Suwon World Cup Stadium (16h00 local time)

27th March, 2017

Zambia vs. Korea – Cheonan Sports Complex (19h00)

30th March, 2017

Zambia v Honduras – Jeju World Cup Stadium  (16h00)

Zambia XI v Ecuador

Samson Banda – Shemmy Mayembe, Prosper Chiluya, Benson Chali, Moses Nyondo, Enock Mwepu, Chrispin Sakulanda, Emmanuel Banda, Edward Chilufya, Kenneth Kalunga, Harrison Chisala

29 Comments to Zambia U20 too good for South American finalists Ecuador

  1. Ghost says:

    nice one young bullets

  2. discipline says:

    Focus kids focus,job far from done.

  3. TC 'Our Beautiful Game' says:

    Well done boys. We are parading to the world, a great team that will do wonders in the next few years. Remember these words as you watch Russia and Qatar world cups.

  4. amaafrica says:

    Opposition watch (Portugal):
    Ongoing U20 4 nations tournament in France (France, England, Portugal and Senegal).

    March 23rd: England 2-2 Portugal
    March 25th: Senegal 3-0 Portugal
    Last game (march 28th): France vs Portugal

    • Anonymous says:

      the Zambians junior chipolopolo are doing good but other countries in Africa can not admit that we are the best.we proved by being crowd champions of cosafa and proved by being crowd African champions.And beating Eduardo.why do you hate Zambia?,if it countries from west Africa woooo takwaba ubwafye kono bena

    • Judge Joe Bidden says:

      You forgot France squashed Senegal 3 – 0!

  5. Don says:

    Good to see that we already got one eye on the ultimate prize….fly the 🇿🇲Higher.


    Kwena abaice aba kuti baleka walila iyeeeeeeeeeeee! Chipolopoloooooooooo ooooh!

  7. GRAND says:

    On paper the four nations tournament being attended by Senegal has better quality teams as compared to ours.

  8. Bsimms says:

    We shouldn’t flatter ourselves. Portugal’s loss to a team we wired does not mean anything. The real test is (Zambia v Portugal). NOW that’s the game the whole world will be watching. African champions against one of Europe’s finest.

    England, Portugal, South Africa, S.Korea, Equador, Uroguy, Guinea & Zambia will make the quarter finals 🙂

  9. Bsimms says:

    Thx for the info. kindly share a link where we can see how these guys (Portugal) play.

  10. Kuku says:

    Keeping Zambia…

  11. awe mwandi these lads can make me go crazy, stop it I like it.kkkkkkkk.
    its chipolopolo copper bullets all the way.

  12. STUMPY says:

    the lads he has left out are the overage chaps I was saying will be dropped. chambishi knows securitu will be tight in Korea. hes forming a new squad

  13. J.S says:

    One game at a time boys. I like the solidness of the back four.And G.Chilifya can’t stop scoring. Lets show them ‘Bola-Ya-pa-Zed’.

  14. Tony mash says:

    @ stumpy you mibht be right. Can someone tell me why boyd mukandawire, patrick ngoma and paul katema are not part of this team. Are they good enough or they are overaged. On paper they are all twenty but how they feel no one knows…

    • Luapula bize says:

      Tony mash: They have been left out coz makula! Period. Honestly you are still talking about Paul Katema and Mkandawire sure!??? Pliz give us a break!!!!!

  15. Anonymous says:

    Guys, this team hot,remember there is no Patson and Fashion upfront whoa whoa whoa , thankyou guys and God bless Zambia

  16. zambian says:

    wats portugal to zambia senegal had to hire juju but to no avail portugal were sleeping juju fo senegal worked believe or not zambia will win u20 world cup in the end u will cry foul and accuse our boys to be over age compare man u boy rashford hes at 19 to me hes older tan that

  17. abram says:

    stumpy u ar making noise we dont need yo comments here, why every time being on the negative side? If u dont like this team pliz go to hell, u ar a ………

  18. abram says:

    we dont need f00ls here, there is no overage player in our team, they are all u20 dont bring confusion here if u are not interested pliz go out frm this site.

  19. Bsimms says:

    Come on guys is this language appropriate?

  20. Bsimms says:

    Come on guys is this language appropriate?

    Let’s not sink low to levels of mediocrity. If you are a real fan accommodate other opinions & challenge them to substantiate their claims.

    Zambia’s removal from the under 17 competition for fielding (2) over age players (In Madagascar/ was it Mauritius????) was hard for me to take. I was very disappointed & that bitter feeling always tells me the technical team will always guard against such carelessness which may dent the image of our beloved Chipolopolo.

  21. congrants boyz for thrushing honduras 4 – 1.you that you are the side despite the sleep up when we played s.korea

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