Zambia U20 win silver at Korea Adidas invitation tournament
The Zambia U20 national soccer team has emerged second at the Adidas Korea U20 Four Nations Invitation tournament which has concluded today.
The African champions were beaten to the Crown on head to head after they were tied both on points and goal difference with the eventual winner Korea Republic.
Zambia head back home wit two wins and a loss to Korea Republic at the tournament.
The hosts who played against South American outfit Ecuador in a late kick off after the young Chipolopolo had walloped Honduras were beaten 2 – 0 by Ecuador
This meant that Ecuador, Zambia and Korea all ended the tournament on 6 points.
Zambia scored a total of 7 goals in three games conceding 5 times while Korea also scored 7 goals conceding 5 times.
This meant that the two teams could only be separated on head to head which fell in the favor of the hosts as they annihilated the Zambian boys 4 – 1.
Ecuador had a goal difference of one while Honduras lost all their games and were not in the final reckoning.
This is the third medal the team has picked since it was assembed in December 2016 after they bagged the Cosafa Championship and the Africa Cup of Nations trophy.
The young Chipolopolo will now focus on the World Cup which kicks off in about two months time.
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