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COSAFA U-20: Zambia beat Comoros to move closer to a semifinal slot

Zambia U-20 national team closed in on qualification to the semifinals of the ongoing COSAFA Qualifiers for TOTAL U-20 AFCON, Mauritania 2021after they beat Comoros 2-0 at Wolfson Stadium in Nelson Mandela Bay on Monday.

Zambia put up an improved performance from their opening match that saw them narrowly edge Namibia 1-0.

Left-back John Chishimba put the Young Copper Bullets in the lead as he scored with a fine finish inside the box just three minutes into the match.

Zambia came close a few times but Ricky Banda seemed like he left his scoring boots at the hotel. The defending Champions however added a second just before halftime when Derrick Bulaya had an easy tap-in from an assist by Prince Mumba.

In the second half, Comoros had a chance to reduce the deficit with a penalty, but Zambia goalkeeper Patrick Chooma saved Fahad Yacine’s effort. The Perry Mutapa tutored outfit went on to win the match 2-0 to lead pool B with six points.

Prince Mumba was named match of the match for his brilliant performance which includeded an assist for Bulaya’s goal.

In the other match on Group, B Namibia came from a goal down to beat Malawi 2-1 and revive their hopes of qualifying to the semifinals of the tournament

Zambia will meet Malawi while Comoros squares off with Namibia in the final games of group B on Wednesday.

Only the top team in each pool as well as the best-placed runner-up advance to the semifinals, while the two finalists at this year’s competition will win a place at the 2021 Africa Under-20 Cup of Nations.

The top four sides in Mauritania will win a place at the World Cup, which is scheduled to be held in Indonesia from May 20-June 12, 2021.

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2 Comments to COSAFA U-20: Zambia beat Comoros to move closer to a semifinal slot

  1. zambia says:

    Check this one on Patson Daka, an ever inspiring young man


  2. Slim says:

    Chipos under20 must give away the game to Malawi so that South Africa is eliminated! Otherwise Chipos risk losing out on qualification to the Africa U20 final! Playing the
    semifinal against the hosts is always a dicey game!

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