Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Cosafa U20: Zambia play for pride against Swaziland

The Zambia U20 national soccer team will today take to the pitch playing for pride against Swaziland in a dead rubber final group A clash.

The defending champions have not scored a goal yet in the tournament, and coach Numba Mumamba has made three changes to his team.

Kingsley Hakwiya has been ruled out due to injury and he will be replaced by Jonathan Kapelembe.

Fazfootball further reports that Nkwazi striker Lameck Banda, Victor Kasokola and goalie Daniel Sikanyika will be on the bench after having started in the first two matches. Green Buffaloes’ product Prince Bwalya will start in goal with Godfrey Chanda also starting upfront.

The young Chipolopolo were beaten 2 – 0 in the opening match against Uganda before being held to a goalless draw by neighbours Malawi.

With only the top team in each group and the best runner up qualifying to the semi-finals, Zambia have no further say in the tournament after this match.

The match kicks off at 12:00 hours Zambian time at Nkana Stadium.

Zambia Vs Swaziland 

Line up

Prince Bwalya (1), Prince Mumba (3), Jonathan Kapelembe (4), Justin Mwanza (6), Martin Njobvu (9), Edward Chilufya (11), Benson Kolala (12), Francesco Mwepu (14), Godfrey Chanda (15), Mumba Muma (17), Ngosa Sunzu (19)

Andrew Phiri (2), Kingsley Hakwiya (5), Clinton Lubula (7), Chanda Mukuka (8), Lameck Banda (10), Victor Kasokola (13), Daniel Sikanyika (16), Jackson Kakunta (18), Musonda Kalale (20)


Group A

12h00 (10h00 GMT): Zambia vs Swaziland – Nkana Stadium

12h00 (10h00 GMT): Malawi vs Uganda – Arthur Davies Stadium

Group B

15h00 (13h00 GMT): South Africa vs Egypt – Nkana Stadium

15h00 (13h00 GMT): Mauritius vs Mozambique – Arthur Davies Stadium

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