Friday, June 14, 2024

Cosafa U20: Zambia take on South Africa in final

The Zambia U20 national will today (Friday) renew the rivalry with South Africa when the two teams meet in the final of the regional Cosafa U20 championship.

Zambia beat Congo DR 2 – 1 in a hard fought semi final on their way to the final while South Africa overwhelmed Angola 5 – 0.

Zambia have an illustrious record at the tournament having already won 10 titles and they look favorites to win their 11th title but the challenge from the hosts will be stern.

Zambia will be hosting the CAF Africa Junior Championship in February and will be hoping to mint gold as a booster ahead of the big tournament.

Beston Chambeshi will be looking to Zanaco midfielder Boyd Musonda to pull the strings for the junior Chipolpolo. Musonda has been in excellent form and blasted home the winner for Zambia from a set piece in the game against Congo.

Edward Chilufya will also be key on the wide areas as he has been a constant threat in all the games played so far.

The striking partnership of Patson Daka and Fashion Sakala look potent enough to bang in the goals and the understanding between the two lads looks to be growing by the game. Patson put in a sublime pass for Sakala when he put Zambia ahead in the semi final.

The defense led by captain Solomon Sakala looks solid. Sakala has been massive in the Zambian defense which also has Zesco United Shemmy Mayembe and Prosper Chiluya.

Against the high scoring South African’s, the Zambian lads will have to be at their best on the day to walk away with the prized title.

FRIDAY’S FIXTURES

Third-place play-off 11h00 (09h00 GMT): DR Congo vs Angola

Final 17h30 (15h30 GMT): Zambia vs South Africa

GOAL SCORERS

5 – Luther Singh (South Africa)

4 – Walaa Mohamed (Sudan), Menzi Ndwandwe (South Africa), Fashion Sakala (Zambia)

2 – Patson Daka (Zambia), Marcus Dimanche (Mauritius), Nathan Lusuki (DR Congo), Sibongakonke Mbatha (South Africa), Fransisco Sacalumbo (Angola), Chrispen Sakulanda (Zambia), Felix Vladimiro (Angola)

1 – Pedro Alves (Angola), Tseliso Botswana (Lesotho), Achmat Ceres (South Africa), Edward Chilufya (Zambia), Nelson da Luz (Angola), Nilton Ernesto (Mozambique), Alex Ferre (Mauritius), Saviola Gamedze (Swaziland), Hassan (Sudan), Said Hicham (Comoros Islands), Khubetsoana Kamela (Lesotho), Bruno Langa (Mozambique), Chadrack Lukombe (DR Congo), Thabang Malane (Lesotho), Ali Matse (Swaziland), Bhekani Mthembu (Swaziland), Boyd Musonda (Zambia), Nkosingiphile Ngcobo (South Africa), Khaled Osman (Sudan), Joseph Phiri (Zambia), Itumeleng Shopane (South Africa), Bukhosi Sibanda (Zimbabwe), Sifundo Sibiya (South Africa), Ernest Sita (DR Congo), Ammar Taifour (Sudan), Rudy Vincent (Mauritius), Habib Youssouf (Comoros Islands)

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36 Comments

  1. Wish the boys well. Bafana x 2 have had their fair share of joy ob the soccer field. I think it ends with the elimination of Zesco! Let us use this as the stepping stone to Under 20 Afcon! Tiye nayo Chipolopolo…..

  2. ZAMFOOT why deleting my posts, when i haven’t even insulted anyone. Are you pro Kamanga. i wont stop saying that i am disappointed with his administration. There is no way you can dress the under 17 with Adidas jersey and Nike socks. That’s nonsense!

    • Zambia still leading here in north west province with 38 minutes played
      The boys are playing some good football we saw in the days of u20 of kalabas

  3. Zambia has been more inderstrious going forward hope the coach will tighten up in the midfield but upfront looking good with daka causing headache for SA

  4. HT Zambia 1 SA 1 young chipo has been the better side of the first half
    I just hope we can start finding and recruiting goalkeepers
    This banda boy is not very good had it not for his defence
    The previous matches I’ve watched he could have conceded more
    Will keep the updates after the break

  5. Balance affair
    Both teams having  goal mouth actions with 80 minutes played it looks like we will be heading into penalties if no individual brilliance  is seen
    While
    sakulanda is out

  6. Full time Zambia has beaten SA to win 2016 U20 cosafa signing off this has been your real kamanga here in north west province SA congratulations to young chipos

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