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Mutapa names 24 for COSAFA U-20

The 2019 Cosafa U17 winning boss in Malawi and now with the Zambia Under-20 Oswald Mutapa has named his 24-member provisional squad for the COSAFA Men’s Championships that will be kick-off in Lusaka from December 4th-14th 2019.

Mutapa and his charges have roped in some of the lads from the U17 Cosafa victorious team in Mauritius such as a sensational 16yr old midfielder Kelvin Mwanza from Maestro United.

Zambia is hosting the tournament for the third consecutive year and they have failed to win it on home soil so far. The last time when the Junior Chipolopolo won the tournament was in 2016 away in South Africa via a 2-1 win against the hosting Nation the Amajita side which is now U23 national team.

The junior Chipolopolo will start their campaign on December 4th with a tie against Botswana at Nkoloma Stadium before taking on Comoros three days later at the same venue and they will conclude their group matches with a date against Malawi on 9th December.

The young Chipolopolo are the most successful nation in the COSAFA Under-20 Championship competition with 11 victories in all.


Prince Bwalya (Green Buffaloes), Flobby Mashakalati (Nchanga Rangers), Iford Mwale (Vector FC)

Crawford Mwaba (Maestro United), Golden Mafwenta (Zanaco), Vince Chate (Young Power Dynamos), Justin Mwanza (Young Nkana), John Chishimba (Zesco United), Isaac Kazembe (Ndola United)

Prince Mumba (Kabwe Warriors), Golden Mashata (Green Buffaloes), Chanda Mukuka (Gomes FC), Patrick Gondwe (Young Nkana), Elliot Kampukesa (Nchanga Rangers), Musonda Kalale (Chambishi FC), Thomas Zulu (Kafue Celtic), Muma Mumba (Green Eagles), Kangwa Sinyangwe (Gomes FC), Kelvin Mwanza (Maestro United), Felix Banda (Young Napsa Stars)

Francisco Mwepu (Kafue Celtic), Jimmy Mukeya (Young Napsa), Ricky Banda (Jumulo), Jonathan Munalula (Roan United)


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2 Comments to Mutapa names 24 for COSAFA U-20

  1. woke says:

    Svven was right when he said Zambia has to stop thinking their the best team in Africa and we all took it to offence, What the man was saying is don’t let the fluke 2012 afcon get to our head because teams like Nigeria Egypt Ghana Ivory Coast Cameroon have won it countless of times and don’t brag, when you brag it physcologically put you in a state of arrogance hence why we have been getting chopped ever since 2012, to me 2012 was out downfall, we needed a coach to tell us to be humble, I guess because we haven’t won it before made us feel invinsible so we did not respect any team we faced up to now we think we are the best because of 2012 but the truth is most teams we face don’t even remember us being champions so they don’t fear, teams that people remember to be dangourouse and fear are the ones who consitienly win Nigeria Egypt Cameroon Ghana Ivory Coast. If our players were reminded after 2012 to be humble and respect the teams mentioned instead of thinking were better because you beat the once doesn’t mean you will beat them all the time when they have more experience and better head to head than you, in reality it means most the teams had an off day when we won. So lets be humble, erase the 2012 afcon from our stubborn mind because we are acting like a villager in the big city that has not seen buildings before and going back to his village to explain how buildings work, he thinks he is now king of village because he has been to the city once, this is how were viewed amongst other African nations regarding football, my Nigerian and Ghanaian friends here in Australia always tease me when I try to compete with them as to who the better soccer team is, their come back to me is when did Zambia start playing soccer and call us the fluke nation, its all in good fun and humor though every good joke contains truth

  2. thoko Ngwenya says:

    Zambian football is not about AFCON 2012 alone. I suggest you go into archives and invest time to learn before you get yourself into arguments with loud mouthed so called friends.
    There is nothing to be ashamed of with respect to Zambia football history. Go and pull the head to head of Zambia versus Ghana, Nigeria and Cameroon and all African. That should give you an indicator of what potential exists if we find the right matrix of organizational structures, upto date coaching and everything that makes for a successful Association.

    The likes of Senegal have never won an Africa Cup, Morocco are one time winners just as Zambia, Ivory Coast are one time winners so were is the shame? You start from somewhere and you start from zero.
    With a smaller population than most of those West African countries it makes sense to think Zambia has a smaller pool of players.
    The Zambian league is getting better managed which is a plus.
    I was despondent with the recent results too but Rome was not built in a day.
    We have had tragedy, some success. I still believe with the right coach/ manager and more and effective youth scouting. Quality friendlies on Fifa calendar hopefully a coach/ manager and better national team player selection we can turn things around.
    And just to note, AFCON 2012 was no fluke. I watched the games, the likes of Ghana, Ivory Coast , Senegal were sweating to win, they were crying…you think Zambia won by fluke?
    There are also not more than 10 different teams that have won The Africa Cup. Zambia is one of them. Not only that we have won once and made the final two other times. That is not Fluke.

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