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Numba not moved by fans jeering young Chipolopolo

As Zambia U20 National team were taking on Malawi at the Arthur Davies stadium with about 10 minutes left on the clock Zambian fans started cheering the opponents and booing their own much to the joy of the Young Flames of Malawi.

Coach Numba Mumamba was not however moved by the behaviour but was concerned with its effect on the boys.

” I have been in football for a very long time and am used to such. Fans always want a team to win but it is not always like that. If you look at our team, We have the youngest team at the tournament and we have done well,” Numba said


” The behaviour can get to the boys because e they are young. The boys need to be encouraged and cheered,” he added.


Zambia was held by the Young Flames of Malawi to through their chances of qualifying to the semi-finals  and possibly defending the trophy in real doubt.

The next game for the Young Chipolopolo is on Monday against Swaziland, A match Zambia need to win by all means to atleast gives themselves a lifeline in the competition.

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