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Tupolopolo teach South Africa footballing lesson

The Zambia U20 national team mauled their bitter rivals South Africa 6 – 1 to make a flying start in the men’s football tournament at the African Union Sports Commission (AUSC) Region 5 Youth Games in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe on Friday.

Despite missing the renowned U20 team members, the Hector Chilombo drilled lads were classes above their opponents as they had posted a comfortable 5 goals by half time with Patson Daka scoring a hat-trick in the game.

Daka opened the scores before the South Africans succumbed to more pressure in the seventh minute when their goalie and captain failed to deal with Daka shot.

The U17 captain completed his hat-trick on 16 minutes, before Patrick Ngoma opened his account with a fourth for the young Zambian.

Harrison Musonda added a Zambian fifth just before halftime as Zambia’s dominance took it toll.

South Africa might have feared the worst when Zambia added a sixth three minutes after the break through Patrick Ngoma, but they did put up a better showing after that.

They were awarded a penalty midway through the second period when Jonathan Daka felled wiseman Meyiwa in the box and Felix Noge stepped up to score a consolation goal.

Daka was given a straight red from the incidence.

espite the Football Association of Zambia having disowned the team after not being happy with the team list submitted, the lads have gone about their business in superb style with very high morale.

The Africa Youth Championship bound group B leaders will be back in action tomorrow against Namibia.

The Under-20 team has Mangani Banda, Jonathan Phiri, Harrison Chisala, Boyd Mkandawire, Samson Banda, Paul Banda, Sydney Phiri, Samson Sakala, George Mandu, Albert Musonda, Kasashi Lupiya, Patson Daka, Patrick Ngoma, John Musonda, Kingsley Mukuka, Charles Yande, Moses Phiri and Crispin Sakulanda

Group B Fixtures:
05/12/14 Zambia 6-1 South Africa
06/12/14 Namibia vs Lesotho Luveve Stadium
08/12/14 Namibia vs Zambia Barbourfields Stadium
08/12/14 South Africa vs Lesotho Barbourfields Stadium
10/12/14 Zambia vs Lesotho Barbourfields Stadium
10/12/14 South Africa vs Namibia Luveve Stadium

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