Thursday, June 13, 2024

Zambia in a swim or sink encounter against Malawi

Zambia U20 National team will take on the young flames of Malawi in their second game of the 2017 Cosafa U20 Championships. Zambia lost the opening game to Uganda and need to beat Malawi to return any hopes of qualifying to the next round of the tournament.

Malawi on the other hand beat Swaziland in their opening fixture and a win will take them closer to qualification to the semi-finals. Numba Mumamba and his team face an uphill task playing against a good Malawi side.


Zambia’s captain Prince Mumba is the heart of the team and even in the loss against Uganda when many players looked off he was fantastic until the end. Malawi also have a an asset in Levison Maganizo their captain.

The two youngsters will be key in today’s match and since they are both midfielders, The midfield battle is expected to be fierce.


Coach Numba Mumamba has a deadly trio in Martin Njobvu, Lameck Banda and Edward Chilufya but they three need to come to the party. In the last game Edward and Martin showed glimpses of what they are capable of but they were far from their best form.

Lameck Banda can win you a game on his day but against Uganda he was not himself, Something he needs to overcome as soon as possible if he must help Zambia atleast give themselves a lifeline in the competition.


Malawi have two talented attackers in Peter Banda and Patrick Phiri who can torment defenders something Ngosa Sunzu and company will have to be weary of for the entire ninety minutes.

Patrick Phiri scored a brace in the last game and was voted the man of the match with an impressive overall performance.

Zambia U20 National team defenders individually looked okay in the last game but as a unit not as much. They need to learn to work as a team if they are stop the threat that Malawi pose otherwise it will be an early exit for the hosts.


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  1. all hope is lost only a miracle can save Zambia from sinking, Malawi is a strong side looking at how they fared in their first game n will be looking to finish off the home side n get their noses to sniff the semis, it the same u-20 guys who won Afcon should have been maintained only those who has turned 20+ n fuse in some of the so called u-17 guys. I lest my case.

  2. Players are ok. Its just that peoplie r expecting them to match the output of the previous team. The technical bench has the collective experience to turn around the results beginning today! But football being what it is, one cannot start counting the chicks.

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