Monday, June 24, 2024

Zambia v Mali U20 Preview: Mkandawire suspended

Zambia will this evening play Mali in the opening game of the Senegal 2015 Africa Youth Championship.

Zambia come into the game with a strong record having won all their four qualifying games while Mali only managed to win two of their four qualifying games.

The last time the two teams met at the U20 level, Mali beat Zambia 5 – 2 in a two legged affair which saw the teams draw 2 – 2 in Zambia with Mali winning the second leg 3 – 0.

Mali qualified to the 2013 tournament at the expense of Zambia and eventually qualified to the World Cup in Turkey.

The Zambian team is injury free but as stated earlier by ZamFoot, Benedict Chepeshi will start at left back ahead of tough tackling Boyd Mkandawire who is suspended after accumulating two yellow cards in the qualifiers.

Hector Chilombo will is expected to employ a 4 – 5 – 1 formation with Patrick Ngoma expected to lead the line.

Kick off is at 21:30 Zambian time.

Supersport will carry live all the games at the Senegal 2015 Africa Youth Championships

Probable Starting XI:

1. Mangani Banda – 3. Peter Mulenga, 2. Benedict Chepeshi, 15. Alex Mwamba, 13. Kapota Kayawe – 19. Kelvin Chinyama, 11. Larry Bwalya, 18. Spencer Sautu, 9. Charles Zulu, 23. Lubambo Musonda – 7. Patrick Ngoma

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  1. Yes zambia qualified with 4 victories in the qualifier.. Wow what a record, but wait can you list the unlucky teams zambia defeated. Sure they are the weakest teams in the region…..
    Anyone that read the preview will give it to zambia just like their U-17 team winning their 6 qualifier games but couldn’t replicate the feat in the tournament proper.
    Let us see how far the U-20 will go, but I am supporting my west african brother in this…
    GO MALIiiiiiiii

  2. Wait a minute, the boys are training at the back of the hotel rooms? Wow, the surface is not good for training, this is why our boys gets weird injuries like this. Kalu that’s not a training ground please. Players safety should come first than you saving money money to finance your lavish life in SA.Mxxm

  3. As usual, Mali ll SMASH THESE BUNCH OF AMATEURS!!

    Ghana ll beat all the three team!

    First round exist for these half baked talent!

  4. hehehehehe just look at wat thy are doin asif thy ar goin to dismantel every team at the tournament.just doin all this for nothing. nothing productive is not goin to com out of this as u always flater to deceive

    • U ll never progress from this group cuz this is not a game of lotto!

      U are in a group with seasonal campaigners like Ghana and mali n Ghana knows how to play in touranments!

      In the last edition of AYC, Mali was fabulous n they always have a solid team!

      Moreover, Ghana has a seasonal coach who is the first African to annexed the WC under 20 cup for Africa and he knows this terrain than all the coaches in this tournament!!

      He reached the finals in Algeria and he ll reach the finals again!

      U are simply overhyping your players here but Ghana ll smash them!!

  5. Ghana is the easiest team to beat in group B.SA will begin the demise of this overrated side today before Zambia kick ’em good to leave Mali to trash them as they usually do in all competitions including the senior team.

  6. I can’t wait for Zambia to shut these loud mouths Kenke eating fools running their mouths on our site. Idiots talk like the games have been played already. Mxxm.

  7. The PATHETIC west African clowns are only underrating ZAMBIA at their own peril. This is one of the best under 20 teams that we have ever assembled in more than 50 years. BE WARNED! DEADLY striker PATSON DAKA will take this tournament by the throat!

  8. Black Satellites Coach Sellas Tetteh has named his starting line up for the Group B opening match of the CAF U-20 Championship against South Africa this afternoon.

    Accra Hearts of Oak goalkeeper Mutawakilu Seidu will be in the post, whiles his teammate and captain of the side Joseph Owusu Bempah will be at the right back with Patrick Asmah on the left.

    Joseph Adjei and Joseph Aidoo will be in central defence whiles Michael Otoo and Clifford Aboagye will control affairs in central midfield.

    Asiedu Attobrah and Prosper Kassim will be on the wings, with Yaw Yeboah and Benjamin Tetteh spearheading the attack.

    Meanwhile defender Kofi Yeboah is suspended for the opening match due to accumulated yellow cards during the qualifiers.

    Kick of is at 16:30 GMT

    Black Satelites Line Up

    Mutawakilu Seidu
    Joseph Owusu Bempah
    Patrick Asmar
    Joseph Adjei
    Joseph Aidoo
    Michel Otoo
    Asiedu Attobrah
    Prosper Kassim
    Clifford Abboagye
    Yaw Yeboah
    Benjamin Tetteh


  9. Lol. Sometimes its better to be quiet and let the talking be done on the field. Wishing the chipolopolo best of luck. Regardless of the results, this team has been nurtured and brought together for so long. Hope they can take the next step. By the way, I was watching highlights of Noah Chivuta in Thailand, and even though our west African friends laugh at us for having players in such leagues; guess who his teammate was, yes Dominic Aadiyah, the young man from Ghana.

  10. Ooohhh Kay Hummer, we all bear witness to this same line “This is one of the best under 17 teams that we have ever assembled in more than 50 years”…. The result is still there in Niger.
    I wish you guys best of luck in ur tough group.

  11. Is PATSON DAKA not the striker for the zambia U17 team? If yes then why is soo much fuse about him. If he couldnt help the u17 to win more than a game, how on earth is he going to achieve that at u20? My zambian brothers, you are always so much expectant of an average team. expectations are still moderate in Ghana even though we have very talented players like Clifford Aboagye who was the 3rd best player at the last edition of the tournament in Turkey and currently plays for the spanish side Granada.

  12. I hate south Africans body stature….They resemble HiV and Ebola combined…..Look @ Sibwe mabena of soccer Africa,Look @ Matlaba and Khune…They are all Headwards

  13. Hey Ghanaians, you wanna talk trash about South Africa go to Oh wait they removed kickoff Ghana because of your trashy fans, that figures.

  14. I still rate our U17 team more than this over-rated U20, still bringing me to the point that success in soccer goes beyond coaching (performance) but needs to be backed by mentoring (career focus) and counseling (personal challenges. We tend to ignore this at our own peril. Team Managers should have a balance of the three.

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