Soccer fans in Lusaka have expressed confidence in the Under 20 National Soccer team’s chances of winning the FIFA under 20 World Cup.
Various soccer fans have said they are impressed with the performance of the team so far and that the team has what it takes to go all the way to the final and claim the trophy for the first time in the country’s history.
Kalaluka Wamundila, a soccer fan from Mtendere Market in Lusaka stated that he was greatly impressed with the progress the team had made so far.
‘The boys have really made us proud so far. They have really given me great pride to be a Zambian at the moment,’ he said.
Another Soccer fan, Chewe Kakumbi, from Kalingalinga added that he was closely following the progress of the team the time ever since they claimed the COSAFA tournament and the under 20 AFCON trophy and that he was convinced that the Junior Chipolopolo will bring glory to the country.
‘You can just see from the way they played at COSAFA and AFCON that the boys have the drive and zeal to do great things and achieve so much glory. I think credit should also be given to the technical bench for the great work they are doing in drilling the boys,’ said Chewe said.
However, some fans have expressed skepticism at the performance of the junior Chipolopolo at the ongoing Under 20 World Cup being hosted by Korea Republic claiming that there is need for the team to be more focused and hard working.
Ngenda Tumelo of Garden Compound in Lusaka claims that the team’s performance in the opening game at the tournament was not adequate.
‘In as much as the team managed to emerge victorious, the win wasn’t convincing. The coach should work on how to coordinate the midfield as well as strengthen the defense,’ he said.
Zambia kick started their campaign at the World cup with an emphatic 2-0 victory over two time champions Portugal.
Zambia, who were crowned African champions on home soil earlier this year, frustrated Portugal with two impressive goals.A win in Zambia’s next game against Iran on Wednesday will guarantee qualification to the knock out stages.
|May 20, 2018|
|Red Arrows||1 - 1||Forest Rangers|
|NAPSA Stars||1 - 1||Power Dynamos|
|Nkwazi||1 - 2||Lusaka Dynamos|
|Kabwe YSA||2 - 2||Nkana|
|Green Buffaloes||2 - 0||ZESCO United|
|May 19, 2018|
|Kabwe Warriors||3 - 1||Lumwana Radiants|
|Nchanga Rangers||0 - 0||Green Eagles|
|Kitwe United||0 - 2||National Assembly|
|New Monze Swallows||0 - 1||Zanaco|
|Nakambala Leopards||0 - 2||Buildcon|
|May 16, 2018|
|Zanaco||3 - 2||National Assembly|
|May 13, 2018|
|Lusaka Dynamos||0 - 1||Red Arrows|
|Power Dynamos||3 - 1||Nchanga Rangers|
|May 12, 2018|
|National Assembly||0 - 0||Kabwe YSA|
|Buildcon||1 - 1||Kitwe United|
|Zanaco||1 - 2||NAPSA Stars|
|Green Eagles||0 - 2||Nkwazi|
|Lumwana Radiants||1 - 0||New Monze Swallows|
|Nkana||1 - 2||Green Buffaloes|
|Forest Rangers||1 - 0||Nakambala Leopards|
|May 12, 2018|
|ZESCO United||15:00||Kabwe Warriors|
|May 23, 2018|
|New Monze Swallows||15:00||ZESCO United|
|May 26, 2018|
|Lumwana Radiants||15:00||Green Buffaloes|
|NAPSA Stars||15:00||New Monze Swallows|
|Power Dynamos||15:00||Green Eagles|
|ZESCO United||15:00||Kabwe YSA|
|National Assembly||15:00||Nakambala Leopards|
|Lusaka Dynamos||15:00||Nchanga Rangers|
|May 13, 2018|
|Manchester United||1 - 0||Watford|
|Liverpool||4 - 0||Brighton & Hov…|
|Huddersfield Town||0 - 1||Arsenal|
|Crystal Palace||2 - 0||West Bromwich Albion|
|Newcastle United||3 - 0||Chelsea|
|Burnley||1 - 2||AFC Bournemouth|
|Southampton||0 - 1||Manchester City|
|West Ham United||3 - 1||Everton|
|Tottenham Hotspur||5 - 4||Leicester City|
|Swansea City||1 - 2||Stoke City|
|May 10, 2018|
|West Ham United||0 - 0||Manchester United|
|May 9, 2018|
|Tottenham Hotspur||1 - 0||Newcastle United|
|Manchester City||3 - 1||Brighton & Hov…|
|Leicester City||3 - 1||Arsenal|
|Chelsea||1 - 1||Huddersfield Town|
|May 8, 2018|
|Swansea City||0 - 1||Southampton|
|May 6, 2018|
|Arsenal||5 - 0||Burnley|
|Chelsea||1 - 0||Liverpool|
|Manchester City||0 - 0||Huddersfield Town|