ZAMBIA BEATS MALAWI TO DATE ANGOLA IN COSAFA UNDER-20 SEMIS

Zambia finished with nine points in their group A, winning all three matches with the last victory being over neighbour Malawi at the ongoing COSAFA under-20 tournament.

The match which was played at the Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka yesterday saw Zambia sail through successful to the semi-final round of the tournament after beating Malawi 2 to 1.

Jimmy Mukeya of Zambia challenged by Charles Nkhoma of Malawi during the 2019 COSAFA U20 match between Zambia and Malawi at the Nkoloma Stadium, Lusaka on the 09 December 2019 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

The young Chipolopolo took the lead in the 39th minute after Golden Mafwenta scored a penalty which Malawi conceded after Zambia’s Elliot kampukesa was brought down in the box.

The second goal came in the 70th minute through striker Francisco Mwepu who scored his third goal of the tournament so far.

Malawi managed to push for a goal that came in the 82nd minute from Francisco Maginda.

The win over Malawi will see Zambia face group C log leaders Angola in the semi- final match set for Thursday.

Zambia head coach Oswald Mutapa said in his post-match interview that the win over Malawi gives his side morale going into the semi-final round.

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