Zambia’s U-20 AfCON Journey Begins

The Zambia Under-20 journey to Niger 2019 begins today on foreign soil when they face Rwanda away in Kigali in the second round first leg encounter.

Assistant coach Charles Bwale and his technical bench seem to have done enough work to be confident of a positive result.

Bwale and his bench will be hoping to reap the rewards of consistency after having bonded as a team from the 2017 Cosafa U17 project that reaped gold in Mauritius.

Most of the outstanding players from that crop form the fulcrum of the current U20 which should give the African champions a winning mentality.

Zambia played some friendly matches prior to heading to Kigali with a 1-0 win over Malawi and a 3-1 win over Silver Youth Sports Club.

Bwale is likely to line up Prince Bwalya in goal with Justin Mwanza and Benson Kolala taking up the full back positions while the central defence will have Kingsley Hakwiya and Christopher Katongo.

In the engine room Thomas Zulu will be the man to do the mop up while Muma Mumba should add some fluidity.

Skipper Prince Mumba could be the man to link play with a potent looking attack that may have Francisco Mwepu, Martin Njobvu and Lameck Banda.

Bwale could give the England based duo of Mwiya Malumo and Lifumpa Mwandwe a chance to test action.

Kickoff for the match is 15:00 hours with the two sides meeting next weekend in the return leg.

Winner over two legs will meet either Sudan or Burundi.

Zambia are the defending champions of the U20 Africa Cup of Nations after having won it on home soil in 2017.


  1. Kalinde

    Comment Will The Game Be Live At Supersport Or Znbc Channels?

  2. James Mphande

    When is the Zambia U20 national team playing kansi

  3. James Mphande

    So it will be televised on super sport?

  4. Uncle Bizzo

    Why is that people pass comments before reading the all story


    We will silence them 4-1.

  6. Patrick Mwale

    Go Boys Fight And Conquer,make us proud and play for the badge.Die a little for mother Zambia,we are behind you lads! What more,with the duo of England based of Lufumpa and Malumo,Rwanda is in soup!

  7. Christopher Silwamba

    Go Boys And Make Us Proud As You Always Do Guys. Chris Sills

  8. mwansa

    We have done it

  9. chileshe martin chiti

    Waiting to watch Mwiya and Lifumpa

  10. Deanmeekson

    what is the colour for the national team gut,???????

  11. john simutowe

    I just wanted to ask when the next match will be played?

  12. john simutowe

    We know that ba chipololo junior twalimentena kulawinafye we have more talented guys under 17

  13. john simutowe

    Under 20 ni zii kulafiwinafye

  14. zambian

    Looking forward to getting the afcon again

  15. rambo john

    Zed against wth who ?


    Tubika lesa pantanshi echo tuwinila bola.

  17. reuben kalumba

    Go Zambia go we can do it again guyz we are behind u go go Zambia go

  18. Ahmad Sawendeli

    Zambia will steal hold the cup up to infinite

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