Zambia U20 Fail to Qualify for 2019 AFCON

Defending champions Zambia will not be in Niger to defend their crown after a visibly over-aged Burundi side dumped them out of the Niger 2019 with a 3-0 result.

Zambia had gone into the first leg trailing 1-0 but the Burundi side steamrolled over Zambia via a 3-0 result.

The African champions will miss out on the Niger party but will rue missed opportunities at home.

Zambia won the Under-20 crown on home soil in 2013.

Meanwhile the Under-17 national team beat Lesotho 1-0 at the ongoing Cosafa Castle Cup in Mauritius to amass four points and set a crunch encounter against South Africa on Tuesday.

Benson Simwanda scored an 89th minute goal to dump the Lesotho side out of the competition but will play the final formality match against Mozambique on Tuesday.



  1. James Mphande

    But under 20 zoona u have failed to qualify after ur friends suffered for it sure. Anyway congratulations to the Zambia under 17

  2. Onessmore Mukonka

    What a disappointing results from the under 20 side, what has gone wrong with the junior Chipolopolo after Enock Mwepu, Fashion Sakala, Mangani Bands, patdon Daka and many other former under 20 squad, pull up your stockens next time. “Cilacisa yawe kusapoota baluza. “

    • James Mphande

      Mmmm ba onesmore fashion sakala,patson daka,mwepu they are no longer under 20 they are in the national team now. This are new and they were just trying to defend it

      • National councillor

        Ba James, onesmore atile(after).God bless you James

      • Evergreen

        Mphande take a breath boi kikiki I c u

  3. Onessmore Mukonka

    Congratulations to under 17 after Lesotho 🇱🇸 danced our tune. Go under 17 wishing you all the best.

  4. Marvel

    Hard luck guys,the problem was you were playing against your uncles

  5. Michael phiri

    Zambian football has always like that..we need to put more in sport’s not only the under 20 has disappointed but also the national team…so disappointing

  6. commando

    Can’t FAZ lodge a complaint to CAF before it’s too late?If it’s true that Burundi used visibly over aged players then before 48hours FAZ should write to CAF in protest unlike what we did when Zambia lost to Nigeria after Augustine Mulenga’s goal was suspiciously disallowed.

    • Lieutenant

      Commando, you are right… kushishita ba FAZ, so they will keep quiet and still use the ‘age’ excuse in a press conference ryt here (Zambia)

  7. Nathan c

    Don’t worry nasty master

  8. mazhin muvyapi

    go away

  9. Barbara's boyfriend

    Trailing? I thought they were leading.

  10. Joseph

    tefitu mwandini yyyyyyyy

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  12. patron prince

    any way its happen, we will not give up to u guys. GO JUNIOR CHIPOLOPOLO GO.

  13. King David

    Yes if it is true then let them do so please before it is too late.

  14. Jms

    congratulation to under 17 and hard luck to the elders I told you but you kept saying child child it could have worked. You see in every thing they are motivators where by when they do things and when their friend see what that motivator is doing they also do miraculous things you should have brought malumo

  15. Umuntu

    Overage? Stop the excuses. If you noted they were overage then you should have refused to play them. You just lost

  16. Jms

    Just regroup your team and see where you went wrong we can’t reverse things

  17. David

    It’s quite disappointing

  18. Banda Joshua

    Guys don’t give up continue working on ur mistakes

  19. King David

    Too bad to fax do something.


    I think it’s also the time for under 17 guys

  21. Kunbucha drink

    Some countries like burundi it’s difficult to master players coz they are not known on the planet


    We have two in zesco united from burundi

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