U17 Battle for Survival Against South Africa

The Zambia Under-17 national team conclude their Group B games today (Tuesday) at the on-going Cosafa Castle Cup in Mauritius with a high stakes game against fierce rivals South Africa at the Francois Xavier Stadium.

Both teams are tied at four points with South Africa ahead on superior goal difference.

Zambia has won one match and drawn another just like their opponents in today’s match.

Coach Tenant Chilumba’s lads have been improving as the tournament has progressed and will be expected to step up even higher today against South Africa.

Chilumba will count on the striking partnership of Enock Sakala junior and Vincent Kalinda to do damage to the South Africans.

Zambia has also some creativity in Benson Simwanda and Lasmond Phiri while skipper Alex Mwiinga has been providing link play between the midfield and defence.

At the back the towering Morgan Botha and Vincent Chate will be in central defence with Billy Maipenzi and Bernard Bwalya completing the set up while Phillip Malunga is expected to start in goal.

Kickoff for the match is at 15:00 hours local time (13:00 hours Zambian time).

The match will be beamed live on pay television channel Kwese Sports.

Only the winners of the group will qualify to the semifinals while one more spot will be available for the second best team across three groups.

Zambia are the defending champions having lifted the trophy last year in Mauritius.

The winners of the 2018 edition of the Cosafa Castle Cup will automatically qualify for the Tanzania 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.




  1. palata minina

    Let the coach choose best playes in order to qualify 2019 African cup as the lifters go Zambia go.

  2. Onessmore Mukonka

    Go! Go! Go! Zambia, we know you can bring it back all the best. Zambia 2-1 South Africa

  3. Kajaba PK

    Zambia 2-0 SouthAfrica

  4. Chisha Joseph

    Zambia 2:0 South Africa

  5. James Mphande

    lets go guys we can do it👆👆👆👆

  6. James Mphande

    lets go guys we can do it

  7. Jom


  8. kingman classic

    You can do it guyz.”.


    We don’t watch the games weeee OK but go Zambia go guys

  10. Kunbucha drink

    Go gaol

  11. Evergreen

    Go the copper bullets

  12. Zankalewa

    Go go guys

  13. HH

    Useless team so called Zambia go sa

  14. Sylvia

    All the best #TeamZambia

  15. Jj

    Zambia win them kwenu tuyenunga

  16. Mwela Albert

    God is before you guyz go on Junior chipolopolo.we are on your back

  17. I can only support dem whn they av won coz I dnt trust dis team now.

    I don’t trust dis team now

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