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Zambia claim big win as hosts Malawi shocked at COSAFA U17 Champs

Werner Oosthuizen of South Africa battles with Moses Mulenga of Zambia during the 2019 COSAFA U17 Youth Championship match between South Africa and Zambia on 14 October 2019 at Mpira Stadium, Blantyre Pic Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix

Zambia claimed a handsome 7-0 victory over South Africa in their 2019 COSAFA Men’s Under-17 Championship Group A clash on Monday, but hosts Malawi came unstuck when they lost 2-1 to Eswatini in Blantyre.

The results mean the qualifiers from the pool have not yet been decided with a final round of matches remaining on Wednesday, but Zambia look odds on to advance after another powerful display.

They made light work of their South African opponents for another commanding display that followed their 6-0 win over Eswatini in the first match.
It underlines their status as perhaps the favourite for this year’s trophy as they seek to retain the title they last lifted in 2017.

They took the lead on 10 minutes with a simple goal as Joseph Banda curled a corner into the box and Miguel Chaiwa headed home.

It was 2-0 shortly afterwards with a well-worked goal as Rickson Ng’ambi found the impressive Banda out wide and he chipped the ball over South African goalkeeper Werner Oosthuizen.

Zambia grabbed another just before the break again it came from a corner, this time whipped in by Peter Chikola, as Ng’ambi headed home almost unchallenged.

The Young Chipolopolo were in complete control and added two more goals early in the second period.

Ng’ambi provided the pass for Moses Mulenga to score, and then netted with an audacious 45-yard strike after spotting Oosthuizen off his line.

The stuffing had been knocked out of the South Africans and substitute Charles Mumba added a sixth goal, before Peter Chikola grabbed the seventh with 18 minutes remaining on the clock.

Malawi would have expected to march on to victory when they took the lead in the second half against Eswatini as Noel Sakala curled in a fine strike just past the hour-mark.

But Eswatini came roaring back and equalised thanks to a shot from the edge of the box by Colani Dvuba.

And the visitors took a surprise lead two minutes later as Bongani Mhlanga completed a fine run with a cross for Khayalethu Zitha to score the winner.

Zambia have six points at the top of Group A, while Eswatini and Malawi have three each and South Africa have zero.

Group B will conclude on Tuesday when the final matches are played concurrently and it is all to play for with semifinal places up for grabs.

Victory for Mozambique against already-eliminated Lesotho at the Kamuzu Stadium (kick-off 14h00 local time; 12h00 GMT) will ensure their passage though a draw, or even defeat, may be enough depending on what happens in the second fixture.

That will be played between Comoros and Angola at the Mpira Stadium at the same time, with a winner-takes-all tag attached to the fixture.

Comoros and Mozambique have four points each after two rounds, with Angola a point back on three. But they will need a win to advance as a point will not be enough, potentially leaving them level with Mozambique, but then out on the head-to-head rule.

Head-to-head is used by COSAFA in the first instance to separate two or more teams that finish level on points, after which goal-difference becomes the next decider.

You can follow all the action live with our stream on www.cosafa.tv or via our website, www.cosafa.com.

 

MONDAY’S RESULTS
Group A
South Africa 0 Zambia 7
 (Chaiwa 10’, Banda 20’, Ng’ambi 38’, 52’, Mulenga 50’, Mumba 68’, Chikola 72’)

Eswatini 2 (Dvuba 68’, Zitha 73’) Malawi 1 (Sakala 61’)

TUESDAY’S FIXTURES
Group B
14h00:
 Mozambique vs Lesotho – Kamuzu Stadium

14h00: Comoros vs Angola – Mpira Stadium

 

(Credit: Cosafa Website)

21 Comments

  1. Mukanwa mukikopo

    Good work guys. The xenophobic boys have learnt a lesson from the 10 goals to zero scored against them in just two games played.

  2. WISEWOMEN

    Congratulations junior Bullets akafumbe ukunona katula ku bwaice

  3. Karshy Khasamu

    well done Junior Chipolopolo we are happy for you please come back with the trophy.

  4. sk

    congrats young boys

  5. FWENDENGE BANE

    Balangeni ubukula baiche

  6. Kaf-G

    wel done

  7. Lwipa

    Was this game live anywhere, this is what we should watching not the political news only we are tired in ZNBC

    • Pharaoh

      I don’t know why ZNBC is unable to televise any of the games played.May be someone watched these games live could be able to Annalise the games.

    • Sichula c k

      If you talk of political issues not even one article is left out on tv . Like what lwipa has said , not all are interested in useless , unpalatable language you use. TO SAY THE THE TRUTH , THERE IS NO NEED TO HAVE MPS. WHAT BENEFIT DO WE GET FROM YOU? GIVE US FOOTBALL MWE MASHILU MWE

  8. tembo philip

    go zambia go

  9. Kays mayo

    Well done guys

  10. Henry S Mutale

    Plz respect and acknowledge ZAMBIA as a power house in Africa. Go Zambia Go.

  11. Ty

    I watched it live on mbaya malawiyan channel , THANKS TO ZUKU INTERTAINMENT

  12. Sichula ck

    Imwe ba ZNBC WHERE DO YOU TAKE AMA TV LEVY TUMIPELA ? SURE TULE UMFWILA BOLA PA SOCIAL MEDIA? AS IF WE ARE STILL IN EARLY STONE AGE? DONT YOU FEEL ASHAMED ? KANO FYE AMAPOLITICS . ALA WE ARE TIRED OF YOUR LIES , BANTALAMISOKA MWAONAULA ICALO CAKWA YEHOVA WE WANT CONSTRUCTIVE THINGS LIKE FOOTBALL . ICO TAMUMFWILA CINSHI ? MWALILWALA?

  13. Ty

    In Zambia we have many Channels but I wonder y they don’t introduce a sports channel . Its all about advertisment trade Kings life gets better . Boaring channels

  14. Mr _i100%

    Well done 😊 guys.
    Go Go Zambia

  15. Gift Sakala

    We’re behind you guys

  16. Emmanuel concord

    Good work junior copper bullet,. Continue with the same spirit Boys!!!

  17. Lyton

    Good luck boy and please make us proud

  18. Kayo

    De boys av done It congratulations u-17 icikombe cayisa mu zed..

  19. mwitwa

    Heard work show them
    We are behind you guys

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