U-23 Beat Egyptian Side in Friendly Match

The Zambia Under-23 National Team eased past Egyptian Club El Nasr 4-2 in a practice match played at El Nasr Sports Club.

A Kings Kangwa brace and a goal apiece from Emmanuel Banda and Edward Chilufya gave Beston Chambeshi’s charges a 4-2 win as they warmed up for the Africa Cup of Nations Egypt 2019 in Cairo.

Zambia got its opener through Banda who benefitted from a Kebson Kamanga assist with Kangwa doubling the lead a few minutes later.

The Bola-Na-Lesa boys raced into a 3-0 lead when Chilufya tucked away his effort before the home team pulled one back from the spot after Benson Chali tripped Adel Mohammed. Hazim converted the spot-kick.

A Patrick Chooma touch was not enough to prevent the spot-kick from counting but Zambia added their tally through a Kangwa thunderbolt that had even the opposition on their feet in acclamation.

The home side pulled another goal back through a Youssef Mahdi strike from outside the box to end the match at 4-2.

Chambeshi shuffled his players around as he worked around possible formations and partnerships.

Zambia is in Group B alongside South Africa, Ivory Coast and Nigeria.

The Bola-Na-Lesa boys will open their account on Saturday with a tie against South Africa at the Al Salaam Stadium.

(Source: FAZ Media)


  1. Kang'ombe

    Good performance boys.
    Keep on this same spirit

  2. Tenjiwe

    We are behind you guys just to offer you support .You are the only team i like very much in Zambia And my Hope is you will come with the Cup to Zambia as you come.

  3. Enalo

    That was a good warming up. Aim at scoring to earn a good name.

  4. Mwenda

    We re behind u(guys), nd beston u ve dne a gud job since u took charge of ths team… Bola na lesa

  5. Ch

    It true Bola Lesa please never give up 👆 keep on top.

  6. Kalusha Bwalya The Grand Thief

    I’m hoping the boys dont go further. I need to be voted into FAZ hot seat next year. And if these boys qualify to Olympics how can Zambian fools vote for me? I hope they lose these boys. FAZ yandi

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  8. Martin .j.nyondo

    I love my boys

  9. And for sure

    Congrants u-23

  10. Kaka george compound

    I would have loved to watch you on tv lads but the only challenge is zesco.

  11. Jack

    Bola na Leza good results but the problem is allowing the opnet to score after leading 3-0 . Please the couch should work out on the defense it’s not good to be scored . Please it should not repeat what happened at hero stadium in lsk. thanks we are behind you.


    BolaNalesa young men!wishing you all the best guys.

  13. Mr i100%

    Go Go boys. Ilove you

  14. Brian

    nice game guys

  15. Phiri

    We always know that you are the best keep on

  16. Daniel Bwalya

    Good luck boys,in all your games

  17. Petson Luhanga

    Come on guys make us proud 🇿🇲

  18. Jacoroida

    Will znbc going to televise the u23 afcon games for bolanalesa boys

  19. Joseph

    Bola na lesa
    I know it’s our cup.
    Tokyo we are coming
    Watch out.
    May the Almighty God protect you guys.
    Mother Zambia is fully behind you.

  20. Peneas Daka

    Good one guys

  21. Tinnk

    Nice congratulations guy’s all the best

  22. Jastin lungu


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