Zambia make it to COSAFA semis

The Zambia U20 men’s national football team made it to the 2016 Cosafa U20 semifinals after a fine 3-0 victory over Malawi in their Group B match played at the Moruleng Stadium on Sunday.

Chrispin Sakulanda opened the scoring in the 26th minute and Patson Daka put Zambia 2-0 up in the 76th minute when he tapped home from Kenneth Kalunga’s square pass and Fashion Sakala scored the third with five minutes remaining on the clock.

Coach Beston Chambeshi was extremely delighted with how well his charges played.

“It was a nice game; Malawi came into the match needing a point but we were too good for them. I thank the boys for scoring three goals. It is nice that we won again today,” Chambeshi said.

Gerald Phiri, the coach of Malawi, said his boys seemed jittery but he was happy with their display.

“We learnt a lot from this match. As you saw my boys were a bit shaky because of the Zambians’ height. Overall, we gave a grand fight although we lost. Am happy with the performance,” he said.