With a further match to spare the young chipolopolo have already advanced to the semi finals and have shown a stability for the FIFA World Cup Youth Championship.
Zambia recorded a historic win at National Heroes stadium in Lusaka after thrashing Mali in the second round of the Group B Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations 2017.
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Within five minutes from kick off Mali quickly set pace as Abdoul Dante made it behind the net. However, three minutes later Fashion Sakala changed the face of the game with an equaliser in the 8th minute.
A session of good play and ball passes by the Malian insisted a stable tie. But after hinting on a dry spell Emmanuel Banda changed the block and scored in the 30th minute quickly to be followed by Enock Mwepu who increases Zambia’s advantage from a Edward Chilufya’s assist.
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The halftime break left Mali strategizing for a come back ‘Quick Silver’s’ boys came to the fore. It was Edward Chilufya who was now insisted to settle for more than an assist. And his 50th minute goal paved for another in a 4 minutes apiece goal frenzy
Saddened Mali tried for an offset as the regulation time came forth but Fashion Sakala’s second goal in the 64th minute had enlarged to a 6 – 1 gap in favor of the host. Zambia emerges no 1 on the Group B Table