Losing start

ZAMBIA striker Lameck Banda (left) beats Uganda defender Musitafa Kizza during the COSAFA Youth Championship Group A match at Arthur Davies Stadium in Kitwe yesterday. PICTURE: MATHEWS KABAMBA

MATHEWS KABAMBA, Arthur Davies Stadium, Kitwe
ZAMBIA’S quest to retain the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) Under-20 title and endear themselves to the fans suffered a knock yesterday when guests Uganda pumped two second-half goals in a match that had patches of brilliance.

After a goalless first half, Uganda skipper Muhammad Shaban silenced the reigning champions with a brace that condemned the junior Chipolopolo to the bottom of Group A in front of their fans.
Mumamba Numba’s boys have now been left with no option but to beat Malawi and Swaziland to qualify for the semi-finals of the annual tournament they have made their own for almost 20 years.

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