Zambia U20 torch Young Malawi Flames
Time Posted: August 16, 2014 7:01 pm
Zambia Under-20 today edged closer to their first African Youth Championship tournament appearance in seven years after beating hosts Malawi this afternoon.
Hector Chilombo’s side beat Malawi 2-1 in a Senegal 2015 African Youth Championship final round, first leg match played at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.
Zambia took the lead in the 12th minute through Zanaco midfielder Charles Zulu while Chawanangwa Kawonga equalised for Malawi in the 30th minute.
Nchanga Rangers midfielder Larry Bwalya sealed Zambia’s win in the 36th to give Chilombo’s side that vital away win to take into the final leg decider at Nkoloma Stadium on August 30.
Zambia need a draw at home on August 30 to ensure they qualify to the African Youth Championship tournament for the first time since 2007.
Meanwhile, the defeat was Malawi’s first in the qualifiers after sailing through the last two rounds with two wins and as many draws.