Zambia Women U-17 Soccer Team Bag Gold, Men’s U-17 Team Settle for Silver @ SADC Games

The Zambia national women’s under-20 soccer team has beaten Zimbabwe 2-nil to win gold at the Zone Six Under-20 Youth Games.

Two first half goals in the 11th and 17th minute from enterprising striker Hellen Mubanga were enough to strip Zimbabwe of the title, who were the defending champions having won the title at the Swaziland games in 2010.

Mubanga was instrumental in Zambia’s success, scoring a total of four goals in three games to lead the Shepolopolo girls to its first major international trophy.

Enroute to the finals, Zambia lost their first two games against South Africa and Zimbabwe, but recovered with revenge wins against South Africa, Zimbabwe and Namibia.

Winning coach Albert Kachinga as described the win as a big achievement.

Meanwhile, the junior under 17 male chipolopolo settled for silver of the Supreme Council for Sports in Africa Zone VI games football competition after they were defeated 2-1 by South Africa in the final played at Nkoloma Stadium on Sunday.

Zambia scored early through a headed goal by Chibuye Mulilo but the South Africans came back stronger after the break to score two goals within a space of five minutes through Fagrie Lakay and Kabelo Seriba in the 57th and 62nd minutes respectively.

7 Responses to "Zambia Women U-17 Soccer Team Bag Gold, Men’s U-17 Team Settle for Silver @ SADC Games"

  1. SANGO   December 16, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    The boys team do not have strikers.
    Those were relationns to strikers.
    They missed a lot of chances. And
    I doult if both teams really used real
    Under 17. I know what am saying.

  2. Patrick Mwanza   December 16, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Congrats. Girls and hardluck boys.

  3. fk   December 16, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    congrats girls you re the the boys hard luck there is always a win and a loser in any final was not our day otherwise pali potential young lads never mind we will do better next time,cheer up.

  4. barotse diaspora   December 16, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    how did the boys? play did they win?

  5. Democrat   December 16, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    FAZ next tym pik players from evry province not thoz strit kids we were watchng kicking balls puh puh puh as if they are made in somali.

  6. NZINYONGA   December 17, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Zambia is capable of good football, we need more trainings to build up such talents for the near future players like Ucar.@Democrat i like your ideal of picking up young players in ALL provinces NOT the puh puh Somalian nationals who has continued to kill us each and everyday. It sacks!!!!!

  7. Amuna Onzuna   December 17, 2012 at 11:31 am

    I watched the game the Boys played again the Seychelles and I can confirm that Coach Mutapa did very little to tutor those Boys on accurate shooting or scoring in General. Gone are the days when you say ‘we played well’ but when we see the number of goals scorred, you have zero. Mutapa did not coach those Boys how to shoot, they struggled against Seychelles , because we play flambouyant foot where we want to show skill while time is running out.This cancer will always hinder us to reprent the country at u-17 tournaments