The Zambia Under-20 National Team play their second Group A match at the ongoing Cosafa Championship with a fixture against guest team Democratic Republic of Congo.

Zambia opened its campaign on Sunday with a 2-0 win over Malawi and will be hoping to sustain that momentum when they take on the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The Congolese fell 1-0 to Mozambique on Wednesday in their opening fixture and will be looking to bounce back against the host nation at Nkana Stadium this afternoon.

Zambia is eager to exorcise the ghosts of first round ejection last year with an improved performance this year.

Zambia U20 during training

Coach Charles Bwale is likely to keep faith in shot stopper Bradley Mweene with a central defence partnership of Kingsley Hakwiya and Christopher Katongo providing fortitude at the back.

Gideon Miyanda and Andrew Phiri will complete the backline while the midfield may be anchored by Oliver Lumbiya and Albert Kangwanda.

Upfront the technical bench has some positive headaches with skipper Edward Chilufya, Lameck Banda, Klings Kangwa and Mwiya Malumo competing for starting places.

Two-goal hero Prince Mumba will be also pushing to make the starting eleven this afternoon but the ultimate decision lies with the technical bench.
The tournament is live on Kwese Sports and ZNBC.

THURSDAY’S FIXTURES

Group B

12h00 Mauritius vs Eswatini
(Shinde Stadium)

Group C
13h00 Angola vs Botswana
(Nkana Stadium)

Group A

15h30 Malawi vs Mozambique
(Shinde Stadium)

15h30 Zambia vs DR Congo
(Nkana Stadium)

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