Zambia national under-20 football team

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Zambia Under 20
Nickname(s)Junior Chipolopolo
AssociationFAZ
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Head coachZambia Beston Chambeshi
CaptainSolomon Sakala
Most capsIsaac Chansa
Top scorerRodgers Kola
FIFA codeZAM
First colours
Second colours
First international
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Biggest win
 Zambia 6-1 Mali 
Lusaka, Zambia; 01 March 2017)
Biggest defeat
 Brazil 5-1 Zambia 
(Abuja, Nigeria; 11 April 1999

Zambia National U-20 Football team are the U-20 football team for Zambia also known as the Junior Chipolpolo as the senior side are simply known as Chipolopolo(Copper Bullets). They came in fourth place in the African Youth Championship 2007, which meant they qualified for the U-20 World Cup where they were in eliminated by 5-time winners of the African Youth Championship Nigeria.

Current squad[edit]

The following players were named in the squad for the 2017 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations in Zambia [1] and also 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup in South Korea.[2]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 1GK Mangani Banda (1997-07-13)13 July 1997 (aged 19) Zambia Zanaco F.C.
2 2DF Moses Nyondo (1997-07-05)5 July 1997 (aged 19) Zambia Nkana FC
3 2DF Prosper Chiluya (1998-04-02)2 April 1998 (aged 19) Zambia Kafue Celtic F.C.
4 2DF Benson Chali (1997-12-02)2 December 1997 (aged 19) Zambia Forrest Rangers F.C.
5 2DF Solomon Sakala (1997-04-28)28 April 1997 (aged 20) Zambia Kabwe Warriors F.C.
6 3MF Ngosa Sunzu (1998-06-19)19 June 1998 (aged 18) Israel Hapoel Ra'anana
7 3MF Musonda Siame (1998-12-07)7 December 1998 (aged 18) Zambia Kafue Celtic F.C.
8 3MF Harrison Chisala (1997-08-04)4 August 1997 (aged 19) Zambia Nkana FC
9 4FW Conlyde Luchanga (1997-03-11)11 March 1997 (aged 20) Zambia Lusaka Dynamos FC
10 3MF Fashion Sakala (1997-03-14)14 March 1997 (aged 20) Russia FC Spartak-2 Moscow
11 3MF Enock Mwepu (1998-01-01)1 January 1998 (aged 19) Zambia NAPSA Stars F.C.
12 3MF Emmanuel Banda (1997-09-29)29 September 1997 (aged 19) Portugal S.C. Esmoriz
13 2DF Shemmy Mayembe (1997-11-22)22 November 1997 (aged 19) Zambia ZESCO United F.C.
14 4FW Edward Chilufya (1999-09-17)17 September 1999 (aged 17) Zambia Mpande Youth Academy
15 2DF Edward Tembo (1997-03-26)26 March 1997 (aged 20) Zambia Gomes F.C.
16 1GK Samson Banda (1997-05-01)1 May 1997 (aged 20) Zambia ZESCO United F.C.
17 3MF Kenneth Kalunga (1997-01-18)18 January 1997 (aged 20) Denmark Ikast FS
18 1GK Jim James Phiri (1998-09-07)7 September 1998 (aged 18) Zambia Lusaka Dynamos FC
19 2DF Boston Muchindu (1997-01-01)1 January 1997 (aged 20) Zambia Nkana FC
20 4FW Patson Daka (1998-10-09)9 October 1998 (aged 18) Austria FC Liefering
21 3MF Boyd Musonda (1997-05-12)12 May 1997 (aged 20) Zambia Zanaco F.C.

2017 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Zambia (H) 3 3 0 0 10 2 +8 9 Knockout stage and 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup
2  Guinea 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
3  Egypt 3 0 2 1 2 4 −2 2
4  Mali 3 0 1 2 3 9 −6 1
Source: CAF
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Zambia 1–0 Guinea
Daka Goal 47' Report
Mali 1–6 Zambia
Danté Goal 5' Report F. Sakala Goal 7'65'
E. Banda Goal 24'
Mwepu Goal 37'
Chilufya Goal 49'53'
Zambia 3–1 Egypt
Daka Goal 48'90'
F. Sakala Goal 72'
Report Nedved Goal 35'

Semi-finals[edit]

Zambia 1–0 (a.e.t.) South Africa
Chilufya Goal 109' Report

Final[edit]

Zambia 2–0 Senegal
Daka Goal 16'
Chilufya Goal 34'
Report
Referee: Thierry Nkurunziza (Burundi)

Award[edit]

Winners[edit]

 2017 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations Winners 

Zambia
First title

Individual awards[edit]

The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament.[3]

Total Man of the Competition
Top scorer
Fair Play Award

FIFA U-20 World Cup Appearances[edit]

  • 1977 to 1997 - Did not enter
  • 1999 - Round 1
  • 2001 - Did not qualify
  • 2003 - Did not qualify
  • 2005 - Did not qualify
  • 2007 - Round 16
  • 2009 - Did not qualify
  • 2011 - Did not qualify
  • 2013 - Did not qualify
  • 2015 - Did not qualify
  • 2017 - Quarter-finals
 

2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Zambia 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 6 Knockout stage
2  Portugal 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
3  Costa Rica 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
4  Iran 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2 3
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Zambia 2–1 Portugal
Chilufya Goal 51'
F. Sakala Goal 76'
Report Hélder Goal 90+1'

Zambia 4–2 Iran
F. Sakala Goal 54'
Mwepu Goal 59'
E. Banda Goal 65'
Daka Goal 71'
Report Shekari Goal 7'49' (pen.)

Costa Rica 1–0 Zambia
Daly Goal 15' Report
Attendance: 4,508

Round of 16[edit]

Zambia 4–3 (a.e.t.) Germany
E. Banda Goal 50'
F. Sakala Goal 68'
Mwepu Goal 86'
Mayembe Goal 107'
Report Ochs Goal 37'
Serdar Goal 89'
Arweiler Goal 90+4'

Quarter-finals[edit]

Italy 3–2 (a.e.t.) Zambia
Orsolini Goal 50'
Dimarco Goal 88'
Vido Goal 111'
Report Daka Goal 4'
Sakala Goal 84'

Final ranking[edit]

As per statistical convention in football, matches decided in extra time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-outs are counted as draws.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1  England 7 6 1 0 12 3 +9 19 Champions
2  Venezuela 7 5 1 1 14 3 +11 16 Runners-up
3  Italy 7 3 2 2 10 9 +1 11 Third place
4  Uruguay 7 3 4 0 7 3 +4 13 Fourth place
5  Zambia 5 3 0 2 12 10 +2 9 Eliminated in
Quarter-finals
6  United States 5 2 2 1 12 6 +6 8
7  Portugal 5 2 2 1 9 7 +2 8
8  Mexico 5 2 1 2 4 4 0 7
9  France 4 3 0 1 10 2 +8 9 Eliminated in
Round of 16
10  South Korea (H) 4 2 0 2 6 5 +1 6
11  Senegal 4 1 1 2 2 2 0 4
12  Costa Rica 4 1 1 2 3 4 −1 4
13  Germany 4 1 1 2 6 8 −2 4
14  Japan 4 1 1 2 4 6 −2 4
15  Saudi Arabia 4 1 1 2 3 5 −2 4
16  New Zealand 4 1 1 2 3 9 −6 4
17  Argentina 3 1 0 2 6 5 +1 3 Eliminated in
Group stage
18  Iran 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2 3
19  Honduras 3 1 0 2 3 6 −3 3
20  Ecuador 3 0 2 1 4 5 −1 2
21  South Africa 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3 1
22  Vietnam 3 0 1 2 0 6 −6 1
23  Guinea 3 0 1 2 1 9 −8 1
24  Vanuatu 3 0 0 3 4 13 −9 0
Source: FIFA
(H) Host.

Fixtures and Results[edit]

Date Tournament Location Home Team score Away Team Scorers
28 May 2008
International Friendly
Saudi Arabia King Abdul Aziz Makkah Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
1 - 1
Zambia Zambia
Stophira Sunzu
27 June 2008
2009 African Youth Championship (qualifiers)
Zambia Woodlands Stadium Lusaka Zambia Zambia Zambia Zambia
29 June 2008
2009 African Youth Championship (qualifiers)
Zambia Woodlands Stadium Lusaka Zambia Zambia
1 - 0
Mauritius Mauritius
Tom Bakala (17th)
13 July 2008
2009 African Youth Championship (qualifiers)
Mauritius Stade Germain Comarmond Bambous Mauritius Mauritius
0 - 2
Zambia Zambia
Emmanuel Mayuka (5th), Daneil Kasongo (9th)
28 September 2008
2009 African Youth Championship (Qualifiers)
Egypt Alexandria Egypt Egypt
3 - 3
Zambia Zambia
Fwayo Tembo(Brace) Rodgers Kola

Class of 2007[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SQUAD LISTS ANNOUNCED". Confederation of African Football. 24 February 2017. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Chambeshi names 2017 FIFA U20 WC team".
  3. ^ "Awards and Statistics". CAF. 12 March 2017.

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