Hosts Zambia made it two wins
from two Group A games as they kept on course for the semifinals of the 2018
MOPANI Copper Mines COSAFA Under-20 Championships with a 2-0 victory over DR
Congo at the Nkana Stadium on Thursday.
Zimbabwe had become the first side into the semifinals earlier
in the day as they claimed Group C without kicking a ball, and Zambia look on
course to join them after an accomplished display against Central African guest
The hard work was done in the first half when Benson Kolala
opened the scoring on 18 minutes and Prince Mumba netted his third of the
competition just before the half-hour mark.
The result means that DR Congo, with defeats in their opening
two games, now cannot make the semifinals and will be going home after
Saturday’s final match against Malawi.
Mozambique had to come from behind to secure a point against the
Malawians in a 1-1 draw, a result that leaves both sides still in contention
for a place in the knockout stages. Malawi grabbed a first half lead through
Banda but were pegged back on the hour mark as Adamo Alifa equalized for the
Mozambicans, who could still take top spot in the pool if they beat Zambia in
their final game on Saturday.