The Young Warriors had a terrible start to the Cosafa U-20 Championships after being hammered by Zambia 5-1 this afternoon.
The Young Warriors initially dominated proceeding but lacked in the final third. Eventually Zambia grew more into the game and increased the pressure.
In the 40th minute Parston Daka opened the scoring after Zimbabwe lost the ball in midfield and a fine pass set him through on goal before he finished well.
Zimbabwe continued to struggle defensively from there and minutes later an unmarked Edward Chilufya added a second with a header.
Zambia added three more goals in the second half to add more misery on Zimbabwe who could only get a consolation through the penalty spot through Bukhosi Ncube.
Action as it happened:
FT: Zimbabwe 1-5 Zambia
90’Zambia get a fifth goal
87’Bukhosi Ncube gets one back for the Young Warriors
82’Another attack by Zambia makes it four as the Warriors defence continues to struggle
59’GOAL a beautiful goal by Chrispine Sakulanda for Zambia to make it three!
-2nd Half underway
44’Edward Chilufya with a header unmarked in the box
40′ GOAL Parston Daka gives Zambia the lead
37’Young Warriors continue to create chances but final punch lacking in front of goal
24’Sakala comes close again as Zambian threaten
9′ Slick moves by Zimbabwe with Prince Dube coming close to getting the opener
5’Both teams have settled well into the game early on and looking comfortable on the ball
Chadya , Mawere ,B. Ncube, Kapuya, 7 Leanmore Muyambo , Blessing Sibanda ,Bukhosi Sibanda ,Amos Ncube ,Prince Dube, King Nasama ,Derwin Phiri
Mangani Banda ,Nyondo, Prosper Chiluya,Solomon Sakala , Chrispine Sakulanda, Fashion Sakala ,Enock Mwepu ,Shemmy Mayembe, Edward Chilufya,Boyd Musonda, Patson Daka