By Uche Dozie
Sport Writer, kick442.com-Nigeria
Defending champions Zambia took a step towards retaining their title after beating South Africa by a goal to nil at the COSAFA men’s under seventeen championship at the Nelson Mandela Bay.
Young Chipolopolo outwitted the Amajimbos through a lateJoseph Sabobo Banda’s goal in the 84th minutes of the game.
In a good combination play between Banda and Ng’ambi, he crossed in from the right of the South Africa goal-face to find Banda, who makes no mistake as he calmly prod it in, beating Erasmus, for the goal.
In the other game which was played simultaneously, Angola hit Malawi by seven goals for one as Custódio Hequele was the man to watch as he scored a hat trick.
After 4-0 lead by Angola, Malawi pulled one back through Samson Zakeyu, but Angola were not finished as Armindo Canji added a fifth and Alexandre Cucao and Osvaldo Inga rounded out the scoring.
Zambia and South Africa who will play the final on Sunday have both qualified for the Under seventeen African Cup of Nations in Morocco 2021.
Angola and Malawi will meet also in the third place tie on Sunday for a bronze medal.
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