U-20 World Cup: African Champions Zambia Stun Portugal

U-20 World Cup: African Champions Zambia Stun Portugal

By James Agberebi:

African champions the junior Chipolopolo of Zambia secured the continent’s first win at the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup in South Korea after edging two-time champions Portugal 2-1 in Group C on Sunday.


Goals from Edward Chilufya and Fashion Sinkala got the win for Zambia.

Portugal’s goal was scored by Helder late in the game.

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After a goalless first half, Zambia broke the deadlock in the 52nd minute through Chilufya.

Sinkala scored what proved to be the winning goal when he struck in the 76th minute.

Portugal grabbed a consolation goal through Helder in the 91st minute.

Zambia’s next group game is against Iran on Wednesday.

Africa’s other representative Guinea lost 3-0 to hosts South Korea on Saturday.

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