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Sports - March 13, 2017

Zambia is U-20 African champion

Zambia U-20 squad elated after lifting the U-20 trophy on Sunday

Hosts Junior Chipolopolo of Zambia have emerged champions of the 2017 U-20 Africa Cup of Nations after they defeated Senegal 2-0 in the final on Sunday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that first half goals from Patson Daka and Edward Chilufya secured Zambia their first ever U-20 AFCON title.

Daka put Zambia ahead in the 15th minute after Senegal goalkeeper failed to hold on to a low cross which spilled from his hands and on to the path of Daka who finished off from close range.

And in the 35th minute, a poor clearance from Senegal keeper came off Chilufya before dropping into the empty net.

It was Zambia’s first appearance in the U-20 AFCON final, while it was back-to-back final defeats for Senegal following their 1-0 loss to the Flying Eagles in the 2015 which they hosted.

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