The Zambia under 20 football team booked a place in the 2015 African Youth Championship on Saturday after showing Malawi an exit-door with 1-0 goal margin in the second leg of the third qualification round played at Nkoloma Stadium.
Larry Bwalya was responsible in inflicting pain to Malawi as he scored the lone goal in the 55th minute following a counter attack move before slotting the ball into the bottom left corner of Malawi’s net.
The Junior Flames, who needed 2 goals to nothing in order to book themselves a ticket to Dakar in Senegal lost their first leg at home 2-1.
Malawi coach Ernest Mtawali told Super Sport that his players had a better performance in the second leg than they did in the first.
Mtawali, who made two changes to the side that, played in the first leg with Shumacher Kuwali and Moses Scott getting the nod ahead of Isaac Mwale and Precious Msosa said Zambia came hard on them in the first half.
“It was a good game. Zambia came at us in the first half but we managed to withstand the pressure. We were able to hold Zambia until we conceded the goal but we had a better performance than in the first leg when we conceded two goals.
“What I can say is Zambia were technically better than us and I think they will go far in the finals tournament in Senegal,” Mtawali told Super Sport.
His opposite number, Hector Chilombo dedicated the win and qualification to Zambia’s Golden Jubilee celebrations.
“It was a good win and I see it as an early celebration for the jubilee. We worked hard for this and we thank the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) for all the support they gave us to prepare adequately,” Chilombo was quoted on Super Sport.
Zambia join hosts Senegal and Nigeria for the championships that will be held in March 2015
One of the DJs at Malawi’s UK online radio has declared her intentions of fighting for the crown at the forthcoming Miss Malawi UK due to take place in Birmingham on September 13th.
Rose Mmangisa who simply goes by the radio name DJ Rose is one of the contestants for the competition. Asked why she has decided to take part in the competition, the 18 year old said its been her desire to make a difference in people’s lives and to learn more about our culture and heritage. She went on to say “I am also participating because it’s another way to network with other people as well as meeting fellow Malawians living in the UK.
Rose does not hide the fact that this pageant will be a stepping stone towards her ambition of going further in the modelling industry. Rose was born in Lilongwe, and so far boast Level 3 diploma in Travel and Tourism as her academic qualifications.
She regards American supermodel Tyra Banks as her idol mainly for her work in promoting both the “typical type of a model” and what she describes as ‘plus-size models’
Director of Broadcasting at Radio 247 Malawi , Amos “Amophi “Phiri described Rose as an ambitious girl and that he was hopeful of the young Dj winning the contest. ” We are hopeful that Rose will be the Miss Malawi UK 2014, and that she will do a great job” said Amophi
Rose future plans are to graduate in Event Management and go on to organise fundraising events for different charities in Malawi and other events. The Miss Malawi UK is a yearly event organised by H& K Events and a lot of Malawians from all parts of the UK are due to attend the event.