U20 coach wants Burundi investigated for age cheating

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Zambia Under-20 national team coach Charles Bwale says his team played well despite losing 3-0 away to Burundi in the Niger 2019 Africa Cup of Nations second leg final round qualifier.

In a post-match interview, Bwale said although he had no evidence that Burundi used over-aged players there was need for CAF to introduce stringent measures to curb any possibilities of age cheating.

“The boys played well, though the results have come the way they have come out. I am not disappointed with the boys, it is only that CAF need be a bit serious on the issue of age cheating,” he said.

“When I look at Burundi team, most of them are not under-20. It is like they are the senior national team.”
He added: “As Zambia we went into this competition clean, we worked out on the issue of age cheating and scrutinized our players. We did our level best but the competition is not even.”

Zambia lost 3-0 cancelling out the 1-0 home win leaving the aggregate at 3-1 with the African champions unable to defend their crown.

Bwale said his boys had run a good race and could still be stars for the future.

Zambia dumped out Rwanda 3-1 on aggregate in the second round with a 2-0 away win before drawing 1-all at home.

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One Response to U20 coach wants Burundi investigated for age cheating

  1. Just accept the loss, learn lessons from it and move on

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    July 23, 2018 at 2:09 pm
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