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The disqualified Zambia under 17 team

Defending COSAFA U17 champions Zambia have been kicked out of the 2016 edition going on in Mauritius for age cheating.The Mauritius Football Association (MFA) late yesterday delivered the shock announcement for Zambia team being disqualified from the tournament for fielding a player over 16 years.This means Kenya has been drafted for the semifinals and will face South Africa while Malawi cross swords with Namibia. Both games will be played today at the St. Francis Xavier stadium.

The focus for the East Africans in their protest is believed to have on the leading top score of the tournament Nicholas Mulilo.
Kenya beat Madagascar 2-1 before losing 5-0 in their last group match against Malawi to finish third.

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