SSPU Football: Afghanistan thumps Zambia, 5-0

January 17, 2020, Pune


The Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) hosts the International Youth Festival at the start of every year.

The tournament comprises Afghanistan, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Nepal, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, South Sudan, Turkmenistan, Yemen, and Zambia.

On the first day, Sudan beat Yemen to face Turkmenistan, and Iraq beat Nepal to face South Africa in the quarter-finals. In the other half of the draw, Afghanistan bested Nigeria to face Zambia, while Congo defeated South Sudan to face Chad.

In the quarter-final round on Wednesday, Chad confirmed their semifinal presence earning a walkover victory against absent Congo.

They will face Afghanistan, who thrashed Zambia 5-0, in the last-four on Thursday. Sudan earned a 2-0 victory over Turkmenistan while Iraq beat South Africa 2-1.

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