Zambia U20 national team kicked off their 2019 COSAFA U20 Championship campaign off to a flying start as they beat Botswana 5-0.
Zambia quickly got into their stride and went up just after five minutes as Francisco Mwepu finished off a Prince Mumba pass to put the host nation in the lead.
Zambia would, however, have to wait a little longer for the second goal as defender Crawford Mwaba netted a spectacular bicycle in the 34th minute to make sure Zambia went to the break with a comfortable 2-0 lead.
Napsa Stars starlet Jimmy Mukeya took over the show in the second half as he netted twice first from a Francisco Mwepu assist and then finishing off a perfectly timed cross from second-half substitute Golden Yamikani Mashata.
Jumulo striker Ricky Banda came from the bench to score the fifth and final goal in the afternoon concluding what was an emphatic display from the young Copper Bullets.
And in the other Group A match, Malawi was too powerful for Comoros Islands as they recorded a 4-0 success with Patrick Mwaungulu scoring a hat-trick while Francisco Madinga grabbed the other goal for the Young Flames.
Zambia 5-0 Botswana
[Francisco Mwepu 05', Crawford Mwaba 34' Jimmy Mukeya 64', 79' Ricky Banda 85']