Zambia U20 national team head coach Osward Mutapa described his team's semifinal clash against Angola as a mini-final.
Mutapa was also quick to give credit to his players for outstanding performance. Zambia will battle South Africa in the final and Mutapa says his team will be going all out to clinch the title.
"I would say a mini-final, We played a very good side but we scored at critical times when they were coming into the game but credit goes to the boys they accounted well for themselves," he said.
"Great result for us and we facing South Africa on Saturday. We don't have enough time to prepare but we try and talk to our boys, Yes we played the mini-final but we have to play the final. Our target was to reach the final and not that we have reached the final why not go all the way and lift it," he added.
His Angolan counterpart Jose Silvestre Pereira Jorge is full of praise for the Junior Copper Bullets and believes they can go all the way and win the tournament.
"We would like to congratulate the coach and his team. The game was tough, If Zambia goes all the way and win the game it won't be a surprise, " he said.
"It was a tough match between two very organized teams and I believe you won't see a match like see again at this tournament," he added.
Patrick Gondwe scored a brace while Francisco Mwepu netted one goal as Zambia thrashed Angola 3-0 to set up a final clash with defending champions, South Africa.
Zambia and South Africa will square off in the final at 15:00 at Nkoloma Stadium while Angola will battle Madagascar for Bronze in an early kick-off.