Malawi Under-20 national football team has had a winning start at the Cosafa Championship with a 4-0 rout over Comoros in a match played at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka, Zambia.
Striker Patrick Mwaungulu of Nyasa Big Bullets Reserves was a toast of the day with his hat-trick, the first at regional youth championship.
Another goal came frim midfielder Francisco Madinga of Mighty Be Forward Wanderers.
In later kick-off, hosts Zambia also made a roaring start following a 5-0 win over Botswana in their opening Group A match.
Zambia top Group A on goal difference tied on 3 points with Malawi .
The hosts play Comoros in their penultimate Group A match on December 7 before facing Malawi on December 9 at Nkoloma Stadium.
Only the three group winners and best runner-up advance to the semifinals on December 12.
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