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Wednesday, April 27th, 2016


Mbesuma scores in Aces loss

Collins Mbesuma scored his 14th goal of the season but it was not enough to help his Mpumalanga Black Aces team win as they went down 4 – 2 to Golden Arrows. Aces started well with Mbesuma converting a penalty in the fourth minute before Mosemaedi added another in the 51st minute for Aces to lead 2 – 0. Malawian Frank Mhango came on as a 36th minute substitute and he did not waste time to start the come back for Arrows as he scored four times in the 41st,Read More

Commemoration of 23 years of the Gabon air disaster

Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) president Andrew Kamanga will on Thursday lay a wreath at the Heroes burial site on behalf of the national association to commemorate the 23rd anniversary of the Gabon air disaster. FAZ has stated that the event will be low key but family members of the Gabon disaster heroes will be ferried to Lusaka for Thursday’s commemoration in conjunction with Supersport, FAZ General Secretary Katongo Kabungo said. “This year marks 23 years since the Gabon air crash which claimed lives of members of the Zambia national team,Read More

Zesco United go second, Zanaco crush Lusaka Dynamos

Zesco United moved into second position of the MTN FAZ super league table after beating troubled Napsa Stars 2 – 0 in Lusaka. Kenyan international Jesse Were scored a brace for Zesco on either side of the half to send the champions to 12 points 4 behind leaders Nkana FC. With three games in hand, Zesco are ahead on Nakambala Leopards on goal difference. The loss condemns Napsa to the bottom of the log. Last year’s runners up Zanaco also bounced back from CAF Confederations Cup misery with a 4Read More

Gabon Disaster: 23 Years on, fondly remembered and never forgotten

Late on the evening of April 27, 1993, the  Zambian Air Force de Havilland Canada DHC-5D Buffalo (registration AF-319) carrying the Zambia national team crashed into the Atlantic Ocean about 500 metres (550 yards) offshore from Libreville, Gabon. All the 25 passengers and crew on board died in the crash. This included 18 Zambia national soccer team players. The team had only arrived in the country two days earlier on the same Buffalo plane after a successful outing in Mauritius where they beat that country 3 – 0 in the AfricaRead More

23 years on: Remembering Numba Mwila – ‘the Little Man with Big Ideas.’

By Jerry Muchimba Today marks 23 years since the Zambia Airforce (ZAF) plane carrying 18 Zambia national soccer team players, technical staff, passengers and crashed off the coast of Gabon. In remembering the gallant team, Zambianfootball.co.zm takes a look at one of the rare talents that perished with the team in Gabon. In mid-1985, some 5 years before I had even heard of René Higuita, I witnessed the ‘scorpion kick’ being executed by a very special player. Higuita of course was the eccentric Colombian goalkeeper who stunned the football world byRead More

Zesco United aim for second position as Zanaco host LD

Champions Zesco United have a chance to go second today when they take on troubled Napsa Stars on Wednesday afternoon at Woodlands stadium. Zesco who are Zambia’s representatives in the CAF champions league have a backlog of 4 games and have so far won the three games they have played in the season. Nakambala Leopards are currently second on the log but will drop to third on goal difference should Zesco win. Napsa Stars on the other hand have not won a game this season in six outings and coachRead More