Sunday, July 9th, 2017
Zimbabwe picked a record 5th Cosafa Cup Cup title at the expense of Zambia when they beat the Chipolopolo 3 – 1 in the final of the 2016 edition. It was a deserved title for the Warriors of Zimbabwe who were more incisive in front of goal on a day Zambia failed to replicate the form that got them to the final. The Wedson Nyirenda coached side looked to be in control until a blunder by goalkeeper Allan Chibwe saw Mutizwa K beat him to a high ball from MoyoRead More
Forest Rangers beat Zesco United 1-0 in the original Ndola derby win bragging rights on Sunday afternoon. With the noisy new neighbours gate crashing the city this season, focus has been on the big spenders and Zesco United than ‘Fole Malembe’. This win willput spotlight on Perry Mutapa’s side and pile more pressure on Zesco United coach Zlatko. A fortnight ago Zesco and Buildcon shared spoils in first Ndola derby between the two sides.
So it’s Chipolopolo up against the Warriors, the battle of the Zambezi, a regional Derby of sorts. With two coaches with a point to prove, four fiery forwards looking to make the headlines and two neighboring countries on the edge of their seats eager to cheer! In 2009, it was at Rufaro Stadium where Zimbabwe won the battle of Zambezi, then a Bronson Chama captained side won it on home soil at Ndola’s Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in 2013. Now, the stage is set at a neutral venue for Southern Africa’sRead More
Nathan Sinkala scored a spectacular late volley for TP Mazembe to send the DR Congo side to the quarter finals of the CAF Confederations Cup when they beat Horoya 2-1 at home. Mazembe coach Mihayo named three Zambians in the starting eleven with Given Singuluma starting on he bench. Kabaso Chongo and Rainford Kalaba alongside Sinkala and it was the Chipolopolo skipper who broke loose on the right to square the ball for Kanda who tapped the ball into the net in the 14th minute. With the game tied atRead More
The Battle Of The Zambezi
Stage is set for an all ‘Rhodesian’ final in the COSAFA Cup being played at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in South Africa at 15:00 hours CAT. This edition’s final will be the 20th anniversary of the COSAFA Cup and the cup stakes could not be higher with both teams having won the cup 4 times previously with their cup final history to add to. Zambia last faced Zimbabwe in the 2013 edition when Zambia won 3-1 in the final and Zimbabwe having won the 2009 edition final against Zambia inRead More
An impressive start to the 2017 CAF Champions league group stages phase by Zanaco but a heartbreaking ending. From top of the table to crushing out; football is indeed a cruel game. The tussle at the Lion’s den–Mohamed V Stadium was just beyond their punching weight. However, this was expected and elimination could have been avoided prior that, with a win against Al Ahly at National Heroes Stadium. But, to me it seemed like a case of counting the chicks before the eggs are hatched. Zanaco became relaxed against AlRead More