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Tuesday, September 5th, 2017


Zambia close in on Nigeria after dumping Algeria out of World Cup race

Zambia kept alive their hopes of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia after they defeated Algeria 1-0 in their Group B qualifier played at the Chahid Mohamed Hamlaoui Stadium in Constantine on Tuesday. The victory, their second in four days over the Desert Foxes, took Wedson Nyirenda’s side to seven points – three behind leaders Nigeria – while Algeria, on a single point from four matches can no longer qualify. Cameroon, the other team in Group B, are in third position with three points. The result meansRead More

2018 World Cup Qualifier: Algeria 0-1 Zambia (As it happened)

Chipolopolo coach Wedson Nyirenda is gunning for maximum points in the away game against Algeria in Constantine. Wada has made three changes to the team that beat Algeria 3 – 1 in Lusaka bringing in Enock Mwepu for Chisamba Lungu, Ernest Mbewe for suspended Fashion Sakala and Justin Shonga for Brian Mwila. A win for Zambia will take the Chipolopolo Boys to 7 points. Leaders Nigeria have 10 points while Cameroon and Algeria are on 3 and 1 point respectively. The last time Zambia collected maximum points in North AfricaRead More

Mwila fails late fitness test as Chisamba paves way for Mbewe

  Striker Brian Mwila is out of the Tuesday night’s World Cup qualifier against Algeria after he failed to pass a late fitness test. And coach Wedson Nyirenda has dropped Turkey based midfielder Chisamba Lungu to bench. Nkwazi striker Justin Shonga replaces Mwila while Zanaco’s Ernest Mbewe gets the nod ahead Chisamba. There’s also a starting berth for Enock Mwepu in for suspended Fashion Sakala. It will be traditional 4-4-2 formation. Zambia XI – Mweene ; Simon Silwimba Fackson Kapumbu 4. Ziyo Tembo 5. Stophila Sunzu 6. Kondwani Mtonga 7.Read More

Our writer’s Zambia probable XI versus Algeria

As Zambia lock horns with Algeria tonight, in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, away in Constantine, ZamFoot writers have predicted their probable starting line ups. For starters, here is Bernard Chama’s probable XI: Zambia XI: Mweene – Simon Silwimba, Ziyo Tembo, Stopilla Sunzu, Fackson Kapumbu – Kondwani Mtonga, Enock Mwepu, Chisamba Lungu – Augustine Mulenga, Brian Mwila, Ernest Mbewe. Chama expounds his reasoning below: “I have gone for a midfield three with Kondwani Mtonga at base of the triangle. “Chisamba should be the disciplined and control the tempo of theRead More

Mwepu primed to start

Teenage midfielder Enock ‘Computer’ Mwepu is set to earn his full debut as Chipolopolo Boys coach Wedson Nyirenda is contemplating on giving him a starting berth, Zambianfootball.co.zm understands After impressing against Algeria and with Fashion Sakala suspended, Mwepu has forced his way into the starting XI. Wada Wada is only sweating on the fitness of talisman Brian ‘The Hammer’ Mwila. The spotlight will be on Mwila if he plays. Mwila spent a season at Kabwe Warriors as well. “This boy has really sprung out of nowhere. I’m guessing he willRead More

‘Dependable’ Mwila faces a late fitness test

Zambian striker Brian ‘The Hammer’ Mwila is doubt for Tuesday’s Group B Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier against Algeria. The prolific striker limped off the Chipolopolo Boys’ final training session on Monday night. The 23 year injured his ankle in the home tie on Saturday as he powered in the second goal in goal mouth scramble. The Platinum Stars striker has been in terrific form for Zambia making his debut in friendly match against Gabon. The former Green Buffaloes striker has gone to hit 7 goals in 8 games. TheRead More

Cameroon out of the race to Russia

  The African champions, Cameroon will miss out of the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup, after becoming the first team to be eliminated in the final round of the qualifiers when they shared the spoils with Nigeria 1-1 at Stade Ahmadou in Yaoundé on Monday. The result puts group leaders with 10 points, Nigeria’s qualification on hold and faded any hopes for Cameroon, who have just three points from four matches and can no longer be insurmountable in Group B. Nigeria took the lead after the half hour mark courtesyRead More