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Saturday, January 13th, 2018


Nyirenda – Uganda will be hard to beat as he targets semi-finals

Zambia national soccer team coach Wedson  Nyirenda says his team will be looking to better the Chipolopolo’s last achievement at the CHAN tournament which was a quarter final berth in Rwanda. His captain Ziyo Tembo is however setting his sight on playing in the final. The two were speaking at the pre-match press conference ahead of their tournament opener against the Cranes of Uganda. Below are the quotes from the press conference: Wedson Nyirenda (Head Coach, Zambia) The team is ready for the tournament opener against Uganda on Sunday. WeRead More

Shonga assist helps Pirates thrash Sundowns

Chipolopolo striker Justin Shonga on Saturday helped his South Africa PSL club Orlando Pirates to a vital 3 – 1 away win over log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns. Shonga has been slowly finding his fit in the PSL and he made his fourth consecutive start for the club in a top of the bill clash. Despite not scoring yet, the 21 year old repaid former Uganda national team coach – Milutin Sredojevic’s faith to play him at the tip of his attack with an assist for the second goal. It wasRead More

Blog: Simataa & the conflict of interest

  On December 13, 2017, a FAZ circular number 40/2017 was issued to affiliates announcing the formation of the League Restructuring Working Group with vice-president Rix Mweemba appointed chairman. Veteran football administrator Simataa Simataa was named secretary of the 7-man committee that includes respected Englishman and former Arsenal vice chairman David Dein as consultant. Others on the committee are Ndola lawyer Kephas Katongo (vice chairman), John Chiwele, Brian Mulenga and Joseph Chipampwe as members. Last week, the committee held its first meeting with its secretary unaware as revealed by aRead More

Mwepu helps Salzburg to a thumping win as Patson sits out with injury

Zambian national team midfield prodigy Enock Mwepu was in action for Red Bull Salzburg when they thumped lower league side Wals-Grunau 13-1. In what was the first practice match of the mid-season preparations. Mwepu who has played 18 games for Salzburg’s feeder club Liefering scoring 6 times will be looking at finding a permanent place with the senior team having only featured once. Salzburg played two different teams in each half of the practice match and the 20 year old was named in the starting XI. He starred in midfieldRead More

Nathan Sinkala nets in Mazembe win

Zambian midfielder Nathan Sinkala was on Saturday afternoon on target for his Congo DR side TP Mazembe in their 2 – 0 away win against Ecofoot Katumbi. Of the three Zambian players playing at Mazembe, only  Sinkala was named in the starting eleven with Rainford Kalaba on the bench. Kabaso Chongo did not make the team. Meshack Elia opened the scores early in the game before the former Green Buffaloes holding midfielder made it two on 35 minutes from a corner kick. Sinkala who has of late been overlooked forRead More

Can Mwengani force his way into the back four?

Zambia take on Uganda on Sunday at 21h30 at Stade de Marrakech in a Group B opener in the Morocco 2018 CHAN tournament. The ZamFoot Crew takes a look at some of the key decisions Chipolopolo Boys coach is set to make going into the tournament. Is Mwengeni the new Sichone? Nkana centre back John Mwengeni is slowly forcing his way into the Chipolopolo XI and after watching him closely as the team prepared for the tournament in Lusaka, the former Forest Rangers defender could be one the breakout starsRead More

Chipolopolo Don KoPa training kit

The Zambia national team this morning trained in the new KoPa kit at the Grand Stade de Marrakech in Morocco. Zambia is expected to don the new KoPa kit which is a Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) own branded kit. FAZ opted for own branding after having terminated the contract with Singaporean firm Mafro. The new strip will be available in white, green and the traditional copper attire. Zambia’s official playing kit will be unveiled on Sunday during the opening fixture against Uganda. The game will be played at 21:15Read More

Janny Sikazwe to referee CHAN opener

Zambian top referee Janny Sikazwe will referee CHAN 2018 Tournament opener between host Morocco and Mauritania on Saturday. The former St Pauls Secondary school pupil is one of the top referees at the tournament. He was one of the referees for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. He refereed the final of the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup in Japan, and the final of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon. Sikazwe was named the 2017 Zambian referee of the Year.

Wada Wada wary of experienced Uganda

Chipolopolo Boys coach Wedson Nyirenda has said Group B of the CHAN 2018 Tournament in Morocco is ‘very competitive group.’ And meanwhile the Chipolopolo Boys trained in the green KoPa shorts as they gave the fans a glimpse of the new Jersey. The group has West African power house Ivory Coast while Zambia and Uganda 80-90 percent will be featuring players from the African and World Cup qualifiers. “It will be a very competitive group, whoever goes to sleep goes home. We are not going to take anything to chance.Read More

City ya Moto hire Majaka

DIVISION One Zone One side City of Lusaka Football Club Executive Committee has recruited Francis Majaka as head coach with Charles Kafula as his deputy. Majaka, a former City of Lusaka captain, takes over from Italian Roberto Landi whose contract ended in December last year. Kafula is a former City, Red Arrows and Roan United player. Majaka was part of the team that reached the now defunct 1997 Mosi- Cup final against Power Dynamos at Independence Stadium in Lusaka, which the Woodlands Stadium outfit lost. Majaka was in charge ofRead More