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U17, U20 get tricky draws for African championships

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The Zambia U17 and U20 national teams will play in group A and group B respectively at the CAF 2015 championships which are mainly littered with West African opposition. The Chris Kaunda coached U17 team which will be making a maiden appearance at the championship has been given unfamiliar opposition and will play Niger, Nigeria and Guinea in the group stage. With Niger playing as hosts, Zambia will have their work cut out for them as they have to play experienced campaigners at junior level Nigeria in a tournament thatRead More


Janza: We will fine tune Sinkala before AFCON

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Chipolopolo coach Honour Janza says he is confident Nathan Sinkala will hit top form before his team kicks off the Africa Cup of Nations campaign in four weeks time despite not seeing much game time at his club. There have been growing concerns amongst Chipolopolo fans on the form of the Chipolopolo vice captain in recent games but his coach has moved to dispel the fears stating that Sinkala is a determined player and that one month was enough time to fine tune him. “It won’t be a challenge forRead More


Swiss based Nathan Sinkala joins Chipolopolo ahead Africa Cup of Nations

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The Chipolopolo vice captain trained with the rest of the team today and led his colleagues when they visited injured U17 player Changwe Kalale at the University Teaching Hospital where they presented him with a ball and Chipolopolo jersey as presents for his birthday. Aaron Katebe (Zimbabwe), Chisamba Lungu (Russia) and Lubambo Musonda (Armenia) are the other foreign based players who have joined the local training camp so far.


Wada Wada: I won’t be joining Buffaloes

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Wedson Nyirenda has clarified that he has not joined Green Buffaloes FC as coach. In a facebook post, Nyirenda has stated that reports that he has moved to the army side are false. He has clarified that he has not even been in any serious talks with Buffaloes, any other football club or the Football Association. Nyirenda who twice won coach of the year before moving to Mozambique is expected to be a sort after coach in this transfer period. The former Zanaco and Zesco United coach is the bookmakers’Read More


U17 & U20 teams to know CAF championship opponents on Sunday

The Zambia U17 and U20 national teams will this Sunday know their opponents at next years CAF junior championships finals to be played in Niger and Senegal respectively. The draws for the two tournaments will be made at the CAF headquarters starting at 0900hrs. The U17 tournament will run from February 15 to March 1 with the semi finalists qualifying for the FIFA World Cup to be played in Chile. The U20 tournament will be played from March 8 to March 22 and the semi finalists at this tournament willRead More


Chipolopolo back in Africa top 10 and rank 46 in the world

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The Zambia national team has finished the year in bullish mood rising 16 places on the FIFA/Coca Cola ladder to break into the top 10 in Africa. Zambia who ranked 62nd in the world last month are now ranked 46th in the world just behind African Championd Nigeria who are 9th. The leap in ranking will be a major morale booster for the former African Champions who are already in camp preparing for the Equatorial Guinea Africa Cup of Nations. Tunisia, who are Zambia’s group stage opponents at the 2015Read More


Green Buffaloes engage Wedson Nyirenda as coach

Green Buffaloes FC have beaten Zanaco in the race to engage Wedson Nyirenda as coach. More to follow…


Power snap Mubanga from Nkana as Sakuwaha returns to Zesco

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Power Dynamos FC have snapped Nkana’s talented midfielder Kelvin Mubanga from town rivals for an undisclosed figure. 21 year old Mubanga was mainly used as a super sub by Nkana in the past season. Power are beefing up their squad ahead of the CAF Confederations Cup campaign in which they will be Zambia’s representatives confirmed development on Wednesday. In other transfer news, Zesco United has re-signed striker Jonas Sakuwaha five years after the striker left the club having helped the team reach the group stage of the 2009 CAF championsRead More


Lubambo Musonda beefs up Chipolopolo training camp

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The Zambia national team has continued to shape up for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations tournament which kicks off in about four weeks. A check at the Heroes Stadium by the ZamFoot Crew found the training in full swing with Armenia based midfielder Lubambo Musonda being the latest player to have joined the squad. Others who are in the team but where not on the initial list include goalkeeper Toaster Nsabata, Allan Chibwe and Donashano Malama. Coach Honour Janza with his assistant Chintu Kampamba ran a very intensive trainingRead More


Kalale’s injury career threatening, GRZ to evacuate him to South Africa

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Zambia U17 midfielder Changwe Kalale has been left paralysed from the waist going down in an injury that could mark the end of a blossoming career following the road traffic accident that occurred on Sunday.