The Zambia national team has arrived back from Equatorial Guinea were they disappointingly fell out of the on-going Africa Cup of Nations tournament. Coach Honour Janza who has been under-fire for the team’s poor performance received an astounding reception by the fans who went to the airport and was lifted shoulder high by the fans led by Zambia Voluntary Sports Fans Association chairman Peter Makembo. The team was received at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport by Senior Government officials, National Sports Council of Zambia officials, FAZ officials. Zambia bowed outRead More
Zambian champions Zesco United kicked off the international club tournament being hosted by TP Mazembe with a 1 – 0 win over Congo DR side Don Bosco. A 56th minute goal by John Chingandu sent the Zambians top of the group level with TP Mazembe who beat Tanzanian side Azam by a similar scoreline. Games will resume on Saturday with TP Mazembe playing against their sister club Don Bosco in an early kickoff and Azam playing Zesco at 16:00hrs. The tournament is being played on a round robbing basis andRead More
Despite the Chipolopolo packing their bags early at the Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea, Zambian defender Stopilla Sunzu has made the cut in the BBC Sports statistical team of the group stages. The China based defence kingpin has been paired with Cameroonian Aurelien Chedjou. “Zambia may have been knocked out at the group stages but the defender made a stage-high 11 interceptions,” the statisticians stated. Despite bagging two man of the match awards, Chipolopolo skipper Rainford Kalaba was over-shadowed. According to BBC Sports, each player in the tournamentRead More
Lots will decide whether Guinea or Mali reach the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals after the two teams completed the group stage on equal standing. The ‘lucky’ team will complete the quarter final list which has Congo, Congo DR, Tunisia, hosts Equatorial Guinea, Algeria, Ivory Coast and Ghana. A random draw will be conducted to determine the second place team in Group B, between Mali and Guinea. The draw will take place during the meeting of the Organising Committee of the Africa Cup of Nations on Thursday, 29 January 2015Read More
CHINA-BASED striker Jacob Mulenga says the nation should face the reality of leaving the Africa Cup of Nations early but that real work should start now. “It is time to face reality and start the work now. Zambia is full of great talent but let us nurture it well to have good results,” Mulenga said. He said in an interview from China yesterday that there is a lot of work to be done with the national team. Mulenga, formerly of Turkish side Adana Demospor, has joined Chinese top side ShijiazhuangRead More
Chipolopolo midfielder Chisamba Lungu has caught the attention of Ukrainian giants Shaktar Donetsk. Shaktar agent Ceser Bottedga said that the Ukrainian club is impressed with Lungu’s performance. Bottedga is confident Shaktar will formally approach Lungu’s Russian side FC Ural during the summer transfer window. “As at now, there is nothing official but we are closely monitoring Chisamba because we are interested in bringing him to Ukraine. He is an interesting and gifted player who cannot struggle in the Ukrainian league,” Bottedga said. Chisamba was a key player in Honour Janza’sRead More
Chipolopolo defender Nyambe Mulenga who sustained a dislocated joint in a road traffic accident in December has been discharged from Hospital. Mulenga had a successful surgery on his right leg shaft at the Italian Orthopedic Hospital in Lusaka in December, 2014. “ I am recovering well and I know in no time I will be back on the pitch, the doctors here ( Lusaka Trust) ,Kabwe General Hospital and Italian Hospital have been so helpful and they have worked so hard in making sure that we all recover,” he saidRead More
The Zambia national team will arrive back home today (Thursday) from Equatorial Guinea after they were ejected from the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations. The team spent a night in-transit in Ethiopia and have since left for Lusaka. Chipolopolo left Malabo, Equatorial Guinea yesterday in the afternoon and took the four hour flight into Ethiopia. The team will arrive at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport at 12:10 hours. The Honour Janza coached side finished bottom of group B after amassing only two points in the three group stage games.
COACH Fighton Simukonda has expressed disappointment at the decision by some clubs not to release players for the Zambia Under-23 soccer team training camp. The team is preparing for the Congo Brazzaville 2015 All-Africa Games (AAG) and Rio 2016 Olympic Games qualifiers. Only 19 players from the summoned 34 have so far reported for camp in Lusaka, a situation that has irked Simukonda. He said the decision by clubs to hold on to the players would see them miss out from being selected into the final team. Zambia play MadagascarRead More
Collins Mbesuma won tribute from his coach Clive Barker who described him as ‘Magic’ after he scored a hattrick in a friendly against Witbank Spurs. Mbesuma who was introduced in the second half of the game completed his hattrick in 12 minutes to the amusement of his coach. “He’s magic,” said Clive Barker who was attending a second Neuroscience Applied to Sports Training session this afternoon. The burly striker has this season appeared in all 17 games for his club scoring a paltry 3 goals in return.