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Throwback Thursday – Litana AFCON 2008

positive thinking aka realist

I recall this tournament. Johnson Balya was sent home for indiscipline. This was a terrible outing for Zambia and was the beginning of a 12 year absence from the knockout stages of AFCON in other words, Zbia would be knocked out in the first Rd from 98 to 2008.

In the picture is Litana against Moroccan player. Morocco scored first, Tenant Chilumba equalized for Zambia with Zambia finishing the game on the higher note. Zambia then lost to Egypt 4-0 before beating Mozambique 3-1. Ziese had been fired after the Egypt game. This tournament reminds how Egotistical we got. FAZ fired Roald Paulsen for finishing 3rd in 96 AFCON and hired Ziese based on his good track record with the black stars. The move backfired terribly

Smm-sJC

Elijah Litana temporal Captain chosen by the unpredictable Coach Buckard Zeis who changed the armband to Great Kalu after seeing the real substance from the Man Kalu. The international press and commentetors said Kalu & Zambia hold Morocco! The outing was poor all because of the Coach, he greated a great divide between the players in camp. Shalom

 

 






9 Comments to Throwback Thursday – Litana AFCON 2008

  1. Kopala says:

    Zambia 1 Morroco 1 . Litana Captained Zambia for one match the opener for Zambia and Morroco at CAN 98. But after a superb shift by king Kalu the arm band was given back to Kalu.

  2. Bolashax says:

    Did not get to see the equalizer by Tenant Chilumba on the day as ZNBC as usual went off air in the second half. Disastrous tournament though under conman bukard zeis. I think we still paying the guy!

    • Tc Soccerman says:

      We are still paying him in his grave? This coach was pathetic. We should never ever hire a Nazi again to be a chipolopolo coach.

  3. john says:

    We only have flashbacks of caf competitions. When will zambia qualify for a world event. Even sa is qualifying for world events like world cup and olympics.

  4. Smm-sJC says:

    Elijah Litana temporal Captain chosen by the unpredictable Coach Buckard Zeis who changed the armband to Great Kalu after seeing the real substance from the Man Kalu. The international press and commentetors said Kalu & Zambia hold Morocco! The outing was poor all because of the Coach, he greated a great divide between the players in camp. Shalom

  5. positive thinking aka realist says:

    Yep. I recall this tournament. Johnson Balya was sent home for indiscipline. This was a terrible outing for Zambia and was the beginning of a 12 year absence from the knockout stages of AFCON in other words, Zbia would be knocked out in the first Rd from 98 to 2008.

    In the picture is Litana against Moroccan player. Morocco scored first, Tenant Chilumba equalized for Zambia with Zambia finishing the game on the higher note. Zambia then lost to Egypt 4-0 before beating Mozambique 3-1. Ziese had been fired after the Egypt game. This tournament reminds how Egotistical we got. FAZ fired Roald Paulsen for finishing 3rd in 96 AFCON and hired Ziese based on his good track record with the black stars. The move backfired terribly.

  6. Kelvin Chilufya says:

    When FAZ fired Poulsen I remember ex Bafana Bafana coach saying “they have lost a very good coach who knew what he was doing. I hope they won’t regret this”. He was not far from the truth. Afcon 98 marked the beginning of disasterous outings

  7. Ace says:

    The way I remember it, Poulsen was not fired for finishing 3rd at CAN 1996. He actually continued after the tournament and guided Zambia past Sudan 3-2 on aggregate in WC qualifiers in June and was also in charge for the first group match against Congo in November 1996 which we lost 1-0 in Point Noire in a match we really should have won judging by the numerous missed chances and the late goal conceded. Certain great players chose to stay away from this match and we lived to regret it in the latter stages.

    By then Poulsen’s two year deal had expired and though negotiations were entered into with the government keen to extend it, he chose not to due to ‘personal and professional considerations.’ Ostensibly, he wanted an improvement on the US$5,000 (or whatever he was getting) per month. In hindsight, the government should have given him a better deal.

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