?> November 19, 2018 | ZamFoot

Monday, November 19th, 2018


CAF ban Janny Sikazwe

THE Confederation of African Football (CAF) has suspended top Zambian referee Janny Sikazwe for alleged biased officiating during the Champions League semi-final match between Tunisian side Esperance and Premeiro Agusto of Angola. Sikazwe, who epitomised Zambian football when he officiated at the 2018 Russia World Cup and other top global championships, will not handle any match until he satisfactorily responds to CAF, has asked him to exculpate himself. Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) general secretary Adrian Kashala comfirmed the suspension in an interview in Lusaka yesterday. Kashala said an exculpatoryRead More

Kamanga passes the buck – Technical bench and players should take responsibility

Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) President Andrew Kamanga says a decision will soon be made on the future of Chipolopolo Coach Sven Vandenbroek. This follows Zambia’s failure to qualify to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Speaking in an interview at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport on arrival from Mozambique, Kamanga expressed disappointment with the team and the performance of the technical bench. Kamanga observed that FAZ did everything possible to motivate the team to get the desired results. He said both the technical bench and players should take responsibility forRead More

Chipolopolo arrive back home without Sven as he heads to Ghana

The Zambia national team has returned home after a disastrous performance in Mozambique without coach Sven Vandebroek who has flown straight to Ghana to join the Zambia National Women’s team who are playing in the Women Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Ghana. The ZamFoot Crew understands that the under-fire coach will beef up the Bruce Mwape technical bench helping analyse opponents and giving technical advise from the stands. The former Cameroon national team assistant coach will take up his role at the Total Women’s Africa Cup of Nations tournament aheadRead More

Expert View: Why we never left a football development master plan

Following my earlier post this morning, I have had candid engagements, on the sidelines, with colleagues who are also passionate about Zambian Football. Their question is why we didn’t do what I am proposing as an antidote to the current malaise when we were in office for two terms. Is it the case of easier said than done or simply hindsight at work? Well, when we got elected during the first term in 2008, we set out to do a football development master plan by revising the FIFA Needs AssessmentRead More

Expert View: Debacle in Maputo – What next?

When the final whistle was blown at Estadio do Zimpeto in Maputo yesterday; my phone started ringing non-stop from people who wanted to pick my thoughts on the result in Maputo and the Way Forward for Zambian Football. The question of whether this executive stays or not is not for me to answer but is the prerogative of the FAZ councilors to make that call. They are the ones who entered into that covenant at Moba in 2016 with the current Executive and if in the view of the councilors,Read More

We have lost enough, It’s our time now says Kundananji

Zambia Women National team player of the moment Rachel Kundananji believes the team has lost enough games in the past and they are different side now. Kundananji is anticipating a difficult game against defending Champions, The Falcons of Nigeria but she is confident they will put up a good fight. ” The Nigeria game will be tough but we also work hard. We know why we are here. We have lost enough games, We are a different side this time around,” Kundananji said shortly the copper queens opening game onRead More


  (LIVINGSTONE)–A ZamFoot Crew source and close relative to Tapson Kaseba has narrated how and where the striker put pen to paper with the South African club Free State Stars. The source mentioned three clubs: Free State Stars, Kaizer Chiefs and SuperSport United were interested in acquiring the services of the 2018 Super division leading scorer among local players. Among the three clubs, it was Free State Stars that declaired their intent of signing Kaseba instantly while SuperSport proposed he should go on trial with them. According to the source,Read More

NO STUPID TALK – SVEN…as former African Champs to miss AFCON 2019 finals

Zambia coach Sven Vandenbroeck saw his tactics backfire as Chipolopolo put up a dismissal performance to miss the Cameroon 2019 African Cup of Nations for the second consecutive time after losing to Mozambique on Sunday at Maputo’s Estadio Nacional do Zimpeto. And Vandenbroeck said it’s not the time to start saying ‘Stupid things’ and it was to early to to talk about his contract after failing to guide the team to the African Cup of Nations in Cameroon. Vandenbroeck’s delay to substitute early the ineffective Emmanuel Banda and Augustine MulengaRead More

How many time to the drawing board? – President Lungu

With a crestfallen face, the head of state President Edger C Lungu said the Chipolopolo boys will have to go back to the drawing board once again following a 1-0 loss to Mozambique, ending their hopes of qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of the nations. The number one Chipolopolo fan however wondered how many times the national team will have to go back to the drawing board. A somber President Lungu was speaking to the State owned ZNBC shortly after Chipolopolo loss. He said he was going to leaveRead More

Kamanga won’t offer Vandenbroeck a contract

Belgian born trainer Sven Vandenbroeck will not be offered the Chipolopolo job when his contract expires next month, the ZamFoot Crew can exclusively reveal The former Cameroon assistant coach signed a short term contract with the Football Association of Zambia and it was a performance based contract. His six month contract was subject for review in December but according to the ZamFoot sources, ‘Sven has automatically sacked himself’ following the copper bullets’ capitulation in Maputo on Sunday. “There’s nothing to review in December because he [Vandenbroeck] has failed to deliverRead More

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