Monday, June 24, 2024

AFCON 2023: Zambia’s record at AFCON

Zambia return to Africa’s biggest football showpiece after missing the last three editions.

Below are some of the stats for the Copper Bullets at the finals.

  1. Zambia will be making her 18th appearance at AFCON
  2. Zambia has played 67 matches; 26 wins, 20 draws, and 21 defeats
  3. The Chipolopolo Boys have scored 81 goals
  4. Zambia has reached the semi finals 6 times – Bronze (1982, 1990 & 1996) , Silver (1974, 1994) & Gold (2012).
  5. Kalusha Bwalya was top scorer with at the 1996 edition in South Africa. He scored a hatrick and a brace against Sierra Leone and Burkina Faso in the group stage.
  6. Emmanuel Mayuka grabbed the Golden Boot award in 2012 after he scored 3 goals.

Chris Katongo and Didier Drogba also scored 3 goals each but Mayuka claimed the award as he had also had an assist.

  1. Peter ‘Toshack’ Kaumba was named in the 1982 Best XI.
  2. Stopilla Sunzu, Lubambo Musonda and Evans Kangwa are the only players to have featured at AFCON in the current national team.

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