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Chris Kaunda talks good reception in Morocco, heaps praise on Mangani and shifts focus on Warriors clash

Sensational Zanaco returned from Morocco on Wednesday after sealing their progression to the quarter-finals following a 1-1 draw with RS Berkane.

Head Coach Chris Kaunda thanked the Moroccan FA for the good reception that was given to his side during the CAF Confederation Cup against RS Berkane.

“It was very well and the people there were very good to us and I did not expect the Moroccans to treat us so nicely,” Kaunda told the ZamFoot Crew.

Chris confidently told the ZamFoot Crew that despite losing the first choice goalkeeper Toaster Nsabata to injury mangani Banda stepped up to take the challenge.

“We were not shaken when they scored early because it was easy for us to settle down and control the game and with God’s will we equalized in the first Stanza, losing Toaster Nsabata was not a blow, we allowed mangani Banda to go in goal who has played Africa Cup Before so we had no problems,” he said.

Kaunda made it clear that his focus will now Shift to the local league ahead of the game against kabwe Warriors on Sunday.

“For now we are focusing on kabwe Warriors game it’s an open situation everything is in the hands of God.”

The Bankers will host Pyramid FC of Egypt in the first leg on the 1st of March 2020 before traveling to Egypt for the second leg a week later.

 

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4 Comments to Chris Kaunda talks good reception in Morocco, heaps praise on Mangani and shifts focus on Warriors clash

  1. Pungwa says:

    Just a reminder :

    This is what Ponga liwewe wrote about Kalusha Bwalya….
    ———–
    To his legion of worshippers he is known as ‘king kalu’.
    In Zambian football his status is unchallenged as one of the top players in the country’s illustrious football history…
    His resume is littered with stories of success:
    African player of the year 1988,Top scorer 1996 Africa cup of Nations…
    These are some of the accolades Kalusha Bwalya won during his years on the pitch…
    Though his playing career did not reach the heights or win the recognition of George Weah,Abedi Pele or Rodger Mills he is considered a true legend of African football ranking fourth in a poll of Africa’s greatest players of the 20th century..
    On August 10 2018 the king lost his crown…
    The Adjudicatory chamber of the FIFA Ethics committee released a press statement announcing a two year ban and CHF100,000 fine for breaching FIFA’S code of ethics…
    It was a bitter blow to the man whose career has centred around nothing else but football from the time he first kicked a ball professionally for Mufulira wanderers team where he would go on to become a local hero…
    The FIFA decision was the culmination of an investigation that began almost as soon as the UK Sunday Times newspaper published an exclusive story on that highlighted the levels of corruption around the Qatar bid for the 2022 world cup and race for the FIFA presidency….
    The lead player was Mohammad Bin Hamman,a one time confidant of the man he was challenging for the position FIFA president Sepp Blatter….
    The Sunday Times insight team carried out a comprehensive investigation that included gaining access to Bwalya’s emails. In it was the damning correspondence between himself and representatives of Bin Hamman from who he was requesting financial support for both himself and FAZ….
    “As per our conversations,please Mr president if you could assist me with about $50000 for my Football Association and personal expenditures…
    I hope to repay you in near future as the burden is little bit too hard for me at this moment”. The little bit too hard burden prompted him to make a further request in 2011 as declared himself “a little thin on resources ”
    This was followed by an additional payment of $30,000…
    (Fast forward)
    After his move to Europe,he became more distant from his teammates in the national team and began to make demands on the team management and Association that were at best questionable….
    He demanded a single room while all the other players paired….
    On atleast one occasion his wife then Erica joined him in the team camp while in preparation for a crucial match…
    Bwalya also insisted on receiving extra payment from the FAZ whenever he played for the National Team for what he termed “loss of wages” even though the clubs he played for paid his salary when he was on National duty,as was the norm…
    More disturbing was his antagonistic attitude towards the equally successful CHARLES MUSONDA who had followed him a year later from wanderers to cerge brugge as a 16 year old precocious talent…
    After one season Musonda transferred to the Belgian and European giants Anderlecht,leaving kalusha in his wake…
    This irked him and natters came to a head when the 2 differed in front of the Nation’s cameras over weather the Zambia National Team should continue to play matches after the horrific Gabon air crash which killed the players…
    Musonda’s position was that Zambia should take a long break to rebuild and as he made his point he was sharply interrupted by Bwalya who retorted”what do you mean we should stop? We have to go on!”
    A persistent knee injury curtailed Musonda’s career and he sought treatment to get back on the field,his rival did nothing to halt the false impression that he did not want to play for the National team anymore….
    And thats what people believe in now which is not true…
    Later when Musonda returned from an injury induced three year break from active football to play for the National team,he was inexplicably left out of the starting line-up in a crucial world cup qualifying match against South africa…
    Sources suggested that this was due to an ultimatum from Kalusha that either he or Musonda play but not together in the same team…
    Zambia was held to 0-0 draw at home and subsequently failed to qualify…
    Two decades later when Musonda’s three sons began to make an impression on the football stage their reluctance to appear for Zambia’s Junior teams was linked back to the fractious relationship between the 2,and with Bwalya as FA president,Musonda’s caution was understandable….
    At 2000 AFCON the Zambian team split apart over a dispute about bonuses when the head of the delegation Major Richard Kachingwe inexplicably handed Bwalya $50000 in cash for the players allowances….
    Bwalya informed the local players that there would only be a bonus for a win and nothing for a draw or loss…
    Having lost the first game snd drawn the second this meant that the players would receive would receive no compensation at all…
    He decreed however that the players who had come from overseas teams would be paid allowances to share $50000 between the 5 players,taking the largest portion for himself and leaving out the rest of the 23 man squad who earned a pittance in the local game….
    This caused unrest within the team leading to a player strike that was only averted at the last minute…
    Goalkeeper Davies Phiri flatly refused to play and was replaced by Emmanuel Msichili who conceded twice in a 2_2 draw with Senegal…
    Zambia left the tournament at the first hurdle…
    After the match Bwalya announced his retirement from international football…
    At 36 he would return for a brief cameo appearance in 2004 featuring in a world cup qualifying match against Liberia in which he came off the bench towards the end and scored a thunderous free kick from 40 metres away bringing the excited crowd to its feet in jubilation…
    Then he missed a penalty against Angola in the final of COSAFA only player who missed it….
    That was his last time to kick a ball as a competitive player….
    2003 he was drafted into the South African bid for the 2010 world cup on the recommendation of Ponga liwewe who was serving on the board and who advised then CEO Danny Jordan that Spanish speaker would be invaluable to cover the Conmebol countries of South America and other latin American territories…
    Jordan promptly brought Bwalya into the fold as an Ambassador but would pay a hefty price later when Bwalya turned against him…
    Bwalya actively campaigned against Jordaan in his attempts to become COSAFA and CAF committee member respectively….
    Bwalya’s disdain for Jordan intensified when his outspoken wife Emy Casaletti was asked to leave her marketing role at the 2010 world cup Bid committee…
    It would only be in 2017 that Jordaan would get into the CAF committee on the crest of the wave that swept aside CAF president Isaa Hayatou from office…
    2004 Bwalya was voted vice president FAZ and his 4 year term was characterized by open warfare between him and and the president Teddy Mulonga….
    The level of distrust was so clear when Bwalya stood up to vote for himself as he bid for the presidency of COSAFA and that was the first time to experience that in COSAFA…..
    2008 he got it as FAZ president….
    We all remember the ill fated National team trip to play a friendly match against Ghana’s Blacl stars in London when only 8 Zambian National team players made a the trip forcing the coach to call up Zambian students living in London to make up numbers…
    Few weeks earlier the Association had failed to procure tickets for referees coming for an AFCON qualifying match against COMOROS leaving thousands of fans waiting in the stadium for the game that would not take place….🤣
    The trips to Brazil,Chile,Kuwait,japan where did the money go?….
    $million was paid for the game against Brazil but who pocketed it?…

    (To be continued)

  2. Sibs says:

    Whats the motive behind this article? Elections are round the Corner. Pull me Down syndrome. This is from Kamanga and his cronies. Slandering an opponent when you think you are about to be slayed.
    ATASE!

  3. BuzzEd says:

    Zambian football still needs you Ba Kalu.

    Football legend Kalunga Bwalya has today successfully filed in his nomination for the FAZ presidency.
    FAZ will hold its Elective General Meeting on March 28, 2020 to elect new office bearers.
    “My entire life I have dedicated to football and feel that I still have a lot more to offer the game. I have presided over many committees and organizations both in football and outside of football and gained even more experience,” Kalusha said.
    Therefore I have decided to throw my hat back in the ring for FAZ presidency. In the game of football you need to be prepared to win and to lose,” he said.
    “I believe it’s worth a try to come and help Mother Zambia reclaim its former footballing glory.”

  4. Frank Nonde says:

    @ sibs, I will not call it Pull Me Down Syndrome. This are the facts voters are supposed to know when elections are around the corner, not only in football but in politics as well. many a time We vote for a wolf in sheep skin because no one opened our eyes. The adage says a leopard cannot change its spots. lets be careful.I have nothing against great KALU or Kamanga. All I want is lets have the best candidate. Someone should give Us a similar dose on other candidates. In this way the councillors will make an informed decision.

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