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Fashion Sakala withdraws from squad as Chipolopolo Boys arrive in Bissau

Belgian based winger Fashion Sakala has not travelled with the Chipolopolo Boys to Guinea Bissau for this Sunday’s Cameroon 2019 African Cup of Nations.

And the Chipolopolo Boys arrived in Bissau, the capital city of the Portuguese speaking Guinea on Thursday night at around 21h45.

Fashion, who was unused substitute on Wednesday night at National Heroes Stadium in the the 2-1 victory has been excused from the fixture for personal reasons.

Though the Football Association of Zambia, FAZ are yet to comment on the 21 year old’s withdraw, the ZamFoot Crew understands that KV Oostende winger left camp on Wednesday.

“The coach (Sven Vandenbroeck) allowed the boys to mingle with their family members and friends after the game at Golden Peacook but Fashion was missing at the hotel’s lounge,”

It was soon established that the player had been given permission to visit his sick mother.

With Fashion out, Vandenbroeck now has 23 players in his travelling part.



Toaster Nsabata (Zanaco), Charles Muntanga (Nkwazi), Kennedy Mweene (Mamelodi Sundowns)


Solomon Sakala, Fackson Kapumbu (both Zesco United), Gideon Sichone (Green Buffaloes), Isaac Shamujompa, Lawrence Chungu (both Buildcon), Luka Banda (Napsa Stars), Stoppilla Sunzu (FC Metz), Kabaso Chongo (TP Mazembe-DRC)


Nathan Sinkala (TP Mazembe-DRC), Salulani Phiri (Polokwane City-RSA), Enock Mwepu (RB Salzburg-Austria), Jackson Chirwa (Green Buffaloes), Lubambo Musonda (Gandazar-Armenia), Clatous Chama (Simba FC-Tanzania), Rainford Kalaba (TP Mazembe-DRC), Bruce Musakanya (Red Arrows)

Augustine Mulenga, Justin Shonga (both Orlando Pirates-RSA), Patson Daka (RB Salzburg-Austria), Lazarous Kambole (Zesco United)

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24 Comments to Fashion Sakala withdraws from squad as Chipolopolo Boys arrive in Bissau

  1. Muchofe says:

    Amid heavy criticism from fans, this is not a good headline at all. However, I must say that he is a good player who has some weaknesses too. He only needs to understand that Zambian fans love goals and should come from whoever they expect to score. You don’t impress fans if you’re an attacking midfielder by holding on to the ball for too long or fouling opponents in dangerous areas, no. As skilful as he is, simply dribble when necessary, create gap for the game to flow and clear chances for others to finish if your acculance on the goal is questionable. Kwapwa

  2. Man link says:

    What is the main reason pliz?

  3. TK says:


  4. Big Steve 4rm SA says:

    Eish Zedians always wanting to read too much into everything. The article is very clear about him visiting his sick mother but somehow we want to draw our own conclusions.

    Now its about being selfish and goals to not playing on Wednesday….. I wonder what else or who else will follow suit with some other dreamed up conclusions and yet it is there in the article….HIS MOTHER IS SICK.

    • lukanga Kafusha Justice says:

      Big Steve there is more to this than meets the eyes. Trust me brother. When did the mother fall sick???? It is not the truth

      He lost his place and for him being a sub when he plays in europe in the same capacity he thinks he is better than other players in his position. Svend is a coach from Belgium where he plays and as such has info and knows how things are kicking

      I can see another Stone Nyirenda case apa. I rest my case

  5. Sibs says:

    Wish the mother well. Fashion is an upcoming player. He has yet to proove his worth at Senior level as he did at U20 level.

    So much potential i believe his move to Belgium will grow him.

  6. Damiano says:

    Think nothing went wrong by doing that it was good for him we also can do the same if we were to be in that situation
    Can do the work on Bola to be

  7. Tony mash says:

    Where is emmanuel mbola?? What happened to fashion sakala? Next is kalaba.. I was not impressed by the way how the coach dropped supersport united young star. Who ever is close to this arrogant pliz he wont go anywhere with that bunch of locals they failed at all tournaments. This current it has quality except two locally based defenders. Its clear that they cant compete at highest level.

    • slim says:

      @ Tonny Marsh… Obviously u r not up to speed with the happenings at Chipolopolo,and talking from s point of ignorance. Mbola brought a chick into camp and was sent packing as disciplinary measure. Gampani Lungu of course is a promising prospect, but currently being groomed for future assignments. Fashion claims his mother is ‘sick’, if true that definitely is cause for absense. But, this player is emotional, I suspect because he was overlooked as a starter could possibly be the reason. This and his reaction on being dismissed against Algeria, I forecast a short lived career; he has a wrong temperament for a footballer. Watch this space

  8. peps says:

    mwana let mama get well,i wish her quick recoverly,we’ll miss yo combination with patsn and mwepu(computer).

  9. Scout says:

    Get well soon mother. Good luck guys despite Fashion Sakala’s withdrawal. Criticism is part of the game.

  10. Given Nelson Musukwa says:

    We need goals so fashion take him back

  11. Anonymous says:

    Its true, she is no well. One thing you like about Fashion is that he pushes himself. He will be good for the future. Everyone needs national team to be talked about. Local or foreign player. Zambia is a beautiful country with lots of waterfalls. It holds 43 percent of Fresh water in Southern Africa. It has copper waiting for value addition and arable soils. It is the ideal destination for investment in Africa. The home of the Victoria falls one of the seven wonders of the world and Kalusha Bwalya. It is politically stable with a functioning democracy.

  12. Kawilila Evans says:

    Sakala made his name during the under 20 games and he deserved to be praised for that. Unfortunately he grow big and became selfish and useless in the games which came their after. Namibia Zambia game was worst for him. I don’t think without him can make us regret no. A quick recovery to the mother.

  13. Paddy says:

    As Namibia clobbers Mozambique 2-1 in Maputo to throw the group wide open with all teams now on 4 points. We need to show mental strength in our last two away matches if we are to qualify. Let’s take the game to Guinea without fear. Bring back them glory days boys!

  14. Felix mulama says:

    Leave everthing in the hand of GOD

    • Paddy says:

      Hahaha! Please leave the creator out of this. He has done His part already, the rest is up to us. Don’t start finding scapegoats.

  15. Daniel mambo says:

    GO ZAMBIA GO local and pro are all Zambians, pansi bola, creat spaces as we know back the glory you will bring. Don’t underrate the opponent that’s the secret of the game here we believe on the selected team. GO ZAMBIA GO!

  16. Anonymous says:

    Football has become competitive these days,so if you fail to deliver,then the bench will be yours always

  17. Angel mubanga says:

    Wish his mum good health and healing…
    But is he the only who is there to attend help her???or to look after???…or maybe it’s just an excuse so that people don’t look down on him when he fails the team, since it’s the last mach to qualify and all that stuff…am just thinking through.

  18. Eddie Khuku says:

    let the coach bring back kalaba nd nt mind on the selfish guy like fashion sakala

  19. fashion says:

    Ba guy tolefwya mu win bola

  20. Lengas says:

    Insansa kuchinjanya!!!

    It is high time we gave back the team to Beston Chambeshi. This white man has failed the nation severely.It over to locals now.

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