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OPINION: Zambia retains power house status

JUST IN 2019|Zambia has recorded substantial success in 8-different assignments, with 7-different sets of teams.

Meanwhile, Zambia Senior National Soccer team started the year 2019 on a bright note, thrashing stubborn neighbors Namibia 4-1 in the final qualifying matches of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Zambia joined from the quarter-final stage, going all the to defeat Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Botswana to lift the trophy, which was last won 6years ago.

Green Eagles FC which comprise of just Zambian players came out third at the CECAFA KAGAME Clubs Cup held in Rwanda.
Eagles eliminated Kenyan giants Gor Mahia in the quarter-final stage before defeating AS Maniema of DRC in the 3rd and 4th Playoff.

Green Eagles FC defied all odds by beating African record time giants Orlando Pirates 2-1 on aggregate to advance to the second round of the 2019/20 CAF Champions League.

Zesco United FC maintained their high profile status in African football by beating Green Mamba of Eswatini 3-0 on aggregate in the preliminary round, to advance to the first round of qualifying matches for the Caf 2019/20 Champions League; set to face Young Africans of Tanzania.

Zambia Senior Women’s national team went all the way to the Final of the 2019 Women COSAFA Championship losing by a narrow 1-0 to South Africa.

Junior Copper Queens replicated the Senior team’s performance going unbeaten all the way to the final but unfortunate to suffer a narrow defeat in the final to East African side Tanzania.

CHAN 2020
A locally assembled Chipolopolo squad came from behind to successfully edge out neighbors Botswana 3-2 on aggregate in the second round, to advance to the final round of qualifying matches, set to battle against Eswatini on 20th September.

Zambia’s arguably dream team dubbed ‘Bola Na Lesa’ boys maintained unbeaten run since graduating to the Under-23 stage, by defeating West African side Congo Brazzaville 5-4 on aggregate to qualify to the Egypt 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
The junior Chipolopolo led by the red-hot trio of Enock Mwepu, Patson Dak, and Fashion Sakala, beat stubborn neighbors Malawi 2-0 on aggregate in the first round.


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9 Comments to OPINION: Zambia retains power house status

  1. GSK11 says:

    Just looking at upcoming fixtures
    CHAN, then Afcon for U 23 then Qatar 2022… CAF also….
    not forgetting UEFA champions league for RB Salzburg…

    Before, we couldn’t stop losing , now we can’t stop winning-
    Zamfoot, we were ALWAYS a powerhouse!!

  2. Chali says:

    Ba Zamfoot, I know you will not publish my posting as usual. However truth be told, we are very far away from being a power house. Beating Botswana, winning COSAFA, ZESCO winning, please let us be serious. How about the last two AFcon, selective analysis. The only team worth talking about is the under 23. Look after it and there is hope, trusting their ages are correct.

    • Bsimms says:

      Which Power house! ???

      When we are on course for the 3rd time consecutive failure to qualify for the Afcon championship….

      Right now we have no coach. No proper plan for the national team.

  3. Chintubwingi says:

    What power house status imwe, you just win against Congo with that lousy defence, and you already calling yourself powerhouse, wait until you meet Nigeria in Egypt, they will molest that weak defense of yours, in fact they will put you were you belong. Cosafa

  4. Chintubwingi says:

    The heading should say COSAFA powerhouse

  5. Bsimms says:

    Well 🤔 we have had steady progress & not even close. The ONLY true success stories are:

    1. The female national teams at all levels have stepped up their game. Hope U17 replicates the form;

    2. Green Eagles! Man that’s what y]ou call stepping up in style & grabbing an opportunity so that NO ONE on the continent ignores your existence. Now let the Angolans testify. Avenge Zesco’s loss in that country 2 seasons ago;

    3. The U23 team & their pursuit to ensure Zambia’s back on the scene of continental football. A qualification to the Olympics will justify the ascendancy to top teams in Africa.


    1. Botswana;

    2.Namibia; and

    3. Possibly Eswatini by the main National team is proof we still haveneed to put our house in order.

    4. ZESCO UTD is always almost getting to the Champions league final BUT they have never been good enough. This team is content with just participating on the continental sphere.

    5. NKANA & ZANACO 😥😓 what kind of prayers do we need on the continental level? Pull your socks and be counted…

    • Stephen says:

      You elucidated our football status so well!!!

      There is still a lot to be done before we reclaim the powerhouse status.

      • Bsimms says:

        Indeed Steven at least the newly assembled under 17 ladies team performed well by reaching the semis of COSAFA.

        When the main team makes it to the OLYMPICS by beating BOTSWANA, KENYA &/ GHANA that will be an awesome way to close this year on the soccer front.

        This includes the U23 finishing in the top 3 at the Afcon.


      i like your language

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