I am not going to talk about the earth that birthed me
And spin long cliches about mother Africa and her
LEAGUE champions Zesco United remained on course of defending the title they won last season after they defeated Konkola Blades 1 – 0 in a week 22 match played at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium on Sunday. Kenyan defender David Owino popped up to head home a free kick driven into the area by Justin Zulu following a foul on Mwape Mwelwa by Godfrey Chibanga. The victory meant that Zesco United moved to 52 points and maintained a seven point lead from second placed Power Dynamos.
The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) and Barclays Bank have launched the K2.2 Million Barclays Cup that will see defending Champions Zesco United face division one group leaders Kabwe Warriors in what is expected to be an exciting encounter. The 2015 Barclays Cup will have some added attraction after Lumwana Radiants qualified for this year’s tournament. The 8th edition of the Barclay’s Cup will also see Legendary Cup fighters Mighty Mufulira Wanderers battle it with Nkwazi While Power Dynamos will face Green Buffaloes
THE Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) is saddened by the ferocious behaviour exhibited by Mighty Mufulira Wonderers’ fans that led to the abandonment of Mighty’s home game against Zesco United. And FAZ says disciplinary measures against Mighty Mufulira Wonderers will only be decided by FAZ disciplinary committee. This comes after Mighty Mufulira Wanderers’ home game against Zesco United was on Saturday abandoned at Shinde Stadium in Mufulira.
THE MTN/FAZ supper league will today come to life with mouth-watering games expected today and tomorrow. Today at 15:00hrs the Army sponsored side Green Buffaloes will hope to upset visiting Forest Rangers at the newly renovated Independence Stadium in Lusaka. Buffaloes will however be without the veteran skipper Christopher Katongo who was ruled out of action for two weeks following a muscle injury. The former Chipolopolo captain last Sunday missed Green Buffaloes’ 1-0 away victory to Power Dynamos due to injury.
Kabwe Warriors supporters are confident their team will win back promotion to the MTN-FAZ Super League. The Warriors are at the top 0f the FAZ Division One South table with 44 points and six clear of second placed Lusaka Tigers prior to the weekend games. Kabwe Warriors fan Michael Chishimba said he was sure the team would bounce back to the elite league looking at the rate it was progressing in its quest to win promotion. Mr Chishimba said the team under Coach Mohammed Fathy has improved enormously.
NKANA’S hope to move further away from the MTN Super League relegation zone have been thwarted by a one all draw with Red Arrows. Nkana, who were sitting on 17 points before the game would have easily escaped relegation zone with an outright win climbing up to ninth position on the log table. The draw sees Nkana retaining the 12th position with 18 points, one behind 13th placed National Assembly who have a game in hand.
Soccer Analyst Andrew Musonda has placed his belief in the Zambia National Soccer Team after they beat Malawi in a preparatory match ahead of the upcoming COSAFA tournament to be hosted by South Africa. In an interview with the Lusaka Star, Mr. Musonda said he believes the Chipolopolo Boys will deliver at the tournament if they maintain their performaace. Mr. Musonda said that the performance displayed by the team was satisfactory and proved the critics wrong.
THE Zambia Sports Fans Associations (ZSFA) has expressed disappointment over the Football Association of Zambia’s (FAZ) failure to pay the Zambia National Women’s soccer team allowances in full following their early exist from the just ended Africa Women Championship (AWC).
ZAMBIA National Soccer Team coach Honor Janza has called Israel based striker Evans Kangwa to the 27-man squad that starts camping this Saturday in Lusaka ahead of a must-win African Cup of Nations qualifier game against Mozambique next week. Speaking during a press briefing at football house, Janza said he decided to include Kangwa who plays his professional football at Israeli top side Hapoel Ra' ananain in order to strengthen the Chipolopolo striking force.