I am not going to talk about the earth that birthed me
And spin long cliches about mother Africa and her
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.
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.
Zambia National Soccer team coach Patrice Beaumelle has said that he was impressed with Zambia’s performance in an international friendly match against Japan. Speaking to the media at a press briefing, Beaumelle said despite losing by a goal, the Chipolopolo boys deserved to be praised for a job well done. He added that no one was to be blamed for the 4-3 loss against Japan adding that the loss was a call for hard work.
MUTENDERE Football Club owner Simataa Simataa has described the life ban issued on him by the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) as unfortunate and unfair. Simaataa had been charged with making disparaging remarks and taking legal action against some of the FAZ employees. In a later dated March 23, 2014 addressed to Simataa, FAZ general secretary George Kasengele said Simataa had been banned after he was found guilty of violating the FAZ Disciplinary Code and the Constitution.
ZESCO United football club has vowed to continue supporting football in Zambia through its annual ZESCO managing director’s tournament. The ZESCO managing director’s tournament is used as a platform for discovering new talent from different parts of the country. In an interview with the Lusaka Star, ZESCO United acting chief operating officer Linus Chanda said the club was dedicated to supporting football in the country adding that the tournament was used as a tool to develop football.
THE 2005 Zambian Charity Shield winners, Red Arrows F.C are ready for their forth-coming final clash against the MTN Super League Champions Nkana F.C in the Samuel Zoom Ndhlovu charity shield tie. The match which is slated for the 22nd of February this year will be hosted at Arthur Davis Stadium in Kitwe. In an interview with the Lusaka Star, Red Arrows team captain and recently crowned 2013 Zambian footballer of the year, Bronson Chama said the team was well prepared for the match.
MTN Super League Champions Nkana F.C are ready for their forthcoming clash against Mbabane Swallows of Swaziland in the CAF Champions league. Speaking in an interview with the Lusaka Star, Nkana team manager Charles Chakatazya said the boys are well prepared for the first leg match to be played on 9th February, 2014 at the Somhlolo National Stadium in Lobamba, Swaziland. “We are ready and are just winding up with the preparations for the match against Swallows,” he said.