The Zambia National Football Team will again face Namibia in the African Nations Championship (CHAN) tournament group stage scheduled for Cameroon in
ZANIS LUSAKA - The Zambia Sports Fans Association (ZSFA) is disappointed with the national team’s early exit at the on-going World Netball Championship in Australia. ZSFA Patron Pastor Peter Makembo attributed the team’s poor performance to the untimely changes made to the technical bench prior to the team’s departure for the tournament.
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.
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.
SOME soccer fans associations have called on the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) to consider employing local coaches to lead the national soccer team. Chipolopolo Soccer Fans Association president, Yotam Mwanza told the Lusaka Star that local coaches had the potential to coach the national soccer team citing Ben Bamfuchile and Patrick Phiri as such coaches.
FOOTBALL Association of Zambia (FAZ) Communications Manager Erick Mwanza, says qualifying to the 2014 African Nations Championships (CHAN) finals in South Africa is of great significance to football development in Zambia. In an interview with the Lusaka Star, Mwanza said the CHAN championship was a very important tournament for football development. Mwanza said the Zambia developmental squad was a good and hard working team with potential of winning the return leg CHAN qualifier match against Botswana.
ZAMBIA Head Coach Herve Renard is confident Zambia will beat Zimbabwe in the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) Castle Senior Challenge Cup. Speaking in an interview on CCTV Africa sports, Renard said the Chipolopolo boys were ready for the match and that they would put up a good performance. Zambia beat South Africa 5 – 3 in a post match penalty shootout on Wednesday to secure their place in the final.
Katongo, who has also been nominated for the BBC 2012 Africa footballer of the year award, failed to make the final five after voting by national coaches, technical directors and captains. Speaking in an interview with the Lusaka star, Zambia Voluntary Soccer Fans Association (ZAVASOFA) Patron Pastor Peter Makembo said that a petition was submitted to FAZ General Secretary George Kasengele on Tuesday morning and that he expected CAF to answer soon.
The stripping of three points from Sudan in a 2014 World Cup qualifier against Zambia because one of its scorers was ineligible to play should serve as a warning to sports associations says Zambia Voluntary Soccer Fans Association (ZAVASOFA) Patron, Pastor Peter Makembo. Speaking in an interview with the Lusaka star, Pastor Makembo said the incident should not only be a warning to the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ), but also to other sports associations that want to field ineligible players in the country - cheating has got penalties.