‘Injured’ Sate Sate Makes Chipolopolo Camp for Sudan Friendly
- Ronald ‘Sate Sate’ Kampamba
Nkana striker Ronald ‘Sate Sate’ Kampamba and his club mate Donashano Malama joined in the Tuesday training session completing the list of local players called for the international friendly match against Sudan on Sunday.
The availability of the Democratic Republic of Congo players remains doubtful with confirmation yet to be received from the players’ end.
Kampamba did not join in the main session as his injury status is still delicate despite his club Nkana featuring him in Saturday’s 3-0 loss to Sewe Sport in the CAF Confederation Cup final match that saw the Zambian champions dumped out of the continental competition.
His injury case will provide a test on the resolve of the national team technical bench that raised alarm over his having been forced to play with a long nagging ankle injury.
The team is shaping up at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka, the venue for Sunday’s clash that will mark the first match since the 60, 000 capacity stadium was built.
It will also be stand-in Chipolopolo coach Honour Janza’s first match in charge since taking over after the departure of Patrice Beaumelle on July 31.
Zambia is using the match against Sudan as a preparatory game ahead of the September 6, Morocco 2015 Africa Cup qualifier against Mozambique.
Zambia is in Group F alongside Cape Verde, Niger and Mozambique.
Janza Fine Tunes Chipolopolo for Sudan Friendly
The Zambia national team tuned up for Sunday’s international friendly match against Sudan with their opening session at the Heroes National Stadium with all but two players turning up.
Honour Janza had a full house with the exception of the Nkana duo of Donashano Malama and Ronald Kampamba who were away for the weekend’s continental clash in Ivory Coast where they lost 4-0 to Sewe Sport.
The players had a full work out but injury battling Christopher Munthali and Kabwe Warriors striker Jacob Phiri had a light workout with team physiotherapist Gibson Chaloba.
Team Doctor Joseph Kabungo who is yet to give insight on the medical condition of the team led Kennedy Mudenda and Jackson Mwanza through the paces off the main session.
Janza had the team have a full pitch game with each of the four goalkeepers called to camp having a run.
The race for the number one gloves man on Sunday is among back to action Danny Munyau, Joshua Titima, Toaster Nsabata and maybe Edison Phiri.
Upfront is where there could be another headache as Janza steps in to see if Fwayo Tembo has done enough to lead the lines in a set up that has the likes of Moses Phiri, Jackson Mwanza, Josephat Kasusu with Roderick Kabwe and the fit again Bruce Musakanya in line for wing slots.
But the remaining four days could redefine the set up with the possible return of Kampamba and Mudenda looking to push for places.
Zambia plays Sudan on Sunday in a game that will mark the first international match at Heroes Stadium with gate charges pegged at K80 all round and K500 VIP.
However, for all the hype surrounding the stadium it could still be a little more time before the on-going road works outside are completed.
Chipolopolo Regroup for Sudan Friendly
Chipolopolo regroup this morning ahead of Sunday’s international friendly against Sudan to be played at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka.
Interim coach Honour Janza has called 25 players for the Sudan game that will be his first match since assuming the top post following the departure of Patrice Beaumelle for Ivory Coast where he is serving as assistant to Herve Renard.
The local lads have had two weeks of three days training sessions with the sending away of the Power Dynamos trio of Joshua Titima, Kennedy Mudenda and Richard Kasonde having hit the headlines last week but the trio have been recalled and will be back to the national fold.
Zambia will be using the game to prepare for the September 6 Africa Cup qualifier against Mozambique in Ndola.
The Chipolopolo are in Group F alongside Niger, Cape Verde and Mozambique.
South Africa Women Silence Zambia
- Charles Bwale
The South Africa women national team showed just how much work Zambia needs to do as they prepare for the October 2014 Africa women national championships in Namibia when they pulverized the hosts 4-0 in an international friendly at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka.
Coach Charles Bwale put up a brave face at the end of the match but few could have shared his positivity having witnessed the Shepolopolo put up an amateurish display to sound warning shots ahead of the Africa Cup.
South Africa’s Portia Modise helped herself to a hat trick with Shiwe Nogwanya adding the other goal.
Zambia offered little in terms of resistance as Banyana Banyana turned the game into a literal practice session.
Nogwanya opened the score in the 31st minute while Modise increased the tally with goals in the 63rd, 70th and another in added time.
Zambia is in Group A where they face hosts Namibia, Nigeria and Ivory Coast.
Heroes Stadium Gets 2 AfCON Qualifiers
Lusaka will finally get a taste of competitive international football after FAZ announced that the newly built Heroes National Stadium will host two Morocco 2015 Africa Cup qualifiers.
Levy Mwanawasa Stadium which had become the traditional venue of the Chipolopolo since June 2012 will only host one home match on September, 6 against Mozambique.
Heroes Stadium will host the match against Niger on October, 15 and the other Group F fixture on November, 19 against Niger.
Interestingly both matches will be midweek matches occurring on Wednesdays.
The 60, 000 capacity structure will host its first match on August, 31 with an international friendly against Sudan.
Zambia is in Group F alongside Mozambique, Niger and Cape Verde in the race for Morocco, 2015.
Janza names 25 for Sudan friendly
Chipolopolo coach Honour Janza has named 25 players to do battle against Sudan in an international friendly set for Heroes Stadium on August, 31 in Lusaka.
The TP Mazembe batch has been left out despite all the hype surrounding their call up for the international friendly.
Janza has roped in the three Power Dynamos players Joshua Titima, Richard Kasonde and Kennedy Mudenda who he had sent away from the three days training camp held during the week after they turned up late.
Expectedly Janza has drafted clubless Fwayo Tembo while there is no place for Justin Zulu but his teammate Winstone Kalengo has made the cut.
The team enters into residential camp on Sunday ahead of the Sudan game that will be played under floodlights and will act as the first match that the 60, 000 capacity stadium will host.
It will also be the first match that Janza will oversee since being handed the reins of power after the departure of Patrice Beaumelle on July, 31.
Goalkeepers: Danny Munyau (Red Arrows), Joshua Titima (Power Dynamos), Toaster Nsabata (Nchanga Rangers)
Defenders, Chris Munthali (Nkana), Adrian Chama Adrian (Green Buffaloes), Jimmy Chisenga (Red Arrows), Nyambe Mulenga (Zesco United), Chilufya George (Nchanga), Roderick Kabwe (Zanaco), Fackson Kapumbu (Zanaco), Alick Tembo (National Assembly), Midfielders, Donashano Malama (Nkana), Shadreck Malambo (Red Arrows), Richard Kasonde (Power Dynamos),
Fwayo Tembo (Unattached), Bruce Musakanya (Red Arrows), Julius Situmbeko (Power Dynamos), Kennedy Mudenda (Power Dynamos), Timothy Mbewe (National Assembly), Simon Bwalya (Nkana), Jacob Phiri (Kabwe Warriors), Strikers, Kalengo Winstone (Zesco), Moses Phiri (Zanaco), Kasusu Josephat (Kabwe Warriors), Jackson Mwanza (Zesco)
The team goes into camp on 24th August, 2014 in Lusaka.
Sakuwaha Celebrates ‘Shock’ Recall to Chipolopolo
TP Mazembe striker Jonas Sakuwaha has welcomed his shock recall to the national team after a long absence from the Chipolopolo set up.
Sakuwaha who was last part of the national team set up at the 2013 Africa Cup has been drafted into the team that will face Sudan as part of the TP Mazembe contingent that will comprise the foreign based batch available for the match.
The former Zesco United striker told bolazambia.com that he had always prayed for an opportunity to be back at the national team.
Sakuwaha, who held a lot of promise in a decent run with Zesco United on the continental front in 2010, has remained one of those stars that have never really come to the party for the Chipolopolo and will be hoping to bury old time ghosts and win over the selectors.
He even had a stint in France with FC Lorient where he had signed prior to the Angola 2010 Africa Cup and then coach Herve Renard excused him from the tournament to try and cement in place in Ligue1 but he never broke into the first team and ended up in Sudan where he started for El Merreikh and later Al Hilal.
However, TP Mazembe gave him a lifeline last season although he suffered a serious foot injury that kept him off the team for months.
“It feels good to be re-called to the national team unexpected,” he said.
The Chipolopolo boys will enter residential camp on Sunday for the international friendly against Sudan.
FAZ Switch Date for Sudan Friendly
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The game against Sudan will be played on Sunday instead of the scheduled August, 30 date.
Football House sources have told bolazambia.com that the game has been moved to avoid a clash with the Under-20 national team that faces Malawi on Saturday at Nkoloma Stadium in their Senegal, 2015 race.
The Under-20 is within 90 minutes of qualifying for the Africa youth championships after beating Malawi 2-1 in Blantyre last weekend.
Zambia will host Sudan on August, 31 at the Heroes Stadium in what will be the first match at the newly built stadium.
The game is expected to be an evening kickoff as FAZ and the Ministry of Sports want to test the lighting system of the venue.
Zambia has been shaping up from the Heroes Stadium which is almost complete with only access roads being done while the pitch is in usable form.
Chipolopolo Locals Conclude Weekly Camp
The local Chipolopolo concluded their camp today with a 2-1 win over Division One outfit Zesco Malaiti at Heroes National Stadium in Lusaka.
Zambia is using the match as a build up for their August, 31 clash against Sudan in an international friendly match that will be the first match at the newly built 50, 000 capacity structure.
Honour Janza has had a turbulent week with his sending off of the three Power Dynamos players not going down well with some quarters in the game while his recall of clubless Fwayo Tembo has also elicited some mixed reactions.
However, it all seemed to cool off when his side wound up the three day camp with a 2-1 win, with all the players having a run in on the pitch.
In the first set Tembo was paired alongside youngster Patrick Ngoma with the other notable in the set up being Mischeck Chaila who took over the holding role with India bound Kondwani Mtonga and Justin Zulu out for this week’s camp.
There was also a run in for Nkana’s Simon Bwalya in the first batch that had Tembo getting the goal from a Ngoma assist while Aaron Kabwe got the goal for Zesco’s Malaiti team.
Back to action Red Arrows goalie Danny Munyau was took his place between the sticks.
In the second batch that seems to be the first choice string Janza had a George Chilufya and Nyambe Mulenga central defence pairing while Jimmy Chisenga and Fackson Kapumbu were in the wing back slots.
Under-20 star Larry Bwalya, Kabwe Warriors’ Jacob Phiri, Moses Phiri, Roderick Kabwe and Jackson Mwanza were in the running for attack roles with fit again Bruce Musakanya deployed on the right wing.
It was Bwalya who got the winning goal from a Jacob Phiri assist to at least give Janza something to cool off as he meanders his way around a very volatile project.
Janza is expected to name his squad to face Sudan on Friday with the team entering camp on Sunday.
The friendly is being used as a build up for the Morocco 2015 Africa Cup qualifier set for Levy Mwanawasa Stadium on September, 6 before facing Cape Verde six days later in Praia in back to back Group F encounters.
Janza says Fwayo Tembo Call Up to Help Save Player’s Career
Interim Chipolopolo coach Honour Janza says he decided to call clubless Chipolopolo striker Fwayo Tembo to help him save his career.
And Janza says his ejection of three Power Dynamos players from camp had nothing to do with the club but the discipline expected of national team players.
Speaking after the morning workout at Heroes Stadium yesterday, Janza said Tembo needed the support of the fans and all football followers to put back his career on track.
Tembo is currently holed up in Lusaka and training with local side Red Arrows as he keeps his eyes on a possible professional deal.
He spectacularly fell out with his former club Giurgiu Astra last year in September after the club chairman singled him out for criticism.
“It is a big concern (that he is inactive), that is why we have brought him to be active because if again we try to close him, he will be dead, he will be buried,” Janza said.
“If he is not active, what will impress us is it to continue seeing him inactive or make him active? So we are trying to open his doors to make him active that is what we have done.”
“…we realize that he has made his effort to join Red Arrows so he just needs a lot of people to support him, that is what we have done, we have just created a platform,” he said.
On his having put his foot down to assert his authority by chasing Power Dynamos players Kennedy Mudenda, Joshua Titima and Richard Kasonde the coach said discipline was cardinal.
“They must stay focused. It is open to all the players but discipline is cardinal it is key for us to succeed we must be discipline,” he said.
The team is in camp ahead of the August 30 international friendly against Sudan in Lusaka at Heroes Stadium.
Zambia has been using the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola since it was commissioned in June 2012 but the Chipolopolo may add another home in Lusaka with the newly built Heroes Stadium that is seeing final touches to the access roads being done.
The team may not break camp ahead of the friendly but the status quo could raise controversy with clubs gunning for points while the double header billed for this weekend will have a contractual obligation twist by SuperSport.