Chintu says Chipolopolo Will Find Nyambe, Sunzu Cover
National team assistant coach Chintu Kampamba says that the national team has enough cover at the back in place of accident victim Nyambe Mulenga and the back to action Stoppilla Sunzu.
Kampamba also said that three foreign based players had been with the team to shape up with the team and named them as Chisamba Lungu, Nathan Sinkala and Armenia based Lubambo Musonda.
Sunzu has just returned to fitness and missed out on the last four fixtures of Ligue2.
Kampamba told bolazambia.com that the national team had a wider pool of defenders that could replace the Mulenga but admitted the Zesco United defender will be missed.
“We have got quite a number of defenders but we will definitely miss Nyambe because he came out quite strongly when Sunzu got injured during the qualifiers but we have enough cover,” he said.
“We are looking at Kondwani Mtonga who is doing well in India and we also have Bronson Chama who has come back with Christopher Munthali who played a role in the qualifiers.”
He added: “Although it was going to be good for Nyambe to be part of this tournament after working so hard to get there.”
Kampamba said that the local players should not think that their chances to break into the team are limited but should fight hard.
He said that even those that had in the past fallen out at the last moment.
“Of course there are those that have been left in the past but even us it is not always that we made it in the team so they have to be ready to fight hard. Endurance is part of football,” he said.
Of the 26 member provisional list that is set to be unveiled next week about 12 local players are expected to make the travelling list for the camp in South Africa.
The Chipolopolo boys will play an international friendly on January, 4 at Orlando Stadium.
Accident Victim Nyambe Mulenga Out of Afcon 2015
FAZ has announced that Chipolopolo defender Nyambe Mulenga will be out of action for a minimum of 12 weeks effectively ruling him out of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.
Nyambe is one of the three national team players that were involved in a road traffic accident on Sunday morning in Kabwe as they travelled for national duty. The others, Changwe Kalale and Satchmo Chakawa, all from Zesco United are equally out of action.
The driver of the Zesco United executive bus, Mwiza Ndovi, died on the spot while club administrative secretary Frank Chitambala is also admitted to Kabwe General Hospital.
Football Association of Zambia General Secretary George Kasengele has visited the accident victims at Kabwe General Hospital.
Nyambe Mulenga: has suffered a fracture on his right leg and has several lacerations on the body. He will need a POP later. Mulenga will be out of action for at least twelve weeks.
Changwe Kalale; Has suffered a fracture on his left leg and has a deep on cut the right side of the head and a broken right arm.
Satchmo Chakawa;has a ruptured spleen and a raptured bladder. His condition has been described as serious but stable.
Nyambe spoke to Mr Kasengele and assured him that he is determined to get better.
The three players were this morning involved in an accident out side Kabwe on their way to Lusaka for the local Chipolopolo camp.
Picture: from FAZ
Accident puts Nyambe Mulenga’s Afcon dream in jeopardy
Chipolopolo defender Nyambe Mulenga has reportedly survived a road traffic accident on his way to the national team.
Mulenga who was on his way to the national team camp ahaed of the 2015 Africa Cup is a key member of the Chipolopolo squad after coach Honour Janza handed him a recall during the Africa Cup qualifiers.
Sources have told bolazambia.com that the driver of the car Mulenga was in has died.
The accidents puts the hard tackling Zesco United defender’s appearance at the 2015Africa Cup in jeoprady.
Other national team players in the accident are Green Eagles goalkeeper Satchimo Chakawa and under-17 midfielder Changwe Kalale.
Details to follow…
MTN, FAZ Seal $3 Million Deal
Mobile giant MTN has announced the renewal of the three year league sponsorship of the FAZ league.
The deal is worth US$3 million (K19, 200, 000) for the first two years and is subject to revision in the third year.
During a press briefing at Football House MTN Chief Executive Officer Abdul Ismail said the institution was happy to remain the league main sponsor.
MTN took over sponsorship from Konkola Copper Mines who had been the league sponsorship from 2004.
Ismail said that MTN would introduce various promotions at stadia when the league resumes next year.
“Our partnership with FAZ started in 2010 when most companies did not think it prudent to invest in local football,” he said.
“Today, we are proud to be associated with the success scored by FAZ over the period of our partnership. These include, winning of the 2012 AFCON, hosting and winning of the 2013 COSAFA Senior Challenge and making the MTN/FAZ Super League competitive and watched across Africa.”
FAZ president Kalusha Bwalya has thanked MTN for the sponsorship.
Zambia Prepare for Zim, Angola or Malawi Clash at Under-20 Tourney
Zambia and Namibia finished took the top two places in Group B of the Under COSAFA Youth Championship in Zimbabwe to advance to the semifinals. Zambia may face either hosts Zimbabwe, Angola or Malawi in the last four.
Zambia thumped Lesotho 4-0 to continue their excellent form at this year’s competition.
Patrick Ngoma headed Zambia in front before Harrison Musonda grabbed a brace in the second half and Ngoma got his second late on.
Namibia were held to a goalless draw by South Africa but that proved enough to finish runners-up in the pool.
05/12/14 Zambia 6-1 South Africa
06/12/14 Namibia 1-0 Lesotho
08/12/14 Namibia 0-2 Zambia
08/12/14 South Africa 1-3 Lesotho
10/12/14 Zambia 4-0 Lesotho
10/12/14 South Africa 0-0 Namibia
Team P W D L GF GA Pts
Zambia3 3 0 0 0 12 1 9
Namibia 3 1 1 1 1 2 4
Lesotho 3 1 0 2 3 6 3
South Africa 3 0 1 2 2 9 1
Players Abroad: Mayuka Gets Man Utd Feel
Chipolopolo forward Emmanuel Mayuka was on the losing side as his club Southampton continue suffered a successive third defeat. Mayuka came off the bench in the 78th minute replacing Shane Long but could not help his side survive a Robin Van Persie inspired Manchester United snatch a 2-1 win that shot them third of the table. Just like against Aston Villa, Manchester City or Arsenal, Mayuka seemingly had little time to make a mark for the Saints and thus is confined to a 10 minutes playtime. Southampton lost 2-1 last night to a weak Manchester United.
Rodgers Kola scored a brace to send his side top of the Israeli league. Iron Kryat Shmona were away to Maccabi Haifa but eased past them as the Zambian scored in both halves to propel Shmona to the summit. Kola scored the first goal of the match in the 19th minute and rounded off the brace in the 91st minute of the added time. The match ended Maccabi Haifa 1-3 Iron Kryat Shmona. Meanwhile, Evans Kangwa’s and Emmanuel Mbola’s Hapoel Ranaana team are rooted in the relegation zone as they sit on 10th position in the league. In Israel, the club that finishes 7th down to 14th face each other in the playoffs for survival and Ranaana are 3 points away from safety and were held to a 1 all draw by Sakhin on Saturday.
Relegation bound Amazulu of South Africa suffered yet another defeat to remain rooted to the bottom of the PSL. Bornwell Mwape’s Amazulu were brushed aside by Collins Mbesuma’s Mpumalanga Black Aces and surely will not be in the PSL next season. FT, Amazulu 1-3 Black Aces. Meanwhile, Mweene’s Mamelodi Sundowns were on song as they beat Free State Stars and Zambia’s number saved a clean sheet as the match ended 2-0 in favour of Sundown. Joseph Musonda’s Polokwane thrashed Chippa utd by 3 goals to 1.
Nathan Sinkala is still out injured and missed Grasshoppers’ defeat by former Young Boys by 1 goal to nil. Grasshoppers 0-1 Young Boys.
Luka Lungu scored the equaliser in the 1 all draw for D.R.C’s Don Bosco againsts Lubumbashi Sports. Rainford Kalaba missed out in TP Mazembe’s away win at Dauphins Noirs. Kabaso Chongo had an assist in the winner goal in the 94th minute as Mazembe snatched a dramatic winner on a rainy day.
Clifford Mulenga was introduced in the 83rd minute for the Ajax Cape Town goalless draw with Supersport United. Mukuka Mulenga played 10 minutes more than Christopher Katongo as the two Zambian internationals faced off in Blomfontein Celtic and Bidvest Wits respectively. Katongo was substituted out in the 63rd minute and 10 minutes later Mulenga was also substituted on the other side. Match ended, Celtic 0-1 Bidvest.
In Egypt, Felix Katongo played some part in Al Ittihad 1-all draw away to Arab Contractors. Stoppila Sunzu was not in the team for Sochaux’s FA Cup against Strausbourg. Chisamba Lungu was also on a loosing side when his Russian club were beaten by Spartak Moscow. FT: Spartak Moscow 2-0 Ural.
Jacob Mulenga’s four game scoring streak came to an end when Adana Dermispor were beaten 1-0 by Gaziantep. Mulenga has scored in every match after being left out by Janza in the two final Afcon qualifiers with Mozambique and Cape Verde. However, his club lost Monday but he remains the clubs top scorer with 7 goals in 10 matches.
Compiled by Francis Mwansa
Zambia Storm COSAFA Under-20 Sem-finals
Zambia booked a semi-final place at the Cosafa U20 Cup after beating Namibia 2-0 on Monday in Bulawayo.
Midfielder Kasashi Lupiya scored twice to hand Zambia progress with a game to spare pushing Hector Chilombo’s lads to a maximum six points after two matches.
Zambia were 6-1 winners against South Africa two days ago and will face Lesotho on Wednesday to complete their group fixtures.
Chilombo’s side will be in the semifinals on Friday to face one of the top two finishers from Group A which has Malawi, Angola, Mozambique and hosts Zimbabwe.
Chilombo’s Under-20 Lads on Verge of Quarterfinal Berth
Zambia’s Under-20 today face Namibia at the on-going COSAFA Youth Championship in Bulawayo with victory guaranteeing Hector Chilombo’s side of a a place in the quarterfinals.
Enjoying a massive start to the competition that came with a 6-1 triumph over South Africa, the Zambians lads are favourite to overcome Group B joint leaders Namibia who struggled to a 1-0 victory over Lesotho in their opening fixture.
The match will be played at Barbourfields Stadium where Chilombo will be looking forward to complete his group stage job and ensure the concluding fixture against Lesotho is a mere formality that can be used to assess the second tier team members.
Hat-trick Patson Daka is expected to be at the centre of Chilombo and Zambia’s game plane for a successful day out. Chilombo’s group assignment will conclude on Friday with a date against Lesotho.
He overall aims to give Zambia a 10th title as he prepares the lads for the African Youth Championship in Senegal next year. Zambia is the most succesful side in the competition with nine titles with Zimbabwe and South Africa tied in second place on 6 apiece.
05/12/14 Zambia 6-1 South Africa
06/12/14 Namibia 1-0 Lesotho
08/12/14 Namibia vs Zambia Barbourfields Stadium
08/12/14 South Africa vs Lesotho Barbourfields Stadium
10/12/14 Zambia vs Lesotho Barbourfields Stadium
10/12/14 South Africa vs Namibia Luveve Stadium
Team P W D L GF GA Pts
Zambia 1 1 0 0 6 1 3
Namibia 1 1 0 0 1 0 3
Lesotho 1 0 0 1 0 1 0
S/Africa 1 0 0 1 1 6 0
It’s D.R Congo, Cape Verde & Tunisia for Zambia at AfCON 2015
Zambia have been drawn in Group B of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations with neigbhours Democratic Republic of Congo, North African powerhouse Tunisia and giant-killing Cape Verde.
The draw was conducted in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea a short while ago. The rest of the draw is as follows.
Cape Verde, considered football outsiders, shocked Zambia by leading the qualifying group into the 2015 edition.
Chipolopolo kick off Afcon Preps on Dec 14
The Chipolopolo boys will commence their preparations for the 2015 Africa Cup on December, 14th when the local players enter residential camp.
Coach Honour Janza has named 24 local players with league champions Zesco United three players in Nyambe Mulenga, Jackson Mwanza and Simon Silwimba.
The squad also welcomes back Green Buffaloes long serving defender Dennis Banda and Choma Eagles goalie Satchmo Chakawa.
Zambia will await their opponents this evening in a draw to be conducted in Malabo Equatorial Guinea.
Goalkeepers: Danny Munyao (Red Arrows), Satchmo Chakawa (Green Eagles), Toaster Nsabata(Nchanga Rangers), Joshua Titima (Power Dynamos),
Defenders: Nyambe Mulenga (Zesco United), Christopher Munthali, Donashano Malama (Both Nkana), Alex Mwamba (Power Dynamos), Dennis Banda (Green Buffaloes), Jimmy Chisenga (Red Arrows), Roderick Kabwe (Zanaco)
Midfielders: Spencer Sautu (Green Eagles), Shadreck Malambo, Bruce Musakanya (Both Red Arrows), Kennedy Mudenda (Power Dynamos), Larry Bwalya (Nchanga Rangers), Changwe Kalale (Chambeshi), Nsofwa Mwansa (Kabwe Warriors), Charles Zulu (Zanaco), Kayawe Kapota (Napsa Stars),Simon Silwimba (Zesco United)
Strikers: Jackson Mwanza (Zesco United), Ronald Kampamba, Festus Mbewe (Both Nkana)