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Alba Iulia
Tuesday, February 9, 2021



It has been an dramatic day as Saturday’s 2008  Africa Cup Group 11 qualifier between Zambia and Chad to be played at Konkola stadium in Chililabombwe draws closer.

The big news is that Chad are in, and landed at Lusaka at midday today  but have refused to take a scenic six-hour drive up the Great North Road to Chingola.

Instead Chad have demanded they be flown to Ndola before connecting by road to Chingola and earlier protested at Football House in Lusaka that the game be played in the Capital instead.

After some convincing, 27-man Chad will now spend the night in Lusaka and fly out in two groups to Ndola early Thursday morning.

Meanwhile, the waiting game for Collins Mbesuma of Portsmouth continues, for at least another day.

But Zambia national team manager Solly Pando disclosed Wednesday afternoon that the striker who just ended a season-long loan deal at Portugal top club Maritimo was being expected at 20:00 hrs tonight.

Pando however was not committal over the availability of midfielder Andrew Sinkala of 2.Bundesliga club Paderborn.

And Zambia today shifted camp to Kitwe where they trained this afternoon and are expected to move to the match venue, Chililabombwe, tomorrow.


  1. First and foremost congrats to Mbesuma for sealing that deal.It surely means a lot to him and the country at large having been ejected at Portsmouth.We will pardon him for coming late this time round.
    I sympthise and totally agree with Chad for refusing to travel by road that far,imagine it was our team.We are talking of national team and not just a mare club.But I totally disagree with their request to have the game played in Lusaka.CAF gave the green light for Konkola period!!

  2. JZee, where did you read that Mbesuma has sealed a professional soccer deal after his loan period at Maritimo?

  3. Here is the latest Africa and World Rankings if you are in interested.In Brackets are the World positions while african rankings are on the left.
    1.Cameroon (14)
    2. Ghana (19)
    3. Ivory Coast (20)
    4. Nigeria (32)
    5. Morocco (35)
    6. Egypt (39)
    7. Senegal (43)
    8. Tunisia (45)
    9. Mali (49)
    10. Guinea (50)
    11. Angola (54)
    12. South Africa (57)
    13. Burkina Faso (59)
    14. Zambia (60

  4. Chad’s Le Sao should surely be flown to the Copperbelt. This is advanced mistreatment by FAZ to demoralise Le Sao. We just want to beat them nicely so that they dont attribute the thrashing to mistreatment. In SA they were flown from Jozi to Durban. The Chadians were given VIP treatment by SAFA. Came the day of the game it was 4-0 to Bafana. Please FAZ, dont embarras us. Its not in Zambia’s culture to be seen to mistreat visiting teams.

  5. Ba JZee, please, stop kachepa. Mbesuma has not sealed any deal. Actually, he is leaving Maritimo FC, and he is not going back to Portsmouth. The guy is clubless for now.

  6. 1. Scholar says:
    Dead woman resurrects?

    A WOMAN of Chiyeke area in Chavuma district in North-Western Province who died four years ago has reportedly resurrected.
    The woman, identified as Rebecca Fumbelo died in December 2003 after delivering a baby boy at Mpindi Mission Hospital in the border town.
    The woman has reappeared from neighbouring Angola, and is at her relatives’ village in Zambezi district.
    Police spokesperson Bonny Kapeso and Catholic Commission for Justice Development and Peace, (CCJDP) Zambezi district coordinator, Alex Kalukangu confirmed the incident yesterday.
    Mr Kalukangu said in an interview that he had visited the woman and that she was now staying with relatives in Zambezi.
    Mr Kalukangu said according to the relatives, the woman died while doing her grade 10 after giving birth at the mission hospital in Chavuma.
    And Mr Kapeso said he had received a report that a woman had resurrected and that relatives rightly identified her on June 8.
    “Godwine Fumbelo, her father, who is a worker at Chiyeke Rural Health Centre took her found daughter to his uncle, Kelvin Nonge under the care of a traditional healer. She is reportedly not able to speak but able to hear and see.
    “The girl was buried on December 18, 2003 at Chiyeke cemetery, the same day she died,” Mr Kapeso said.
    Mr Kalukangu said the relatives said the woman was mysteriously turned into a cow and briefly lived among the livestock until she was sold to a businesswoman in Luena, in Moxico Province of Angola.
    But when the businesswoman wanted to slaughter the ‘cow’, the animal turned into a human being.
    The businesswoman then sold the ‘woman’ as a maid to a rich businessman in Benguela.
    And after only two days as a maid, she lost her speech and appeared confused prompting the businessman to call in a diviner who put some herbs on her head and she disappeared.
    On arrival back in Zambia, she was taken to the police station.
    And at the request of her parents, she was taken away from Chavuma to Zambezi. She has not been talking until yesterday.

    • this happen in chavuma,this time the father to the girl is late mr fumbelo who used to work as a CDe or classiified daily employ,first at nyatanda RHC in west bank of chavuma,next at chiyeke RHC in town,the tranferd to zambezi then kabompo,net he was tranfrd to solwezi the back to kabompo the to lukulu,,he died from zambezi last year of 2013
      he was my workmate

  7. Mbesuma future uncertain
    Zambia National Soccer team striker, Collins Mbesuma is on his way out from his Portuguese Superliga Club, Sportive Maritimo.
    According to the Record website, Mbesuma is one of the five players who want to leave Maritimo and move to other teams next season.

    It is however, not clear why Mbesuma and his other team mates want to leave the club and where Mbesuma is headed to.

    And the Club website has also confirmed Mbesuma’s planned exit from the team, saying he is not of the players registered for the 2007/2008 season which is expected to kickoff in August.

    Last month, English Premiership side, Portsmouth who had loaned Mbesuma to Maritimo indicated that they would not recall him to the team after the expiry of the one year loan deal.

    Portsmouth Manager, Harry Redknapp indicated that Mbesuma has no future at the club despite having signed a three year contract with Pompey from South African Premier side, Kiazer Chiefs in 2005.

    Mbesuma was la

  8. continued….
    last evening expected to join the Zambia national soccer team currently in camp preparing for this Saturday’s Ghana 2008 qualifier against Chad.

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