Saturday, July 20, 2024

Zambia national team Thursday Update


The Zambia national football team this morning left for South Africa ahead of this Saturdays Cosafa Castle Cup semifinal match against Mozambique to be played in Tswane.

The team was expected to be joined later during the day by five South African based players in Tswane where they team drove to after landing at OR Tambo.

Striker Noah Chivuta of Wits University, defenders Billy Mwanza and Joseph Musonda from Golden Arrows including the Free State Stars duo goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene and fullback Kampamba Chintu are all due o join the team before the end of the day today.

And in the traveling party from Zambia was Malaysia based striker Philemon Chipeta who turned up in camp in Lusaka on Wednesday evening prior to departure for South Africa.

Konkola Blades striker Felix Nsunzu is also expected to join the team by Friday after a delay from Tunisia where he was attending trials.

Zambia are the Cosafa Castle Cup defending champions after beating fellow three-time winners Angola 2-0 in the final played in Lusaka October 21.

The team will face Mozambique in a 14:00 hrs kickoff at Super Stadium during a Cosafa Castle Cup semifinal doubleheader.

Hosts South Africa take on Botswana in the other semifinal at the same event at 16:00 hrs.


  1. This looks good. Other players need to be given a chance to prove themselves and COSAFA happens to be like a good opportunity. Hope we can retain the cup.

  2. So which is which,some papers are saying chipeta did not travel and that simukonda is disappointed becasue the boy did not turn up in camp? who do we buy the story from. The daily mail writes one story, the Times of Zambia another, the POst a different thing and the Lusaka Times another altogether??????????????????

  3. Its looking up well for Zambia’s sports infrastructure development. News is that the GRZ and the Olympic commitee have signed a MOU to construct a sports complex with a seating capacity of 40,000, in addition to the chairman Mao Tse Dung in Ndola, plus the one earmaked in Livingstone, and the refurbishing of the veteran Independence stadium where they are putting the artficial playing tuff and reconstructing of the grand stand. with the refurbished independence stadium Zambia would be able to play its cojoined 2010 world cu and AFCOn qualifiers. i think Zambia would be in stead to host the 2012 AFCON, its about time.

  4. Billy,Chips,RN,Nkandu.K,Kemps Mwelwa etc and the rest of the guys based in S.A it would be nice to link up with you at the stadium you have kept some of us well informed soccer wise with your contributions.To all the regular guys world wide on the blog keep it up!

  5. My response #5 was just a remark to report by CHIPS #3. Apologies guys no offence to anyone. Yah we can link up in ePitori. But what time and exactly where.

  6. The only stadiums i have been to in Pretoria are Caledonian Stadium & Loftus Stadium. Don’t know any spots or corners of the Super Stadium.I’m sure the will be a Zedian corner or spot we can link up there.

  7. Do you guys wish to meet before the game,i will be coming with a friend and we trying to link up with a reporter from Zed he might arrive today or tomorrrow.Still we can pursue better ways to meet before the game or at the game.

  8. #4 Mugwanti wa pitori! I will confirm by about 10pm tonight… I’m still undecided about whether I’m going to Free State.

  9. Gents, Unfortunately I’m starting off for the Free State in an hours time. Please cheer the boys on on my behalf. I am with you in spirit. Viva Chipolopolo!

  10. #13 Ba antkaso bakalamba ati shani ukutalala so. Get involved and lets chat. There is definitely no gate D here but today we shall create one.

    #17 Justice Yes I am from Luapala as my name clearly suggests

  11. Looks like the game wont be televised on SABC, can the people in Zed post us with the latest developments on the game as it progresses please?

    We will be cheering with you guys at the stadium.
    God Bless.

  12. Hi people I just saw the highlights, The Demolition squad comprizing under 20 and under 23 has completed their job over Mozambique. Zambia 3 – 0 Mozambique.

    Congratulations boys for a job well done, the South African commentators are full of praise for a well structured youth programme from under 17 to senior level. It amazes me that they are the same guys who were writing down Zambia. A sudden change of heart or are they just scared of what Zambia might pour out on them the next time we meet if they manage to make it to the final!!!

  13. Mayuka is a gem. I said it last time. He has just announced his name on the national soccer scene. This guy is going to be a hit if he is nurtured right. Mbesuma should worry if he will be in the starting line up in the next two years. Collins needs to wake up and start performing or he will lose his place

  14. I like the way the Faz website looks. With Zambia’s big stars on the homepage. Mbesuma, Mayuka, Jacob Mulenga and Katongo are all featuring.

  15. congrats young chipolopolo, I watched the highlights too, the guys aew good. Scorers- Noah Chivuta, Emmanuel Mayuka and William Njobvu. We will hammer BB again after their lucky 1-0 win over the Zebras. Zambia has abundant talent, the SABc commentators acknolwedged the fact that despite their PSL league being better than ours, the organisation in Zambia in which players graduate from under 17, 20, 23 to senior team is impressive for Zambia, South AFrica can only look on with its red eye in envy. Viva Chipolopolo. Here we come January to conquer Africa. FAz needs to round up all its players all over the world to form a formidable team for AFCON and World cup.

  16. Kabwe Warriors maintained their one-point lead in second place after a 2-0 away to City of Lusaka at Woodlands stadium this afternoon in a Faz Premier League Week 26 fixture.Warriors are on 49 points after collecting their revenge win over City who beat them 1-0 on May 1 at Railway Ground in Kabwe in the first leg of todays league fixture. Goals from Musonda Mweuke and Vias Mwendalubi ensured Warriors stayed second and on course for a possible first runner-up league finish since 1998.Green Buffaloes are third on 48 points after a 2-1 away win at Sunset stadium to departing league champions Zanaco this afternoon while Lusaka Dynamos exchange places with the latter after a 2-0 home win over relegation threatened national Assembly.

  17. Power Dynamos are 6th after a 3-1 home win over bottom of the table and now confirmed relegated Nakambala Leopards at Arthur Davies in Kitwe. Nakambala are the first team to be confirmed relegated this season. Second from bottom Forest Rangers handed themselves some glimmer of hope when they beat Konkola Blades 1-0 to put the pressure on the visitors beleaguered coach Dean Mwiinde who has lost the first of his two-game ultimatum matches.

  18. Elsewhere, promoted and 7th placed Young Arrows made a strong case for survival when they drew 1-1 with 3rd from bottom Zamtel who are unbeaten since Levy Chabala took over at the club in May despite being in a precarious position on the table in the drop zone. Roan United and Nchanga Rangers in 10th and 12th place respectively played out to a scoreless draw at Nchanga stadium in Chingola but they still have three games to make sure they are safe if they are to avoid the drop. Leaders Zesco on 56 points play Red Arrows away on Wednesday after they take care of their Coca Cola Cup final commitment tomorrow at Nkoloma stadium in Lusaka against Nkana FC.

  19. Zambia to play SA in Cosafa final

    Zambia look to defend their Cosafa Cup by qualifying for the final
    Defending champions Zambia qualified for a fourth successive Cosafa Cup final after they beat Mozambique 3-0 in the semi-final on Saturday.
    Debutants in the makeshift Zambian side scored all three of the goals with Noah Chivuta, Emmanuel Mayuka and William Njovu hitting the back of the net.

    Chivuta created and finished the opening goal in the 35th minute with a strong run through the midfield to give Zambia the lead at the interval.

    Mayuka, promoted up from the under-20 side that competed at the World Youth Championships in Canada earlier this year, extended the lead in the 69th minute.

    The final goal came with Njovu easing his way through a tired defence.

    BBC Report.

  20. Defending champions Zambia strolled to their fourth successive Cosafa Castle Cup final after defeating Mozambique 3-0 at Super Stadium in Twanse , South Africa this Afternoon. Zambia will face South Africa in the final on October 21 in a repeat of their September 9 Africa Cup Group 11 qualifier that the former won 3-1 in Cape Town.South Africa beat Botswana 1-0 in the other semifinal final match played later at the same venue.

  21. A makeshift Zambia secured their final slot with a convincing performance courtesy of three clinical finishes from debutants strikers Noah Chibvuta and Emmanuel Mayuka including midfielder William Njovu. South African based Chibvuta of Wits University opened scores for Zambia in the 35th minute after skipped pasted two Mozambique defenders before to sliding in the ball in-between the legs of goalkeeper Marcelino.

    Ex-Kabwe Warriors striker Chibvuta’s goal came 18 minutes into the first half after the he skied his first-time shot at point-blank range. Warrior’s striker Mayuka could have put Zambia 2-0 but his attempt inside the box was easily gathered by Marcelino. Chivuta had another chance for a double flash just wide four minutes after the hour mark with Zambia still in command.
    Zambia’s dominance paid off with their second of the game in the 68th minute when junior international Mayuka rifled in from just outside the six-yard box to make up for a subdued senior debut. The defending Cosafa Castle Cup champions wrapped-up their good day at the office through Lusaka Dynamos midfielder William Njovu who slalomed pasted two Mozambique defenders in the 79th minute with a textbook tap-in.

  22. Holders Zambia coast into Castle Cup final
    43 minutes ago

    ATTERIDGEVILLE, South Africa (AFP) — Title holders Zambia cruised into a fourth consecutive Castle Cup final with a 3-0 victory over Mozambique Saturday.

    Noah Chivuta broke the deadlock after 36 minutes at Super Stadium west of Pretoria and second-half goals from Emmanuel Mayuka and William Njobvu sealed success in a southern Africa championship semi-final.

    Zambia, seeking to overtake Angola and Zimbabwe by lifting the trophy a fourth time in 11 years, will face South Africa or Botswana in the final on October 20 at a venue to be decided.

    The result confirmed the supremacy of Zambia over Mozambique as Chipolopolo (Copper Bullets) have won nine of 11 full international meetings against the Mambas (Snakes) and never lost.

    Mozambique matched Zambia until falling behind and dominated the early second half possession on a partly cloudy afternoon, but goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene was never really threatened.

    The outcome emphasised the strength in depth of Zambian football as they succeeded without their Europe-based professionals while several players based in South Africa made late withdrawals.

    Chivuta blazed over when well placed before racing on to a through ball and poking the ball past Mozambique goalkeeper Marcelino under pressure from defender Mexer.

    Sloppy defending led to the second goal after 68 minutes as several Mozambicans failed to clear and Mayuka hammered the loose ball into the corner of the net.

    Tired Mozambique were caught napping again with 79 minutes gone as unmarked Njobvu took his time before firing a low shot under Marcelino to complete a surprisingly easy passage to the decider.

  23. Meanwhile Songwe Chalwe started for Moroka Swallows and James chamanga came in as a sub to add fire power to Swallows frontline, in a match against the well drilled and oiled kaiser Chief in the Telkom knock out.The match went into penalties, Chiefs won 3-1. Songwe missed one of the penalties.However I feel both had good accounted themselves well. i mentioned ealrlier on this blog that chamanga needs time before he starts shining again. the boy is a genius.

  24. the weakest link in zambian football is FAZ. It should keep the squad busy with international friendlies, it does not matter wether with Malawi, Botswana, swaziland, Namibia, neither does it matter too with local players, up january in time for AFCON.

  25. #39 You are very right, ama friendly it does not matter who we play, however I feel that we should be able to play in Europe and Asia. A game Vs China, South Korea, Japan, Denmark, Finland, Island or even Cyprus or Isreal would do good to are plyers, after all we have so many in Europe now than before, Edwin Phiri, Mbesuma, Mulenga, Sichone, Sinkala, Chansa plus bena Tana, elyo naba ku SA, we can surely meet Germany without fear

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