Patrick Phiri on Saturday named a 19-man team that included two foreign-based players to face Tanzania in a friendly match in Dar es Salaam this Wednesday.

The team does not include a single South African-based player.

Angolan based striker Nephias Banda is expected to make his debut on Wednesday after receiving a call-up.

Veteran defender Clive Hachilensa of IFK Mariehamn is the other foreign -based player in the team.

They are recalls meanwhile for Francis Kombe of Power Dynamos, Zanaco midfielder Jack Chileshe including his club mate Ignatius Lwipa.

Team:

Goalkeepers: Makasa Mufwaya (Roan United), Mike Poto (Green Buffaloes)

Defenders: Sekelani Mwale (Green Buffaloes), Kennedy Nkethani (Zanaco), William Chinyama (Zesco United), Clive Hachilensa (IFK Mariehamn, Finland).

Midfielders: George Chilufya (Nchanga Rangers)Shaft Katuka (Young Arrows), Jack Chileshe (Zanaco), Rainford Kalaba (Zesco United), Ken Mwaba (Nakambala Leopards), Allan Mukuka (Mufulira Wanderers), Kennedy Mudenda (Power Dynamos), John Musukwa (Chambishi)

Strikers: Francis Kombe, Elson Mukandawire, (Both Power Dynamos), Nephias Banda (Atlético Sport Aviação, Angola), Ignatius Lwipa (Anaconda), Ben Mwanza (Roan United)

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  1. Folks..the latest sports news emerging from Ivory Coast is that we were given a 4-1 thrashing by the Solomon Kalou led Ivory Coast team…thus dashing any hopes we harboured of qualyfying for the Olympic games to be staged in beijing next yr.Another sad day but let’s build on from there..
    Cheers

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  2. My prediction about the Zambia vs Ivory Coast was right although some matha fakas insulted me pank asses. Do you really think you can win in Ivory Coast.
    Who do you think you are.

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  3. Though i wished Zambia had won but i had my doubts. Firstly we lost the plot when we drew 1-1 at home with Senegal.The other chance we had was to force a draw in Senegal.But the coach ‘knew better’ when he was supposed to use his best players he was arrogant instead.The media, everybody long before we played Senegal asked him to include certain players.Thats why at times a Foreign coach working with a local coach is good.Because the Foreign coach won’t be involved in ‘Football politics’.Yah!

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  4. # 2 Anonymous, insults wont take you anywhere.By the way who do think you are yourself? You can’t even reveal your name.Man you not on this blog to build but to vent your frustrations.Even i said we won’t win in Ivory Coast and i said would be Man to admit if we won.Do you think we happy to lose.Tell us are you from DRC or Djibouti.

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  5. our coach went there with a negative and childish attitude of 1. not including certain key players and 2. playing 5 at the back in a game we had to win in order to keep our hopes alive.

    #2, ivory Coast is just another good team on paper. Any team can be beaten. problem with some people, they have inferiority complex, they are convinced that all things Zambian are useless. White man drummed this into our heads during colonial era, I am on a personal campaign to change such perceptions.

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  6. #2 Abidjan used to be our training ground in the glory days. As Newlands stadium in Cape Town is now. You ask, ‘do you really think you can win in Ivory Coast’? My answer… yes, even your beloved Djibouti katwishi ni Gabon can beat the Ivorians at home. Upsets in football and life happen!

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  7. Zambia is capable of winning anywhere in the world. But this will remain a dream so long as we do not change our lack of seriousness when it matters most. Ivory Coast was really scared of Zambia that is why they summoned Kalou and got the result in the end. If we really want to win the AFCON, why play friendlies agaist low profile teams like TZ. To rub salt into the wounds, we feature players who won’t even play at AFCON finals. We are just digging our own graves.

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  8. The U-23s had the best chance to qualify to the Olympics after a long time.The coach failed the team ,instead of improving the team and getting advice the guy was arrogant.Ivory Coast won all it’s home games. G.Lwadamina qualified the U-20’s to the World Cup where the went through to Second Round. Kaumba has failed with the U23’s some else should try.

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  9. Sometimes it’s so hard to accept the truth just like that. Why don’t people see plainly that our coaches including Patrick Phiri himself have no real plans of taking footbal in Zed forward. All they do when it matters the most is to experiment with some suicidal antiques. The Tz freindly for example, will in my view result to nothing but a worst of time and resources. For Kaumba, he kicked himself in his bottom. Solution is to engage an expatriate coach immediately…ba fikala

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  10. Replace Kaumba with Lwandamina. FAZ and coach are crap , how do you take players that will not even play at AFCON? USeless.

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  11. It is sad that the under 23 lost the all important game. What can one say,” We need to go back to the drawing board and evaluate what went wrong and how in future we can avoid such a situation. We need to learn from this mistake and make it a stepping stone for our preparation for the nations cup which seems to be heading for another bad show for Zambia. We can do better if only we want to, lets not be afraid of winning, a Foreign coach is indeed needed if we are to do better.”

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  12. Coaches are not the problem in Zed, its FAZ. Look at this, other countries are laying friendly during each Euro break, we go play Tanzania, a country that never goes to AFCON.Secondly, our coaches are just getting experience not alot of training.Why can’t we train them.It will be cheaper than employing so called expats. Look at SA, a coach getting SAR1 Million cannot beat USA, Zambia, Congo, Canada, etc.We can get a Technical Director for these coaches.Even our FAZ Veep can help.

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  13. If Great kalu was left to continue instead us (ZED) being so personal with the man, we could be untouchable by now.Just look at Phiri’s squad all from Kalu’s lot.Meaning if there was contuinity … we would be good by now and challenging for AFCON not making numbers, lets book our return tickets after three games.

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  14. It is the same old story. “Zambia fails at the last hurdle” I think we are now used to this thing and its here to stay if no drastic measures are taken to rectify the scourge.It only us the fans who can make a difference. Lets not turn against one another. We need to unite against FAZ and Govt.

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  15. There is nothing wrong with the Zambian players. I think we have one of the best talents in soccer on the African continent. What keeps failing us time and again is our football administrators who don’t seem to have an idea how to prepare and win a big tournament like AFCON period. That is why we need an expatriate coach with European championship game experience on their resume. nothing to do with the thought that all that is Zambian is bad rather all that we have in Zambia has failed ….con

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  16. …lamentably. The situation with the U23 is a typical example of what kind of coaches we can produce in Zambia. The current crop of players had the quality to take Zambia to the Beijing Olympics and do exploits but poor player selection and tactical expertise failed our boys. The same thing is repeating itself at senior level. They all suffer from the same sickness, we need somebody with a different perspective to take the Zambian game back to its glory days such as 1994 and 1996. The ’96 team

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  17. …was built on the great success of the Great Ian Portafield, Poulsen continued with the same players and Zambia came out 3rd. So far the European coaches record is good except of Ziese who was a complete failure. Brower does not count since he didn’t see out the end of his term. But I’m sure you get the idea of what I’m trying to say. Phiri should have continued from where Kalu left, to have a balanced team of matured players and young players instead of these experiments that never end.

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  18. I have always blieved that we owe kalu a very big apology for lettting you to step down as coach. On behalf of the country and the national soccer team, I sincerely apologise, by this time, the national soccer team could have camped in Holland in Preps for AFCON, if you were still in charge as coach. Kalu, I admire your foresight, by this time, all countries in Africa could have been knocking in your door wanting to play the team that you built. Sorry Kalu. The current coach is not convincing.

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  19. Gentlemen i want to agree with BuzzEd #19.In Zed we don’t have a problem with talent, South of the Equator only DRC can much us talent wise.The only advantage the have DRC is because they 60million People.Look at the U-20s and U-23s.Theres no one to market these boys in Europe.
    A Foreign Coach or Technical Advisor would have contacts from his home country where we can camp.The will use there influence to arrange friendly games. Ghana, Mali, Tunisia,Guinea,Ivory Coast,Benin all have coaches from

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  20. Cont.France.It’s easy for these coaches to arrange games amongst themselves.Bergt Vorgts the Nigerian coach recommended one of the Nigerian players Onyekachi Okonko to Fc Cologne in Germany.We stand to benefit in terms of contacts.Look at C.Parreira his able to use his influence to arrange friendly games.Of course we don’t need an expensive coach like Parreira we can’t afford him.P.Phiri and F.Simukonda are good Coaches but i feel they need someone highly Technical to work with.

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  21. phiri has done well, this is the time of local coaches, it is good for development that they had this chance. i am glad he’s taking the team to ghana, but faz, now is the time to look for that foreigner! i hope faz is seriously on the job this time, this is no waiting matter! i don’t care much for the afcon, but qualification for the world cup is what i crave for. once we do that, we will have progressed as a football nation. only then will we pay our proper tribute.

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  22. Seen from afar #26. We all talking about the World Cup Qualifiers.It’s too late to get an Expatriate Coach now for Ghana.But come the World Cup Qualifiers we will still be looking for a Coach.Mind you the draws for 2010 W.C is this Sunday.But don’t be Surprised if the year 2008 finishes with us still looking for a Coach.

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  23. How do you expect a fired coach at a club in Zambia to qualify you to olympics. If somebody fails to drive a Toyota Hiace, can we surely give him a ‘C R’ Truck to drive. It can be a disaster so it is Ivory Coast 4 Zambia 1. Gents read between lines. Same mistakes all the time. It is the same problem even at senior national team Simukonda failed ZANACO and was fired, now National Coach. Gents read these peoples CVs NO ROCKET SCIENCE INVOLVED. Phiri Patrick may simply embarass us at Ghana too.

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  24. #28 Ala chachine walanda. I wonder how these coaches with borderline defective brains end up with responsibilities. Even a blind man can do a better job than all these cyclic redundant coaches.

    We should now try cricket.

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  25. we have learn’t enough lessons in football, everyones views here are right and the same. someone said, we need a foreign coach that will be dedicated and most importantly can think clearly and not be caught by going ons. after so much disappointment we must see progress!!! solid preparation going into each qualifier and competition, give the teams an equal chance to compete, that is all we can ask. if that is done, we will accept defeat better.

    the ball is on FAZ’s court now!

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  26. Chachine, the great Kalu still remains technically superior over these so called local coaches.I also want to apologise to Kalu on behalf of the Zambian people and indeed on my own behalf. Tukonka umwela, e problem twakwata pa Zed. Just because some chaps had beef against Kalu, everyone else joined the band wagon to condemn him. Now we are stuck with Phiri who only knows trial and error football coaching. Twafwa twafweni mwe bantu!!

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  27. Hello ba ndeko nangai. Toza biso na biso!
    one day, i come to Zambie and football now goes down, but Congo win sereously now sorry my neighbour brothers

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  28. EVERYONE HERE IS MAKING NOISE. ZAMBIA HAS A LOT OF TALENTED PLAYERS BUT WE MUST ACCEPT THAT WE ARE A POOR COUNTRY. THAT IS WHY OUR SOCCER IS CRAP. BY THE WAY KALABA AND CLIFFOLD MULENGA CAN NOT DO ANYTHING IN ABIJAN. YOU ARE ALL MAKING NOISE! KALUSHA AND GEORGE ARE FAILURES. THERE IS NOTHING THEY WOULD HAVE DONE TO CHANGE THAT RESULT. EVEN AFRICA CUP IS A FIRST ROUND K.O.

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  29. I’m plan to arrive fast very fast to lusaka from Kinshasa and want to see my friend brother Kalu of footbal sportive. i’m stranger person, but like Zambie person and le foot’ sportive in your paye country.You now fire coach of under 23 and that man Patric Phill.

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  30. We shouldn´t experiment when it comes to games such as these,hence my point here is that we get ourselves a foreign coach with a sound record that will pick players according to their performance.Guess next time we play tearms like Namibia even at our backyard,we will be crying foul…..in case the Govt and Faz don´t know how long we cried foul.Check this out,Angola will be hosting AFCON some time soon.Looking at our record, what have we hosted apart from SADC meetings that won´t even help socce

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  31. Shame to the Zambian footie. We are supposed to be the leading country in soccer, by deeds, e.g. hosting under 17, under 20, under 23 and senior teams championship, but nothing. I foresee counrties ike Swaziland, Namibia and Bots hoting Afcon right in front of Zambia’ s big nose.What let down zambia’ performance is inadequate preps, if we are to prepare adequately like the under 20 did, am sure our team will be a reckon with at Afcon, but these last minutes planning fail us.

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  32. Shame to the Zambian footie. We are supposed to be the leading country in soccer, by deeds, e.g. hosting under 17, under 20, under 23 and senior teams championship, but nothing. I foresee counrties ike Swaziland, Namibia and Bots hosting Afcon right in front of Zambia’ s big nose.What let down zambia’ performance is inadequate preps, if we are to prepare adequately like the under 20 did, am sure our team will be a reckon with at Afcon, but these last minutes planning fail us.

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  33. # 36 & 39 Gentamycin are you a drug or what? Be careful with what you say, we are mnitoring you. By the way what happened to the sleeping simbas? I gather they have failed to qualify for AFCON depite having aome excellent talent, Loman Lua Lua, Shabani Nondo etc. Bring your kasai girls along when you come to ZEd we will welcome you with 10 hands.

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  34. I do not understand why PP does not include Harry Milanzi in the Ntional soccer team. the guy is not finished and am sure he can add value to the team if that is what PP wants. We need a mixture of budding players and experienced ones.

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  35. ndeko nangai #43. Simba is Tanzanie not DRC. Le gent Loman Lua Lua et Shabani “Mokonzi” Nonda you are give them grand respect.They are to play le foot’ in big club in europa you see. Zambie foot’ brothers are growing small small everyday and i’m loving Zambie foot’ you know. toza biso na biso, DRC et Zambie.
    Now i come to lusaka city, I bring to you from kinshasa belle chantale girls you ask me.

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  36. Sorry, Taifa stars for Tanzanie are sleeping not DRC simba. you brother is talking Taifa stars. you see, Simba is big name in foot’

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  37. apologies to Kalu indeed pa zed talk too much you managed to bring the boys together and they played with flair. You wen into the pitch and lead by example how score, dribbles and how a penalty must not be taken. Nomba zed ifine simaata simaata, nachilya chimbi chi william harrington na ka marcha chilemena cray boys. You are technically superior. We are sorry great kalu. jesus said a Prophet has no honour in his home country. Elyo iwe ne chisungu walishiba.

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  38. Great comment Anonymous, Kalu indeed needs our respect, he has done great for Zambia. He is a great example to many soccer players. Once, Kanu of Nigeria said “Kalu inspired me to be who I’m, a great soccer star”. Hope our young stars can emulate him and even achieve more than he has.

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  39. Its saddenning zambia continues lose important matches. every time we lose you hear some one saying we have to go to the drawing board .how times do we have to go back to the drawing board and come back only to lose. now we are waisting money traing the team which wont go to ghana. i think FAZ are not honest in their dealings. the sports minister should put FAz to task and fire thoz useless people in football

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  40. Its saddenning zambia continues losin important matches. every time we lose you hear some one saying we have to go to the drawing board .how times do we have to go back to the drawing board and come back only to lose. now we are waisting money traing the team which wont go to ghana. i think FAZ are not honest in their dealings. the sports minister should put FAz to task and fire thoz useless people in football

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