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Wednesday Zambia Football Round-up

Sports Wednesday Zambia Football Round-up

Patrick Phiri has been forced to play the waiting game yet again. This time for striker Felix Sunzu.

The Konkola Blades and Zambia under-23 striker who was expected to land in Accra yesterday but is now delayed to arrive in Ghana this evening from Tunisia where he is attending trials at Avenir Sportif de La Marsa.

Sunzu has been in Tunisia for the last one week together with his young brother and Zambia junior international midfielder Stophira.

Stophira was a member of the Zambia Under-20 team that took part in the 2007 Fifa World Youth Cup in Canada where George Lwandamina’s team reached the last 16.

The elder Sunzu was earlier expected to join the team yesterday but team manger Solly Pandor said the striker was now due in late Wednesday.

The Blades striker is a late replacement for the dropped and unfit striker Collins Mbesuma of Bursaspor in Turkey.

Zambia meanwhile were by press time in action in a training game against Ghanaian club King Fasial Babes in Kumasi.

Zesco United Head for UAE.

Defending league champions Zesco United leave for The United Arab Emirates this Sunday, January 20.

Wedson Nyirenda has named a 26-member team for the 18-day training camp in the Gulf.

While in the UAE, Zesco are expected to play some friendly matches against local clubs from the UAE league including Saudi Arabian teams.

The team returns home on February 8.


  1. “BARELY 24 HOURS after touching down, the Zambian National Team has won the hearts of soccer fans in Kumasi, the official base of teams in Group C of the 26th MTN Africa Cup of Nations which begins on Sunday.When DAILY GUIDE SPORTS visited the team’s Opoku Ware training grounds at Santase yesterday, the place was packed with soccer fans who were enjoying the ‘palatable’ soccer displayed by the Zambians.” (Daily Guide Sports – Ghana)

  2. Ouch! Any we’ll still keep or ears to the ground for news oon how our boys are doing.

    But ifintu kuti fyacinja batambisha. Ni pa ZED pano. Indalama shi kamoneka.

  3. Bane Lets not dispear too much. Nigeria a country whose economy is 12 times the size of Zambia will not be able to see its team as the the money being asked for is too much as is the case with Zambia. Some of these TV Rights companies must be told that Africa is a much poorer market than the west or even Latin America and that company cannot apply the same rate to Africa. Such a shame football hungry supporters in the two countries will not be able to watch their teams. Its Greed.

  4. Bane this thing about zambians not watching the Africa cup is not good news.All i can say to my countrymen is that all is well and lets teach this guys by not paying him what they need and for those of you back home that have supersport,please fell free to watch it with your friends.For me and my friends in manchester we will try to watch all the games and one thing i can say is that all is well and we have printed some shirts.Thanx zambia

  5. Number six I back you hundred percent about your thoughts. Way to stand up and setting example for others like me here in the States. I we watch most of the games because, Zambia needs any support they can get from viewers like me and you over there in UK or else where. Its all about being true fan to Zambia. And loving the sport of football regardless of the matter. I wish Zambia the very best in there group and good luck to my home boy of FC Zanaco Kennedy N. Ps your it is just Africa Cup.

  6. Why always wait until the last minute to discover that we need to pay for TV rights. Its always like this every year. ZNBC must wake up.

  7. It will be a horrible situation denying millions of soccer loving Zedians to watch the games. Let us NOT blame ZNBC coz it cannot definately not afford without outside support. I passionately appeal to individuals and business houses who have DSTV facilities in Zambia to accommodate fellow fans to watch the games. VIVA chipolopolo.

  8. Do not worry and despair, zambians will watch the AFCON live on ZNBC because these TV companies are just playing games to earn more money and once the tournament gets underway, they become desparate to get even lower bids. I remember even during the last AFCON, it was the same story.

  9. I wonder who F.Sunzu’s agent is? The young man last year was stranded in Egypt after some West African agent left him.Honestly some of these boys are desperate when it comes to playing professional Soccer.Can’t some one at K.Blades find out more about some of these agents before the get a player for trials.Or may be the boys where taken out of the country with out the club’s permission someone at Blades please help us cos Felix was supposed to be in Ghana now fitting in with the team.

  10. It is sad that Phiri is not worried about Zambia losing to one of Ghana’s top club-Kessben 0-1 yesterday, he is saying as long as the team created chances in that game it was fine without goals,He added he was still working out lapses on the defence but how days are we remaining with,in preparatorymatches goals dont not count, but how many goals have we conceded and scored sinec we started there must be a balance, That 11-1 victory in Spain was not a true reflection of a real preparatory match,

  11. Zambia will go into the stadium waiting for arrival of some players. Up till now, no one knows the actual team. Hide and seek team, hide and seek results?

    Ba Zambia

  12. iam a true supporter of the chipolopolo boys, but unfortunately i dont see them going further than the group stage at the forthcoming AFCON. Losing to a club and not scoring any goal in the last two games is not promising at all!

  13. Number 11 good call about F. Sunzu agent. It is very bad that younger players do not check these agents history before they agree to be there representative. I hope some of them we learn from it. Players need to be careful because, agents these days take advantage of African players. But anyway I hope Sunzu makes it somewhere and becomes a regular player in the main squard team. Good luck though the sky has the limit man.

  14. ‘The problem hereis that sometimes we get players only 2 days before a game and then we dont have overseas players…..Its not expensive to bring in aplayer from say ,Zambia,but the foreign players here are not the best models for the young players…’
    Carlos Alberto Parreira,WORLD SOCCER,january 2008.
    There you have it from the former brazilian coach on what troubles african soccer, zambia included. DISCIPLINE.

  15. brothers from zambia don’t deserve to be there! other countries should have been there instead. Sad indeed and shame on you guys.

  16. Stupid “Abdulaziz walid” you heading to hell if you don’t know. you are finished mwana wa imbwa. Shame on you. Satan we rebuke all your wishes on Blessed COUNTRY ZAMBIA.
    You devil-worshiper.

  17. Abdulaziz walid shut your b***h ass. who do you think you are to be predicting such foolish score. i think you are moslem. moslems are the worst people in the world. you dont mean shit to us zambians!!! now the fact that 90% of moslems are terrorist is true.Abdulaziz walid back the f**k off from zambia!!

  18. “Abdulaziz walid” i think this is non of your concern and i command to shut up else we will embrace you after beating sudan.

  19. Good luck guys you can do it football is not about Big Names but about team work hard work,dIE hard, any big or small team can win

  20. Do us pride once again and prove them wrong like you did it to Bafana bafana last year in cape town

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