Zambia status as African champions suffered an embarassing moment when Sudan beat them 2-0 on Saturday.
Zambia failed to show the spirit of their Africa Cup spirit seemingly still basking in their Africa Cup glory of February 12.
Tahir Osman fired in the opener on 49mins, Saif Masawi headed in the second and final goal to sober up Zambia from their African Cup triumph.

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  1. Rubbish performance by chipolopolo the blame is on Sata and PF GRZ for delaying the trip for the team to acrimatize with that country climate

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    • Awe kwena iwe wabweelapofye. Nayabishifye yena tamwaba. Iwe fyonse kublamer Sata naba PF even when it was very clear that our players where still relieving their success at the AFCON. Get a life before you commit suicide for Sata and the PF are here to stay whether you like it or not, at least for the next 5 years.

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    • @ Dice,
      why are you guys bitter at people who call it as they see it, Zambia will need to prove their superiority at all time if they want that reputation on the continent. For Example, Among other credentials, Ghana has beating that Sudan team at home(in Sudan) for the last 2 world cup and African cup in a roll. That makes Ghana an African “Power-House”. One Championship win doesn’t mean much, it doesn’t take to that level; you need to do more. ( Greece won Euro 2004, but where are they now?)

      you can call me an *****, but it doesn’t change the fact my friend, and you need to educate yourself about modern football.

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  2. @Kabova i agree with you in totality. We want to play football on the basis of luck and fate. Surerly believing that a white shirt will win da game for us? Couldt even even peform in bed lastnight banani silizila nyele ma fella. Shame but lesson learnt.

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  3. Lack of consistency. One moment in form and the next moment out. Never put too much hope in these guys `cos  you can unnecessarily end up with a broken heart.

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  4. We underestimated Sudan. Its very dangerous to underestimate any team in Africa nowadays! What a mess that HR has put us in! How will we recover from Ghana’s good performance? Shame on Zambia

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  5. Zambians should learn to be thankful in every circumstance, learn to appreciate the team for who they are and not for what they have done or not done. #1 could be right on the travel logistics.

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  6. i knew it that some zedian fool will blame it your grz;any failure you blame your govt,you fail in bed to satisfy your woman;its sata…what a country…..grow up bloggers…

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  7. sad day for zambia.can someone tell me why zambia camps in south africa. SA is cold and Sudan very hot. we should learn to aclamatize for such games next time.And we played sudan game-arial high balls when we should have played BOLA PANSHI to confuse our opponents.Jeulous down Sudan was determined and had passion hence deserved to win.GO Chipolopolo … lets beat Ghana when they come on 9th June 2012

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    • I agree with you. I have kept raising the acclamatisation issue numerous times before but noone pays attention especially since we dont usually lose even after camping in Jo-burg. But I remember Liwewe telling us in the old days that Zambia has gone to a North African country 2 weeks before a game so as to acclamatise. Nowadays the new FAZ doesnt seem to pay attention to this. Have humans evolved or Am I old fashioned?

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    • @PM,
      lol
      The new Ghana squad MIGHT be too good for Zambia, even at home. be careful. Zambia have to prove themselves a bit more to the rest of us around the world.

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  8. game ni game bane. @dildo u are also lacking consistent support. why cant u support your team thru win or lose. fwebo bola ni zed. the guys looked like there was something wrong with that country, no skill from the boys at all, no trials on goal keeper. viva zed this coming sat against gana. we are behind u guys. don’t feel finished yet. u are champions.

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  9. reality check 4zambia.why camp in south africa?did thez guys go 4a win or draw?wat m sayn is we failed tactically.its time to work boys.take heed

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  10. I’m happy no one has blamed our couch ghana’s game will be tricky I’m advising don’t go to stadium thy could be a stampid atleast we once champions

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  11. Mistake number one, the accidental winning of the AFCON cup blinded us such that the incompetent Kalusha led FAZ was re-elected. This being the case, Kalusha and his thieving friends in FAZ are busy lining their pockets at the expense of running football and consequently, we are now on track back to what we are used to…losing.

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  12. Zambians Zambians you only apreciate when there is a cup and when a team loses you change your tongu.Bamutasha kali kwisaya.Learn to support the team in good and bad after all this is the first game and even Brazil loses first games but picks up after wards.The competition has just started please

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    • You are a true fan just as I am. That’s why it’s a game of win, lose or draw. It’s a crime to castigate the team when people died in jubilation when we won the Africa CupAnd @Nshi sunda chisunde sunde, our winning of the africa cup was not an accident. There was a lot of commitment and resilience by the team. Give them a chance brother.

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  13. And Please let Rernard work if other teams can be beaten what more Zambia lets just wait and see.Bola ni 90 minutes

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  14. this is the Zambia football we know, no future strategy, short term planning. you ve been taught a lesson by the Sudanese. just wait for Ghana to rest you in eternal peace.no world cup or another lucky Africa cup

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  15. Lets be honest with ourselves. Katongo did nothing the whole game, he is past his best. Keep him in the squad but for God’s sake play someone whole actually does the jod. The midfield was disjointed. Chansa hasn’t played a competitive game since feb and Nyirenda was a not providing any foward impetus. The bench was a sham, how can you have Chamanga on the bench and leave Sakuwaha out. Renard must accept that it was his mistake.

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  16. some of u gyz u comment lyk hypertension petients. u coment out of temper thre by blaming inocent stake orderz.leav [email protected] th GVT clean. TO LOSE IS NOT TO DIE. AFTER ALL ITS WIN OR LOSE OR DRAW. TAMWA JOBA PROBABLITY.wat a shame mukafwa bambuli.

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  17. this is the Zambia football we know, no future strategy, short term planning. you ve been taught a lesson by the Sudanese. just wait for Ghana to rest you in eternal peace.no world cup or another lucky Africa cup :((:((:((:o:o

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  18. # 13 malema.. That’s right they are still partying hiring Koffi Olimede for 1-2.6 concert. What’s that after 4 months…. The sleeping giant

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  19. It is not about blame game but being in a comfort zone. Manaement by exception dictates that we should have analyzed why exactly we won. Are our players really that good? Is the coach exceptional? Was there extra motivation to win? Was it TB Joshua who won it for us? (Joke)

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  20. We are mortally wounded if not fatally wounded!How can you lose 2-0 away in a round robin world cup qualifier and expect to qualify?Does the coach knnw that they use head to head in case of tie on points?Why play an open game away from home?The worst result away should be a draw and win all home games.What next now that the 2014 world cup dream is up in smoke?We need a miracle to scrape through this group.we need 13 points to qualify that is win all home games,beat Lesotho in Maseru and draw in Accra.Nothing less Mr Renard!! You have your job cut out.GOD BLESS ZAMBIA.

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  21. Maybe this will be a lesson they needed to learn and they will stop floating on a cloud of self importance and get down to some serious training and teamwork. Consistency is lacking.

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  22. In any sport you win your games and lose some, but as champions you must prove that you deserved the to win the AFCON tournament. Now it looks like, or probably is that the only reason we won the cup was the favour of the powerful spirits of our stars that perished in the 1993 plane crash. Boys prove yourselves. Some of us will be travelling from outside the country for next week’s Ghana encounter, which in my view will indicate whether or not we’ll make it to Brazil 2014. I mean it, next week’s game is the decider!

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  23. What a shame i said it some times that you cant win without freindly games you cellebrated too match Ghana will finish zambia too but i bealeve not at home .What went wrong those in Zambia who was watching

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  24. Bloggers I know it was a disappointing result but football has changed , Sudan is not an easy side at all . Remember they made quarter finals at the last AFCON and if wasnt for the red card they got that game would have gone down to the wire.Perhaps we under estimated but not all is lost..Next stop we have to beat Ghana or its done and dusted Tatuleya..

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  25. It’s was not an important match . We win the games that count. However, disappointing result nonetheless.

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  26. Please!its normal to lose but i admit the performance was not impressive.
    Lets judge them after Ghana match as we consecutively asses the players which should remain in the national team.Too much dependance on winning AFCON 2012 old legs reduces competing for first 11 team hence the performance we watched

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  27. just because we are zambians we should not support rubbish, zambia was outplayed in all departments, we were too relaxed with preperations.

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  28. THIS IS VERY VERY SAD BEGINING FOR OUR CHIPOLOPOLO BOYS. TO GO THROUGH SECOND ROUND WE HAVE TO WIN THE ALL REMAINING MATCHES, OTHERWISE WE ARE GOING NO WHERE. 
    IF ZAMBIA FAILED TO WIN GHANA IN ZAMBIA AUTOMATICALLY WE HAVE TO FIRE THE COACH IMMEDATELY, AND CHANGE THE ADMINISTRATION WITHIN FAZ.
    WITH THIS FRENCH COACH A STREET  CLEANER OF FRANCE  WE ARE ARE GOING NO WHERE. IN FUTURE WE NEEDS ONLY ZAMBIA COACHES FOR OUR NATIONAL TEAM…. LIKE NIGERIA OR IVORY COAST.
    PLEASE OUR FAZ ADMINISTRATION IS TOO POOR, KALUSHA IS TOO POWERFUL …… HE ALWAYS GOES TO FIFA FOR ALL SIMPLE MATTERS………….WE NEEDS A ZAMBIAN COACH IMMEDATELY

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  29. but ma zambians that atitude mwandi you have to change,football is win or loose.when they win you praise when they loose you insult them awe even the best team some times they loose.when they won africa it dosent mean they will never loose any game bu fontin bati.

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  30. ONE LOSS IS NOT THE END OF THE WORLD…WORK HARD TO GRAB A HOME WIN AGAINST MIGHTY GHANA AND ..WE SHOULD UNDERSTAND THAT THE SUDANESE ARE A VERY RESPECTABLE SIDE AND THEY HAVE VERY GOOD PLAYERS…ZAMBIA NEEDS TO KEEP UP THE SPIRIT OF CAN 2012 IN GABON IF THEY REALLY WANT TO QUALIFY FROM THIS GROUP…BUT YOU NEED TO BE EXTRA VIGILANT WHEN PALYING GHANA IN NDOLA NEXT WEEK..ANY LOSS MEANS BYE BYE CHIPLOLPOLO!!!!!!!!!!

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  31. Yaba! 2 – 0 is not befitting for our very own African Champions mwe! What happened to that fighting spirit we saw? Let’s hope they wake up now and pull up their socks in the next games… otherwise, I’m afraid others will take total control. The enemy never sleeps!

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  32. We accepted the mediocrity exhibited in Angola and expected brilliance in Sudan. Please please national team, you’re sober now, pull up your socks…lest we get annihilated by Ghana in Ndola.

    ***tearing***

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  33. SATA MANYOKO FAKILA CHIOLOPOLO , MAPOLOPOLO VIBABEMBA VINA LUZA, whre is yo donci kubeba spirit from ukwa. Vichakolwa , chabe, seki

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  34. I don’t want to comment, because you people insulted me when I said it was better to leave out the Katongo brothers and let Mbola, Joseph Sitali, and Sakuwaha play. So i left you singing your silly born-again songs, when you knew your prayers could not be better than those Alla praising Sudanese.

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  35. #12 The headline is fine. It is very realistic. All of us have been brought down to earth by warmongering Sudan. #18 accidental nibawiso. The boys won AFCON through their sweat and toil. And it had nothing to do with God like some others keep preaching here. The Sudan result shows God isn’t playing for Zambia. Zambians are playing for Zambia. There were seven games at AFCON (apart from six games qualifying) Accidents dont happen seven times.

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  36. please its not about appreciating or what is about consistency in the team you cant be winning by lucky anyway.

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  37. The seasonal supporters and faints hearts in Zambia never cease to amaze me. You never stop to think for a momment before you criticise. Losing away is normal. We should worry if we lose at home next sunday. Our other worry should be the goal difference Ghana has. There’s still more than mathematical chance for Chipolopolo to qualify. So, just go and support our team on Sunday in numbers and Sing Chipolopolo. And don’t forget to welcome them at the airport.
    Don’t go back to big league soccer and Man U. Anyway, come sunday when we win, the vuvuvelas will blow again. Like Levy Mwanawasa said “Zambians easily forget!”

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    • Mathematical chance! Sounds familiar. It reminds me of the days of Dennis Liwewe as the football commentator.

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  38. senior headman, winning Africa cup is not Luck iwe? It is strategy and confidence. Ask Egypt.

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  39. @ 11 achimwene, It`s just a game. Yes, support but leave some room for the possibility of disappointment,  otherwise you might end up a statistic; I mean don`t collapse, we need u  and everybody else, especially in these trying times so we can pull together and in our own ways, contribute towards the betterment of our beloved nation.

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  40. In sports one must learn to be a good winner and a good loser. Winning the AFCON championship was good for Zambia. However, that did not mean that Zambia was never going to lose any other game thereafter. There is no question that the Chipolopolo is one of the best teams in Africa…..it has consistently been so from as far back as I can remember. Fortunately, it’s not the only good team out there. And that’s why it took that long for Zambia to win the championship. We must thank God that we did. But rest assured that there will be many more embarrassing moments ahead.

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  41. the  worst is yet to come , just change the name by swap the first 3 letters of nickname with ” Ma’, from chipolopolo to Ma………. sums up the whole performance

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  42. Staying at the top is not easy at all. I wonder what the people writing nasty things here have achieved in life! Like or not the Chipolopolo Boys are the African champions and they will go down in history as the first Zambian team to ever win Africa cup. Just stand behind them and cheer them on no matter what. Don’t be fair weather supporters. They need everyone’s support right now.

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  43. Whatever happens, my support for the boys is unwavering. There will always be next time.

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    • @ Dice,
      why are you guys bitter at people who call it as they see it, Zambia will need to prove their superiority at all time if they want that reputation on the continent. For Example, Among other credentials, Ghana has beating that Sudan team at home(in Sudan) for the last 2 world cup and African cup in a roll. That makes Ghana an African “Power-House”. One Championship win doesn’t mean much, it doesn’t take you to that level; you need to do more. ( Greece won Euro 2004, but where are they now?)

      you can call me an *****, but it doesn’t change the fact my friend, and you need to educate yourself about modern football.

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  44. Not surprised by the result, just complacency and very poor administrators… Ghana and Sudan were taking their preparations seriously and are reaping the results…time to wake up you Kalu bootlickers!!

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  45. More loses to come. Being African champions does not guarantee future wins. If you didn’t celebrate the victory in February hey you are in for a rude shock. LOL

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  46. You can only reap what you sow! Did you expect any good to come from a team that only trained for a week and played sub level team from Soweto? If Zambia does not beat Ghana next week, since Renard said he would resign if he does not qualify the team, lets save our meager resources ($100,000 per month) by asking him to do just that because, there will be no miracle that will make Zambia go to Brazil. It is just as simple as that.

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  47. All down to preparations you think friendlies are a sheer waste of time, only when you “Kalu blind bootlickers” start asking FAZ the right questions will you ever wake up…look at England how many friendlies have they have had before UEFA cup, look at the opposition they have had in friendlies.
    WAKE UP!

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  48. What are the team players and the coach saying? If they made terrible mistakes let them tell us. We need to know.

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  49. It’s do or die game in Ndola.It can be done.Zambia is usually a slow starter.Black stars watch out

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    • You will seriously beat Ghana ? did you watch the Ghana Game against lesotho ? Cant you see Ghana are now a much more improved side , i think it will be Ghana 6 zambia 0

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  50. WE ARE COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGG TO FINISH zambia

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  51. I agree with you #8 and 9. Zambians MUST learn to be supportive. Its only in Zambia where pipo throw mud on their heroes anytime they perform badly. Any team will have its ups and downs but what keeps them going is the morale support and positive criticism from their own country men and women. I live in Botswana and you guyz should be shocked at how these guyz supported their team even when they lost 6:1 to Guinea. And the stupidity of Blaming the PF Gov, come on guys! The cup was won under this Gov. What wrong have they done now? Like #9 said dnt blame Sata when you can’t put YO GUN UP!

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  52. Zambia made the mistake Ghana made @ Afcon 12 semis, we underestimated you then and were looking to the final before the match started… Now the catch is, Zambia in Ghana’s view, is no longer a minow so we will play you like we did against teams in the world cup. we are wounded and 25million football crazy Ghanaians are clamouring for revenge. The core of this team beat Brazil n won the under 20 world cup in ’09. We are taking our pound of flesh!

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  53. Now iz no time to quarrel and or point fingerz at anyone, like Harve Renard iz doing. Maybe let’s pass the Ghana hurdle then start looking for the drawing board thereafter. Sudan had serious intentionz while we thought the “championz of Afika” tag would win us qualification to the World Cup.

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  54. After the Afcon, Zambia went to sleep, no international friendlies. Busy recording adverts instead. Welcome back to sweet mother earth lads.

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  55. The Players in Sudan played under the influence of Whisky. They are still loaded and think they football own Africa. They were brought down to Earth.

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  56. Seriously can Zambia realy beat this present Ghana team ??? Did you guys watch Ghana’s game against lesotho ? This is a new Ghana team a little different from the Afcon one and i bet you they play like Barcelona , did you guys see the Atsu guy ? i think the best Zambia will come out with is a draw .

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  57. Ba Ephraim nika Lesotho fye bashaina ba ghana. Do you know the ranking of Lesotho in football!!!

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  58. By the way guys, Sudan has a very good record at home. The actually had same number of points with Sudan during the AFCON qualifies.

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