Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Chisamba out of Senegal friendly


Chipolopolo defender Chisamba Lungu will miss next Wednesday’s friendly against Senegal in the French capital Paris.

Lungu has since been replaced with Zanaco midfielder Rodrick Kabwe.

FAZ confirmed on Friday that Lungu has failed to secure a visa to enable him fly to France from his base in Russia.

The FC Ural midfielder has joined a list of key Chipolopolo players who will miss the Senegal friendly among them skipper Christopher Katongo and striker Collins Mbesuma.

Zambia is using the Senegal friendly to get ready for their must win 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Ghana in Kumasi on September 6.


  1. The reason why players are failing to show up for the important friendly match simply shows how much the players lose hope in the must win against Ghana,in conclusion the friendly match will help nothing to the team. let them play in Zimbabwe finish.

    • Looks like you are in Kenya, is that diaspora too? we fontini lyamupamba, its not the player’s problem that they can’t get in France in time, what do you know about Visa acquisition? And I know you now Davison Chansa, I just went to Facebook.

  2. The Visa issue is not strange to FAZ modus operandi. I ve not forgotten the Zambia – Ghana game were HR ended up using students in UK.

  3. This is foolish. The whole purpose of playing a good team like senegal is to assess the performance of the actual players in a game situation. If the Team A is not going to play, why waste Tax Payers Money and risk our reputation?

  4. It is not the player who has failed to secure a hisa, thatd not his iob, someone at FAZ is paid to fo that. It doesnt matter that the player is in Russia, MR Kasengele or whoever handles visa arrangements including requesting help of relevant Zambian Embassy in Russia.

    This is pure failure of administrative efficiency, despite other good things FAZ is doing!!

  5. You are right Paul. The Team to play Ghana is the team to be tested against Senegal. FAZ are simply not coming to the party, they are in their own world.
    …HR nao lilmolimo!!!!!!!!!!!! He has never used Kabwe Rodrick for a long time but now he is the automatic replacement for enterprising Chisamba. Where is this kama Julius Situmbeko, i think I can make a beta coach

  6. Kikikiki it hurts mi seeing pipo blaming Herve renard da person who has brought hope to the zambian football but wat can u do as a coach u come up wit a list of players but due to obstacles like visa acquisition a player fails to make it?lets be fare pipo anyway am injury free now n lets hope for da best i luv u al n God bless!

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