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Chipolopolo, Lions set for Paris showdown


Chipolopolo on Wednesday night begins the build up to next month’s must win 2014 World Cup qualifier against Ghana when they take on Senegal in a friendly in France.

The friendly against Senegal in Paris is part of Zambia’s preparations for the September 6 World Cup qualifiers against The Black Stars scheduled for Kumasi.

Zambia beat Senegal 2-1 in the two teams’ last meeting-which came at the 2012 Africa Cup in January.

Herve Renard’s side takes on The Taranga Lions minus four key players who include Captain Christopher Katongo, forwards Collins Mbesuma and James Chamanga plus midfielder Chisamba Lungu.

Senegal are also missing Demba Ba.

However, Renard has rounded up a strong Chipolopolo squad capable of upsetting Senegal in the 20:00 hours kick off match.

Some of the players in France are Vice-Captain Kennedy Mweene, Stopila Rainford Kalaba, Nathan Sinkala, Jacob Mulenga, Emmanuel Mayuka and Fwayo Tembo.

Meanwhile, Ghana warms up for Zambia with a friendly against Turkey away in Istanbul.

Full Squad

Goalkeepers: Kennedy Mweene (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Danny Munyau (Red Arrows),

Defenders: Joseph Musonda (Golden Arrows, South Africa), Davies Nkausu (SuperSport United, South Africa), Bronson Chama (Red Arrows) Christopher Munthali (Nkana), Hichani Himoonde, Stoppila Sunzu (Both TP Mazembe, DR Congo)

Midfielders: Kondwani Mtonga (Zesco United), Kabaso Chongo (Konkola Mine Police), Nathan Sinkala, Rainford Kalaba (Both TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Rodrick Kabwe (Zanaco), Bruce Musakaya (Red Arrows)

Strikers:Fwayo Tembo (AStra Giurgiu, Romania), Jacob Mulenga (FC Utrecht, Holland), Emmanuel Mayuka (Southampton, England), Bornwell Mwape (Nchanga Rangers) Evans Kangwa, Festus Mbewe (Both Nkana)


  1. But this reporter, he says Wednesday night and the continues in the seconds paragraph ati ….”Tonight’s friendly against Senegal in Paris is part of Zambia’s preparations for the September….” WHAT ARE U TELLING US?????!!!!!

  2. Today is Tuesday LT, was your article meant to be published tomorrow ? It’s quite misleading the way you have out it

  3. These LTs and ZWDs are a bunch of incompetent people. Do they even read how the BBC and CNN report like. These sites just bring shame to Zambia as a Country. They cannot report accurately, correctly and competently. I wonder if they even have prof readers and Editors.

  4. No data in this article will have to go and read BBC Africa they are spot on, one doesn’t even know if the kick off time is GMT. Appalling article …what off Papa Cisse is playing?

  5. The game will be played tomorrow and not tonight ba LT and kick off time is 19:00 hrs and not 20:00hrs. Please, try to take care of detail and take your time editing your material. As others have observed, there are a lot of mistakes in your writing, not just today, but from time to time. Some of us in the media industry are passionate with the jobs that we do and I will request that you employ qualified journalists especially those from proper institutions to do a good job. Otherwise, keep informing us, but accurately! Thank you…

  6. Why is it hard for us to organize friendlies like Ghana against proper opponents like Turkey? Apart from Senegal who have we played against…these are the questions we should be asking the corrupt empty suits at Football House and their RSA based King.

  7. KCI do you realize that it is gramatically wrong to have ‘how’ and ‘like’ in the same sentence unless you are using ‘what’? You should have written: Do they even read how the BBC and CNN report? So before we throw stones at others for not reporting correctly and accurately let us remember that we all live in glass houses.

    • Oyaya there is a big factor to be considered here: KCI doesn’t earn money reporting. The writer pf this report does so the former escapes the kind of scrutiny or critique deserved by the latter

  8. Our opponents in the upcoming worldcup fixture is african ,so it’s okY playing senegal.The last time we played european opposition was against norway before the 2013 afcon where we became draw specialists.

  9. @Jay,jay u are a witch but yo witchcraft fortunately is weak.Yo relatives or yourself wish they were the ones coaching Zambia. Ichimutima ububi!

  10. Playing Turkey when you are preparing for Zambia is like practicing on a saxophone when your exam will be on a banjo.

  11. @ jay, chipolopolo is preparing 4 Ghana encounter! The basungu don’t play like Ghana
    so it ok to play a friendly match against any giant from west africa! Any way, Zambia won’t
    beat Ghana in Kumasi!

  12. Katongo, Mbesuma and Chamanga have live their usefulness in the national team. They are no longer key players please!!!!!!!!. Don’t refer to them as key players anymore. Let us move on with serious players.

  13. Anyway whatever Ghana it can look lk Zambia is going to beat them bad(zambia2-0Ghana) is our time to world cup as zambia. let go zambia 2014 world cup and we can, why

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