Thursday, May 30, 2024

Tanzania hold Zambia in Cecefa Opener


Zambia blew away a first half lead to draw 1-1 with Tanzania at Machakos today in their opening Group B match at the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup in Kenya.

Nkana striker Ronald Kampamba gave Patrice Beaumelle’s side a 41st minute lead against the run of play.

“Sate Sate” Kampamba headed in a Felix Katongo cross to finish a move started by fit-again midfielder Kondwani Mtonga.

Skipper Bronson Chama had a chance to double Zambia’s lead on the nick of half time when his free kick was saved on the line.

Tanzania showed character when defender Said Moradi headed in an equaliser in the 48th minute from a corner kick.

Meanwhile, this is coach Beaumelle’s best result in the four matches he has been in charge of Zambia after taking over from Herve Renard last month.

Beaumelle had lost his last three games in charge.

Zambia’s next match at Cecafa Cup is on Sunday against Group B leaders Burundi who thumped Somalia 2-0 on Thursday.


  1. I think it is time to consider hiring a local coach.. Nigeria is going to the world cup so is Ghana with local trainers. 49 years of independence and we should still think umusungu is our best coach ???. This Bueamela what ever his name is has just chankwilad a job…… No win so far no experience as head coach he should released.

    • I dont think its about coaches, Kalusha was one local coach what did he do? i am sure that its the players who do not go a mile ahead into their play. Zambia lacks seriousness in doing things. There are no goal scoring guys in Zambia. Selfish play is another thing that lets us down.

    • @Mbuzi, truly you are a goat, mbushi ya muntu.
      Couldn’t you see how good Zambia was playing with that Felix, Kondwani and Rodrick Kabwe being on fire today?

    • Man, which local coach are you talking about? Which Zambian club is competing with clubs like mazembe, mamelodi sundown, pirates….? That’s a dream!

    • Surely, what is it that we can not see that Patrice is a novice? By the time we realise, Zambia will be Number 90 on the FIFA rankings.

  2. @ Nostradadums .. You sound typical muntu . They did not win and you say they played well ??. What matters in sport is winning period.

    Lets give our won a chance to fail , Lwandamina , Wedson , Simonkonda etc…

  3. All of you comenting on sports are just amatures.How can Zambia with a PE teacher coupled with cooler players with chibuku in their heads. Naba kalamba ba convicted Masumba can do better than those coolers.

  4. it seems people who passing comments on the local players dont watch local league ,that team is 100% local ,and cecafa is for local players not for pros and those of us who watch zambian footbll those are the guys we watch,a draw was fare in a muddy pitch.

  5. Chipolopolo is just a below par soccer team period.don’t even waste yo time watch them.they r very luck 2 hav drawn 2de.I guess they r even celebrating rite nw.come sunday they r goin 2 b thumpd like no mans business.

  6. Good development. From losing 3 games, we now have to draw 3 games and then win the next 3 games. Good strategy coach. You have to go stage by stage.

    • Is Zambia so poor that we continue to insist on Patrice….What is wrong with Zambian? We are world class as a team but with a recruit PE teacher! Why Zambia, Whay????

  7. We are so content for so little, we cannot achieve more.
    We love our players, our coach.
    We excuse all their mistakes. And life goes on……!

  8. The pitch was pathetic. Why should Kenya host Cecafa at such deplorable ground. The lads were failing to pass the ball well.

  9. patrice is not a coach period.for those who don`t know football yess u cn say patrice is aqualified coach.we still have enough time lets employ a qualified coach

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