Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Zambia return to training as Cape Verde looms


Zambia on Monday held their first training session in Ndola since returning from Mozambique in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Honour Janza tooks his 24-member team through the paces at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium training pitch ahead of Wednesday’s grudge match against Cape Verde.

Also in training was TP Mazembe defender Kabaso Chongo who was earlier dropped from the team prior to departure for Maputo on Thursday.

Kabaso was dropped together with Red Arrows striker Patrick Ngoma and Zanaco winger Charles Zulu.

However, Zulu and Ngoma have not been recalled.

“He is part of the team because when we were going to Mozambique we told him not to go back (to Congo) and that we will find him,” Zambia assistant coach Kampamba Chintu said.

Meanwhile, defender Christopher Munthali who limped off midway through the second half of Saturday’s 1-0 win over Mozambique took part in full training alongside goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene.

Zambia take on Cape Verde in a top two Group F clash hoping to avenge their only loss in the qualifiers suffered at the hands of the Blue Sharks on September 10 in Praia where they lost 2-1.

Cape Verde and Zambia have both qualified to the 2015 Africa Cup after finishing first and second respectively heading into their final match this Wednesday.


  1. Zambian need major restructuring from top to bottom….we are going NOWHERE. ..unless you get rid of empty suits like Galu whose only version is his bank balance. ..we will net go anywhere.
    Wake up Zombies! !

    • Jay Jay what about your Zambians in UK Political Party, you are endorsing Kambwili for republican president, or did you want Kambwili for FAZ president?

    • This mindset of people with absolutely no vision …look at your fellow empty tins in PF they never thought or envisaged their party without the deadwood useless leader…today he is has disappeared and its a disaster. Remember that Faz is not Galu AND Galu is not Faz.

  2. Zambia needs to beat Cape Verde with a convincing win.Mozambique was better side in terms of creating scoring opportunities,we were lucky,we would have lost with a huge margin.

  3. There is still a lot to be done. One department which requires serious attention is the middle field. Nathan Sinkala is not doing his job right. He does not even suppose to be the Skipper. Give the band to Kalaba. The front line is okay now, the defence is okay but the middle field! that is where the problem is. We should also look for a permanent number 8. Just after Isec Chansa, we do not seem to have a natural number 8. My suggestion is use Donasian Malama at number 6 and Singuluma or Kalaba at number 8. We will be playing better than having nathan. cos he is just a passenger.

    • I said this on some other forum. That Nathan is doing nothing much in midfield, and not capable of being the vice Captain. I do not know who chose him to be the vice. Too shy looking, never seen him commanding on the field. Kalaba was playing on the flanks and I thought he does better from central midfield pushing forward.

  4. No wonder some people are quite. Bloggers please go to cafonline (dot)com and open the menu on standings. If Zambia was in group E we would be leading that group and it is clear that all 4 teams can qualify tomorrow. Meaning that any one of them would be eliminated.
    I was just wondering why this site is so quite.
    The table is reproduced below:

    Team P W L D G FG AGD PTs
    1 Ghana 5 2 1 2 8 6 2 8
    2 Uganda 5 2 2 1 4 3 1 7
    3 Guinea 5 2 2 1 8 8 0 7
    4 Togo 5 2 3 0 6 9- 3 6

    Only 2 points separate the top team from the lowest placed teams. Naikaba iyi.
    If Togo wins then there will be serious problems for one team I cannot mention.
    Please God let there be peace on our bola blogs, I pray that you allow Togo to win. Then we can have peace on this blog for the next 2 years. In…

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