Zambia are out of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea after failing to win a single game.

The 2012 champions drew 0-0 with Cape Verde to finished bottom of Group B with two points, five behind group winners Tunisia.

Zambia also finished one point behind second placed DR Congo who pipped Cape Verde to second place on goal difference.

Monday’s draw was also the two sides first stalemate from three meetings played over the last five months after a win each in their previous two encounters in the 2015 AFCON Group F qualifiers.

Meanwhile, Zambia had two good chances in the first half to wrap-up the match wasted.

Evans Kangwa sent his 15th minute shot inches wide while Rainford Kalaba’s 23rd minute long range effort was parried by Josimar Dias.

However, a second half tropical storm washed away any chances of some real football when the pounding rain turned the surface into a bog.

Zambia could have sealed the match in dramatic fashion in stoppage time when Mukuka Mulenga fired his shot across the face of Cape Verdes goal when the ball raced inches wide of the far post.

This is Zambia’s second successive first round exit after failing to defend their crown in South Africa in 2013.

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    • This is gonna be a horrible year for Zambians. It is already January and Zambia has lost both ELECTIONS & AFCON with best oppositions on their hands.
      Zambia used to have PRESIDENTS, and
      Zambia used to have COACHES!!

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    • Our quarter final qualification match was stolen from us. i know some officials at CAF who conspired with PF and Cape Verde, We were the favorite to win the AFCON cup. The whole tournament is a sham… Look at the puddle of water… only boats can move there not football?..?!!

      Even if our quarter final qualification match has been stolen, we have respect and confidence in our players

      We refuse to concede defeat out of the tournament

      thank you

      Your selfish and tribal leader

      Halusa Hagain

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    • I think Janza is just one man in a long chain of people responsible for this early elimination. If heads will roll, I think it should start with the fat cats sitting right at the top.

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    • When a company fail to meet targets, they fire the CEO, for this loss Kalusha should see his way out.. And then new blood to come in, we need to get a good coach and good FAZ leadership.

      The Zambian players were selfish useless as they all wanted to be seen by soccer agents.. now with them out?? no one would want to buy players from incompetent teams??

      Useless team from Heros to Zeros.

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  1. We were in a simple group but the coach messed it up with his poor team selection. Please fire Janza and replace him with Lwandamila or a foreign coach.

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  2. F.A.Z AGM – KALU OUT, PONGA, NENANI IN

    Please Mother Zambia we need credible people at Football Association of Zambia. Someone who will manage our countries football affairs from March (FAZ AGM) and on wards.

    Let’s see to it that we replace Kalusha Bwalya first, he runs the country affairs like his own or like a club, he has no leadership qualities because he does not want any one to do better than his history in short he is too selfish. But this is disadvantage’s a lot of people both administration and football wise. He brought his friend Janza to coach Zambia with no coaching history, he must go to allow other people to run FAZ.

    We need Ponga Liwewe as President
    Nenani Banba as vice

    These big brains will run and organise our football in our Country…

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    • Where has Janza ever performed? Even during his brief stay at Zesco fc he was easily out-performed by the likes of Dick Ngwenya and Late coach Masautso Mwale.

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  3. I told you Zombies 9 months ago that you were not going NOWHERE with crooks like Galu…I told you immediately the PE teacher left you that we needed an experienced coach but nobody listened…Zambia needs an experienced coach like Claude Le Roy to nuture the likes a Janza. But we all know Galu can not work with clean honest professionals like him even if its taxpayers paying the coach’s salary.
    There you go 2 years wasted… now you believe me when I say 2012 win was a fluke.

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    • Be serious; if Zambia can’t even afford to pay Renard’s assistant’s salary, what makes you think they can afford to pay Claude Le Roy?

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    • Wake up…you listen too much to that Empty Suit Galu’s lies and rubbish. It goes back to Football Administration and management especially marketing and merchandising at Football House. ..Zambians will pay good money for top quality products like EPL jerseys…if Faz used proper legitimate channels to manufacture jerseys and not proxy third party manufacturers. ..your Faz would be potentially the wealthiest association in the land; in a position to pay any coach.

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  4. Janza can’t read a game, he can’t even make selection. You can’t just take raw players to a tournament of such magnitude. People like J Mulenga, Mbesuma and Katongo would surely have made a difference. You can’t even have Kalaba as captain.

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  5. Zambians expect miracles even where they don’t apply. The more we can learn to be realistic the better. Our team in its present form is too weak! If we want to win tournaments, we need to learn how to build winning teams!

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  6. So what has changed? Nothing…still no proper facilities for training.. In RSA at the AFCON 2013 ..it was the same thing we went and didn’t manage to win a single match.

    “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” -Einstein

    As long as we have the selfsame selfish administrators we will never go NOWHERE.

    Zombie fans wake up from your docility and passivity! !

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  7. …..imagine a staunch UPND member who thought of getting solace from the Chipolopolo and then this…..there can be no better time to denounce Zambian citizenship than this period….PF are equally disappointed…thought they would score a double……
    … because of his poor horrendous performance in the first two games…Mayuka could may be have saved the day…..perhaps we needed the likes of Jacob Mulenga, Chris Katongo, the Mbesumas and Clifford……

    …the problem is not only with the boys or the bench……it is shared with the administrators and political office…..

    the entire line from the administrators, the bench and the team needs a proper surgery…..two consecutive AFCON toast out in first round without winning a single game sure….

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  8. …..analysing and scrutinising from my living room, apart from the two or so including Mweene, I doubt and question the fitness and intelligence of the rest of our lads,,,is that the best we have or the technical bench cannot see beyond their ‘noses’…???
    …if that teacher (MHSRIP) who was reported to have collapsed and died after we lost to Tunisia….had he survived, with this scenario he would have still died anyway….

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  9. Dishonour janza, should be fired not upon arrival but before the plane from equatorial G. Surely janza’s team selection is the worst mankind can dream of. Loudy mouthed armchair critics who critised katongo so much, be ashamed of yourselves. Dishonour janza! Why take a bunch of nonentities to a tournament like that just to embarass our country

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    • Leave Janza alone..Calling Janza will not help matters…who can blame the poor man for taking the job..he was a fall guy from day ..one only blind gullible fans like youselves couldn’t see it…were you expecting miracles from your Jesus?
      Why do you always choose to ignore the elephant in the room? Why dont you ask them why the want to run football on the cheap?

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  10. This does not surprise me any more. I have come to learn and accept that Zambians accept mediocrity over merit. Maybe God’s plan is for Zambia to be mediocre,,,, yeah that could explain the Zambian’s euphoria that Lungu is God’s chosen one and that is why he won the elections. People prefer to remain in their comfort zones. The comfort zone of Zambians in general is mediocrity and poverty,,,, guess how they would react to somebody like HH trying to bring in merit, wealth and opportunity? Yeah you guessed right

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  11. Our Tax payers money has been saved. Do not forget that another Hydro electric power plant has been opened in Zambia, that needs resources for high level operations and performance. Not all sporting ventures are profitable for our glorious nation.

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  12. why are you calling for janzas dismissal? That person has no contract with FAZ,he was merely assisting the chipolopolo boys,there’s no coach at the moment.Audit stupid kalu and kambwili because these guys are blood thirst for money!

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  13. I am enjoying Tongahood.

    I dedicate the game to HH and the many Zambians who voted for the right candidate HH (at least according to opinion polls).

    I DECDICATE THE LOSING CHIPOLOPOLO SOCCER TEAM TO HH as he contemplates the election loss.

    HH, ZAMBIA SOCCER TEAM, please don’t lose hope. 2016, 2021 are coming.

    after all Inonge and Lungu are old.

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  14. According to Soccer analyst Chris Katongo, the main contributing factor for the loss was the sound of the whistle which sounded like

    “Pii”.

    Chris added that the sound of the whistle was not good for Zambia. It should have sounded “Poo”.

    “In soccer when you jump up, just know that you will jump down later”, the analyst said in a pre-match prediction.

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  15. you cannot groom players at the national team and later on AFCON.thats the utmost team to play for in a country.At tournaments you use matured players…forget about age…

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  16. Bad to have been booted out but the blame falls on Janza and FAZ. Why did they go with inexperienced players? It was clear that about 85% were inexperienced players no wonder they were fearing to score when they had very nice chances. Its really sad and these guys should be charged with man slaughter for killing our beloved soccer fan Teacher Mwaba in Mpika. Our boys played as if they have never watched the European foot- ball. The boys showed that thy can not score coz of their inferiority complex . Shame on FAZ and the coach.

    Peace and Prosperity to Mother Zambia.

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  17. Football tournaments is all about competition not playing. Those boys were playing and not competing. Janza could lead the game but could not make substites, he didnt wanted to win. The way those boys were playing, that the system he told them. Let as look for the coach who can compete at such tournament not playing

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