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Monday, August 15, 2022

Zambia booted out of CHAN

Sports Zambia booted out of CHAN

Zambia exited the 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN) at the quarter-final staged after succumbing to a 5-4 sudden death penalty shoot out loss to Guinea following a goalless 120 minutes in Rubavu on Sunday night.

Zambia missed their spot kicks through Captain Christopher Katongo, Stephen Kabamba and Dauti Musekwa while Buchizya Mfune, Spencer Sautu, Adrian Chama and his younger brother Cletus converted theirs.

Ibrahima Bangoura, Mohamed Thiam, Issiaga Camara, Ibrahima Soumah and keeper Abdoul Aziz all scored their penalties.

Guinea missed their spot kicks through Ibrahima Sankhon and Mohamed Youla.

It was a thrilling game in 90 minutes and extra time before it was decided on post-match penalties.

The game started on a high tempo with Guinea dictating play in the early stages.

The West Africans dominated ball possession but lacked the cutting edge upfront before Zambia captain Christopher Katongo missed three chances in quick succession.

Katongo had failed to tap in a Cletus Chama corner after 10 minutes before he headed wide from close range five minutes later.

The unlucky Green Buffaloes striker further saw his 85 minute strike disallowed for offside by Ethiopian referee Bamlak Tessema Weysa.


    • If you are upright enough to believe in God you’ll realize how FAIR He is. That’s why He didnt allow the unfair thing to happen, I.e Guinea losing!!!

    • Hooo so Adrian and Cletus are brothers? They don’t resemble. However these 2 will end up better than the Katongo brothers, those 2 chamas had great outing in Rwanda.

    • I thank our Football national team for representing Zambia in Rwanda. As for losing last night to Guinea, I feel terrible. Realistically, Guinea deserved to win because they played better than us the entire 90 minutes plus extra time. Im sure the coach tried his level best according to his experience to get good results.

      My humble opinion is that the Zambia Football team is way too big for our local coaches to handle. If we wish to get big results like winning AFCON, CHAN, COSAFA and qualifying to the world cup, then we need an International coach with good experience to coach out team. You are fee to disagree on this but this is the truth.

  1. What has the nation benefited from this CHAN? Has useful talent been identified? Do we have the material worth using tomorrow?

    • Zambian defense was good, WHY?
      Because both coaches Lwandamina and Chintu were good defenders.
      Goalkeeper was best, better than Mweene WHY?
      Because goalkeeper coach Mike Poto was good goalie.
      What next: bring in Zeddy Saileti in national team as striker coach. Remember when Kalusha was coach, Zambia had best strikers and wingers: Kalaba, Clifford, Felix, Chris, Mbesuma, and few who fell off.

  2. The disallowed goal was a genuine one. Well, it was not Chipolopolo day. Am Zimbabwean and i like Chipolopolo. Don’t lose heart. Tomorrow its gonna be you. My Zambian heroes are Katongo and that Zesco keeper. Unfortunately, the Zambian keeper got injured, and had it not been for the injury, he could have saved those penalties.

  3. The striker question is still a major obstacle. I felt 2 goals minus the lottery spot kicks in 4 games at that level cast doubts on the team going forward. We have a serious striker problem. Tough luck but penalties shoot outs is not something to bank on and i hope their lessons learnt. Nevertheless, am very pleased with our defence line for their efforts and the fact that they did not concede a goal in 390 minutes. Remarkable keep it out.

  4. Comment:what i can say to my team (zambia national team),well done u have done your best it’s just that it was not day and their is no need to be furius game is like a coin which has two sides win or loose. chipolopolo i m proud you guys keep it up

  5. There it is…there are no shortcuts to success…I TOLD SO…YOU ZOMBIES that you are not going NOWHERE as you have remained stagnant whilst the competition has greatly improved…simply go back to praising the Galu!!

  6. Ita all good,we cant cry over spilt milk.
    The boys tried and u win some and lose some.
    This is how far it was written guys,we can rant and rant,but the fate was already set.
    Come back to a heroes welcome whether one likes it or not.
    U gat ma support and others that read between the lines and copy black and white.
    We are proud of you!!!!!!

  7. Some one said he had a problem with Zambia’s slender wins in the group stage of CHAN and true to his words, Zambia has been booted out.

    You can go ahead and pat a dead horse on its back but Iam sorry, I wont be part of the losers

  8. Imagine one little bantam weight girl can bring a world title to Zambia and our football heroes have failed time and time again oh dear!

  9. Nothing was written, we just failed to beat Guinea full stop. The referee also contributed to our failure..This is the second time he is being a nuisance in matches involving Zambian teams. He just does not like us, bit one day we shall show him that we too don’t like him…Kukalipa kumasila, but Bola si imasila we will continue supporting our boys..

  10. Some people are just too negative, in fact so negative that it’s infectious! The boys did what they could, unfortunately it was not enough. Our strike force was blunt but the defense was exceptional. We can live with that, besides a legitimate goal was disallowed while Guinea were quite good but could not beat us over 120mins. A true soccer fan is a logical thinker, while a fanatic is similar to a lunatic.

  11. Zambia lacked a lethal striking force otherwise the game would have ended 2 – 0 in favour of Zambia. Two chances in the box and the Zambian strikers just fumbled. The goalkeeper and the defenders were good. The Zambian football league should try to be at a higher level in terms of coaches, sponsorship, and FAZ enforcing discipline. The net should also be cast wide in terms of selecting players.

  12. While its so sad that we have been booted out I feel relief that this will not cast unnecessary influence on the FAZ elections in next month. May campaigns begin.

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