Andrew Kamanga and Co. meeting the team
Andrew Kamanga and Co. meeting the team

Football Association of Zambia President Andrew Kamanga watched the national team in training on Tuesday evening.

At the end of the training session, Kamanga mingled with the players and members of the technical bench.

He was accompanied by FAZ vice president Richard Kazala, Faz Treasurer Rix Mweemba, Executive Committee members Blackwell Siwale and Lee Kawanu, Faz Technical Director Honor Janza, Faz Finance Director Samuel Phiri and Club Licencing Manager Erick Mwanza.

Zambia hosts Congo – Brazzaville in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification match at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium on Wednesday.

And George Lwandamina is aiming for a six-pointer in the 2017 Africa Cup Group E doubleheader qualifier against Congo-Brazzaville.

The two sides’ meet in a top two clash on Wednesday with both sides tied on four points heading into match-day-three at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.

Leaders Congo beat second placed Zambia to top spot in Group E on goal difference.

Three points at home for Zambia in midweek and another three away in Brazzaville on March 27 will put Chipolopolo one foot into the finals heading into June’s penultimate round of matches.

“We want the six points but I am sure even Congo want the six points but we have this opportunity to get the six points hoping and trusting we have a better game,” Lwandamina said.

“We are hoping the players will give us the desired result.

“A home win is a win by any margin and it will also give us impetus to take to the next game but a win is all we need to take into the next week.”

Zambia head into the first leg with just one loss against Congo from ten previous meetings and with four wins and a draw since losing 1-0 in November 1996 in a 1998 World Cup qualifying match away in Pointe Noire.

Meanwhile, President Edgar Lungu is today expected in Ndola to give solidarity to the National Football Team who will take on Congo Brazzaville at Levy Mwanawasa stadium.

The Head of State who is also Football Association of Zambia patron will hold a meeting with newly elected FAZ president Andrew Kamanga before the Zambia Congo Brazzaville Match.

Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda confirmed this to ZNBC News in Lusaka last evening.

Mr Chanda said President Lungu will return to Lusaka on Thursday.

The game will start at 18:00 Hours.

Andrew Kamanga talking to Coach Lwandamina
Andrew Kamanga talking to Coach Lwandamina
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33 COMMENTS

    • He needs to give us his position on the coach are you not giving him a contract? If not get someone in..run FAZ professionally not like the Galu!

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    • Good luck to the boys. But ——-A soccer coach with a potty-belly?

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    • Manje na ba Erick Mwanza bamene banali kupontela Andrew bamvela bwanji now that Kalu is gone? I hope he has learnt that in life you never know, who your next boss will be so it is good to just be courteous and humble to others.

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  1. how can you win with a lazy potbellied coach like this lwandamina? That’s the problem with zambian football! Look at coaches around the world, competitive teams all have physically fit coaches not this chap with a big chibuku potbelly

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    • I think that coach needs to be fit. You can be that fat and train a team. Look at all the top coaches: Wenger, Hiddink, Guardiola, Mourinho, Capello, Erickson, Mancini, Pellegrini, Ancelotti, Ranieri, Heynckes etc. They all look fit. How can you take the players through drills when you can hardly run yourself? Boma inyanganepo!

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    • I’m sure you don’t know what you are talking about…kindly take time to look at Rafael Benitez and others.

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    • You know what! I have tried to think which coach has a potbelly but my memory doesn’t recall anyone. It simply means he doesn’t exercise enough, I wonder if he can even run together with team.

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    • THE COACH IS FIRST AND FOREMOST VERY UN FIT- A SIGN OF LAZINESS ON HIS PART. HOW DO YOU EXPECT CHIPOLOPOLO TO WIN ANY MATCH WHEN THEY ARE BEING COACHED BY A LAZY !D!OT. COME ON MAN, GO AND GIVE BIRTH. YOU ARE TOO PREGNANT TO COACH. AND HE HAS BEEN COACH JUST LIKE THAT AND NO ONE HAS EVER COMPLAINED IN ZAMBIA? THIS COUNTRY! KAMANGA, CAN YOU FIND SOMEONE FIT TO COACH THE NATIONAL TEAM, MWEBANTU? I USED TO WONDER WHY ZAMBIA JUST KEPT ON LOSING EVEN TO VERY UNDER, UNDER, UNDER AGALU (DOGS). I DIDN’T KNOW WE HAD A LAZY FAT COACH.

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    • Do you know who Vicente De Bosque is and how many world cups he has won? Have you seen his photo?

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  2. giving the players 100 dollars each as motivation tells me Andrew’s victory was bought. This man’s presence alone was motivation enough why give them money like you buying their loyalty? Do you doubt your leadership skills and influence? You can do better Kamanga!!

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    • @zambianmunthu; seems you don’t know corruption means. What a horribly irrelevant and out-of-place comment. Players don’t vote please! Kudos to our presido for motivating players!

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  3. Eric Mwanza in kamanga’s entourage lol……………………!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Speaks volumes about Kamanga being a genuine gentleman. Please Kamanga don’t fire Eric lest you give us a reason to believe Nkweto and Kasengele were right to ‘run for their lives’; of course unless he proves to be unpatriotic!

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  4. how about big sam at sunderlnd,benitez at newcastle,vicente del bosque n guus hiddink,that is y teams have trainers

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  5. Mr. Kamanga, my President, the first thing you should have done was to fire ERICK MWANZA. Thare are alot of smart guyz out there who will do a professional job that than criminal bum.That chap is a shameless criminal. Thats an a.ss who mislead Kalusha and aprticipated in the plunder and suspension of all perceived critics of FAZ. ADVISE: Fire that rascal, he’s poison, a greed and lazy slacker.

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  6. ERICK MWANZA WAS FIRED @ DAILY MAIL FOR STEALING PETTY CASH.

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    • MAZINA YA ANGONI, SURE! SO YOUR DAD WAS ALSO VERY PROUD TO GIVE YOU THAT NAME? YOUR DAD IS AS SCEWED UP AS THE NAME HE GAVE YOU, MWANA.

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  7. Some of you who make comments are so shallow the coach you are referring to in case you don’t know him has won the following in the last three years Two(2) Barclays cup finals back to back 2013 at Red Arrows Followed it up with another one at ZESCO in 2014,Won the charity shield cup with ZESCO in 2015 and back to back League triumphs in 2014 and 2015 with ZESCO.
    So please before you decide to express your ignorance on things you don’t know shut your mouth

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    • Awe Ngosa naiwe, people are talking about his achievements but the fitness and besides one has the right to express their opinion.

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    • NGOSA, TAUMFWA CISUNGU, KA? WE ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT WHATEVER HE HAS WON. WE ARE TALKING ABOUT HIS PREGNANCY. HE IS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE COACHING WHILE PREGNANT. HE SHOULD GO ON MATERNITY LEAVE TO DELIVER. IT’S HEALTHY FOR HIM AND MOST IMPORTANTLY THE FETUS HE IS CARRYING. MORE SO HE IS NOT AN INSPIRATION TO THE KIDS AND THE YOUTH AND HIS TEAM. BA LWANDAMINA, KA FYALENI FIRST ELO MWISE MUKONKANYEPO IMILIMO. OR JUST REMAIN ON MATERNITY LEAVE FOR GOOD.

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  8. A potbelly is a sign of status in an impoverished community like ours. Muke’shiba shani ati a fola amadollars?
    Kadansa had a flat tummy before Nkwazi house now he tries to push it out (despite Mumbi Phiri’s protestations).

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  9. Problem in zed we have few people who have football technical knowledge and the best we know is criticize .pliz if we dont have what to say on soccer instead of demoralising and misusing the internet lets do vital and developmental activities and leave George alone afterall most of you have never coached before.

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  10. Comment:zambians good at argument anyway your football is not romantic,i advocated it last year sep in Nairobi,i believe this year Harambee stars will go through it,forget about fifa ranking Kenya has good football…..

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  11. AK get rid of that i.d.iot Erick Mwanza now,the chap is so shameless, others resigned albeit foolishly.

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  12. Ulufumo lwena lwachilamo although l have a lot of respect for this coach because he delivers results, l he does not resign after this match. He seems to be a fan of Great Kalu just like myself.

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