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Busy opening seven months for Wedson’s Zambia

Sports Busy opening seven months for Wedson's Zambia

Zambian National team Coach Wedson Nyirenda shouting instructions to his charges
Zambian National team Coach Wedson Nyirenda shouting instructions to his charges
No one at FAZ has told Wedson Nyirenda he may just have a full plate before Zambia’s next 2018 World Cup qualifying date against date Algeria in August after he demanded for friendlies to prepare for that match.

It looks like Wedson has been made to believe that Zambia will be quite inactive for the next seven months before hosting Algeria on August 28 on match day three of the 2018 qualifiers.

“We need to play at least three friendlies before playing the FIFA World Cup qualifiers,” Wedson said on ZNBC Sunday Interview.

Wedson has potentially three tournament qualifiers before August that could give his preparations for Algeria a massive lift.

Firstly, March will kickoff with the Cameroon 2019 Africa Cup qualifiers during the FIFA match weekend of March 20-28 when the lower ranked sides begin their knockout campaigns although a friendly date for Chipolopolo is expected to be sourced for that period.

But Zambia may enter the fray in the second stage during the June 3-13 FIFA weekend.

And barring a bye, Zambia also faces the prospect of six four match weekends for the Kenya 2018 CAF African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifiers, CAF ‘s second tier Africa Cup for domestic-based players.

CHAN will especially give Wedson the best possible test for his home-based drafts he is eyeing to include for the Algeria date.

The first two CHAN home and away dates will come in the last two weekends of April.

The CHAN second round qualifiers will be played in mid-July and the last phase will be played two weeks before Zambia host Algeria in August.


  1. If you fail to qualify for a continental tournament, honestly how do you hope to qualify for a world tournament. These bunch of failures are quite interesting.

  2. So we should stop football just because we failed to qualify for the continental football, my friend what is wrong? think.

  3. Wada believe in yourself and the Kananga led team anything is possible in modern football. Spend more time to fairly assess the players both local and professionals. We are behind you. Issues of being using imposed will cost you. Concentrate more on the goalkeepers I feel Mweene has reached the ceiling. Avoid featuring the names especially among the pros unless a you put in a proper mechanism to monitor their performance.

  4. Loosing or not loosing let us go ahead.Let the power that be find out what is the inner man in Wada and let him abide by that.Dont wana cause that heat,accept him and what ever choice.He needs enough time to be with the boys.He as well knows some people he may look up to.

  5. Under lungu every thing is failure,the economic,agriculture army worms attack the maize,pf supporters became unruly ,civil servants ‘ salaries not increased,fuel drastically increasing and the judiciary became partisan political

  6. Failing to qualify for a tournament is not the end because there are many more tournaments. We are not the first, we are not the last and more importantly we are not the only ones. The key is to revitalize after the failure. This is just the same as failing an exam. You don’t need to quit or commit suicide. Just pick up yourself and promise to work hard. Chipolopolo’s downgrade was progressive and started when Kalus administration failed to fill the vacant position of head coach after HR left. What we are witnessing are the results of that oversight

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