Zambia Under 20 are African Champions

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President Edgar Chagwa Lungu has congratulated the young Chipolopolo team for their impressive victory in the Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals played against the young Teranga Lions of Senegal at the National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka today.

President Lungu also extends congratulations to the technical bench for their commitment towards securing this victory.

The President is extremely happy at the consistent and impressive performance that the young Chipolopolo have exhibited since the tournament commenced.

President Lungu has said the junior soccer team has done the country proud by retaining Zambia’s lost glory in football which the Zambian soccer fans and the general public have been yearning for in a long time after the 2012 Gabon AFCON Victory by the senior team.

The President is confident that the young Chipolopolo has a great future in football hence they should continue to work extremely hard, be disciplined and ensure team spirit for them to perform even better in other tournaments.

The President has equally extended his gratitude to the visiting teams for having participated in the Under-20 AFCON and wished them well in future tournaments.

President Lungu has directed the Ministry of Youth and Sport, the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) including other soccer stakeholders to show unwavering commitment towards ensuring that the young Chipolopolo are nurtured to stardom for the country to continue recording success.

The President is also happy with the support that the Zambian people have shown to the young team since the tournament commenced.

“This tournament has shown how the Zambian people love soccer and we have also seen the characteristic nature that this sport has in uniting people regardless of their different background,” the President said

“As patron of the Football Association of Zambia, I am extremely happy and we give glory to God for the victory. On behalf of Government and the people of the Republic of Zambia and indeed on my own behalf, l wish to extend hearty congratulations to Mr. Andrew Kamanga, the President of FAZ and his entire executive, the Ministry of Youth and Sport including other stakeholders for working hard to organise a successful tournament. To the soccer fans, l urge them to continue rallying behind the young players for more goals to be recorded.

67 COMMENTS

    • Build Soccer Academies in the country. Tap into all this raw talent and help youth to aspire to something.

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    • Which failures in life cares about this.

      Grow up and make your cv’a so you apply for jobs.

      Whew are you masters, PhD mba cima Acca?

      Grow up

      I wish nothing good for people following football. They are failures and not in my league.

      Numpties

      Thanks

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    • You can’t use your hands in football whc

      There’s something wrong with a sport that doesn’t allow its participants to utilize the two greatest tools that God gave to man. Think about it. Your hands are a huge part of your athleticism–they allow you to grip, catch, throw, shoot–your impact on every other sport in the world depends on your hands. And in soccer, they just throw that out the window.

      Look–that’s fine–maybe a sport like that should exist–but don’t tell me a game that values the head as an athletic appendage more so than the hands deserves to be hailed on the same ground as football, basketball, baseball and hockey.

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    • Only a fool thinks you can only make it in life with degrees. And the award goes to M…
      Mushota we have successful happy lives and that is why we can afford to enjoy ourselves to some soccer over the weekend together with your bosses whom you went to get your degrees for so that they employ you. You are a sad broom.
      Goal Tupolopolo… make money and employ Mushota as a toilet cleaner he has a powerful cv.

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    • I don’t understand why Mushota is insulting Princess Nubian.
      @Nubian loves football, but @Mushota insults her. I hope one day mukaitokola.

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    • PROUD TO BE ZAMBIANS AGAIN.
      THE TEAM SHOULD BE NURTURED TO BE THE NATIONAL TEAM. AND STAY AWAY FROM ALCOHOL THE BANE OF ZAMBIA.
      WELL DONE.
      GIVE EACH ONE AN SUV.

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    • On the 12/2/12 Chipolopolo won Afcon.
      On 12/3/17 Tupolopolo won Afcon jnr.
      Jersey 12 for Zambia is Emmanuel Banda. If I say Emmanuel means “God is with us” and God is with Zambia and you don’t believe ; I don’t know what you will believe.

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    • Ba PF even after winning a trophy they can’t find better way of writing on behalf of the boring president?

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  1. Well something good for Zambia and bad for those in opposition a loss would have been better for you anyway don’t worry they will loss at the world cup then we will be happy and blame the president that’s just how life is if you take politics person in Africa because almost everything in Africa is bad that’s why Africa doesn’t follow African politics.

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  2. Only a fool thinks you can only make it in life with degrees. And the award goes to M…
    Mushota we have successful happy lives and that is why we can afford to enjoy ourselves to some soccer over the weekend together with your bosses whom you went to get your degrees for so that they employ you. You are a sad broom.
    Goal Tupolopolo… make money and employ Mushota as a toilet cleaner he has a powerful cv.

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  3. I would rather see Zambia being champions of economic dynamism and development.The sorry poverty you see in Misisi ,Chawama ,Kamwala and so on is nothing to be proud of.

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  4. Mushota from incorrigible deprecation.

    Ama Sene. ……juju this time ijo

    Congratulations to the U20 Zambian boys!

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  5. Mushota suffers from incorrigible deprecation.

    Ama Sene. ……juju this time ijo

    Congratulations to the U20 Zambian boys!

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  6. Congratulations guyz Zambia is Zambia no juju in Zambia de almighty God is always watching day & night namusebana ma Senegalese go & tell yo witchdoctor dat in Zambia juju is not workin, luv u all Zambias.

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    • And someone brazenly said “God lives in Zambia.” What a nitwit. Another one ati he watches day and night. People, this your religious zealotry clouds you thinking oh!

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  7. As predicted 2020vision as accurate as ever!
    I’m on record of stating we would win this touranment from day one!

    More accurate predictions and forecasts are in the works…

    Hungry Hyena (HH) to also become a sportsman by being inducted into the Guinness Book of World Record’s as the number one perpetual losing Kaponya Presidential candidate a soon to be 6 time loser!

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    • Your PF kaponya MP’S were fighting over stealing tenders and calling each other theives in parliment and all you can think about is the great HH.

      The euro bonds are not finished and the party of theives PF are now going for each others throats…..

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  8. Well done boys.

    Mr kamanga you have great market in zambia, can you invest Wisley in grassroots football.

    There can be no excuse for failure. Demand for football is there. Let’s go….

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  9. Congratulations to Zambia U20 national team.You have made history for yourselves and Zambia.
    Also heartfelt congratulations to Andrew Kamanga and his team.The list is getting bigger.
    2016 COSAFA U20 Win
    2017 AFCON U20 Win
    Qualification to U20 World Cup 2017

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  10. well done boys and big thank you to coach and the entire technical bench, big ups to the FAZ president.

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  11. Is the article about the under 20s or about the President of Zambia? It should have talked about the hard work by the boys not about the lazy chap Chagwa Lungu

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  12. The problem with Africans is that we are so gullible. Who here has ever seen juju working in front of their eyes. Some one throws something ati juju kikik. Keep cheating yourselves juju is just the imagination of people and a belief passed on from generation to generation. It is used by witch doctors to make money from gullible ignorant chaps. This is just mere u20. I will only respect Zambian football when we reach world cup quarter final. Till then keep working hard. It seems under pf we have lost ambition. Everything it is lungu this lungu that. The rat is a curse on everything.

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    • Was almost saying congratulations to for debating the issue but the last two sentences went back to politics.

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    • I have never seen a rich witch even with the arrival of ATM machines all over they can’t pilfer a single ngwee from there.

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    • @NEZ
      YOUR HATRED OF THE PRESIDENT WILL ONLY EAT YOU UP AND YOUR FELLOW FRIENDS. MEANWHILE ECL WILL CONTINUE RULING YOU BEYOND 2021. YOU ARE PATHETIC.

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  13. “Kikiki”..is the sound of you Nez shi.ting a rat as you are obssessed with those things!

    Well done guys don’t listen to this thing Nez it is a frustrated bitter blood thirsty animal!

    But as a sa.tan.ist Nez you do believe in blacmagic so don’t lie! But of course you lie! You, Chiyaya, bucketbrainshalungu and the rest of the United Dunderheads have been lying from as chiyaya says your arse.whores! “Kikiki”

    Hopeless cretin!

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  14. This is the first happiest moment since 2012 when we won Africa cup that the upnd have enjoyed and celebrated. You see guys it’s good to belong to the winning team not failures. Joe many times has your tribal party been losing since 2012.? Just swallow your tonga pride and join pf so you retain your happiness.
    Well job done boys.

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  15. President lungu president lungu are you puntinghis propaganda you silly reporters? We came to watch the game not to watch lungu so you went to heroes stadium to listen to lungu?

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  16. Mushota is the first educated ignorant person I have heard of. Education changes behaviour of a person but the likes of Mushota, I doubt her so called PhD. Language tells alot about someone who has been to school. But those who have never been to school have proper reasoning than Mushota and they command alot of respect than she does. Grow up you are not a kid UK Carer.

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  17. Time to be at peace. Congratulations to U 20 team.
    I hope our government will take that as an example to deliver.

    Why do we have an Arab commentator and not a Zambian? That is a shame, i would have loved to hear a Zambian commenting on Zambian success.

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  18. This is time for celebrating the victory of young chipolopolo, the people of Zambia and indeed their President, His Excellent, not tuma president tumbi especially kalya ka petit twaishiba. So I spare the ***Donkeys for today.

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  19. By the way where is GBM? I have not heard him say anything about the petition or his ka petit president since the great article by the intellectual traditional leader Mwinelubemba. I hope that his “colleagues” ********** have not turned on him as a bemba monkey again. Tabakwata insoni balya bantu or even remembering what they said yesterday.

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  20. Senegalese players would like to challenge “Mwine wa nshima” now that they lost the championship to OVER AGE zambian players. The fact is congrats still though i expect FAZ to petition the results to CAF for a senegalese using JUJU. THe results need to be cancelled and a neutral venue selected for a rematch. Their is no champion yet, zambia is just warming up the cup , we need a rematch due to JUJU. Chawamila imwe muka wina you dont petition and complain , show sportsmanship complain to CAF and declare no winner , who knows that JUJU assisted Zambia to score FAKE GOALS. In the name of the game lets petition

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  21. Mwa kongola chule ba U20! Well Done and please replace the senior team! Senior team itipasa ma BP too much! Great stuff!

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  22. Congrats boys!!you have done Zambia proud!!under PF its Favour after Favour!!the senior Chipolopolo won the cup in 2012 under PF and now the U20 have done it once more in 2017 under PF!!!This is the blessed political party which must continue in power for another 50 years for mother Zambia to receiver more FAVOUR FROM GOD!!!KEEP IT UP BOYS AND BRAVO TO ECL FOR HIS LOVE FOR SOCCER!!WE HAVE SUPPORTED THE BOYS THROUGH OUT SINCE 26/02/2017 UNTIL 12/03/2017 WHILE HH AND HIS BLIND FOLLOWERS WERE NO WHERE TO BE SEEN AT ANY STADIUM!!!WE LOVE YOU U20 BOYS!!!ITS SMILES CHABE ON OUR FACES!!GO BOYS GO!!

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  23. Well done young Chipolopolo; you have made up extremely happy! Congrats to the passionate Benson Chambeshi and his entire technical bench, FAZ and the Ministry of Sports; keep up the good work and God bless Zambia!

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  24. Well done young Chipolopolo; you have made us extremely happy! Congrats to the passionate Benson Chambeshi and his entire technical bench, FAZ and the Ministry of Sports; keep up the good work and God bless Zambia!

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  25. Yes indeed, once congrats to Junior Chipolopolo. Don’t. relax. Don’t be carried away by that victory. Instead work extra hard as the next championship is just around the corner. It will be more competitive and more challenging. It will be exciting to showcase your talent at the world arena.

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  26. Yes indeed. Well boys. But don’t relax and don’t be carried away by that victory. More challenging championship is just around the corner. It will exciting to show your talent at the global arena. GO! GO! GO! Junior Chipolopolo.

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  27. Congrats to the lads!

    But I’m not sure why Lungu has to feature in everything, even things that don’t involve him. Politics in Zambia is really gone to the lowest level and has penetrated every fibre of society. People think Lungu controls their lives, its crazy.

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