Zambia tumbles on FIFA rankings after CHAN exit

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Zambia’s 2018 CHAN exit has seen its fortunes tumble on the FIFA rankings released on Thursday.

Chipolopolo fell four points on the February rankings for the first time following a 24-point rise since September, 2017.

Zambia drop from 72 to 76 just after posting modest results in their last two games at CHAN in Morocco.

This is after they drew 1-1 with Namibia, who have risen two points to number 114 this month, in their final Group B on January 22.

Zambia later lost 1-0 to Sudan on January 27 in the CHAN quarterfinals.

Sudan, who finished 3rd at the CHAN, have jumped six places to number 118 in the World.

But Zambia remains 15th on the CAF rankings.

Meanwhile, Zambia’s fall comes after enjoying a good spell on the rankings after jumping from 96th to 78th in September before moving to 77 in October, to rise to 75 in November before ending the year at 74.

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  1. Reshuffles in Chipolopolo may work.
    Mbesuma as goalkeeper just like Margaret Mwanakatwe to Finance.
    Mweene as central midfielder.
    Stophila Nsunzu as striker like Dora.

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  2. Zambia will continue to drop on FIFA rankings for as long as the coach relies on one strategy….long balls!
    Lack of a plan B or even a plan C in any game will bear the same results…. Losses and at best a draw. We need Kalaba back in the team!!!

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