President Edgar Lungu arrives from Western Province  at City Airport yesterday 18-11-2018. Picture by ROYD SIBAJENE/ZANIS
President Edgar Lungu arrives from Western Province at City Airport yesterday 18-11-2018. Picture by ROYD SIBAJENE/ZANIS

President Edgar Lungu says the loss by the Chipolopolo to the Mozambican national team is disheartening. President Lungu urged the Chipolopolo Boys to go back to the drawing board and mend the gaps that are associated in soccer. He has since urged the technical bench to assist the Boys in handling football techniques.

President Lungu told Journalists upon arrival at ZAF City Airport in Lusaka last evening from Western Province from a two day working visit.

“Zambia’s loss to Mozambique is disheartening not only to me but the aspirations of Zambian people. Probably, the Chipolopolo Boys needs to go to the drawing board. We leave it to the technocrats or experts to tell us what next,” President Lungu said.

Zambia was yesterday ejected from the Cameroon 2019 African Cup of Nations, AfCON. The Mambas beat Chipolopolo 1 – 0 in the 2019 AfCON qualifier held in that country. Mozambique moves to seven points while Zambia remains at four in Group K respectively.

The Zambia Air Force (ZAF) plane carrying the Head of State touched down at ZAF City Airport at 18-45 hours local time. Whilst in the province, President Lungu held talks with the Litunga, King of the Lozi speaking people. Mr. Lungu also travelled to Kaoma where he also met other traditional leaders among them Chief Mweene Mutondo of the Nkoya people.

Mr. Lungu later in the day addressed a public rally in Mangango where he drummed up support for PF candidate, Godwin Putu ahead of the November 20 Mangango parliamentary elections. Mr. Lungu has since described the Mangango political campaigns as peaceful.

Four candidates are contesting the seat which fell vacant following the death of Naluwe Mweene who died in a road traffic accident in August this year.

PF adopted Godwin Putu while, the United Party for National Development (UPND) has settled for Mwendoi Akakandelwa and Singumbe Kabindama is standing on the United Prosperous and Peaceful Zambian(UPPZ) party.

Yuvwenu Kashandola is contesting on the National Democratic Congress (NDC) ticket.

He was received at the City Airport by Home Affairs Minister Steven Kampyongo and his Lusaka counterpart, Bowman Lusambo, defense chiefs, senior PF Central Committee members as well as senior government officials.

President Edgar Lungu being welcomed by Service Chiefs shortly after his arrival at City Airport yesterday 18-11-2018. Picture by ROYD SIBAJENE/ZANIS
President Edgar Lungu being welcomed by Service Chiefs shortly after his arrival at City Airport yesterday 18-11-2018. Picture by ROYD SIBAJENE/ZANIS
President Edgar Lungu being welcomed by Minister of Home Affairs Stephen Kapyongo shortly after his arrival at City Airport yesterday 18-11-2018. Picture by ROYD SIBAJENE/ZANIS
President Edgar Lungu being welcomed by Minister of Home Affairs Stephen Kapyongo shortly after his arrival at City Airport yesterday 18-11-2018. Picture by ROYD SIBAJENE/ZANIS
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    • Who cares about football

      I have a PhD and I know Celtic which is a few miles from us is the best team in the world because they won a treble.
      They dominated everyone. But you will never hear me show off as we are concentrating on starting a family after visiting the clinic last week.

      Parenthood will suit me.

      Thanks

      BB2014,2016

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    • FAZ should just pump up their balls and fire that foreign coach. He has no business with zambians when we ‘ll watching shamelessly other nationas at the Africa cup of nations. No point keeping him.

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    • Why maintaining a coach who cant win as any match. This is not UPND were a losing candidate is always appearing on ballot papers.

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    • Please fire Museven and Kampamba as they sold away all the games. Why didn’t they play Kalaba? They new that in each game kalaba when put in he controled the mid-field but they always substituted him in when there was only 15 or 10 minutes remaining. These guys – Museven and Kampamba are useless and they must go.
      I can manage the team better than them….please fire these useless creatures.

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    • @Mbuzi Imagine the craziness. Each time he steps on the tarmac at the airport dancers appear, Cadres parade. They are just looking for an opportunity to be seen. Bu muzungu wanga is part of governing in Africa

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  1. It cannot now be disheartening when we have been entertaining mediocrity across the board. Unfortunately when the results of these mediocre actions (putting the wrong people in position, appointing coaches on the cheap, etc.) no one will be able to put a finger on when it started. It will just be owé!!!

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  2. It wont get better the more you keep talking about it. After the game is before the game, stop lamenting and start preparing.

    Meanwhile, let’s just watch the other teams and imagine what it would have been if it was us – like a man who let a beautiful girl escape slaughter just to see her in the arms of another man.

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  3. Ba President you allowed Kamanga supported by UPND to hold kalusha out by scandalizing him & reporting him to FIFA so that he has no say about Zambian football.What kind of stupi–dy from this businessman called Kamanga.He can only succeed from connections even in Business.He never achieved anything in football at all level.It’s so shameful that as a president Zambia you have failed to take Zambia to AFCON .What a bad lucky to your govt bccoz soccer unite us.Pipo thought Kamanga would make changes in Zambian soccer by tearing kalu apart alas true colors are showing.

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    • Was Kamanga supported by UPND? I thought he was RB boy!
      Anyway, who brought that white boy coach? He doesn’t seem to know anything. He puts a striker as defender and introduces Spanish silly passes game to guys not used to the style. Who told him this was time for experiments?

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  4. We are finished. Losing to Mozambique at home and abroad sure! We need fresh legs on the Zambian football pitch. Qualifying to the AFCON used to be a walk over in the past but now it is an uphill battle

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  5. What a waste of taxpayer’s money! Let’s disband the team, fire the coaches and disband FAZ.

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  6. What do you expect from chintu kapamba & his friend mwabi in the name of football coach, chintu kapamba failed to coach kabwe warriors & you appointed him to be on the technical bench, & you expect the boys to win the games, Mozambique well done to beat chimbia united

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  7. WE ARE NOT HAPPY…..THE FAZ EXECUTIVE MUST GO…..WHY DID THEY BRING A STRANGER AT THE 11th hour to man the team…..

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  8. This is not good, even the president has felt bad, coming from the president i would like to see change.

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  9. The system in Mozambique collapsed, mostly it was wrong selection of the starting line up followed by late substitutions. Looking at the previous games under Sven, the team had good cohesion and well coordinated. Admittedly the coach is new and will require a bit of time. Manchester United would not have succeeded if Sir Alex Ferguson who started as a complete disaster at Man U in his first season was fired. Since we are not going to the Africa cup, all the other small tournaments like Cosafa must now be conquered. Also a good audit of the team is necessary, who is tired who is not, why is it that Lubambo Musonda can do everything correct and always falter when it matters most, why is it that aggressive players like Patson Daka who has both pace, physique and good command of the ball…

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  10. No politics here. As president has advised lets go back to the drawing board, but the problem is that the drawing board is now tired, we have gone back to the drawing board too many times

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    • @Kipson You are Correct!!!
      HOWEVER, THE BOARD IS COMPLETELY EATEN UP BUT THE CHALK AND DUSTER. THERE IS NO MORE BOARD LEFT TO USE.
      THEREFORE, WE SHOULD SAY “THEY MUST GO TO THE DRAWING GROUND WHERE THEY WILL SCRIBBLE WITH THEIR FINGERS IN THE SAND”

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  11. The coach and FAZ agreed on key performance indicators (KPI) to qualify the team to AFCON. Now that he has failed to deliver, please part company before he brings in other legal clauses in agreement document. The coach has failed and the longer we keep him, the more football woes await us.

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  12. I have never seen a coach who does not have assistants. Mourinho joined man u with his own assistants, klopp same, Moyes same, Harvey Renard same but why this mean?? Corruption brought him. I am not Faz man

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  13. We have plenty drawings board @13kipson SVEN must go lets bring Ian Potterfield I met him in a club in amsterdam dizzy, Kalu. be appointed minister of sports, christopher katongo be appointed coach,kalaba vice coach players. Ponga liwewe takes over FAZ president, all so called professional players come back and play in ZAMBIA, OUR LEAGUESNIA COMPETENT Furthermore , easy integration with local players

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    • Ian” Porterfield (11 February 1946 – 11 September 2007)
      @ANYOKO How do you bring in a did man to come and coach the National Team? You must be crazy. We all know Ian Porterfield passed on. You are really a dingbart Og my GOD

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  14. Please fire Museven and Kampamba as they sold away all the games. Why didn’t they play Kalaba? They new that in each game kalaba when put in he controled the mid-field but they always substituted him in when there was only 15 or 10 minutes remaining. These guys – Museven and Kampamba are useless and they must go.
    I can manage the team better than them….please fire these useless creatures.

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  15. Bushiri cast a Psychological spell on the players and because they believed him, they lost! Zed team lacks mental stamina!
    It’s a national problem!
    Winning is not a game of chance!
    Zambians should develop the hunger to want to win!
    Just praying for favour to win is not enough. Taking Responsibility to win is more important than relying on Religion for luck!

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  16. I think Sven u should leave us alone and go back to your home place were they know your madness coz y can’t you put kalaba,daka and cloutus in the first 11

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  17. Comment:why can’t Zambia train it’s players in Europe,like it did after the 1993 disaster?I am appealing to the management under Faz.look into this,it will cost us but it will bear fruits.

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  18. These football match loses are good for the nation as spice for malfunctioning in the nation.
    Reflect on the Zambian leadership all you see is corruption, cheating, repression and dirty. Loss on sports events is typical reflection of a failing nation.

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