Aggrey Chiyangi on Thursday failed his big match trial against a continental top gun when African champions Algeria humbled Zambia 5-0 away in their opening 2021 AFCON Group H qualifier in Blida.

The result not only ended Chiyangi’s ten-match unbeaten run but also saw Chipolopolo still without an opening day victory in an AFCON qualifier since 2012 when they beat Uganda 1-0 in Ndola en route to the 2013 finals in South Africa.

Ramy Bensebaini put the defending AFCON champions 1-0 into the break in the 44th minute.

Baghdad Bounedjah struck twice, first from the spot in the 68th, and with the final goal in the 90th minute.

Youcef Belaili added the third in the 75th minute before his replacement five minutes later Hillal Soudani got on the score sheet in the 86th minute.

Algeria goes top on 3 points while Zambia is bottom.

Zimbabwe and Botswana play their opening game on Friday in Harare.

Meanwhile, Zambia hosts Zimbabwe on November 19 while Algeria takes a long flight to Gaborone on November 18 to visit Botswana.

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  1. Tulamyeba tamufwayo kumfwa. 5-0! No African team has ever beaten Zambia by that margin for 40 years and some of you bark that Kamanga is better than Kalu. Kamanga is the worst FAZ boss we have ever had. If we are serious about our soccer now is the time to kick Kamanga out unless we enjoy mourning

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    • Stop being f001ish, IS Kamanga the Coach? FAZ recruited the Serbian coach but your useless pf minister stopped the recruitment for a local coach without knowledge and experience. Many soccer fans warned against Hiring Chiyangi but you insisted. Well, here are the results for you.
      Without an experienced coach,Zambia is doomed to miss out for a record 3rd conservative time from AFCON finals.

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    • So many to blame, but the top match fixer is the PF-Minister.
      The PF-Minister published that he had CASH to reward players if thy win in Algeria. That money is still in his pocket, and he won’t take back to his PF government. Money is gone!!
      The players were just there… disturbed by the money.
      Adding to the match fixing, the PF things published an advertisement for a NEW coach, 10 hours before the match. Same as firing a coach and team 10 hours before they play.
      5 most indiscipline players were featured, while the most loved and humble players were on bench.

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    • Of course Kamanga is useless, but there’s utter incompetence and failure at every level of both leadership and management Pa ZED. A 3-1 loss at U23 and 5-0 loss at full AFCON level CANNOT be a coincidence. Everything continues to deteriorate – and it seems there’s still SOME coming…

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    • Sports Analyst you must go and analyse stuff in the toilet because you dont know how management works. Kamanga is the chief adminstrator so all blame lies with him. Dont you know that a coach is hired by the adminstration? If you hire a poor coach you are to blame not the coach. When anything is wrong with the coach he is fired by the CEO

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    • “They should have let HH be the captain he could have scored at least 6 goals!” GayJay, BoSpakata and Nose Demon.

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  2. Ba Sports Minister , Must resign. You stopped the recruitment of Serbian Coach Mr Vaseline for a local coach. Here is the result you wanted. This is the worst defeat in the history of Zambian football. 5 -0 was just too much e are already -5 in goal difference? Iyo mwandi ubulanda. Now Zimbabwe will come and humiliate us over this weekend for another 7 -0. Qualification for AFCON is gone. Just withdraw before we get embarrassed further

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    • Muli mu denial. I know 5 noto noto ibaba che.
      The Minister I said should have left FAZ to hire the coach and I repeat, Kamanga is not to take the full blame.50% ni ba Minister, the rest of the 50% its the players and dull coach.
      I analysed that Zambia was going to be walloped because of the coach.You were wet dreaming that Zambia was going to whip Algeria, and guess what ? Who needs to go and analyse in the toilet?
      The point remains , Kamanga has never been supported because you want corrupt Kalusha to come and continue where he left off.
      Elo mule mona nga Zimbabwe comes next week with a full side with proffessionals.

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  3. Was Kamanga suppose to defend or score for Zambia, do not be petty, the caliber of players matters period. You should compare the leagues most Zambian players play in and that of the Algerians. Same with the countries economy the coach President Lungu has assembled a team of useless players like Kaiser Zulu hence the status of the economy.

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    • Stop being shallow. We beat Algeria two times with the same players just 2 years ago and you want to look like you know more than all fans regardless of whether they are experts? You are even confusing your argument with the Lungu example

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  4. The 5-0 score line is shameful and embarrassing. We need to work extra hard to win all the remaining matches convincingly

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  5. KAMANGA IS INNOCENT AND IN MY VIEW IS MUCH BETTER THAN THE MANAGEMENT-RESOURCE-CHALLENGED KALUSHA BWALYA WHOSE INTERESTS WERE MORE PERSONAL THAN FOR THE COUNTRY. THE PERSON TO BLAME IS THE NOVICE MINISTER OF SPORT, MULENGA WHO THINKS PART OF HIS TERMS OF REFERENCE IS TO RUN FAZ. FOR THOSE OF US WHO WATCHED THE ALGERIA-ZAMBIA GAME ON THURSDAY, THE BOYS TRIED THEIR BEST BUT THEY FELL FAR MUCH BELOW ALGERIA TACTICALLY AND PSYCHOLOGICALLY. AND TO MAKE IT WORSE SALULANI PHIRI, NATHAN SINKALA, JUSTIN SHONGA, STOPPILA SUNZU WERE JUST PASSENGERS IN THE GAME, THATS WHY IT BECAME DIFFICULT FOR THE TEAM IN THE LAST 15 MINUTES, EXPERIENCED COACHES ABLE TO READ A GAME PROPERLY SHOULD HAVE MADE CHANGES TO THE TEAM AS SOON AS ALGERIA SCORED THE FIRST GOAL, SURPRISING IT WAS THE TEAM THAT WAS LEADING…

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    • The problem was with the person who suggested to misplace many players from their usual positions, imagine shonga playing midfield instead of striker and Kabaso playing right back instead of centre back!

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  6. To me this humiliation is good for us. How many time s have we complained that you can’t qualify a coach on impulse. Consistency. quality of play and convincing winning are pillars. Surely chiyangi lacks all these. Look at local league no team has dominated the league for five years in a roll. Today Buffalo, mailo zesco, the other day zesco, next buildcon…mwebo!!! Even players are the same. Flip flop flip flop. Labishi!?!

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  7. I repeat, the pf Minister of sports is to blame. Why are you calling for Klusha Bwalya ? You have deliberately been subotaging the Kamanga led excutive for the purpose of bringing back corupt Bwalya. Awe twakana. Employ an experienced coach with modern day football techniques not the chipante pante football you display. THERE IS A SAYING ,IF YOU CONTINUE DOING WHAT YOU ARE DOING ,YOU WILL CONTINUE GETTING WHAT YOU ARE GETTING. GET READY FOR THESE RESULTS UNDER CHIYANGI.
    ALGERIA 5 -0 ZAMBIA
    ZAMBIA 0 – 4 ZIMBABWE
    BOTSWANA 2 -0 ZAMBIA
    ZAMBIA 1- 1 BOTSWANA
    ZIMBABWE 4 – 0 ZAMBIA
    ALGERIA 3 – 0 ZAMBIA

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  8. People must just come to terms that Zambia is not a soccer powerhouse. The fact that from time to time ,we get exceptionally talented individual players such as Kaluhsa Bwalya does not make us an African soccer giant (compare the case of George Weir and Liberia).
    Answer this question and you will know what I mean:Despite the goal-scoring prowess of the late Ucar Chitalu, how many cups did Zambia win during his playing days?
    The truth hates!

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  9. My goodness! Some comments can kill you with laughter. Somebody says the ECL11 have lost 5-nil. The KK11 were better

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  10. The buck falls with kamanga period. He should have foresight and be proactive. He should have convinced minster on hiring foreign coach but above all should have engaged a proper local coach. Thats his job. Why did we not play any friendlies with arab nations, why? Poor mangement!!

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  11. FAZ exists so that there is success on the football pitch. If there is no sucees FAZ has failed. The football team and FAZ are mutually accountable. The failure of the team is failure of FAZ. The yardstick by which to measure FAZ is when we win games. FAZ and kamanga have failed. One of the responsibilities of the FAZ leader is to win government support. If you cant do that, then you have failed. FAZ appoints a coach, if the coach doesnt perform then FAZ has failed. Maybe your recruitment process is lacking. In short kamanga has failed.

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  12. Kamanga is to blame since he assumed the office he has the habit of hiring a coach when the tournament is under way this why we failed to qualify the last AFCON we hired the coach when the tournament was as well underway. We missed. The blame falls on Faz management, they should go. We have enough sports administrators in Zambian Who can take the country on high not this malabish we have period.

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    • Iwe FAZ facilitates the hiring of the coach then the Ministry of Sports approves because they are the ones to pay. Did’t FAZ hire the Serbian by the name of Vaseline? Who stopped the hiring? Does the Minister possess the qualifications to asses and hire a coach?
      When Kalusha Bwalya hired the P.E trainer for Ghana, we all kept quiet and allowed him to build and polish his C.V.
      So why is FAZ not being given the support like Kalusha Bwalya led executive? All i see is a plot to force Kamanga led executive to resign and bring back corrupt Kalu

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  13. come on my Zambian friends !!! you lost against the stronger african team, surely the score is quite humiliating but you anger must not be forwarded to COach Chayangi or sports minister, by so doing you are trying psychologically to find a painkiller to this historical loss.

    accept from me all my reverences .

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  14. @Mandanda Please dont write in capital letters its as if u are insulting or u are talking from the back. 5 – 0 is just a number we can overcome algeria on return match, the marksman Fashion sakala and pattson ndaka were in Egypt not ALGERIA, the plane took them to a wrong place

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