Chipolopolo on Tuesday night sustained its worst start to an AFCON qualifier when Zimbabwe beat them 2-1 to suffered their first-ever defeat at National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka.

A Khama Billiat brace in each half ensured Zambia remained winless in two opening games since the 2019 qualifiers when they lost and drew their opening games.

However, today another milestone was added to that unenviable run when Zambia’s raked-in its first-ever set of back-to-back opening games defeats and are now looking in serious risk of missing out on an unprecedented third successive AFCON.

Billiat struck in the 15th and 78th minutes while Patson Daka found the back of the net in the 20th minute with a befitting consolation from a solo effort.

Zambia are bottom of Group H on zero points, Botswana third on 1 point while Zimbabwe and Algeria have 4 and 6 points respectively with four games left before the top two tickets to Cameroon are decided in this pool.

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    • Those of us who have been in a sports team will tell you one thing. Losing like winning is something you get used to. After the 5-0 bashing in Algiers Zambia are in losing mode and the Zimbabwe coach even noted this before the game. You need a good team psychologist and a new coach to change the atmosphere. Zambia will lose all their games in AFCON

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    • KAMANGA and the TRIBO HAGAY JAY thought Kalu was bad and only someone like them could make Zambia win! They have seen that it is not a Master’s paper that works on the ground BWANA! HAZALUZA HAGAIN! “If HH were President Zambia would have been like GERMANY” UPND TRIBO INCOMPOS Group 4s.

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  1. With failed leadership in the country and constant darkness, hunger and high levels of poverty, it is naive to think you can win an international competition. Meanwhile, Even Lusaka times has stopped blocking me and deleting my comments. The wind of change is being felt. Don’t worry you Lusaka times minions we will employ you. You are still zambian even though you were biased against us upnd. We will ensure that you change for the better and are independent and fair in your reporting. Good evening zambia

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  2. Ba Andrew Kamanga, when we failed to qualify for the previous AFCON you attributed failure to qualify to match fixing and lack of support … Looking at the way things are going, we may not qualify again for the third time in a row, do you still want to attribute Zambia’s loss to Algeria and Zimbabwe respectively to match fixing?

    Faz president can you pliz tell the nation want you have achieved in the past three years so far.

    While you may be a very successful businessman, football administration should not be left to people who have money only but people who played football at the highest level and those who understand and appreciate the beautiful game.

    what is your track record at faz from the time you became faz president

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  3. When I analysed after the loss to Algeria that Zambia was not going to make it, some pf pumgwas started insulting me and telling me to go and analyse in the toilet.
    Under Chiyangi , Zambia is not going anywhere.The best result in this group is a draw at home with Botswana, the rest will be losses.
    Zambian coaches can not read and analyse a game.They become confused and end up substituting a wrong player.
    HEAR ME! The Minister of Sports will take the biggest blame for having stopped FAZ from recruiting the Serbian coach, Vaseline.The rest of the blame lies in the corruption in team selection by the Technical bench.
    See you on the 31st August 2020 when Botswana Zebras coached by the Algerian coach visits Zambia!

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    • You must be a politician because you have a knack for twisting facts to suit your situation. Its not Chiyangi you differed over with other bloggers. It was Kamanga. Some of us told you Kamanga is useless but you defend him so much you want to shift blame to Chiyangi. We told you Chiyangi is hired by Kamanga. The employer and the employee are both useless! Bring back Kalusha!

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  4. IT HAS NOTHING TO WITH A FAILED GOVERNMENT OR A SUCCESSFUL GOVERNMENT, ITS JUST THE COACHING AND FOOLISHNESS OF THE PLAYERS. THE PLAYERS UNDER MR. KAMANGA’S LEADERSHIP ARE BEING MOTIVATED LIKE NEVER BEFORE. ITS SURPRISING THAT TWO VERY GOOD DEFENDERS IN THEIR PLAYING, LWANDAMINA AND CHIYANGI, ARE FAILING TO COME UP WITH A FORMIDABLE DEFENCE! THE SECOND GOAL BY BILLIAT, WHERE WERE THE CENTRE BACKS! ITS UNBELIEVABLE. EVEN IN FRONT THERE WAS NO COMBINATION! WHAT WERE AUGUSTINE MULENGA AND SHONGA DOING THERE? I THOUGHT KANGWA WAS MORE FORCEFUL IN THE ALGERIA GAME, AND MWAPE MUSONDA IS A BETTER POINT AT HIS CLUB IN SOUTH AFRICA! HOW ABOUT FELIX KAMBOLE, MAY BE THE BEST SNIPER WE HAVE AT THE MOMENT. COACHES CANT SEE THAT, HOW POSSIBLE? WHO EVER WILL BE COACH IN FUTURE SHOULD WORK ON THE…

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    • I dont think Kalusha is happy. The man is very committed to Chipolopolo. He always wants them to succeed

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  5. These mediocre results are a true reflection of this useless PF government. And if you want more of this, give them another mandate in 2021 to finish off this country.

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  6. It is now very clear that Kamanga’s reign will be the worst in the football history of Zambia. FAZ should be answerable to this humiliation because Kamanga and his FAZ are the chief culprits.
    Our coaching bench which FAZ has gifted us with led by Aggrey Chiyangi have shown in these two games that they are out of their depth and have spectacularly failed in reading the game,tactics,team composition, questionable substitutions to name but a few and have led a very good foundation for Zambia not qualifying to the 2021 AFCON.What a shame!!

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  7. LETS PUT OUR HEADS TOGETHER WHEN DID FANS STARTED CRING ABOUT TO BRING A EXPERTLATE COACH OUR LOCALS ARE NOT THAT BAD BUT THEY ARE NOT QUALIFIED FOR JOB , NOW ITS ALREADY TOO LATE TO ACT , ITS A VERY BIG SHAMU TO ALL SOCCER LOVING ZAMBIANS

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  8. Well done Zimbabwe, the era of Zambian dominance over us is gone. Beating them at home is a remarkable feat. Well done boys dzangu

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  9. Kennedy is good in the following key areas:
    1. He is good at organizing the defense
    2. He is good at catching aerial balls especially from corner kicks
    3. He is good at ball distribution
    4. He is good at managing the game
    5. He can rise to the occasion when it matters most.
    I still insist that the goal keeping department leaves much to be desired in addition to many omissions and commissions from the technical bench.

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  10. football in Zambia lost direction the day a self centered man took over running football to enhance his CV, undoing everything done by his prediseser who does that. When a player upgrades from under 23 to main team no turning back you leave room to play there period…

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  11. Zambians are full of irresponsible talking (umulomo). Did u hear Mr Masha c,men’s before the president? Except for the Arabs most African local coaches operate on chanced performances, relying more on luck. Other than individual skill other African teams have managed to build strong teams with expat coaches more on basis of psycho neutrality than that they’re good

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  12. Why does Khama Billiat wear a polo-neck winter, summer, rain or shine? (Nothing related to him scoring two goals against us. Just wondering)
    Have Aggrey and team been fired yet?

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