Some soccer fans in Kitwe are calling for the overhauling of the entire Chipolopolo squad.

Fans interviewed in the town centre say changes must be made to both the playing squad and the Aggrey Chiyangi led coaching bench.

Zambia are bottom of Group H of the 2021 Africa Cup qualifying campaign after losing the first two matches to Algeria and Zimbabwe.

‘Substitutions made by the coach were not good. How can they substitute Evans Kangwa who was playing well? I am blaming the coach for the loss,’ a fan said.

‘We just need to overhaul the team. Zambia has fine players, we can still make strong team again,’ another fan added.

Chipolopolo are on zero points, behind Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa who have 1, 4 and 6 points respectively.

‘Chances of qualifying are slim as we are just remaining with two games, two home and two away,’ Proper Mumba said.

Zambia resumes its Group H campaign next August away to Botswana.

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13 COMMENTS

  1. Gentlemen, firing of the coach and overhauling the whole team will take us nowhere as long as the Kamanga led FAZ Executive remains at the helm of soccer administration in ZED

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    • I watched replays, indeed Evans Kangwa played very well, I apologise that I didn’t like Kangwa in general. Kangwa, Shonga and Cletus in same lineup looks like indiscipline players.
      DON’T change team!!
      Only a goalkeeper missing.

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    • These sponsored critics are the ones confusion the coaching team and FAZ. Their criticism is similar to the what one political party pronounced immediately Mr Sata was declared the winner, “We shall make PF government ungovernable”.This is exactly what is happening in football. The FAZ of today has brought sanity and transparency in football management and leadership.

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  2. Remove Kamanga from FAZ. Also remove Chiyangi who plays football from the back and bring in an expatriate coach. Our local coaches are incompetent tactically, I see nothing wrong with most of our players.

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  3. DID THE PLAYERS HAVE ANY INPUT INTO WHEN PREPARATIONS FOR THE COMPETITIONS SHOULD SART?I MEAN THE ADMIN ASPECT OF IT ALL.
    SURELY LOOKING FOR A COACH WITH ONLY A ‘MONTH’ TO GO BEFORE
    THE GAMES BEGIN IS LIKE PREPARING FOR EXAMS(ANY EXAM) AT THE LAST MINUTE AND THINK THAT YOU WILL DO FAR BETTER THAN ONES WHO HAVE BEEN MAKING PREPARATIONS FOR FAR TOO LONG.
    ON THE OTHER HAND,HAVE THE LOCAL COACHES NOT BEEN LEARNING A THIN OR TWO FROM THE EXPATRIATES WHENEVER THEY SERVE AS ASSITANTS?WHY ALL THESE YEARS THE LOCAL COACHING STAFF HAVE NOT MASTERED THE TECHNICS?

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  4. There is no need to overhaul the Zambia National Football Team AKA Chipolopolo including FAZ led by Kamanga. You need to look at the success that the Kamanga led executive have achieved in all the teams of the national teams both Senior and Junior in men and women teams since they took rein.

    What we need is to overhaul the way we manage football in Zambia. The game has advanced technically. At national level we urgently need a Defensive coach, Shooting Coach, Goal keeper coach ,Referee Advisory and Sports Psychology.
    Can we seriously look at getting an expatriate coach so that our local coaches can be attached.
    The Sports Ministry in conduction with FAZ can seriously approach coaches like Raphael Bennitez,Arsene Wenger or Mauricio Pochettino to qualify the team for the world cup. If…

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    • Now we have fake sports analysts!! We can only manage a $10000 coach . Were are you going to get money to pay Wenger? Who will arrange all those coaches you are talking about.? You mean we have to get a consultant to assist Kamanga? They have failed to run soccer period!!!

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  5. “Chipolopolo are on zero points, behind Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa who have 1, 4 and 6 points respectively”.

    ‘Chances of qualifying are slim as we are just remaining with two games, two home and two away,’ Proper Mumba said.

    Is this correct?

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  6. Forget about Zambia qualifying. My advise still stands .
    We need to change the technical bench and solicit support from the Ministry of sports to hire an experienced and knowledgeable expatriate coach with a technical adviser. Le the govt. sponsor the local coaches to for advanced football courses for all the teams at national level.
    For now lets concentrate on building a team for the world cup.

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  7. I blame Kamanga as well from wherever he was watching from was suppose to shout at Donashano Malama to man the goalpost or better still run into the field of play and head the ball away, don’t play the blame game some players don’t deserve to be in that team.

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