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FROM NDINAWE SIMPELWE In Marrakech - Ivory Coast 0 Zambia  2 MIDFIELDER Augustine Mulenga scored a brace as Zambia eased passed Ivory Coast to secure a quarterfinal place thanks to a dominant display that put the Chipolopolo among the favourites to lift the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) tournament here in Morocco. Mulenga, who has

Embrace change!

THE calendar realignment by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has stirred the hornet’s nest with football heads across the continent divided on the issue. It was CAF President Ahmad’s campaign promise to switch both CAF’s flagship event, the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) and the inter-club

Chipolopolo rise on FIFA ladder

By SAMUEL LUKHANDA - ZAMBIA has moved up two places on the latest FIFA Coca-Cola World Ranking released yesterday to 72 in the World but still stagnant in 15th on the continent. The Chipolopolo rankings improved towards the end of 2017 after a bad start in the Russia 2018 World Cup and Cameroon 2019 African

Zesco seals Atlas Mara deal

By SANDRA MWILA - ZAMBIAN league champions Zesco United have clinched a two-year shirt sponsorship deal worth K1.7 million with Atlas Mara Zambia. The deal comes with an additional K50,000 for annual awards for deserving players and undisclosed amount for monthly awards and social responsibility activities. It was disclosed during the launch held at Hotel

U-17 national cricket trials on

By GODFREY DUBE - THE Zambia Cricket Union (ZCU) has begun trials for prospective Under-17 players to make the national team ahead of the regional tournament. Zambia will host the regional age group event slated for March in Ndola. ZCU president Reuben Chama said development officers across the country have been tasked to conduct trials

Donashano opts for Morocco’s Khourigba

From NDINAWE SIMPELWE in Marrakech, Morocco - NKANA might have registered Donashano Malama for the CAF 2018 Confederation Cup but their out-of-contract skipper has made his mind up to ditch the Kitwe side after he agreed pre-contract terms with Moroccan side Olympic Khourigba. Malama whose contract with Nkana ended on December 31, 2017 is here

Southern males in branded, flavoured protection

By MUNAMBEZA MUWANEI - SOUTHERN Province has received condoms branded in seven different flavours from the National AIDS Council (NAC). Speaking during the hand-over of the condoms in Choma, NAC acting director general Fortune Chibamba said the branded condoms were a captivating innovation. Mr Chibamba said the branded condoms were part of the consignment donated

Mother of Millions fights for children born in prison

By CHILA NAMAIKO - MOTHER of Millions Foundation (MoMF) has asked the Government to revise or amend the Prison Act Cap 97 in order to enhance the protection and rights of circumstantial children under Section 56. The charitable organisation is of the view that if the Act is revised or amended, it will enhance access

Man, 27, accused of raping, murdering 105-yr-old great gran

By PASSY HAACHIZO - A TWENTY-SEVEN-YEAR-OLD man of Chongwe District in Lusaka Province has appeared in the Kabwe High Court for allegedly killing his 105-year-old grandmother of Chisamba after raping her in 2015. Lackson Simumba of Mazila Village appeared before High Court Judge Charles Zulu yesterday where he was accused of raping his great grandmother

Woman held for boyfriend’s knife death

By CHUSA SICHONE - A TWENTY-THREE-year-old woman is being held by police as a suspect in the death of her boyfriend who was stabbed to death in Lusaka’s Garden township. Juliet Phiri is alleged to have knifed her 25-year-old boyfriend, Mathews Nasilele, also of Garden in the early hours of Wednesday after a quarrel. Mr

Times, Daily Mail boards unveiled

By STEVEN ZANDE - Government has appointed boards for the two public print media institutions, the Times of Zambia and the Zambia Daily Mail. Information Minister, who is also Chief Government Spokesperson Kampamba Mulenga, has further said the Government, through the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), will in the next few months start recapitalising the two

Golfer Kinnear dies

By Shamaoma Musonda - FORMER Zambian golf champion Trevor Kinnear has died and will be put to rest in Ndola this week. Kinnear, 59, died in Lusaka last week Thursday after a battle with cancer which was diagnosed at Stage-Two and is best remembered for his dedication to uplifting the levels of golf in the

Sate, Sakala dropped

By ADRIAN MWANZA - NKANA forward Ronald ‘Sate-Sate’ Kampamba and AfCON Under-20 championship winning captain Solomon Sakala were the biggest casualties in Wedson Nyirenda’s final 23-man squad going to the Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) tournament that kicks off this weekend in Morocco. But the team has room for Augustine Mulenga and Toaster Nsabata, the Zanaco

Congolese killed in Chiengi after attempting rape

By FRANCINA PHIRI  - A 14-year-old Congolese teenager of Chiengi District in Luapula Province has been murdered after an attempted rape. Luapula Province Police Commissioner Hudson Namachila identified the deceased as Ireen Zozo of Kabembo Village in Senior Chief Puta’s area. Mr Namachila said the incident happened on Monday January 1, 2018 around 02:00 hours.

Govt converts Heroes Stadium into adult Cholera centre

By SAM PHIRI - GOVERNMENT has converted the Lusaka’s Heroes Stadium into an adult cholera centre following the rising numbers of new cases. Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya disclosed this in Lusaka yesterday during a press briefing attended by Presidential Press Aid Amos Chanda emphasing  that the move was aimed at centralising the treatment centre and

Veep hails cholera task force

By SAM PHIRI - VICE-President Inonge Wina has commended the team of ministers spearheading the fight against the cholera epidemic that has so far claimed 54 lives. Mrs Wina said the team led by Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya had impressively mobilised resources and human support to ensure the epidemic was contained in the country.

Cholera breaks out in East

By JULIUS PHIRI  - THIRTEEN cholera cases have been recorded in Lundazi and Sinda districts of Eastern Province claiming one life. About 11 cases have been recorded in Lundazi with Sinda reporting two cases of the suspected disease forcing authorities to ban street vending of any kind and public gatherings. Eastern Province Permanent Secretary Chanda

Cholera in your purse?

By DAVID KANDUZA - WITH levels of public anxiety growing daily over the outbreak of cholera in Lusaka and other parts of Zambia, doctors are suggesting that money may be giving currency to the spread of the killer disease. The Zambia Medical Association (ZMA) secretary-general Francis Mupeta said paper currency and coins were a public

Fire extinguisher kills Luanshya man

By DAVID KANDUZA - AN employee of Luanshya Fire and Safety Control was killed when a fire extinguisher, which he was attending to at Luanshya Bakery premises, exploded on Friday night. Copperbelt Police chief Charity Katanga and Luanshya Bakery director Nicos Taktikos confirmed the death of Preacher Mwila aged 48 of 1046, Kaoma Crescent, in

FAZ to unveil KoPa kit

By SANDRA MWILA - THE Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) have named their new created kit KoPa that will be unveiled at the African Nations Championship (CHAN) tournament. As reported by the Times last week, FAZ have decided to create their own sports brand to dress the national teams. The kit will have three stripes,

Big guns for Mansa chess tourney

By RONALD CHAWE - FIVE International Masters (IMs) led by national champion Andrew Kayonde have confirmed participation in the battle of brains at Luapula Chess League Association (LCLA) Mukubulo Open tournament which will act as phase two of the national team selection trials. According to the latest updated list of players by the Chess Federation

Diggers roll up sleeves

By RONALD CHAWE - CELEBRATED Zambian rugby side ‘Men At Work’, Diggers coach Lawrence Njovu says the transition for the club is over and that it will challenge for the league title this year. In an interview yesterday, Njovu said, the club has a good team blended of experienced and young players which was ready

Mamfunda throws in towel

By SANDRA MWILA - POWER Dynamos  Football Club secretary Ricky Mamfunda has resigned after serving for five years. Mamfunda said in a statement yesterday that he had tendered in his resignation to Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc as club secretary. “I wish to officially announce that I have tendered in my resignation from Copperbelt Energy Corporation

Adjust town planning systems, Govt urged

By RABECCA CHIPANTA - THE Zambia Institute of Planners (ZIP) says there is need for important adjustments in the country’s town planning system in order to prevent the outbreak and spread of diseases such as cholera. ZIP president Cooper Chibomba has  called on Government through the Ministry of Local Government to develop long term intervention

Mukata murder case judgment set for Feb’ 28

DELPHINE ZULU - LUSAKA High Court Judge Susan Wenjelani has set February 28 this year as judgment day in a matter where opposition Chilanga Member of Parliament (MP) Keith Mukata and his co-accused Charmaine Musonda are facing a murder charge. The date was set after both parties testified in the matter and filed final submissions

Lungu gets S/Korea invite

By REBECCA MUSHOTA - SOUTH Korean President Moon Jae-in has invited President Edgar Lungu to South Korea for a State visit that will strengthen ties between that country and Zambia. President Moon said that he valued the relationship between South Korea and Zambia and it was important to deepen the economic cooperation. The president of

Mobile network providers to pay K3m fine

By CHUSA SICHONE - THE three mobile network operators – Zamtel Limited, Airtel Networks Zambia Limited and MTN Zambia Limited – have complied with the Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) to pay the K3 million fine for failing to adhere to Quality of Service parameters in the third quarter of 2017. ZICTA in

More mukula trucks intercepted

By SAM PHIRI - ZAMBIA Revenue Authority (ZRA) has intercepted 22 trucks laden with Mukula tree logs worth K6.6 million in an extraordinary operation that involved three countries. ZRA corporate communications manager Topsy Sikalinda said yesterday in Lusaka that the illegal contraband was first detected and detained for investigations at Chirundu border post. Mr Sikalinda,

Cadre land invasions irk Kapata

By STEVEN ZANDE - LANDS and Natural Resources Minister Jean Kapata has warned that the Government will not tolerate illegal land invasions by people who claim to be cadres. Ms Kapata urged Zambians to follow procedure when acquiring land, saying that Government would be acting soon to protect private property and to restore sanity in

Things could’ve been different, says Clifford Mulenga

By SANDRA MWILA - FORMER national team midfielder Clifford Mulenga has blamed selfish agents for not reaching his full potential in his career. Mulenga who plays for Jomo Comos told Kickoff Magazine that agents should stop being selfish and put player’s needs ahead of theirs. He said agents should be like father figures to players