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Zesco get modest Confed Cup draw

Zesco United have been handed debut dates in the group stage of the 2017 Confederation Cup. Zesco have been drawn against Smouha of Egypt, RC Libolo from Angola and group stage debutants Al Hilal Obied of Sudan. Zesco will host the Egyptians on May 13 before heading to Sudan on May 23 to face Obeid.

Zanaco handed tough group stage test

Zanaco have been handed a tough test in the 2017 CAF Champions group stages following the draws made in Cairo on Wednesday. Mumamba Numba’s side is Group D where they will face two former champions. Interestingly, Zanaco group stage draw is almost exactly as Zesco’s 2016 league line-up in their league phase campaign. Again record

Zesco take control of FAZ Super Division

Zesco United have taken charge of the 2017 FAZ Super Division table after beating Nakambala Leopards away in Mazabuka on Wednesday. Zesco beat Nakambala 1-0 in the two sides rescheduled Week 2 fixture to collect maximum points from the first three rounds games of the 2017 season. Defender Fackson Kapumbu scored in the 45th minute

Wedson applauds Patson Daka’s UEFA U19 final win

Zambia coach Wedson Nyirenda has praised striker Patson Daka for raising the country’s profile after inspiring Red Bull Salzburg of Austria to victory in the UEFA Youth Cup final. Salzburg beat Portuguese side Benfica 2-1 in the final on April 23 in Switzerland in a match the striker came off the bench in the 55th

Kansanshi maintain perfect start in promotion race

Leaders Kansanshi Dynamos maintained their perfect start to the FAZ Division 1 Zone 2 campaign after edging newcomers Geokas Curve 1-0 in Kitwe to open a two point gap. Midfielder Gabriel Mwale scored a later goal at Garden Park Stadium on Sunday as Kansanshi moved to nine points from three matches played. Coach Israel Mwanza’s

WEEKEND SCORECARD: Chambeshi set to name final U20 team

Beston Chambeshi is set to announce his final 21-member Zambia Under-20 team on Wednesday. Zambia Under-20 have been in camp since April 12 ahead of the teams’ 2017 FIFA U20 World Cup campaign in South Korea. Chambeshi will name his team ahead of Zambia’s departure at the end of this week for Spain for a

Zanaco inflict more misery on ailing Mighty

Mighty Mufulira Wanderers woeful start to the 2017 campaign continued on Sunday when they were annihilated 6-0 away by defending FAZ Super Division champions Zanaco at National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka. Mighty sacked their Egyptian-born coach Sulieman Ahmed last week after he attacked the club in the media over its 2017 pre-season transfer strategy. Four

Nkana finally win , Power draw

Nkana broke their winless drought on Saturday after beating Napsa Stars 2-0 away in Lusaka. The result came in the wake of last weekends 1-0 away loss at Nchanga Rangers that saw Nkana pick up just one point from their opening two games. Austin Muwowo scored in the 50th minute while Shadreck Musonda added the

Unbeaten Power looking to continue quiet rise

Power Dynamos on Saturday welcomes Nkwazi at Arthur Davies Stadium in Kitwe targeting to go top of the FAZ Super Division table. Second placed Power and winless Nkwazi clash in Ndeke Township as the league enters round three. Coach Dan Kabwe’s Kitwe side will go top with victory over Nkwazi in case leaders Green Eagles

Chilufya sets FIFA U20 World Cup goal target

Zambia Under-20 striker Edward Chilufya is seeking to win the golden boot at next month’s FIFA World Cup in South Korea. Chilufya scored four times at the Junior Africa Cup to emerge joint top scorer alongside his team mate Patson Daka and South Africa’s Luther Singh. The Kasama’s Mpande Academy forward says he is targeting

Sunzu: Green Eagles merit top spot

Green Eagles defender Boniface Sunzu believes his side has worked hard to be at the top of the FAZ Super Division after two rounds of matches played. Unbeaten Eagles top the table with six points after beating champions Zanaco and promoted City of Lusaka in their first two matches. Sunzu said Eagles deserve to be

Zanaco to miss Mangani and Musonda in Champions League group campaign

Zanaco will be without Mangani Banda and Boyd Musonda for at least a month and a half that will also see them miss the start of the sides 2017 CAF champions League group stage campaign. The duo have been excused by Zanaco for international duty with the Zambia Under-20 team. Zanaco coach Mumamba Numba said

Zesco down Blades to make bright league start

Zesco United beat Konkola Blades 2-0 on Wednesday to signal their entry into the race for the 2017 FAZ Super Division title. Goals from Lazarus Kambole and Idris Mbombo ensured there was not to be another giant-killing act by promoted Blades after they beat Green Buffaloes 1-0 on April 15 at home in Chililabombwe. But

WEEKEND SCORECARD: Young Kola impresses Chambeshi

Zambia Under-20 coach Beston Chambeshi is impressed with Zanaco striker Damiano Kola. The Zambia Under-17 star is part of the provisional 30-member team in camp in Lusaka and is hoping to make the cut for the trip to the 2017 FIFA U20 World Cup finals in South Korea next month. Zambia went into preliminary camp

Zesco begin 2017 league chase

Zesco United hope to extend their unbeaten run in 2017 on Wednesday when they kickoff their challenge for this season’s FAZ Super Division title. The 2015 champions host promoted Konkola Blades in a rescheduled Week 1 match at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola. Zesco missed the opening two weeks of the league campaign to take

Kansanshi Dynamos take early lead in Div 1 Zone 2

Promotion chasing Kansanshi Dynamos have taken an early lead in the FAZ Division Zone Two after two rounds of matches played over the Easter weekend. Kansanshi beat Chingola Police 1-0 and ZNS Lwamfumu 2-1 to top the Zone Two table with six points. Newly promoted FQM Roads FC are second on inferior goal difference despite

PROS HIT LIST: EUROPE

We wrap-up of how Zambia’s European based players fared at their respective clubs over the Easter holidays. RUSSIA -Ural Midfielder Chisamba Lungu played the full 90 minutes for 10th placed Ural who won 1-0 at home over bottom placed Tom Tomsk. The win over the 16th placed side was Ural’s third straight win with seven

City thump not-so Mighty Mufulira Wanderers

City of Lusaka downed hosts Mighty Mufulira Wanderers 4-1 on Monday at Shinde Stadium in Mufulira to confine the 9-time champions to their second straight defeat of the 2017 FAZ Super Division campaign. The win for promoted City handed them their first league of the season after starting the campaign last week with a 1-0

Power relieved after beating Napsa

Power Dynamos coach Dan Kabwe has acknowledged his side needed experience to edge determined Napsa Stars 1-0 in Sunday’s FAZ Super League match at Arthur Davies Stadium. Experienced striker Jimmy Ndhlovu came off the bench to score an 85th minute goal as Power recorded their first win of the season. Kabwe described the Week Two

Power down stubborn Napsa

Napsa Stars hopes of staying to were dashed at Power Dynamos while big spending Buildcon’s elusive search for a debut FAZ Super Division win continues. POWER DYNAMOS 1- NAPSA STARS 0 Power Dynamos denied ex-coach Tennant Chilumba his first win over his former charges since he was sacked last May. Napsa came into the match

Zesco knockout jet-lagged Rangers

John Chingandu scored a brace on Saturday night in Ndola to propel Zesco United to the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup group stage. Zesco beat Enugu Rangers of Nigeria 3-0 at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium to advance to next month’s league round of the competition 5-2 on aggregate. Visitors Enugu came straight off the plane to the

Nchanga Rangers shock favourites Nkana

Nkana’s early season has lurched from hopeful to crisis on Good Friday after they lost away to Nchanga Rangers in Chingola. The record 12-time champions were stunned 1-0 by Nchanga to leave new coach Zeddy Saileti without a win from two league games in charge. And Nkana came into the match without their talismanic striker

Zesco chance kickoff time for Enugu Rangers clash

Kickoff time of Zesco United’s 2017 CAF Confederation Cup pre-group stage final leg tie on Saturday against Enugu Rangers of Nigeria has been adjusted by at least two hours. The match was scheduled to be played at 15h00 but will now be played at 17h30 at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola. This is due to

Determined Roan United begin serious Div 1 Zone 2 promotion battle

The fight for promotion in FAZ Division One Zone 2 starts on Friday with Indeni hosting last year’s runners up Roan United in the pick of the ties in Ndola. The Division One league starts a week late owing to hitches in the registration process at Football House. Indeni and Roan clash at Indeni Sports

Nkana hunt for victory at not-so-brave Rangers

Nkana on Good Friday faces Nchanga Rangers away in Chingola seeking their first win of the 2017 FAZ Super Division season. The two sides clash in a Week Two match at Nchanga Stadium after dropping points in their respective opening ties. Nchanga lost 3-0 at Napsa Stars in Lusaka with Nkana forcing a 1-1 draw

Mbesuma returns to action

Collins Mbesuma has returned to action on Wednesday after a four-month injury hiatus. The veteran Zambia striker came on as a second half substitute in Highlands Park’s 1-0 away defeat at Ajax Cape Town. Mbesuma came on in the 78th minute for the match that left Highlands still rooted at the bottom of the log.

Walter Bwalya handed three-match ban

The FAZ disciplinary committee has handed influential Nkana striker Walter Bwalya a three-match ban. Bwalya was slapped the suspension following his conduct in Nkana’s 2-0 loss to Zesco United on April 2 in the 2017 Charity Shield final in Ndola. The strikers ban stems from his conduct in the 58th minute after Nkana captain and

CB Volleyball hails first ZAVA female president

The Copperbelt Volleyball Association (COVA) has hailed the election of Nakaonga Kakoma as president of the Zambia Volleyball Association (ZAVA). Kakoma made history by becoming the first female ZAVA president at the weekend after thumping her only rival Charles Haambote by 105 to four votes at the elective annual general meeting in Lusaka. Prior to

Nyirenda weighs in on Walter Bwalya debate

Chipolopolo coach Wedson Nyirenda says he has not called Nkana striker Walter Bwalya to the national team because his nationality was not clear. Bwalya say he is Zambian-born from a Congolese mother and a Zambian father. But Nyirenda said there was no documentation to show that Bwalya was Zambian. “I always say that as long

PRO HIT LIST : EUROPE

Midfielder Chisamba Lungu had a memorable day at the office on Monday in Russia as we take a brief wrap of weekend action by our European-based players. RUSSIA =FC Ural Chisamba on Monday scored his second goal of the 2016/2017 season from 22 matches played in Ural’s 2-0 home win over second from bottom Orenburg.