Letter: Take Caution When Commenting

Good morning Zambia Reports, first and foremost, let me compliment and congratulate you with your online news media publication. No doubt, we lend you our eyes for good purpose. You further deserve our much anticipated attention. Never-the-less, through your platform, … Continued

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Good morning Zambia Reports, first and foremost, let me compliment and congratulate you with your online news media publication. No doubt, we lend you our eyes for good purpose. You further deserve our much anticipated attention. Never-the-less, through your platform, I would like to urge my fellow youths out their to mind the language they express in their comments. It seems each and everytime a political issue is posted on your timeline. There is always a few youths out there, who are overcome by the bigotry of tribalism, unnecessary political dogma and hatred, they always vomit ill comments that likely injure fellow citizens. I would like to politely urge fellow youths to bear in mind that where their freedoms of expression and rights end, marks the beginning of another’s. It is us that can fight this cancer out of society. Otherwise, blaming society, yet forgetting that we are the society that is only aiding us in digging our own mass grave. Let Us Change Our Mentality And Kick Tribalism Out Of Zambia. Mike Chimansa The post Letter: Take Caution When Commenting appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Kamanga’s Comments Upset Wedson Nyirenda As Shenko’s Alleged Attempt To Incite Player Boycott Over Allowances Flops

Zambia coach Wedson Nyirenda was yesterday reportedly upset with FAZ president Andrew Kamanga’s comments suggesting the trainer’s job was on the line hours before a crucial match that determined Chipolopolo’s passage to the 2018 Kenya African Nations Championship (CHAN) tournament. … Continued

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Zambia coach Wedson Nyirenda was yesterday reportedly upset with FAZ president Andrew Kamanga’s comments suggesting the trainer’s job was on the line hours before a crucial match that determined Chipolopolo’s passage to the 2018 Kenya African Nations Championship (CHAN) tournament. The unease situation prompted by an article published in the Times of Zambia quoting Kamanga issuing a warning that should Zambia have failed to qualify, Nyirenda and his staff were to be fired. Speculations filtered through after the match that Nyirenda had quit his job on account of lack of support from the FAZ executive committee. Nyirenda’s lads, who were only a goalless or 1-all draw away from qualification after forcing a vital 2-all draw in South Africa last week, went on to qualify to next year’s competition with a 4-2 aggregate scoreline. Nkwazi forward Justin Shonga delivered two goals to give Zambia and Nyirenda’s side a 2-0 home win. But it was the forces against Nyirenda within football circles that dominated Zambia’s build-up to yesterday’s victory. Sources have briefed Zambia Reports that Nyirenda felt let down by Kamanga’s comments as they dealt a huge blow in his morale. According to the sources, Kamanga’s was the last straw to Nyirenda’s level of confidence and his comments suggested he had no backing from his employers. “The coach does not mind criticism because he has been in this business for a long time so he understands what the expectations are. What was upsetting is that some FAZ executive committee members have been working against him. “And on the day of the match, the coach reads comments quoting the FAZ president that he will be fired after the game. Wedson felt that was very unfair of the president,” the source said. The source said if Kamanga wanted to make such comments, he should have done so on a day when the team was not engaged in a crucial match such the one played at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium yesterday. What compounded Nyirenda’s frustration were alleged attempts by some FAZ executive committee members led by Mining Rangers owner Elijah Chileshe commonly known as Shenko to incite the players to boycott the crucial match about 72 hours before kick-off. “Can you image, ba Shenko was telling players and coaches ati imwe ninshi muchili mule teyela ifya lutu. Tabamifolesha nokumi folesha [why are you playing for charity when they don’t even pay you]. Teku chita fye boycott [Can’t you boycott?],” the source said. The source added that when the news about Shenko inciting the players filtered to Nyirenda, the coach worked so hard to calm the situation and encouraged the boys to focus on national pride rather than the monetary benefit. “CHAN is developmental, so the boys were told to consider the future and the coach really worked hard to lift their spirits. But when he read the comments attributed to the FAZ president, he was deflated,” the source added. Nyirenda has been subjected to very harsh working conditions that include members of the secretariat sabotaging his schedule and preparatory programmen. “Against Swaziland, the match Zambia was hosting was nearly put off because logistics were not in place. In fact the match commissioner was so upset that he even cancelled a pre-match meeting between the two teams,” the source explained. “They had to arrange another pre-match meeting.” “Wedson is being frustrated by so many people including officials at the FAZ secretariat. It’s really sad. How he has even managed to get good results so far is a mystery because those are not conducive working conditions.” When journalist quizzed Zambia assistant coach Aggrey Chiyangi about speculations Nyirenda had quit after guiding the team to CHAN, the trainer dismissed the reports but gave an answer that confirmed things were not all that rosy in the build up to the win. “I think that [Nyirenda’s resignation] is not true but one thing you should understand is that even coaches are human beings,” Chiyangi said. “When you had a game that is crucial and that game is a do or die game and you are focusing and someone else comes says somethings that don’t make you happy, you are disturbed a bit. But for now this issue of resigning is not there. Whoever said that is just lying.” Nyirenda took over the Chipolopolo job in September last year and has within few months guided a modest Zambian side of little-known starts to the CHAN after finishing second at the COSAFA Senior Castle Cup. The post Kamanga’s Comments Upset Wedson Nyirenda As Shenko’s Alleged Attempt To Incite Player Boycott Over Allowances Flops appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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So Near and Yet So Far for Rwanda as Uganda Qualify

[CAF] Uganda made it four qualifications on the trot to the finals of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) despite a 2-0 loss to Rwanda in their final round second leg on Saturday in Kigali.

[CAF] Uganda made it four qualifications on the trot to the finals of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) despite a 2-0 loss to Rwanda in their final round second leg on Saturday in Kigali.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Post-Election Violence – the Harm That’s Been Done to Children

[The Conversation Africa] Kenya’s recent general election was held amid political tension and fear. Election violence is not new to the East African country. About 1,100 people, including children, died in the events that followed the election in 2007.

[The Conversation Africa] Kenya's recent general election was held amid political tension and fear. Election violence is not new to the East African country. About 1,100 people, including children, died in the events that followed the election in 2007.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Cost of Kenya Election to Rise Further Over Petitions

[East African] Election petitions, starting with the filing of a lawsuit challenging the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta, are expected to increase the cost of Kenya’s General Election, which was held on August 8.

[East African] Election petitions, starting with the filing of a lawsuit challenging the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta, are expected to increase the cost of Kenya's General Election, which was held on August 8.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Buhari Returns From London

[Leadership] After spending about 103 days in the United Kingdom on medical vacation, President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday returned to the country.

[Leadership] After spending about 103 days in the United Kingdom on medical vacation, President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday returned to the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Government to Scale Up Use of Greenhouses for High Value Crops

[New Times] The Government is seeking to promote the use of green houses to harvest more from high value crops, in the forthcoming fourth Strategic Plan for Agriculture Transformation (PSTA4).

[New Times] The Government is seeking to promote the use of green houses to harvest more from high value crops, in the forthcoming fourth Strategic Plan for Agriculture Transformation (PSTA4).

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda