FAZ Congratulates Sikazwe for FIFA Feat

Press Statement (For Immediate Release) Football Association of Zambia Football House, Lusaka 19th June, 2018 FAZ salutes Sikazwe On behalf of the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) Executive and the entire football family, I would like to take this opportunity … Continued

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Press Statement (For Immediate Release) Football Association of Zambia Football House, Lusaka 19th June, 2018 FAZ salutes Sikazwe On behalf of the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) Executive and the entire football family, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Zambian referee, Janny Sikazwe for becoming the first Zambian referee to officiate at a FIFA World Cup. As an Association we are proud of the landmark achievement Sikazwe has achieved and would like to encourage him to continue working hard to have more opportunities to represent Zambia at the ongoing World Cup and beyond, We are confident that his example will encourage many youth people with the talent to aim high in all their endeavours knowing very well that everything is possible. Congratulations once more for this great achievement and good luck in all your future endeavours. For and on behalf of: FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION OF ZAMBIA      Andrew Ndanga Kamanga PRESIDENT The post FAZ Congratulates Sikazwe for FIFA Feat appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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FIFA WORLD CUP CORNER

Zambian referee Janny Sikazwe will officiate today’s FIFA World Cup match involving Belgium and Panama. Full Results of games played so far: Russia 5-0 Saudi Arabia Egypt 0-1 Uruguay Morocco 0-1 Iran Portugal 3-3 Spain France 2-1 Australia Argentina 1-1 … Continued

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Zambian referee Janny Sikazwe will officiate today’s FIFA World Cup match involving Belgium and Panama. Full Results of games played so far: Russia 5-0 Saudi Arabia Egypt 0-1 Uruguay Morocco 0-1 Iran Portugal 3-3 Spain France 2-1 Australia Argentina 1-1 Iceland Peru 0-1 Denmark Croatia 2-0 Nigeria Costa Rica 0-1 Serbia Germany 0-1 Mexico Brazil 1-1 Switzerland MONDAY 18/06/18 Fixtures: Sweden Vs Korea Republic 14:00 hours Belgium Vs Panama 17:00 hours Tunisia Vs England 20:00 hours       The post FIFA WORLD CUP CORNER appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Sikazwe to Officiate Belgium Match at FIFA World Cup

Top Zambian referee Janny Sikazwe will be at the centre of the Group G FIFA World Cup match between Belgium and Panama at the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi. Sikazwe will be assisted by Angolan Jerson Dos Santo and Zakhele … Continued

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Top Zambian referee Janny Sikazwe will be at the centre of the Group G FIFA World Cup match between Belgium and Panama at the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi. Sikazwe will be assisted by Angolan Jerson Dos Santo and Zakhele Siwela of South Africa while Ryuji Sato of Japan will be the Video Assistant referee. Group G also has Tunisia and England. The post Sikazwe to Officiate Belgium Match at FIFA World Cup appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Former GS Represents FAZ at FIFA Congress

Former FAZ General Secretary Ponga Liwewe represented Zambia at the FIFA Congress in Moscow alongside Andrew Kamanga. Liwewe who resigned on March 16 has stayed on at Football House despite his final day of work having been May 31. Kamanga … Continued

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Former FAZ General Secretary Ponga Liwewe represented Zambia at the FIFA Congress in Moscow alongside Andrew Kamanga. Liwewe who resigned on March 16 has stayed on at Football House despite his final day of work having been May 31. Kamanga has been loyal to Liwewe despite his General Secretary having turned out as a disaster for football in Zambia. Liwewe is on FAZ pay despite having resigned and had towed alongside Kamanga at the FIFA Congress that decided the host for the 2026 World Cup. The post Former GS Represents FAZ at FIFA Congress appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Edward Chilufya Summoned for U20 Duty

Zambia under-20 national team assistant coach Charles Bwale has named four foreign based players in his provisional 28 member squad to face Burundi in the 2019 Niger Africa Cup of Nations first leg final round qualifier. According to the provisional … Continued

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Zambia under-20 national team assistant coach Charles Bwale has named four foreign based players in his provisional 28 member squad to face Burundi in the 2019 Niger Africa Cup of Nations first leg final round qualifier. According to the provisional list released to FAZfootball.com by team manager Mwansa Kapyanga, the squad comprise Sweden based Edward Chilufya (Djurgardens), Lifumpa Mwandwe (Shrewsbury Town), Kings Kangwa (Hapoel Be’ersheva) and the highly rated Mwiya Malumo (Wigan Athletic).   The team enters residential camp on Sunday 17th June, 2018 in Lusaka and may play some international friendly matches before facing Burundi on July 14 in Lusaka and July 21 in Ngozi. Winner over two legs will qualify to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.   Zambia are the reigning champions after having lifted the trophy on home soil in 2017.   FULL SQUAD   (GOALKEEPERS)   Prince Bwalya (Green Buffaloes), Flobby Mashakalati (Circuit City), Derrick Sichangwa (Mufulira Police)   (DEFENDERS)   Benson Kolala (Nchanga Rangers), Jonathan Kapelembe (Romeki FC), Kingsley Hakwiya (Dream Factory), Christopher Katongo (Kasama United), Justin Mwanza (Young Nkana), Kunda Musonda (Ndola United), Benjamin Phiri (Gomes)   (MIDFIELDERS)   Obino Chisala (Happy Hearts), Muma Mumba (Green Eagles), Prince Mumba (Kabwe Warriors), Victor Mubanga (Lumwana Radiants), Thomas Zulu (Kafue Celtic), Chanda Mukuka (Gomes), Boston Banda (Circuit City), Albert Kangwanda (Red Arrows), Prince Shipota (Prison Leopards), Lifumpa Mwandwe (Shrewsbury Town U18), Oliver Lumbiya (Young Nkana), Kings Kangwa (Hapoel Be’ersheva U19)   (STRIKERS)   James Chilimina (Chirundu), Lameck Banda (Zesco United), Martin Njobvu (Nchanga Rangers), Mwiya Malumo (Wigan Athletic), Edward Chilufya (Djurgardens), Francisco Mwepu (Kafue Celtic)   (Source: FAZ Media) The post Edward Chilufya Summoned for U20 Duty appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Zimbabwe Deny Zambia Cosafa Crown

Zimbabwe made short work of Zambia for the second consecutive year in the final of the Cosafa Castle Cup by beating them 4-2 in a thrilling match. The two sides faced off with Zambia hoping to equal Zimbabwe’s five titles … Continued

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Zimbabwe made short work of Zambia for the second consecutive year in the final of the Cosafa Castle Cup by beating them 4-2 in a thrilling match. The two sides faced off with Zambia hoping to equal Zimbabwe’s five titles but it was Zimbabwe who extended their record to six titles. Sweden based Philana Kadewere took advantage of a lapse in the Zambia defence in the third minute to beat Toaster Nsabata in goal but Zambia quickly bounced back with Lazarous Kambole getting to the end of a slick move that started with Clatous Chama. The two sides went to the break levelled at 1-all but Zambia gave a false dawn when Kamabole once again got the better of the imposing George Chigova in the Zimbabwe goal neeting from a tight angle. Zimbabwe did not give up with Zambians playing for time. Mamelodi Sundowns striker Khama Billiat turned the game on its head but it was Kadewere who stole the show with an added minute that sent the match to extra time. Zimbabwe did not let their feet off the pedal with Billiat winning a penalty in the 99th minute after Ronald ‘Sate Sate’ Kampamba brought him down in the box. Billiat coolly converted from the spot and finished off his gainful day in the office with a 116th minute goal that ensured that the trophy heads to Harare. Zimbabwe won the trophy last year after beating Zambia 3-1. Stand-in coach Beston Chambeshi was denied a trophy that may have strengthened his bargain for the vacant Chipolopolo job. Zambia beat Namibia 3-1 on post-match penalties in the quarterfinal before sending Madagscar home with a 1-0 win in the semi-finals. Zambia has won the trophy four times with Zimbabwe being the record winners with six crowns. The post Zimbabwe Deny Zambia Cosafa Crown appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Zambia Aim for 5th Cosafa Title

The Chipolopolo boys will seek to avenge last year’s Cosafa Castle Cup final to Zimbabwe when the two sides meet in a repeat of last year’s event on Saturday (today). The Warriors triumphed 3-1 in Rustenburg last year but Polokwane … Continued

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Billy Mutale of Zambia challenged by Marcio Ravelomanaatsoa of Madagascar during the 2018 COSAFA cup semifinals match between Zambia and Madagascaat Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane on 06 June 2018 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix The Chipolopolo boys will seek to avenge last year’s Cosafa Castle Cup final to Zimbabwe when the two sides meet in a repeat of last year’s event on Saturday (today). The Warriors triumphed 3-1 in Rustenburg last year but Polokwane presents Zambia an opportunity to revenge and reap their fifth Cosafa title. Zimbabwe are the record holders of the Cosafa Castle Cup with five crowns to their name while Zambia has won it four times. The Warriors have carried a full strength including the highly rated Khama Billiat although their star man thus far has been goalkeeper George Chigova whose heroics in spot kicks has keep Zimbabwe’s drive running in the tournament. Chipolopolo coach Beston Chambeshi will be hoping that his charges are more clinical in front of goal after having witnesses some glaring misses in the 1-0 over Madagascar in the semi-finals on Wednesday. The otherwise fluid midfield of Clatous Chama, John Ching’andu, Jack Chirwa and Benson Sakala will have to be more selfless if Zambia has to record a positive result. Skipper Ziyo Tembo has led a solid backline at the tournament that has not conceded any goal so far with goalie Toaster Nsabata superb between the sticks. The match kicksoff at 15:00 hours with pay television channel SuperSport beaming the game live. (Source: FAZ Media)         The post Zambia Aim for 5th Cosafa Title appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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FAZ Close in on Wada Replacement

The Football Association of Zambia is closing in on the appointment of a national team coach following the resignation of Wedson Nyirenda. Nyirenda quit his job after having fallen out with the local fans and his employers forcing him to … Continued

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The Football Association of Zambia is closing in on the appointment of a national team coach following the resignation of Wedson Nyirenda. Nyirenda quit his job after having fallen out with the local fans and his employers forcing him to take a job as South Africa Premier League side Baroka FC. FAZ has received over 20 applications for prospective appointees with the successful candidate set to be named in a few days. FULL STATEMENT: Media Release (For Immediate Release) Football House, 7 June 2018 SELECTION AND APPOINTMENT OF NEW ZAMBIA NATIONAL TEAM COACH: FAZ IN FINAL PHASE OF CONSULTATIONS Following the departure of Wedson Nyirenda and initiation of a specific and thorough process to appoint a new trainer for the Chipolopolo, FAZ is pleased to announce that the process has been progressing very well and is now into the final phase which involves engagement with various stakeholders and partners. Thereafter, Football House will issue a new statement on the appointment and unveiling of the coach identified of which selection consideration was open to both Zambian and non-Zambian citizens. The “technical evaluation†of unsolicited applications as well as other coaching experts included reviewing the requisite professional coaching qualifications, experience, ambition, knowledge of Zambian football as well as possessing a great capacity for adaptation and ability to work in a competitive team with an immediate target of qualifying the Zambia national team to the AFCON 2019. With finality to the selection process now expected to stretch beyond this Friday owing to stakeholder engagement, FAZ will keep the media and nation informed of developments into the coming week. ADRIAN KASHALA DEPUTY SECRETARY GENERAL The post FAZ Close in on Wada Replacement appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Zambia Dispatches Islanders to Set Up Zim Final

The line for the 2018 Cosafa Castle Cup final is complete with Zambia and Zimbabwe winning their semi-final matches to set up a repeat of last year’s finale. Zambia defeated Madagascar 1-0 through a Lazarous Kambole 39th minute goal with … Continued

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Billy Mutale of Zambia challenged by Marcio Ravelomanaatsoa of Madagascar during the 2018 COSAFA cup semifinals match between Zambia and Madagascaat Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane on 06 June 2018 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix The line for the 2018 Cosafa Castle Cup final is complete with Zambia and Zimbabwe winning their semi-final matches to set up a repeat of last year’s finale. Zambia defeated Madagascar 1-0 through a Lazarous Kambole 39th minute goal with Zimbabwe waiting until penalty shoot out to beat Lesotho 3-1 after the match ended 0-0 in regulation. Zimbabwe goalkeeper George Chigova proved the hero again saving two spot kicks following up on the three he saved in the quarterfinal shoot-out win over Botswana on Sunday. The shoot-out finished in unusual circumstances when, needing to convert his kick, Lesotho midfielder Jane Thaba-Ntso made too much of a stuttering movement in his run-up and his kick was disqualified by referee Ahmad Heeralall from Mauritius. It means Zimbabwe and Zambia clash in the COSAFA Cup final for the fourth time in six COSAFA Cup tournaments, with Zimbabwe having claimed victory in 2009 and 2017, and Zambia on home soil in 2013. The post Zambia Dispatches Islanders to Set Up Zim Final appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Chipolopolo Face Minnows Madagascar

The Zambia national team will be seeking a straight Cosafa Castle Cup final appearance when they face Islanders Madagascar in the semi-finals of this year’s edition of the regional showpiece today. Zambia reached the semi-finals after edging out Namibia 4-3 … Continued

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Lazarous Kambole of Zambia challenged by Nasr Eldin Omer Ahmed of Sudan during the 2018 CHAN quarter finals football game between Zambia and Sudan at the Grand stade Marrakech in Marrakech, Morocco on 27 January 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix The Zambia national team will be seeking a straight Cosafa Castle Cup final appearance when they face Islanders Madagascar in the semi-finals of this year’s edition of the regional showpiece today. Zambia reached the semi-finals after edging out Namibia 4-3 in post-match spot kicks after the match ended 0-0 in regulation time. Coach Beston Chambeshi will be hoping his charges are more clinical in front of goal with the responsibility upfront falling to Lazarous Kambole and Emmanuel Chabusha. There could a role for Nkana’s crown prince Roanld ‘Sate Sate’ Kampamba who came on as a substitute in the previous match. Skipper Ziyo Tembo will commandeer that has Isaac Shamujompa, Martin Kaonga and Shemmy Mayembe with Jack Chirwa, Clatous Chama  and John Chin’ngadu taking the midfield. Kickof for the match is at 17:00 hours.   (Source: FAZ Media) The post Chipolopolo Face Minnows Madagascar appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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