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Football: Oldest international goalscorers

Oldest international goalscorers among FIFA member nations (name, country, age when scored, opponents) ahead of a 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Sunday. Mauritian Kersley Appou, who will be 43 years and 362 days old, could become the oldest international goalscorer in the game: 1. Aleksandar Duric Singapore 42 yrs 105 days Malaysia 2. Roger Milla Cameroon 42 yrs 39 days Russia 3. Stanley Matthews England 41 yrs 248 days Northern Ireland 4. Kalusha Bwalya Zambia 41 yrs 19 days Liberia

Football: Oldest international goalscorers

Oldest international goalscorers among FIFA member nations (name, country, age when scored, opponents) ahead of a 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Sunday. Mauritian Kersley Appou, who will be 43 years and 362 days old, could become the oldest international goalscorer in the game: 1. Aleksandar Duric Singapore 42 yrs 105 days Malaysia 2. Roger Milla Cameroon 42 yrs 39 days Russia 3. Stanley Matthews England 41 yrs 248 days Northern Ireland 4. Kalusha Bwalya Zambia 41 yrs 19 days Liberia

Football: Renard quits Zambia for French club

Herve Renard has quit as Zambia coach to take charge of French club Sochaux, the national football association announced Monday in Lusaka. The Frenchman caused one of the biggest Africa Cup of Nations shocks when he guided the Chipolopolo (Copper Bullets) to the 2012 title. Dismissed as outsiders ahead of the tournament in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea, Zambia defeated star-studded Ivory Coast on penalties after a goalless final. Hailed as a national hero, Renard was unable to repeat the feat this year with Zambia making a meek first round exit in defence of the title.

Football: Renard's future in doubt as Zambia eye CHAN spot

Herve Renard could be in charge of Zambia at home for the last time Saturday when they face Zimbabwe in a 2014 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier. A goalless first leg in Harare confirmed the Chipolopolo (Copper Bullets) as favourites to win the second round tie and secure a place at the finals in South Africa. "I am sure we will qualify," said Frenchman Renard, known throughout Africa as the man who defied the odds by guiding Zambia to the 2012 Cup of Nations trophy in Gabon.

Football: Champions Zambia were lucky, admits Renard

Coach Herve Renard admitted Sunday that hosts Zambia were lucky to defeat Zimbabwe in the Cosafa Cup final. Early and late goals from Alex N'gonga and Kabiso Chongo off free-kicks earned the Chipolopolo (Copper Bullets) a 2-0 victory in mining city Ndola. But had Zimbabwe matched superb build-up play with more clinical finishing, the Warriors could have claimed a record-extending fifth title. Instead, Zambia achieved a record-equalling fourth title in the southern Africa national team championship, and a first in seven years.

Football: Zambian free-kick expertise wins Cosafa Cup

Early and late goals from free-kicks gave Zambia the Cosafa Cup Saturday with a 2-0 win over holders Zimbabwe. Promoted Alex N'gonga scored after four minutes and substitute Kabaso Chongo sealed success two minutes into stoppage time in the Zambian mining city of Ndola. But the scoreline was cruel to Zimbabwe, who won far more possession only to be foiled by some great goalkeeping from Danny Munyau and their own poor finishing. It was the fourth southern African national team championship title for Zambia, matching Zimbabwe's record.

Football: Cosafa Cup results - 1st update

Results of Cosafa Cup southern Africa national team championship quarter-finals at Nkana Stadium Sunday: At Kitwe Angola 1 (Mabululu 25) Lesotho 1 (Tale 41) Lesotho win 5-3 on penalties Zambia 3 (Mwape 14-pen, Chisenga 28, Phiri 78) Mozambique 1 (Manjate 86) Saturday At Lusaka Zimbabwe (holders) 1 (Mambare 14) Malawi 1 (Nyamupangedengu 87-og) Zimbabwe win 3-1 on penalties South Africa 2 (Shongwe 48, Kekana 63) Namibia 1 (Stephanus 72-pen) Semi-finals July 17 At Ndola

Soccer-Dumped champions Zambia set sight on World Cup

By Mark Gleeson NELSPRUIT, South Africa, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Deposed African champions Zambia believe qualification for the World Cup is still possible and plan to keep faith with their players rather than make drastic changes after their early elimination from the African Nations Cup. Coach Herve Renard, who assumed responsibility for Tuesday's failure as Zambia went out in the group phase, said Brazil 2014 remained the major challenge the side had set themselves and they felt they were well on course.

Soccer-Zambia v Burkina Faso - African Nations Cup teams

NELSPRUIT, South Africa, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Teams for the African Nations Cup Group C match between Zambia and Burkina Faso at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit: Zambia: 16-Kennedy Mweene; 6-Davies Nkausu, 13-Stopilla Sunzu, 5-Hichani Himoonde, 18-Emmanuel Mbola; 3-Chisamba Lungu, 8-Isaac Chansa, 19-Nathan Sinkala, 17-Rainford Kalaba; 9-Collins Mbesuma, 20-Emmanuel Mayuka

Soccer-Honest Renard takes the blame for Zambia draw

By Mike Collett NELSPRUIT, South Africa, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Herve Renard, charismatic French coach of African champions Zambia, took the blame for their 1-1 draw against Ethiopia in their opening match at the Nations Cup, saying his tactical blunder cost the holders two points. Renard, 44, who led Zambia to the African title a year ago and is now preparing for Friday's heavyweight clash against Nigeria, told reporters that his tactical gamble for a second goal when his side were leading 1-0 on Monday did not pay off.
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