Football in Zambia http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24640/all en Soccer-Consistency key as Zambia name squad for Cup defence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/soccer-consistency-key-zambia-name-squad-cup-defence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>JOHANNESBURG, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Veteran defender Chintu Kampamba was left out of Zambia's 23-man squad on Wednesday for their African Nations Cup defence.</p> <p>The decision not to include Kampamba, who has been without a club since June, means Zambia have retained 19 of the 23 players who helped them win the continental championship in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon last January.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/soccer-consistency-key-zambia-name-squad-cup-defence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cup of Nations Association football Football in Zambia Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 06:45:16 +0000 5731980 at http://www.globalpost.com FACTBOX-Soccer-African Nations Cup finalists Zambia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/factbox-soccer-african-nations-cup-finalists-zambia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 11 (Reuters) - Factbox on African Nations Cup finalists Zambia ahead of this year's tournament in South Africa from Jan. 19 to Feb. 10:</p> <p>Previous appearances in African Nations Cup finals: 15</p> <p>Best performances: Winners in 2012; Runners-up in 1974 and 1994</p> <p>FIFA world ranking Dec 2012: 34</p> <p>Coach:</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/factbox-soccer-african-nations-cup-finalists-zambia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cup of Nations Association football Football in Zambia Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 03:15:19 +0000 5732968 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Zambia go goalless again in Nations Cup warm-up http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/soccer-zambia-go-goalless-again-nations-cup-warm <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NDOLA, Zambia, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Zambia played out a goalless draw with Norway on Saturday in their final warm-up match before starting the defence of their African Nations Cup title in South Africa later this month.</p> <p>Zambia failed to score for a fourth successive warm-up game, although they dominated proceedings on Saturday but failed to capitalise on several good opportunities.</p> <p>Norway, with a team of home based players, beat South Africa 1-0 in Cape Town on Tuesday in the first game on their two-match tour.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/soccer-zambia-go-goalless-again-nations-cup-warm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Zambia Zambia Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 17:45:16 +0000 5733614 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Zambia happy to let defender go to England ahead of Cup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/soccer-zambia-happy-let-defender-go-england-ahead-cup <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Gleeson</p> <p>JOHANNESBURG, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Zambia say they are happy with the opportunity for their key defender Stopilla Sunzu to go to Reading this week, even though he is a key component of their squad for the African Nations Cup finals.</p> <p>The centre back travelled to London at the weekend for a trial with the Premier League strugglers with the blessing of his football association, a week before his side begin their defence of the African title at the tournament in South Africa.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/soccer-zambia-happy-let-defender-go-england-ahead-cup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cup of Nations Association football Football in Zambia Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 12:45:31 +0000 5734660 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Zambia v Ethiopia - Teams http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/soccer-zambia-v-ethiopia-teams <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NELSPRUIT, South Africa, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Teams for the opening Group C match at the African Nations Cup finals between holders Zambia and Ethiopia on Monday:</p> <p>Zambia: 16-Kennedy Mweene; 6-Davies Nkausu, 5-Hichani Himoonde, 13-Stopilla Sunzu, 4-Joseph Musonda; 3-Chisamba Lungu, 8-Isaac Chansa, 19-Nathan Sinkala, 17-Rainford Kalaba, 11-Chris Katongo; 9-Collins Mbesuma</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/soccer-zambia-v-ethiopia-teams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cup of Nations Association football Football in Zambia Labor Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 14:30:37 +0000 5737256 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Zambia 1 Ethiopia 1 - Result, African Nations Cup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/soccer-zambia-1-ethiopia-1-result-african-nations-cup <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NELSPRUIT, South Africa, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Zambia 1 Ethiopia 1 - African Nations Cup Group C result</p> <p>At Mbombela Stadium</p> <p>Scorers:</p> <p>Zambia: Collins Mbesuma 45+3</p> <p>Ethiopia: Adane Girma 65</p> <p>Red card: Jemal Tassew 35</p> <p>Missed penalty: Saladin Seid 25</p> <p>Halftime: 1-0</p> <p>Teams:</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/soccer-zambia-1-ethiopia-1-result-african-nations-cup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cup of Nations Association football Football in Zambia Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 17:30:44 +0000 5737366 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Honest Renard takes the blame for Zambia draw http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/soccer-honest-renard-takes-the-blame-zambia-draw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mike Collett</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/soccer-honest-renard-takes-the-blame-zambia-draw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cup of Nations Football in Zambia Sport in Africa Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 16:37:50 +0000 5738861 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Zambia v Burkina Faso - African Nations Cup teams http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/soccer-zambia-v-burkina-faso-african-nations-cup-teams <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>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:</p> <p>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</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/soccer-zambia-v-burkina-faso-african-nations-cup-teams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cup of Nations Association football Football in Zambia Labor Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 16:45:40 +0000 5741079 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Dumped champions Zambia set sight on World Cup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/soccer-dumped-champions-zambia-set-sight-world-cup <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Gleeson</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/soccer-dumped-champions-zambia-set-sight-world-cup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Zambia Sport in Africa Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 11:30:39 +0000 5741446 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Cosafa Cup results - 1st update http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130714/football-cosafa-cup-results-1st-update <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Results of Cosafa Cup southern Africa national team championship quarter-finals at Nkana Stadium Sunday:</p> <p>At Kitwe</p> <p>Angola 1 (Mabululu 25) Lesotho 1 (Tale 41)</p> <p>Lesotho win 5-3 on penalties</p> <p>Zambia 3 (Mwape 14-pen, Chisenga 28, Phiri 78) Mozambique 1 (Manjate 86)</p> <p>Saturday</p> <p>At Lusaka</p> <p>Zimbabwe (holders) 1 (Mambare 14) Malawi 1 (Nyamupangedengu 87-og)</p> <p>Zimbabwe win 3-1 on penalties</p> <p>South Africa 2 (Shongwe 48, Kekana 63) Namibia 1 (Stephanus 72-pen)</p> <p>Semi-finals</p> <p>July 17</p> <p>At Ndola</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130714/football-cosafa-cup-results-1st-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> COSAFA Cup Football in Zambia Sport in Africa AFP Sun, 14 Jul 2013 16:32:15 +0000 5883721 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Zambian free-kick expertise wins Cosafa Cup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130720/football-zambian-free-kick-expertise-wins-cosafa-cup <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Early and late goals from free-kicks gave Zambia the Cosafa Cup Saturday with a 2-0 win over holders Zimbabwe.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>It was the fourth southern African national team championship title for Zambia, matching Zimbabwe's record.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130720/football-zambian-free-kick-expertise-wins-cosafa-cup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> COSAFA Senior Challenge Cup Football in Zambia Zambia AFP Sat, 20 Jul 2013 17:35:22 +0000 5889059 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Champions Zambia were lucky, admits Renard http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130721/football-champions-zambia-were-lucky-admits-renard <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Coach Herve Renard admitted Sunday that hosts Zambia were lucky to defeat Zimbabwe in the Cosafa Cup final.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>But had Zimbabwe matched superb build-up play with more clinical finishing, the Warriors could have claimed a record-extending fifth title.</p> <p>Instead, Zambia achieved a record-equalling fourth title in the southern Africa national team championship, and a first in seven years.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130721/football-champions-zambia-were-lucky-admits-renard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Zambia Sport in Africa AFP Sun, 21 Jul 2013 13:36:19 +0000 5889477 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Renard's future in doubt as Zambia eye CHAN spot http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130823/football-renards-future-doubt-zambia-eye-chan-spot <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>"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.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130823/football-renards-future-doubt-zambia-eye-chan-spot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Zambia Human Interest Sport in Africa AFP Fri, 23 Aug 2013 14:20:13 +0000 5916160 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Renard quits Zambia for French club http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131007/football-renard-quits-zambia-french-club <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Herve Renard has quit as Zambia coach to take charge of French club Sochaux, the national football association announced Monday in Lusaka.</p> <p>The Frenchman caused one of the biggest Africa Cup of Nations shocks when he guided the Chipolopolo (Copper Bullets) to the 2012 title.</p> <p>Dismissed as outsiders ahead of the tournament in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea, Zambia defeated star-studded Ivory Coast on penalties after a goalless final.</p> <p>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.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131007/football-renard-quits-zambia-french-club" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Zambia Sport in Africa AFP Mon, 07 Oct 2013 13:31:43 +0000 5953978 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Oldest international goalscorers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140419/football-oldest-international-goalscorers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Oldest international goalscorers among FIFA member nations (name, country, age when scored, opponents) ahead of a 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Sunday.</p> <p>Mauritian Kersley Appou, who will be 43 years and 362 days old, could become the oldest international goalscorer in the game:</p> <p>1. Aleksandar Duric Singapore 42 yrs 105 days Malaysia </p> <p>2. Roger Milla Cameroon 42 yrs 39 days Russia</p> <p>3. Stanley Matthews England 41 yrs 248 days Northern Ireland</p> <p>4. Kalusha Bwalya Zambia 41 yrs 19 days Liberia</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140419/football-oldest-international-goalscorers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cup of Nations Association football Football in Zambia AFP Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:01:26 +0000 6125343 at http://www.globalpost.com