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Let’s show that we ‘re African Champions against Bafana Bafana, Chipolopolo Assistant coach

November 12, 2012


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Chipolopolo Boys assistant coach Patrice Beaumulle believes Wednesday’s Nelson Mandela Challenge match against South Africa has presented a golden opportunity for his players to show the continent that Zambia are the current holders of the African Cup of Nations trophy.

Speaking in a build up to the match at Johanesburg’s Soccer City, the Frenchman also urged fans and the media not to concentrate on the players who have been left behind as that doesn’t help.

“We need to be talking about the players who have been called and not those in the team. It’s Zambia national team and everyone called is a good player,” Patrice told Muvi TV after he was quizzed as to why the likes of Fwayo Tembo, Rodger Kola, Given Singuluma and Clifford Mulenga continue to be left out.

On the match against Bafana Bafana, Patrice, who spent a stint at Dutch powerhouses PSV immediately after the AFCON for his UEFA A coaching badges said he understands the rivarly between the Southern African countries.

“It’s best moment to show that we are African Champions. The match will be tough.

“It will be also be good to mark on the territory.

Behind the scenes; Patrice is highly rated within the Chipolopolo set up

The Chipolopolo Boys link up today in South Africa ahead of the match on Wednesday. With Rainford Kalaba cautious as he doesn’t want to aggravate his groin injury and Jonas Sakuwaha’s withdraw due to club commitments, Dutch based forward Jacob Mulenga is in line with a starting berth.

Far East trio Chris Katongo, James Chamanga and Isaac Chansa are already in camp together with South African based players led by Kennedy Mweene.

Red Arrows’ hardworking midfielder Shadreck Malambo and his under-20 teammate Mukuka Mulenga plus the two goalkeepers Danny Munyao and Joshua Titima are also already in camp.

The Euro based quintuple of Jacob, Emmanuel Mayuka, Chisamba Lungu, William Njobvu and Emmanuel Mbola are likely to join by the end of the day tomorrow.


41 Comments on "Let’s show that we ‘re African Champions against Bafana Bafana, Chipolopolo Assistant coach"

  1. Babanda on Mon, 12th Nov 2012 7:32 am 

    Focus on the game will be on the strength of our defenders particulary the full backs!The other deparments of #Team Chipolopolo will aslo be given a stern test. Any under performing player regardless of where the ply their trade should be left out of the final AFCON team to pave way for in form players such as Fwayo,Kola, Singuluma and Clifford….

  2. nicoblezz on Mon, 12th Nov 2012 7:51 am 

    If these players which peope are still cry were really as good as they get praise surely they could have been called. The team is excellent and we dont want indiscipline players…

  3. Big Steve 4rm SA on Mon, 12th Nov 2012 8:28 am 

    Cant wait for this game tickets in hand and all. Soccer City here we come.

    prediction 3 nil to Zambia. Goals from Jacob, Mayuka and Shadreck scoring his first in Zambia colors.

  4. Billy on Mon, 12th Nov 2012 8:47 am 

    This is true coming from the Chipolopolo deputy trainer. Its the first time I am hearing a thing from Mr. Beaumulle. Wise words indeed. But we should show that we are Afican champions not only to Bafana Bafana, but every opponent that we meet. I dont see a lot of goals in this match. My predictions is a draw on Wednesday. This is just my humble opinion.

  5. Myself on Mon, 12th Nov 2012 9:24 am 

    This is a game we really should win, Bafana Bafana players are tired and fatigued, they’ve played a lot of cup and league games over the last 10 days or so, so this should play to our advantage especially if we play our usual game. It will be interesting to see who HR plays in place of Kalaba, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to see what Mukuka Mulenga is made of ahead of William…..

  6. Billy on Mon, 12th Nov 2012 9:45 am 

    @Myself, with due respect to William Njovu’s committment and dedication to the chipolopolo boys, I think this guy should up his game or otherwise be dropped from the national team. The guy has been given a “million” chances but does not seem to improve. I mean, his contribution to the national team is below par. The same goes for players like Chivuta etc. Its time we see more of youngsters like the ever talked about Mukuka Mulenga and Malambo.

  7. ngake on Mon, 12th Nov 2012 10:12 am 

    No one would talk of any other players if the players called up delivered consistent outstanding performances. We all saw how headless our midfield was against Sudan (away), korea and Uganda (both games save for 1 half of football in ndola).These types of pathetic performances delivered will always lead us to ask for other players until the chosen team delivers consistently.

  8. Dihno on Mon, 12th Nov 2012 10:32 am 

    Patrice, Patrice, Patrice, I wish he was the head coach, and Renard the assistance. PATRICE has got courage and motivation. In my opinion Fwayo, Cliford, Kola and Given were supose to be included but u cannot have all the player sometimes. Lets focus and work on the current team for this one, we cannot afford to loss.

  9. Myself on Mon, 12th Nov 2012 10:36 am 

    @ Billy…..i actaullay said among other things
    “…..it wouldn’t be a bad idea to see what Mukuka Mulenga is made of ahead of William……”…so i actually agree with you about William. In my opinion too, i don’t think he should be in the squad if anything, his never been convincing at all. Other bloggers have described him as a box to box player, but really, he doesn’t seem to offer much when attacking, his slow and lacks creativity…Thats why i said, i wouldn’t mind seeing Mukuka Mulenga start ahead of him…..

  10. Dihno on Mon, 12th Nov 2012 10:44 am 

    @Ngaka, the 3 last games/shows for Zambia were poor, and if we continue with such a performance it threatens our football. Maintainin the team is ok but it depends with the performance,if the team cannot perform bring in those who can perform. I agree with u ngaka

  11. Dihno on Mon, 12th Nov 2012 11:04 am 

    England born Victor Moses opted to Play 4 his father’s Country Nigeria, its not the case for Zambia, Chalse Musonda offord his 3 children to play for Zambia but our FA didnot give them chance. Musonda pleaded 4 his boy to included in under 17 and 20, but their were not given chance and life offers all opportunities and distiny people for their best.

  12. Mumbi on Mon, 12th Nov 2012 11:19 am 

    Hope Mbesuma will start ahead of Southampton’s bench warmer. He’s in good form currently. Mayuka should be included on the India trip so that he regain his form just like Chintu.

  13. Mozal Tov on Mon, 12th Nov 2012 11:27 am 

    @ Mumbi,
    Ati Mayuka should be included in the India trip. How about just reading other people’s comments if you have nothing to post.

  14. Billy on Mon, 12th Nov 2012 12:12 pm 

    @Mumbi, Mayuka will be busy with club commitments during December and early January, that is if you understand the English Premiership. Infact Mayuka will be the last player to report for camp for the AFCON 2013.

  15. Big Steve 4rm SA on Mon, 12th Nov 2012 12:32 pm 

    @ Dihno the main reason Charlies boys cant play for Zambia is because of our outdated, extremely dumb no dual citizenship clause in our constitution. Even if they wanted to they would not be eligible because of the pre-historic nonsense clause in the costitution.

    I know bloggers will now throw scathing attacks at Charlie because of his lacklustre commitment to Zambia but don’t punish the children for their father’s sins. They had nothing to do with their fathers choices so please let’s not throw stones at the wrong people for petes sake. I wish we could have a couple of really forward thinking people involved in drafting our constitution then we could have one of the best fotballing prospects in Charlies kid Lamisha playing for us.

  16. Dihno on Mon, 12th Nov 2012 12:35 pm 

    @ big steve, thanks for that, and wise thinking from you big steve.

  17. BoNyambe on Mon, 12th Nov 2012 12:43 pm 

    Good read from Patrice! Beautiful to see the AFCON trophy at the victoria falls-can’t replicate that one. shows the cup is “HOME”!

  18. Big Steve 4rm SA on Mon, 12th Nov 2012 12:47 pm 

    @Mumbi if you follow the PSL you would know that Mbesuma in recent games is also getting just the same amount of game time as Mayuka. He has been coming off the bench in the second part of the second half so if Mayuka’s bench warming doesnt warrant him a starting berth what would warrant Mbesuma one? When Mayuka comes off the bench there is nothing wrong with his fittness, the problem at that club is adkins the coach. He is taking the team nowhere but down. Fans and analysts are busy calling for Mayka to be in the starting line up but he continues with the same nonsense that is losing him games week after week. He simply cannot cope with the demands of coaching an EPL team. Now Mayuka will be away for a whole month making matters even worse. Mayuka should be patient though, I wish he and his agent had demanded a minimum amount of game time when signing the contract.

  19. Supporting Zambia from 1993 on Mon, 12th Nov 2012 1:04 pm 

    Hey we cant wait 4 the lads, to dorn the Chipolopolo colours!

  20. ngake on Mon, 12th Nov 2012 1:18 pm 

    @Dinho, good to see am not the only who thinks like this. They is alot of room for improvement in the current performances.

  21. Roving eyes on Mon, 12th Nov 2012 1:57 pm 

    Bafana Bafana twaice twaice can’t wait to see you being taught a lesson.Chipolopolo iyyyyyyyyeeeee!

  22. Am a Fan en not a Supporter.. on Mon, 12th Nov 2012 3:07 pm 

    Cant wait for tha game….
    Cosafa Derby 4sho!

  23. chris phiri on Mon, 12th Nov 2012 3:10 pm 

    Bafana will be more co-ordinated than Zambia but the problem is that they like playing to the gallery.if they could stop their shoe-shine football then we possibly could be in trouble

  24. Kasama boy on Mon, 12th Nov 2012 3:22 pm 

    There are times when I read a comment on Charles Musonda and I feel sorry for the guy. He wasn’t as bad as the press wanted us to believe he was. I happened to have been in Europe between 1990 and 1992, in Finland to be specific. That time the Internet was just being born, we used to watch big league soccer once a week at ZNBC, there was not Eurosport connectivity and newspapers from Zambia to Finland used to take a minimum of 6 days. My friends and I put our money together and paid for a years subs at Times of Zambia and Daily Mail, then we only had the weekly post. I was an ardent and keen follower of Kalusha at PSV, and Charles at Anderlecht. What I noticed was that the Press in Zambia used to sensetionalise the news so much, as to eventually let people loathe him. They would be busy hyping people that Charles Musonda would be arriving for an international game this coming saturday, he is booked on this and that flight etc,. In reality you would see the Anderlecht coach sweating because the guy is on Eurosport undergoing serious physio because he had a pulled muscle or his specially designed boots had caused a muscle tear or such things. The people would be excited and very expectant, only to be told on Friday or even saturday itself that Charles had failed to pitch up for no apparent reason. Mind you just as we now hear about Fwayo Tembo, Charles also has one leg shorter that the other and used to put too much strain on one thigh compared to the other. He was very prone to injury. In Europe he started using specially designed boots to balance him up. Infact his teeth were broken in Morocco while on Zambia duty on the Diramba day. So having followed his playing career in Zambia and in Europe I feel the press more than anyone was more to blame for potraying Charles Musonda’s image as it now is than anything else, in my opinion he wasn’t as bad as we want to take him. I may be wrong but I knew that boy when he was a form 2 pupil at Muf Sec Sch and I was 4th year at Ndola Campus. Then he was training with other kiddos at the football pitch between Shinde and Section 2 Tarven. He was nicknamed Alex Chola. Personally I feel sorry about him, and can only blame him for maybe failing to change that perception people have of him.

  25. UNCLE BOBS on Mon, 12th Nov 2012 3:23 pm 

    Not only do i want us to win but to dominate the game as African champions and not the boring defensive stuff we have been exposed to lately. Even at Afcon we were not boring at all but adopted the Real game aginst Barca of quick counter atacks (with no to whom it may concern clearances that we have become accustiomed to Post AFCON). If this game sees us playing PULANGA soccer, then we have no choice but to ring some changes as believe you me abantu this time bakasokela against Zambia and the best way to defend ourselves is to attack them enmass with some enterprising soccer!

  26. Mumbi on Mon, 12th Nov 2012 3:43 pm 

    If Mayuka was still with young boys he could have scored a lot of goals by now & in good form. He could have been a big threat to RSA even at the next afcon. We can only now rely on Jacob as a top striker or Fwayo if he gets a call up for afcon coz he’s enjoying good form by now.

  27. Goffy on Mon, 12th Nov 2012 4:03 pm 

    I don’t think it is goin to be easy…lookin at tha fact that most of our players jets into H-town city today…meaning thy wil only train once as a team en dats 2moro..
    while as for bafana bafana we all knw that their team consist most of local players only a few play abroad..
    pipo are busy sayn we are wining without looking into such things…
    hope we carry tha trophey came wednesday…Copper Bullets Shaapaaa

  28. Mozal Tov on Mon, 12th Nov 2012 4:17 pm 


    Any news on Kalaba?

  29. Kabwata Dallas Kanjombe on Mon, 12th Nov 2012 4:20 pm 

    @Kasama Boy. I wonder why you say feel sorry for Charles. They guy is well off, as youth coach at the club and three sons at Chelsea makes his, his kids millionaires. The problem is not Charles but the Zambian PHD mentality. What is wrong with Charlie wanting to settle in Europe and like someone said, his kids were born in Belgium, they are Belgian and not Zambian. Has we had dual, then they would have had both passports by virtue of their father being Zambian. The Demba Ba’s, Drogba, Chamak’s, Ayews, Song many others have two passports, African and European and dont need work permits, Visas etc etc in Europe

  30. Seen from afar on Mon, 12th Nov 2012 4:32 pm 

    I like the “attack en mass” idea the Uncle bobs is advocating.

    What i would like to see in one of these two games is starting the Jacob and Chama partnership, preferably/likely this game because Kalaba maybe rested that means we can play Njobvu with those front two – essentially picking up where we left 2010. The magician knows that play and works best in a structured formation.

    BUT, although we have a luxury of deploying various tactics/options in a match i hope we are going to knuckle down and make sure which ever particular variation of tactic we choose that we make it work and start paying attention to detail! We can not afford to have NO STRONG/effective play, we must be sharp. We must not be seeing a drop in effective in the match. I’m sure we will see this drop because of the limited time camp but over the course of the two games i think this what the guys should be working on.

    Players like Saku, Chismaba, Njobvu and Felix need to produce the goods, they need to start making end product and not be making up the numbers.

  31. Jimmy on Mon, 12th Nov 2012 4:35 pm 

    Ba Zed, which side of the stadium have you bought tickets for. We are travelling from Nelspruit and it would be nice to sit in one unit. (Zambia Nafuti).

  32. Myself on Mon, 12th Nov 2012 4:40 pm 

    @Goffy, most Bafana Bafan players play locally yes but over the last few days, they’ve been playing cup and league games with the last games being played Saturday, so really, they don’t have much advantage in terms of the team training as a team longer than us….bear in mind, their increased activity over the last 10 days may cause them to be fatigued on wednesday..so do not despair..we are taking it….

  33. Big Steve 4rm SA on Mon, 12th Nov 2012 5:04 pm 

    @Jimmy Zasa (Zambia Association in South Africa) through Kalusha Bwalya have secured blocks 147 and 148 on the western wing for Zambian supporters. If you buy tickets from coputicket get seats in either one of these two blocks.

  34. Kay Hummer on Mon, 12th Nov 2012 5:14 pm 

    I like Patrice Beaumulle.He spoke very well in one of the interviews on ZNBC!

  35. Alexander Liwana,RSA on Mon, 12th Nov 2012 5:26 pm 

    Let us all go and support Zambia come wednesday.Bafana Bafana are complaining that some of their players have picked injuries.I can not wait to watch this match after last watching them in the Nelson Mandela cup in 1994 when I was a teenager and when I was staying here in Johannesburg with my late uncle and that day Mandela had just been sworn in as the president at Union Building.The late president Fredrick Chiluba was in attendance after Zambia has emerged as vice champs in Tunisia in 1994.

  36. chris phiri on Mon, 12th Nov 2012 5:44 pm 

    Supersport have just announced that they have finally aquired rights for the Zambia/bafana match.

  37. kk 11 on Mon, 12th Nov 2012 6:21 pm 

    R. Kola played over the weekend for his club side. He came in off the bench in the 62nd min @ his side Drew 2 all against Cercle Brugge…..

  38. Sibs on Mon, 12th Nov 2012 7:09 pm 

    @Big Steve 4rm SA. I bought my tickets last week Block 144 Blue,Level 1.

    We will still come over to the Zed side Steve.

  39. Seen from afar on Mon, 12th Nov 2012 8:09 pm 

    Would love to see the match streamed myself… Good to hear some news of Kola.

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