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Chipolopolo arrive from China

October 17, 2013

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The Zambia National Team on Thusrday afternoon arrived from China where they gave a good account of themselves against five time World Champions Brazil in a game the Chipolopolo Boys lost 2 – 0.

Assistant National Team coach Masauso Mwale who arrived with the players said he was happy with the performance of his players despite the loss and described the game as a good platform for the team.

“The performance of the team was good, the players gave a good account of themselves”, the Nkana FC coach stated.

Interim coach Patrice Beaumulle was not part of the squad which arrived at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport comprising mainly of local players.

Astra of Romania want-away midfielder Fwayo Tembo and Israeli based Emmanuel Mbola also arrived back in the country.

Mbola stated that playing Brazil was a momentous occasion for him.

“They have big players, the best players in the world… playing against Brazil gives a great feeling,” the left full back said.

Despite missing some key players, Zambia managed to avoid being overrun by the Samba boys with Brazil Coach Felipe Scolari describing Chipolopolo as a great team which made the game difficulty for his star studded team as they were very competitive.

Zambia’s next assignment will be in the Cecafa Cup next month.


147 Comments on "Chipolopolo arrive from China"

  1. KAPAMBWE MWESA MB on Thu, 17th Oct 2013 10:06 pm 

    GREAT IT WAS!

  2. KOMS on Thu, 17th Oct 2013 10:49 pm 

    Welcome back guyz, it has been fantastic.

  3. Seen from afar on Thu, 17th Oct 2013 10:50 pm 

    This game is exactly what we needed, rubbing shoulders with Brazil reminds us of what it’s all about.

    The guys did exceptionally well but i think there is major work to do as we cannot at all be satisfied with our meager attack! Brazil is an attacking force and we dealt with that yet were unable to truly attack there weakest part, their defense..? We’d rather kick the ball out of play attempt a proper attack and shot???

  4. Mugaiwa on Thu, 17th Oct 2013 10:51 pm 

    We pround of you welcome back and its now a big competition among players to make it in the first squard especially for mailoni brothers, anyway competition and challenges are good because they promote hard work among players. Meanwhile in other news Respected international French coach who successively coached in Africa and middle East died earlier this week at age of 59 after battling cancer. Bruno Metsu will mainly remembered for taking Senegal to world cup, 2000 where Senegal reached quarter final and Africa Cup 2002 when he took Senegal to the finals and lost to Cameroun in penalties. Above all he will be remember for his trade mark of coaching, standing by touch line for 90 minutes of the game without talking or saying a word, indeed action speaks lounder than word. Rest in peace coach Bruno Metsu, the world will remain remembering your humble coaching stylish. U inspired me each time i watched u doing your job particularly when you coached Senegal.

  5. Alex zz on Thu, 17th Oct 2013 11:24 pm 

    There you go again celebrating failure, how can you fail to beat brazilian team who’s players were clearly on holiday.

  6. Positive thinking on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 12:04 am 

    Dare I ask; where is John?

  7. ROK on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 1:04 am 

    We have to immediately work in literally all areas. Mweene seems to good at stopping shots from short range but easily get beaten from long range shots. In my opinion, it was easier to palm out Oscar’s long range shot . On the other hand, our defenders gave Oscar all the time in the world to shoot. This was almost a replication of the second goal we conceded in Kumasi. A good number of times our defenders were at sixes and sevens. This was, however, obscured by the inaccurate shooting of the Brazillians. In my opinion, the 2-0 respectable margin should not be attributed to our defense but rather clumsy and poor finishing by the Samba Boys. Ramirez should have been the first to ink the score board.
    Ok our midfield can string a few passes together but the problem is that the passes are meant to do anything except creating goal-scoring chances. We should have learnt in Kumasi last month that, purposelessly exchanging passes in the mid pitch adds up to naughty. Our strikers decided to create a triangle on the left wing side and unnecessarily and aimlessly exchanged passes and before they could string more than three passes , the Brazillians had filled up the 18 yard with their players. Apparently, it would appear our technical bench did not realize what made the Brazillians panick and got frustrated in the first half and that was our pace which made it difficult for Brazil to play their walking passing game. Realizing the resilience of our boys, they had to introduce four fresh legs to wear down our boys. We could not introduce fresh legs as our best players were already on the pitch. Again, this exposed our lack of depth which I am mentioning for the umpteenth time on this blog. The quality of our substitutes were more or less meant to make up numbers than providing an impact to the game. In 1993, for instance, the late Timothy ‘Teacher’ Mwitwa (MHSRIP) could replace great Kalu and contribute effectively. The late Kenan Simambe was the same in stature like Mayuka but a lethal striker. I did not see the reason why we had to bring a striker with only two minutes of the referee’s time remaining whilst we were trailing 2-0. I can only guess that, perhaps this was meant to buy time and do some damage limitation.
    Regretfully, we seem to have a big job to teach our strikers to score goals. They need to show more aggression like Johnstone Bwalya or great Kalu who could take things personal and turnaround a game.
    I can see Stumpy is already saying Patrice is crap. Stumpy should be reminded that selling fritters is different from nurturing talent. When you are selling fritters, you just cry them in the evening and the following morning you are cashing on the street. Identifying and nurturing talent require more time and there may be no short cut. Ghana is now reaping results of a long term programme which has seen them score successes at under 17, 20, 23 and the senior level and they have enough resources for the next ten years.

  8. Jay on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 1:19 am 

    More friendly matches are needed.

  9. STUMPY on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 4:45 am 

    if patrice fails to win cecafa then he is crap like herve. kaili you said we couldnt gauge his tactics based on the brazil game

  10. ROK on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 5:40 am 

    Stumpy As we have been saying, the solution to our problem goes beyond Patrice or indeed any other coach you may wish to recommend. Sometimes you may have to allow someone to fail before succeeding. If you will recall, Chitalu, after taking over from Moses Simwala, had some problems before polishing up the great team that met its fate in Gabon. For me, I would not yet crucify Patrice as he needs time to try his own permutations. What is important as at now is not the result but learning from our mistakes but we should not be learning endlessly as we have a time frame within which we have to show results. Give P B a chance. Stumpy you are not one of those people who failed their grade 7 exams before passing it on the 4th attempt (kekekekekeke).

  11. Reigh on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 7:03 am 

    They should start trainin shots and how to shoot and score

  12. Bolapazed on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 7:26 am 

    I have no issues with Patrice but i think it’s better to have a local coach on a Two years contract than him on interim and rake in so much albeit the fact he is qualified.

  13. ghanaboy on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 8:09 am 

    haahaahaa,i wont say anything yet

  14. ROK on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 8:19 am 

    Bolapazed Local coaches are not yet ready for this assignment judging from the way the clubs that qualify for continental football have been consistently booted out either in the first or second rounds.

  15. Chipolopolo on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 8:38 am 

    If I may ask, why is Ghana so obssessed with Zambia.
    Ghanaians, your conest with Zambia is over. You are going to the world cup and we are not. So why are you still poking your noses in our business. Its the same case even on FAZ facebook page. The ghanaians have flooded FAZ facebook page.

  16. Chipolopolo on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 8:39 am 

    It will be a grave mistake to employ a local coach as Chipolopolo trainer. Lets not even go there. We do not have anybody from the local scene who can do a good job for us at the moment.

  17. Chipolopolo on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 8:41 am 

    I am now convinced that Ghana fears Zambia, or is it that Ghana loves Zambia. Whichever way, Zambia will come back stronger than even before. Watch this space.

  18. Nzelu Zako on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 8:45 am 

    When are we getting a new coach guys?

  19. Watch Over on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 8:59 am 

    Chipolopolo exactly my concern, soundz lyk they are bitter!But they are going to WC, it doesn’t make sense!

  20. Pesh Cool on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 9:22 am 

    All we need in the squad is two (2) aggressive strikers!!!

  21. Chipolopolo on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 9:22 am 

    @Watch Over, yes that my concern also. Ghana has world class players and we dont have. Ghana has qualified to the world cup and we have not. The contest is over. So ghanaians just leave us with our “mediocrity”. Its OK. We won the afcon in 2012 with our mediocre players which the so-called African giants have failed in decades. So leave us alone.

  22. Anonymous on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 9:24 am 

    Engaging a local coach is asking for corruption in terms of selection of players. Only players who buy beer and part away with a percentage of their allowance will be selected in the National Team which will be disastrous to our beautiful game.

  23. Chipolopolo on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 9:25 am 

    If you want to blog here, blog with sanity and dont come here to insult.

  24. Lusanga on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 9:26 am 

    @ Chipolopolo & @Watch Over, don’t be zenophibic. Having Ghanians here means we are known. You can’t be wishing them off just because of nationality. We must get past that.Between Ghana and Zambia, there is rivalry. It is like Man U and arsenal. It’s part of the game.

  25. Chipolopolo on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 9:28 am 

    @Positive Thinking, sure indeed. John, where art thou now?

  26. Lusaka City Council on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 9:29 am 

    Cecafa Cup is a security risk, not much to be gained, we need to strive for high profile friendlies against quality opposition, the world cup is round the corner and good teams are looking for a sterner test, many want the experience of playing an African team, we should top this list. FAZ wake up, the Brazil game was a Brazilian initiative contact high profile teams for friendlies, the likes of Germany, England, France, Holland, Argentina would surely want to play a good African team. FAZ wake up!

  27. isaac malukutu on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 9:29 am 

    Engaging a local coach would encourage corruption in terms of selection of players. Only players who buy beer for the coach and part away with part of their allowances will be selected for the National Team and this would be disastrous for our beautiful game.

  28. Chipolopolo on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 9:30 am 

    @Lusanga, this is not xenophobia man. See my last comment. I have said you can blog, but with sanity. They should not come here to mock us, as this may trigger into a war of insults as it used to be. So we dont want this to culminate into that.

  29. Daniel on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 9:41 am 

    Watchout 4 zambia in 2015 afcon

  30. Kay Hummer on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 9:45 am 

    Why are my comments not being posted.

  31. Seen from afar on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 9:46 am 

    Good analysis ROK, if we spend 5 seconds working the ball through midfield we can’t be looking to spend 10 seconds looking for a perfect cross in attack. I have made my thoughts on our attack clear. It’s a shame we maximise and keep the ball safe in other areas of the field but when in attack can very easily let the ball go out of play without even a sight at goal…

  32. Kay Hummer on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 9:46 am 

    The Brazil game was a good outing for the boys and it gave an opportunity for the younger players in the team to prove themselves against the world’s elite players. Indeed the team gave a good account of themselves despite missing some key players in important positions in the team.

    Next time we get such an invitation, please let FAZ prepare well in terms of logistics and traveling documents. FAZ should inform clubs like TP Mazembe well in advance so that they can release the Zambian players on time.We don’t want a repeat of the drama we experienced last week. We can not ignore the fact the TP Mazembe players are the core of the team. Without them the team tend to lose shape and that aggression in the middle of the park.

    The likes of Spain, Argentina, England, Germany and Italy might come knocking on our doors asking for a friendly match considering how difficult we made things for Brazil. The match was played in the FIFA fair play rules and i am sure the teams that i have mentioned will want to play against us before the world cup in Brazil.

    We need to play more high profile friendlies. The doors have opened.

  33. Watch Over on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 9:46 am 

    Lusanga I hear you man! they come to ridicule us to say they are not our rivals, we can’t put zambia and ghana in one sentence……but actions n comments indicate rivalry!lol

    We can’t kip them off site coz this is public n others talk sense!

  34. Kay Hummer on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 9:47 am 

    The Brazil game was a good outing for the boys and it gave an opportunity for the younger players in the team to prove themselves against the world’s elite players. Indeed the team gave a good account of themselves despite missing some key players in important positions in the team.
    Next time we get such an invitation, please let FAZ prepare well in terms of logistics and traveling documents. FAZ should inform clubs like TP Mazembe well in advance so that they can release the Zambian players on time.We don’t want a repeat of the drama we experienced last week. We can not ignore the fact the TP Mazembe players are the core of the team. Without them the team tend to lose shape and that aggression in the middle of the park.

  35. Kay Hummer on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 9:47 am 

    The Brazil game was a good outing for the boys and it gave an opportunity for the younger players in the team to prove themselves against the world’s elite players. Indeed the team gave a good account of themselves despite missing some key players in important positions in the team.

  36. Kay Hummer on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 9:48 am 

    The likes of Spain, Argentina, England, Germany and Italy might come knocking on our doors asking for a friendly match considering how difficult we made things for Brazil. The match was played in the FIFA fair play rules and i am sure the teams that i have mentioned will want to play against us before the world cup in Brazil.

  37. Kay Hummer on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 9:50 am 

    I have had to split my comments for them to hear on this blog!!!

  38. Kay Hummer on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 9:50 am 

    Next time we get such an invitation, please let FAZ prepare well in terms of logistics and traveling documents. FAZ should inform clubs like TP Mazembe well in advance so that they can release the Zambian players on time.We don’t want a repeat of the drama we experienced last week. We can not ignore the fact the TP Mazembe players are the core of the team. Without them the team tend to lose shape and that aggression in the middle of the park

  39. Shi Chamar on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 9:54 am 

    @ Chipolopolo, i totally agree with you. They are welcome, but they should be blogging sensibly and not mockingly. Afterall, it is ZAMBIANfootball.co.zm, and not G$%^&*football.whatever.com.

  40. The Bullet on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 9:57 am 

    At the present moment Ghana (BS) is playing very good soccer.My rating is that they are currently one of the best sides on the continent and definitely will make a big impact at the world cup if they continue their good performance.

    Zambia vs Ghana…Ever since our good Lord created mother Earth,Zambia has been on top of things as far as Ghana is concerned.Anybody with doubts can check the head to head statistics.Even when we include the recent Kumasi game,Zambia has scored more goals than Ghana.So please,lets have this in mind before you start underrating Zambia.The only country in West Africa which gives Zambia hard times is Nigeria.

    Zambia vs CIV……Zambia has played Ivory Coast 6 times.We have won 5 times and lost ounce.So guys,give some respect to Chipolopolo

  41. Potten Buffaloes on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 10:22 am 

    I welcome the news that Zambia has accepted to play in the CECAFA. Am of the opinion that the CHAN squad with the inclusion of a few more local guys like Sate Sate will benefit from the CECAFA as they try to consolidate and harmonise. Teams like Ethiopia, Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania are very good teams and can give Zambia a good game.

    FAZ should also be active in this period from now until world cup in sourcing for quality friendlies. Like many have pointed out many countries will want to play a good African side. Khondwani Mtonga, Bronson Chama, Jimmy Chisenga and Bruce Musakanya have graduated and are now senior national, I think. These guys should therefore not be part of the CECAFA squad but part of the national team if we will play any more friendlies. This creates openings for more local guys to join the “B national team”. This will create the much needed depth in our teams.

  42. Watch Over on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 10:23 am 

    Lusaka City Council we need both high profile matches and Cecafa Cup,cosafa cup etc!high profile matches can be one or two a year but since we want the quality of being intense or extreme in our team we nid to size every opportunity that comes along our way!I agree wt u that we need to strive for high profile friendlies against quality opposition!

  43. Paradox on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 10:28 am 

    @chipolopolo and watch over. The ghanains were not satisfied with that narrow scoreline and worse we outplayed them at their own fortress with their intimedatin crowds. That scoreline againest egypt is wat they wanted againest zambia but did not get it. No wander they have infested the faz page on facebook busy postin provocative comments.

  44. Blessings on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 10:53 am 

    @Paradox, ghanains shud knw dat zambia z nt a team to underrat, even egypt fears zed… Let them continue wit insults, wil meet them in 2015 afcon final.. Chipolopolo nizee

  45. Draman Appiah on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 10:54 am 

    Zambia can not attempt to play German, Dutch, England & Spain as Zambia can get a bad thrash. Brazil just took Zambia like eggs which can easly break. Condolences to the family, friends and zamfoot bloggers 4 the untimely death of @ john who perished in a car accident.

  46. Chipolopolo on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 10:56 am 

    @Paradox, exactly my thoughts as well. But its OK. They are our brothers, we shall support them in Brazil as fellow Africans. But one thing they should do is to respect Zambia, despite our failure to qualify to Brazil WC. We may not have the world class players as them, but we are force to reckon with in African football.
    As teh @Bullet has said, the only country in West Africa that has had an uppper hand over Zambia is Nigeria.

  47. Chipolopolo on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 10:58 am 

    @Draman Appiah, do you mean John is dead?

  48. Kay Hummer on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 11:23 am 

    Those sickening rumours of John’s death are false. I believe he has just taken some time off from this blog. I have done done that as well before in order to recharge my batteries.

  49. Paradox on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 11:23 am 

    @chipolopolo. My thoughts too. Lets support them durin the worldcup and also avoid goin to gsn to provoke them. We wil meet them again in 2015.

  50. The Bullet on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 11:30 am 

    Paradox…….GSN is not a site to patronize.It is full of insults.They don’t analyze soccer,they insult.Zamfoot on the other hand is entertaining and educative

  51. melvin on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 11:32 am 

    what are you all talking abt which ghaanaian has teased yo on dis site…? Even wen we beat u we did’nt tease yo..u should learn to deferntiate b’tween gh n’ naija bloggers,alex zz is nt ghanaian but yo people jst luv to hate ghana…!!if yo think ur beter dan us n’ nigeria is better dan u n’ wer’ better dat nigeria who’s really de best….?jst keep on decievin urselfs n’ de worlcup dream will always be a mirage to u….for christ sake yo had 3free points,we wer lugin behind4 points but we still beat yo to it…! Jst watch n’ learn from de big boys…!

  52. Paradox on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 11:32 am 

    Pepo wats this news of john’s death. First it was a blogger called james and now draman appiah postn such news. If john is takin a break i believe that he is able to jst peep and see wats happening. Anyone who has personal contact with him, pliz try to find out abt it.

  53. naijaguy on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 11:55 am 

    u zambians are very funny people..
    A ghanian comes here to tell u dat John(one of the few guys that smtyms say d truth) is dead and u are already fretting…lol.. Dats just d big difference between west africans and others…
    U guys are always afraid.. Dats why u turned f!ukes after winning d afcon…

  54. Mumbi on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 12:00 pm 

    Its interesting that Dani Alves doesn’t know where Zambia is & never heard of our country but was told to look on the african map by Chivuta b4 they exchanged jerses.

  55. naijaguy on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 12:03 pm 

    @paradox.. !mbec!ile.. I saw what u wrote in d oda page about Nigeria.. A ghana man with +233 number asked u ppl to join him in watsapp, and instead of u to channel ur anger on him, u decided to insult Nigeria.. I want everyone to know dat its u !d!iot dat started d insult first.. We used to talk and ctiticise based on soccer here, but u’ve chosen to go further… Get ready!

  56. Alex zz on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 12:16 pm 

    Brazilian players were not playing at their best agaist zambia but still won easlily, the likes of neymar and oscar were on holiday and didnt want to risk injury agaist this amateurs while they have a uefa champions league to play next week.

  57. Watch Over on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 12:16 pm 

    mumbi!lol there is always a first time! ever heard of country called “El Salvador”?

  58. Watch Over on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 12:21 pm 

    Alex zz amateurs are working on putting their house in order!

  59. The Bullet on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 12:30 pm 

    alex zz….so what is your problem?

  60. Chipolopolo on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 12:35 pm 

    There is another guy who go to GSN and uses the name “Chipolopolo”. So if you see a comment from a “Chipolopolo” on GSN, then its not me. Its somebody else. I have never posted on GSN. Moreover their websites seems dangerous; too many pop-ups when you open the websites and some of the pop-ups are quite high risk websites.

  61. Alex zz on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 12:46 pm 

    @The bullet my problem is amateur mentioned in the same sentence with the likes of Ghana, Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Egypt. while they should be compared to their peers lesotho, sudan and mauritious.

  62. Lusaka City Council on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 12:48 pm 

    @ Watch Over, the Senior team players are only available on Fifa designated friendly days which coincides with the availability of big teams for friendlies! Our priority should be to find a coach that can give us some type of shape in attack whilst maintaining a solid defense. Our swift players dont even win us set pieces in strategic areas, thats how poor our technique is upfront!

  63. The Bullet on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 12:56 pm 

    Alex zz………I don’t understand what you mean by amateur,but if you mean Zambia is armature then,i have this for you…
    Zambia vs Ghana…Ever since our good Lord created mother Earth,Zambia has been on top of things as far as Ghana is concerned.Anybody with doubts can check the head to head statistics.Even when we include the recent Kumasi game,Zambia has scored more goals than Ghana.So please,lets have this in mind before you start underrating Zambia.The only country in West Africa which gives Zambia hard times is Nigeria.

    Zambia vs CIV……Zambia has played Ivory Coast 6 times.We have won 5 times and lost ounce.So guys,give some respect to Chipolopolo

  64. The Bullet on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 1:00 pm 

    As for Egypt…at some stage in history Zambia handed out a 4-0 bashing right at Cairo stadium in front of 72,000 home fans.That is how bad Chipolopolo can be my boy

  65. Alex zz on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 1:06 pm 

    Head to head does not take anybody to a world cup, head to head wont make mbesumba world class. Fact

  66. MULENGA PULU on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 1:08 pm 

    FAZ WANT TO GIVE PATRICE A 2YEAR CONTRACT……IN TWO WEEKS TIME BUT THIS IS TOO EARLY FOR THAT FAZ SHOULD HAVE WAITED……

  67. The Bullet on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 1:15 pm 

    Alex z z …….Am not saying that head to head will take Zambia to world cup .What am simply giving are the facts on the table.I can proudly stand here and pronounce to you that Zambia has hitherto been among the best on this continent.Zambia,and i think Cameroon are the only two African countries that have beaten World champions

  68. The Bullet on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 1:26 pm 

    alex z z…….You come to this site with funny motives.You wont achieve anything

  69. Alex zz on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 1:29 pm 

    The bullet there you go again comparing zambia with cameroon hahaha funny little zambian, cameroon has graced the world stage, won the olympics. What has zambia won beside the fluke 2012 afcon?

  70. Paradox on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 1:31 pm 

    @naija. Since zambia won afcon u have bin comin to this site, postn negative comments ever since. Now i purposely decided to hit u were it hurts most. And there u are complainin and angry. So u want to come to this site and make fun of us, and sumthin is said of u that is true u get upset.

  71. Alex zz on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 1:38 pm 

    This funny little zambians insulted everyone after 2012 afcon and the funny thing is the have not progressed ever since while the likes of ethiopia, burkina faso and cameroon have made progress.

  72. Zed Diaspora on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 1:42 pm 

    The problem of Zambian football is that our league is not producing talent to take over from the 2012 AFCON winners.
    Kennedy Mweene keeps making same open play mistakes. Even at Sundowns fc, he does the same.
    Our defenders and midfielders were tops amidst pressure from world’s best.
    The biggest problem are the poor strikers. They dont even know and their play is about just running.
    Chris, Mayuka, Jacob dont know each on the field. Jacob played excellently holding and shielding the players but where was the ageing Chris Katongo to receive the ball? Mukuka Mulenga and Rainford Kalaba was the missing jinx in the attacking options otherwise that attack force we used are bad at pass interchanging. Not even one shot. Good game to Jacob only. Chris Katongo must retire from national football. Mayuka seems to be playing out of his number and lost. The Cosafa players accounted themselves well and iam proud of them.

  73. Watch Over on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 1:43 pm 

    Mulenga Pulu, i too thought that’s quiet early to come up with dat decision! FAZ need to have some standards n well laid procedures when dealing with such issue!

  74. Mike phiri on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 1:49 pm 

    @Alex zz,How are u? I think u are mad or something,but this is a wrong place for mad people,.I hate confusion,we are busy with important issues here,then this dog of a slave want to bring his upsidedown comments here,nxa,Am sorry to all zamfoot blogers,being silent doesnt mean am not here,its only i dont have anything to add on to what u guys are putting,am enjoying it.But it pains to hear some one jeopartising your good work here

  75. The Bullet on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 1:50 pm 

    alex z z…..Where am i comparing.If it is not the language problem,then it must be something serious.Any way i will not waste anymore time with you.You can go on and talk about all the unpalatable’s about Zambia.You have the whole floor.

  76. The Bullet on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 1:52 pm 

    Mike Phiri……Nice you are here.Please take care of this flat head

  77. Paradox on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 1:57 pm 

    Pulu. I agree with u on that one.

  78. Alex zz on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 2:00 pm 

    Did you funny little zambians want to be the tahiti of the fifa 2014 world cup? enough amateurs for one tornament please, we want a competetive world cup grazed by football power houses, yes west africa is an african powerhouse. Fact

  79. Watch Over on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 2:02 pm 

    The Bullet walanda bwino kumulabako fye!

  80. Blessings on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 2:19 pm 

    Guys y do u entertain ghanains? Let them insult us bt one thing they shud knw z dat th name zambia gives them nightmares… Viva chipolopolo

  81. Kay Hummer on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 2:20 pm 

    FAZ should not rush in appointing the young man Patrice as National team coach. This is what we have always condemned here. We don’t want experiments.We have been through this road before and we don’t want to go there again. We want an experienced coach with pedigree and a good tactical awareness. Let them give the young man time to prove himself first of all.

  82. PULU MULENGA on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 2:29 pm 

    SIGNING EXPATRIATE COACHES IN HURRY LIKE FAZ IS PLANING TO DO HAS MANY TIMES PROVEN TO BE A COSTLY VENTURE FOR GOVERMENT ONLY A FEW MONTHS AGO GOVERMENT HAD TO PAY BONNETI BILLIONS IN OLD CURENCY SENCE…..IN SIMILAR CIRCUMSTANCES ….WE ARE REQUESTING FAZ TO TAKE THEIR TIME MAYBE WAIT UNTIL CECAFA BY THEN WE CAN HAVE A BETTER PICTURE OF PATRICES ABILITY TO PERFORM AT THAT LEVEL

  83. The Bullet on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 2:30 pm 

    Kay Hummer……Am trying to figure out why FAZ should be in such a hurry.I do not believe the young man is the best candidate.I would rather we subject this to an open advertizement

  84. Alex zz on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 2:31 pm 

    I am not here to vet entertained um here to set the record straight, west africa rule.

  85. BERNIITO on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 2:34 pm 

    you can’t overhaul the entire team and start rebuilding expecting immediate dividends! learn from Ghana’s experience! invest in academies, promote them through the ranks and integrate the matured players into the current team to learn from the experienced ones whilst gradually facing the tired legs. do not embark on what I call wholesale promotion because that create disjointed display. establish academies for all age groups and integrate the best materials from each age group. monitor the local league as well as the foreign leagues. play enough friendlies starting with less formidable sides to build the players confidence. then gradually take the big boys from all the continents. don’t expect immediate DIVIDEND!

  86. The Bullet on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 2:40 pm 

    Pulu Mulenga……..What do you think about our local coaches.Are they not yet ripe for the big task…I have always respected Patrick Phiri.He is an achiever

  87. PULU MULENGA on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 2:42 pm 

    WATCHOVER BULLET KAY HUMMER…..IAM ALSO STRUGGLING TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THE RUSH IS ALL ABOUT AND I ALSO THINK HES NOT THE BEST CANDIDATE YOU CANT USE ONE MUCH TO ASSES THE COMPETENCE OF A COACH…,.SO WHY THE RUSH?

  88. PULU MULENGA on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 2:51 pm 

    BULLET …chicken george and PATRICK PHIRI ARE THE ONLY CHIPOLOPOLO COACHES TO HAVE QUALIFIED ZAMBIA TO A FIFA ORGANISED TOURNAMENT…..i hope you know what Iam suggeting hahahaha FAZ HAS OVER THE YEARS DONE A POOR JOB OF TRAINING AND EXPOSING OUR COACHES…When Renard was busy with world cup and CHAN Iproposed to FAZ give MASATSO MWALE THE CHAN TEAM AS A WAY OF TRYING HIM OR EVEN PREPARING HIM FOR SUCH A CHALLENGE THEY IGNORED ME…..WE NEED TO BUILD THE CAPACITY OF OUR LOCAL COACHES and give them a chance thats the other thing that was paining me about RENARD IF HE WAS A LOCAL COACH HE WOULD HAVE BEEN FIRED A LONG TIME AGO

  89. PULU MULENGA on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 2:56 pm 

    IN THE SHORT TERM WE CAN USE EXPATRIATES BUT IN LONG TERM FAZ NEEDS TO MAKE A PLAN OF HOW TO HELP OUR LOCAL COACHES BUILD CAPACITY SUCH AS GIVING THEM SCOLARSHIPS TO STUDY FOR UEFA A ATTCHING THEM TO SUCCESSFUL CLUBS LIKT MY CHELSEA OR MAN U REAL MADRID FOR A YEAR ETC

  90. PULU MULENGA on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 3:01 pm 

    BULLET….HELP ME THINK WHO IS A MORE EXPERIENCED COACH BETWEEN PATRICE AND WEDSON NYIRENDA? OR PATRICE AND GEOEGE LWANDAMINA?OR PATRICE AND PATRICK PHIRI?my point is if we are to hire an expartriate we should go for one who has the expartise that our local coaches dont have OR ELSE IT DEFEATS THE ESSENCE OF HIRING ONE

  91. PULU MULENGA on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 3:06 pm 

    CONCLUSION;WHAT MAKES AN EXPATRIATE IS THE EXPERTISE NOT THE COLOUR OF HIS SKIN……so what are we realy hiring Patrice for is it his colour or the expertise?IF WE WANT AN EXPATRIATE LET IT BE A PROVEN ONE….SHOOT WITH A PROVEN GUN …NOT JOB ON TRAINING COACHES

  92. Kay Hummer on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 3:12 pm 

    @The Bullet,Mulenga Pulu, There is no need to rush in appointing that young man. We don’t want a repeat of the Herve Renard saga. FAZ appointed a PE teacher and that appointment came back to haunt us. We don’t want boardroom decisions this time around. There should be transparency in the appointment of the coach. The job should be advertised in the various media platforms and job interviews should be conducted. The next coach should be chosen on merit. Nothing else.

  93. Chipolopolo on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 3:14 pm 

    Information has it that Sunzu, Kalaba and Sinkala are to hand over themselves to immigration authorities in Ndola today or tommorrow and they will be formally chanrged and arrested. I am not sure if the three guys will be part of the squad when TPM takes on Stade Malien this weekend.

  94. Kay Hummer on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 3:16 pm 

    FAZ would be bring back Herve Renard is the appoint the inexperienced Patrice as coach. FAZ should not even think about it. Don’t insult us or call us names if we condemn his appointment!

  95. Chipolopolo on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 3:16 pm 

    The mistake FAZ will make is to rush in giving Patrice a contract. Its too early. He needs to be assessed especially in thw forth-coming CECAFA.
    Guys mwilamwasuka uyu hatch-back. Mulabeniko fye. Lubuli alefwaya.

  96. Brave Nchanga Rangers on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 3:21 pm 

    Nice to see Zed Diaspora back here or did I just miss it but its a long time since I last saw his post. One controversial guy on Kalu – Kamanga wrangle. News Mailoni brothers back and banned by FIFA for five days but answering charges at immigration. These guys think they are bigger than any one else since they have made a small name so everyone can dance to their tune. Ka Kalaba was so rude and stubborn. Well if they continue like this then they are doomed and headed for failure, feel sorry for the young Nathan. Mtine is a sale out, now reaping the fruits of their rudeness.

  97. Kay Hummer on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 3:27 pm 

    The three TP Mazembe players are only victims not by choice but by circumstances beyond their control. It’s very unfortunate that things have turned out in this way. I don’t blame that as they have been victimized and threatened by TP Mazembe. The best the government can do is quickly drop any charges that they have against them. These are heroes who have brought so much joy to many Zambians!

  98. tc soccerman on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 3:27 pm 

    Teach them a lesson they are not bigger than Zambia.

  99. tc soccerman on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 3:29 pm 

    Kay hummer, these are not little kids, but adults. They need to know what s best for their actions.

  100. The Bullet on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 3:40 pm 

    Somebody is advising that we should learn from Ghana by investing in Academies.Don’t we have academies in Zambia.What is Chiparamba Football academy all a bout?Please guys enlighten me

  101. The Bullet on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 3:46 pm 

    If it is true that the TPM boys have been given a 5 days ban,then am happy.Happy because it is big punishment to TPM.THEY WILL NOW LEARN THAT MONKEY TRICKS DO NOT HELP

  102. Zed Diaspora on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 3:53 pm 

    Ba Brave Nchanga Ranger. Awe you have a good memory. Yeah big man, those were good days of Kalu-kamanga and the rest is history as success followed Zambia.
    Otherwise most of the people, we continues to interact through phone calls, facebook and in person.
    We have come along way and sometimes, people may forget where we are coming from.
    Zambia can improve if we stop worrying about the so called Mailoni brothers. Talent is in prone injury Mukuka Mulenga and not Nathan Sinkala. The future will prove me wrong.
    We need a Coach for National Team strikers. This tendency of playing football just in the football has been hiting Zambia for many years. We won AFCON through 1-0 and penalties. We failed to score at AFCON 2013 and today, we are failing to score or hit at the goal because we dont have discipline upfront. Chiteye teyefye.

  103. Brave Nchanga Rangers on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 4:07 pm 

    Mailoni brothers say they went into hiding in Lusaka becoz of the tension in Lusaka streets, they have now come out in the open becoz things have quietened down. So even Mtine went into hiding, these guys snicked out of Zambia and thought they would get away with it but the long arm of the law has caught up with them and FIFA has cracked their whip. Immigration will buy their story but its a wasted effort on their part and TPM because they have not achieved anything.

  104. MULENGA PULU on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 4:22 pm 

    KAY HUMMER:Iam not the one that posted that …….. from an imposter PEOPLE SHOULDNT CRACK URGLY JOKES OF SOMEONE DYING DONT MIND THEM MA BRO JHON IS ALIVE AND WELL IN AUSTRALIA…

  105. Watch Over on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 4:24 pm 

    The Bullet;

    We have Soccer Academies here, most of them are based in Lusaka and some not well managed.I think some media coverage of some sort might help in getting to know about their activities;

    1.Chiparamba soccer academy
    2.soccer academies in Zambia
    3.Lusaka Youth Soccer Academy
    4.Pro-Elite Sports Academy Zambia
    5.BLUE BULLETS SPORTS ACADEMY
    6.Mapili Soccer Academy e.t.c

    This should be spread across the country!

  106. naijaguy on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 4:25 pm 

    lolz… Truth is bitter o…
    Westafrica rule football in africa..

  107. Kay Hummer on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 4:27 pm 

    Mulenga Pulu,People are so heartless. I wonder why some disgraced,disgruntled individuals would wish for someone’s death.I don’t know John personally but i feel him when he is on this blog because of his objectivity. We thank the almighty God that John is alive and well in Australia.

  108. MULENGA PULU on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 4:28 pm 

    Whoever is posting lies about JHON using ma name QUIT THE MADNESS its not fair if you are a messanger of death USE YOUR BLOG NAME IN AS FAR AS IAM CONCERNED JHON IS ALIVE AND STRONG abantu bamo balatemwa abanabo nga balefwa ITS VERY SICK JOKE fellow blogers sorry for ma strong language its just that PEOPLE SHOULDNT BE WISHING OTHERS DEATH

  109. Kay Hummer on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 4:29 pm 

    People who are spreading this sickening rumour of John’s death should immediately STOP.John is truly alive and well in Australia!

  110. Kay Hummer on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 4:31 pm 

    Please lets stop this habit of using people’s names to post comments here. It is not right and i implore the zamfoot admin to be strong on their security features and policies!

  111. MULENGA PULU on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 4:32 pm 

    RANGERS ….JHON IS ALIVE JUST BUSY WITH WORK

  112. The Bullet on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 4:33 pm 

    naijaguy……Yes west Africa rule football in Africa .In fact they rule x 1,000 times

  113. The Bullet on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 4:39 pm 

    Watch over……You know why i asked? Because somebody from Ghana was trying to imply that we haven’t got such in Zambia.One day you hear somebody telling us that Victoria falls is found in west Africa

  114. Brave Nchanga Rangers on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 4:43 pm 

    Thank God but some people how on earth can you do that. It must be these West Africans masquerading as Mulenga Pulu who must have done such a silly thing, heartless people. Mailoni brothers arrested and put in coolers in Chingola, shame shame!!!

  115. ghanaboy on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 4:44 pm 

    haahaahaa,what is cecafa? anyway am really surprise some of you are bunch of..mulenga pulu type by mixing small letters to capital letters,so the second one claiming john is dead is an imposter..john,rest in pieces..i shall miss you with you f.o.o.l.i.s.h talk..i greet michael jackson..thats what u guys want..john is fit just that he has taken 3 month to imprenate 3 girls so he is in the police custody.

  116. MACHILE on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 4:44 pm 

    Chipolopolo stars Rainford Kalaba, Stopilla Sunzu
    and Nathan Sinkala have denied ever leaving
    Zambia into the Democratic Republic of Congo. The trio who has been placed on a wanted list by
    the Zambian immigration authorities after
    allegedly sneaking out of the country illegally at
    the height of a tense club-versus-country row in
    the run-up to Chipolopolo’s October 15 friendly
    against Brazil in Beijing say they have never left the country. TP Mazembe refused to release the players for the
    Brazil friendly saying that Kalaba and Sinkala had
    Malaria while Sunzu had an injury even after the
    players travelled to Lusaka on October 12 to try
    and defuse the impasse. “You saw how tense the situation was in Lusaka
    last Saturday was when we met with FAZ
    officials,” Kalaba said. “It was quiet bad, the attention was too much
    and we decided to hide ourselves.Now that the
    dust has settled, and the emotions have calmed
    down, and the game has been played, we are
    now ready to explain ourselves.” Compatriot Stoppilla Sunzu said they had done
    nothing wrong. “We never left the country and are not guilty of
    anything. I had an injury and my friends had
    malaria so there was nothing we could do,”
    Sunzu said. “We never crossed the border illegally and we
    have always been in Zambia. We are ready to face
    immigration authorities and give our side of the
    story,” Sinkala said. The trio is certain to miss Mazembe’s 2013 CAF
    Confederation Cup semifinal final leg tie against
    Stade Malien in Lubumbashi this Saturday
    although they returned to their base this morning, The trio missed Zambia’s international friendly
    against Brazil on Tuesday.

  117. Watch Over on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 4:56 pm 

    The Bullet;
    I understand,we just need to find a way of managing soccer academy systems well!

    I would have luvd to go on but I know thz time of a day you r polishin yo shoes to rush for your MOsi!lol

  118. Lusaka City Council on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 5:00 pm 

    @Alex zz “Brazilian players were not playing at their best”, well someone forgot to tell that to Neymar, Luiz, Alves, Ramires, Hulk etc coz they sure played their lungs out! Prior to this game, when was the last time you saw Alves nut maked? To date, thats the toughest test senior Brazil has ever faced from an African team and we were missing key players. I have some doubts as to whether strong international teams, forget teams in Africa, will be courageous enough to take on Zambia! Your Nigeria wont even respond to Kalu’s request, made a year ago,to play a friendly with Zambia in a location of your choosing!

  119. The Bullet on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 5:04 pm 

    Watch Over;

    It is routine.I will be off in the next 20 mins.Thanks

  120. MULENGA PULU on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 5:11 pm 

    GHANA BOY …hai you right that was an imposter KAY HUMMER you right people shouldn’t use other peoples names to spread bad news

  121. Positive thinking on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 5:17 pm 

    To certain extent…I have to agree that Zambia survived the game against Brazil and was not really playing. We were beaten to simple passes, our creativity in the final third was lacking. The midfield was simply passive defensively. Instead flooding back to the penalty area.

    I also agree with ROK that Mweene is exceptional in one on ones and close range, but has issues judging the flight of the ball from range. We just did not show up to the party against Brazil. Scolari calling us a great team might just be out of diplomacy.

    Then this idea of giving Patrice a 2yr contract is just not on. How? FAZ hasn’t even gone through the motions of evaluating resumes or advertising the job. Patrice should apply for the job, along side other candidates. We are in critical need of a new perspective and approach. Also, it is time to start grooming some Zambian coaches. Like Mulenga Pulu said; only Zambian coaches have ever taken Zambia to FIFA international tournaments. Olympics 1988, Samuel Njobvu, u-20 WORLD CUP 1999 and 2007, Patrick Phiri and George Lwandamina respectively.

  122. Kampinda on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 5:43 pm 

    @Positive Thinking. I’m not sure if we should read too much into the fact that each time we’ve played in FIFA inter tournament has been under Zam coaches. It might just be that probability has been in their favour. We’ve had more combined years with local than expat coaches in the last 27 years. Sam Njobvu was just lucky to have that great group players..In fact I disappointed we didn’t win anything significant under him with those guys. it’s like the current Spanish team. They make coaching look easy!

  123. Chipolopolo on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 6:18 pm 

    Ichalo chi. Bwafya

  124. Positive thinking on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 6:21 pm 

    @Kampinda. I can see what you mean with Zoom, but that doesn’t explain what happened with Lwandamina or even Phiri. Look at Lucky Msiska…who in my opinion had the most talented roster of the U-23 but failed to win even easy games.

    Talent without nurturing cannot breed success. The right coach is always necessary. If achievement was simply about talent, Holland would be a former champion at least 1990 or even 1994.

    The coaching growth needs to continue. With Zambia hosting Africa U-20 champiosnhip we have a chance to put a Zambian in charge who might be the man to lead us in 2018 world cup and another AFCON win in 2017 or 2019.

  125. Kumesa Sumbwe on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 6:30 pm 

    Welcome back chipolopolo

  126. tc Soccerman on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 6:53 pm 

    Thank Goodness to hear that John alive and well, for those wishing death on somebody, Karma is a B###ch.

  127. tc Soccerman on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 6:56 pm 

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/24582106

    Mailon brothers as they are now called, needs discipline to set an example to the rest of the players. Zambia should never bow down to these uneducated morrons, that we have done nothing,but sang praise when they delivered.

  128. tc Soccerman on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 7:03 pm 

    Guys forget local coaches, unless we want Cameroon to come put 5 goals on us. One thing we us Zambia we never respect one another. We are very rude people. Take for instance Kalu becoming Zambia coach and tell Kalaba to do something during training, I can that big headed Kalaba saying ‘we won the AFCON’ and you didn’t during your time. That’s how rude these kids are, I wonder what manners their parents talk them, but I won’t get into that right now.

  129. Sibs on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 7:11 pm 

    I would rather see a time when African Football rules World football not West African ruling African football. Some Africans narrow minded. I repeat some.
    Africans need to support each other then we can grow. Yes Ghana and Nigeria have World Class players 10,000,000 better than Zambia.
    If Ghana ,Nigeria,Cameroon Algeria or even Eritrea went to the World Cup will support you. Why because we Africans and not South Americans or Europeans.
    Some guys just reading their posting the more like S.Abacha, I.Amin if there were in power their own people would suffer. This is what is killing Africa selfishness!!

  130. ROK on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 7:12 pm 

    Thank heavens John is alive. We may not have shared his views on some aspects of the game but that should not be the cause to wish him dead.

  131. Sibs on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 7:18 pm 

    @Positive thinking i agree with you. Why is FAZ in a rush to give Patrice the job? Patrice should apply for the job and other candidates whether local or international. If Patrice gets the job i tell you HR will still have influence on the team by ‘remote control’. Players like R.Kola,Clifford, K. Mundeda…. wont be given a fare chance in the team.
    Personally i feel Patrice can still good being a second man. He is still raw to be a Senior Coach.

  132. Anonymous on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 7:49 pm 

    John finally gets a job!I am happy for him.

  133. Chipolopolo on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 8:02 pm 

    Lol, @John is just trying to throw a stunt. Could this be attention seeking?

  134. Chipolopolo on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 8:04 pm 

    So when he resurfaces and posts a comment, everyone will be passing positive comments about John. Ichalo chi, ala bwafya.

  135. Chipolopolo on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 8:09 pm 

    I am sure TP Mazembe must have been taught a lesson or two about dishonest. Just because there is no law in the Congo, they want to spread it across borders, it doesnt work like that Moise. Congo is not Zambia, where you Katumbi gets away with everything.

  136. Kampinda on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 8:10 pm 

    Let me bore you with something we all know our players don’t have enough : ambition to be good enough to play for big clubs like Man U, Chelsea..They don’t seem to dream big. Look at Singuluma.. I don’t even think he cares about Europe anymore, yet this is a man who was a defenders’ nightmare in 2009. Today is history…just happy to be at TPM.

  137. Chipolopolo on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 8:14 pm 

    No wonder the guy was once an enemy of the state in Zambia. Now you’ve led your three players in shit! Who has lost? TPM. None of the three of your best players will feature against Stade Malien. To add salt on your wound, you might receive a punishment from FIFA. “Ubuchenjeshi bubi”.

  138. Chipolopolo on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 8:21 pm 

    Just look at Koffi Olomide! the guy eluded Zambian authorities after assauting a journalist in Zambia. Koffi did a James Bond or is it a Jack Chang by jumping the border in order to avoid being arrested, of which he was successful. Our three brother also tried the same, only to fall into the trap. Baiche, once a Zambian, always a Zambia. Dont follow ba kaboke aba. Next time, our players should not be signing for TPM, aim high and go to Europe or atleast come to South Africa where there is order in terms of football administration.

  139. Chipolopolo on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 8:23 pm 

    Just my opinion. Now let me continue enjoying my castle larger. Zambia mwelaaaa!

  140. Chipolopolo on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 8:42 pm 

    Namu lala bonse!

  141. Sibs on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 9:28 pm 

    @Chipolopolo TP management is not honest. The behave like the boss. No integrity or honesty. Look what they did to Orlando Pirates.
    They agreed with Pirates that they would show the game live in DRC and when Pirates go to DRC the game would showed live in S.A but things changed there. Intimidation tactics. For sure there is no law in Congo.
    Personally i don’t blame the players so much. The were instructed and coached on what to say. Now i believe that Sunzu’s contract was manipulated to make the boy stay in DRC. Even Sunzu”s dad went to beg management to let his son go but they refused. Crooks!!
    I feel sorry for our boys.

  142. Sibs on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 9:56 pm 

    @Chopolopolo nau lala?

  143. Paradox on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 10:01 pm 

    Iwe kagone chakolya. Dont start shouting at the dogs in the neighbourhood as u walk home.lol

  144. Mo choo on Fri, 18th Oct 2013 10:11 pm 

    We Ghanaians love and respect Zambia. In our eyes, your team is a West African team. We talk bad about your team because you guys are good. Ghanaians won’t talk like that about South Africa, Lesotho,and other non-powerful teams. Never be offended about the way we badmouth your team, it’s a compliment! The Same way we talk bad about Nigeria.

    In our book, the top teams in Africa are
    Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, and Zambia.
    Stupid CAF&FIFA have robbed Zambia. You guys definitely should be going to Brazil.

  145. Seen from afar on Sat, 19th Oct 2013 12:46 am 

    Katumbi likes to play a good game but truth is he’s over controlling, we’ve seen it enough times. Zambian players must avoid TP Mazembe!

    He was trying to turn things around on FAZ when it’s plain he refused to send the players when requested, injured sick or not, and FIFA should deal with it. How can it be allowed..?

    Imagine all that for a Semi Final game in the Confederations Cup… We though TP Mazembe was bigger, no.

  146. Chipolopolo boy on Sat, 19th Oct 2013 2:07 pm 

    Awww my dear zambia i think we shud forget abt football n focus on anada sports lyk swimming,skating,skydivin,longtennis n boxing.i dun think playing soccer is our portion.we are jux wasting our time..shine ur eyes guys ..hahaa

  147. Chipolopolo boy on Sat, 19th Oct 2013 2:10 pm 

    We have to support Ghana so that dey can win de WC for africa dis tym around…