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Ghana cruised into the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations quarterfinals on Monday by hammering Niger 3-0 while Mali joined them with a 1-1 draw against the Democratic Republic of Congo. Captain Asamoah Gyan, recalled Christian Atsu and defender John Boye scored for the Black Stars while Niger were furious that a legitimate early equaliser from […]

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The Egyptian match official who refereed Nigeria’s Group C game against Zambia last Friday at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit, Gehad Grisha will take no further part at the 2013 Afcon in South Africa. Grisha awarded a highly controversial penalty to Zambia late on in the game leading to an angry reaction from the Nigerian […]

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Cape Verde joined hosts South Africa in the quarterfinals of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations after a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Angola at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Sunday evening. A first half own-goal from Cape Verde captain Nando had put the Sable Antelopes in charge, but late strikes from Fernando Varela and […]

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Kennedy Mweene, Zambia’s Goalkeeper was a hero at the Chipolopolo Boys second encounter at the AFCON 2013 tournament against Nigeria. Mweene saved a penalty in the 25th Minute of the first half and later in the 85th minute scored a penalty to equalize and keep the country’s hope at AFCON. The Zambian team was down […]

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The Confederation of African Football has fined Ethiopia $10,000 for the incident where fans threw vuvuzelas and bottles onto the pitch during the 1-1 draw against Zambia on Monday. BBC Sports reports that objects were thrown after the Ethiopia goalkeeper was red-carded and when Zambia scored. However, CAF has decided to suspend $5,000 USD on […]

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Coach Herve Renard says the reigning champions got what they deserved when they were held to a 1-1 draw by a spirited Ethiopian side in a Group C match at Mbombela Stadium on Monday. Renard told fazfootball.com in a post-match interview that his team paid the price for failing to kill the match but that […]

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The Zambia National Soccer Team has been held to a one all draw by their Ethiopian counter parts. The Team which was not so impressive in its performance was the first to score just before the end of the first half through Collins Mbesuma. The Ethiopians were down to 10 men following the sending off […]

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We  will not underrate our opponents, Renard

Africa Cup of Nations winning coach Herve Renard will not underrate any opponents at the 2013 Orange Africa Cup of Nations and is looking beyond past performances to motivate Zambia for a win when the African champions kick-off the tournament against Ethiopia on Monday. Renard spoke highly of the East African side and brushed aside […]

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Mali has recorded a first win at the AFCON 2013 tournament underway in South Africa by beating Niger 1 – 0 on a Western African derby played at Nelson Mandela Bay stadium in Port Elizabeth on Sunday evening. The game started on a slow note and could not produce any goal in the first half. […]

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Top striker Collins Mbesuma this afternoon told Republican President Michael Sata that his new name was King David and had stopped being identified as Ntonfontofo or Air Force One. This was at the Chipolopolo team hotel in Mbombela when President Sata went to meet and encourage Zambia ahead of their title defense opener against Ethiopia […]

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