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203 ViewsThe Defending champions Zambia commonly knowns as Chipolopolo Boys are out of the AFCON 2013 after a draw against Burkina Faso on Tuesday evening. This was the last match of the first round which Zambia needed to win to secure a place in the quarterfinals. Despite dominating the match and ball possession the Chipolopolo […]

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All the best Boys, HH wishes the Chipolopolo

163 ViewsZambia’s strong opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has wished the national team all the best as they take over Burkina Faso in a crucial encounter Tuesday evening on their last match of the first round at AFCON 2013. “Good luck to our boys this evening as they take on the Burkina Faso,” Hichilema said on […]

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We are under pressure than Burkina Faso says Coach Renard

177 Views“The question for us in the match against Burkina Faso is simple; we have to win and we have the ability to do it, says Chipolopolo trainer Herve Renard. The African champion coach said Zambia knew what was at stake and did not need the help of any other team to secure qualification stressing […]

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Zambia must win today to stay at AFCON

125 ViewsChampions Zambia must win their last group game against Burkina Faso in Nelspruit on Tuesday to stand any chance of reaching the Africa Cup of Nations quarterfinals. Two below-par performances in their opening matches have left Zambia with two points and in a tight corner, where they need victory to leapfrog Group C leaders […]

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Ghana, Mali advance; DRC, Niger out

271 ViewsGhana 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 […]

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200 ViewsThe 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 […]

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Huge celebrations: Cape Verde, Bafana Bafana makes it to Quarterfinals

151 ViewsCape 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 […]

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Hero Mweene keeps Zambia’s hope at AFCON

184 ViewsKennedy 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 […]

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CAF fines Ethiopia US$10, 000

171 ViewsThe 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 […]

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We got what we deserved, Renard

181 ViewsCoach 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 […]

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