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77 ViewsNational Team skipper Christopher Katongo has failed to make it to the last five nominees of Confederation of African Footballer of the year awards. According to the nominees announced by CAF, the Zambian captain is not among the last five nominees short listed. Those who have been short listed Include Ghanaian Dede Ayew, Senegalese […]

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Katongo nominated for the BBC best footballer Award

147 ViewsZambia’s Chipolopolo skipper Christopher Katongo has been shortlisted with four other players for the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2012 award. The BBC has revealed that Katongo who is also a candidate for the Africa Best Footballer for 2012 is battling for the title with  Yaya Toure of Ivory Coast who is on […]

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Chipolopolo Wins the Bottle at Soccer City

84 Views By Tom Maxwell (tommaxwellgrapes@gmail.com) Chipolopolo’s biggest fan showed up at Johannesburg’s Soccer City for Wednesday night’s clash with Bafana Bafana. The enormous GrapeMax bottle turned up along with thousands of football fans to witness the Nelson Mandela challenge Cup encounter. Chipolopolo last took part in this friendly challenge in 1995 where bafana bafana […]

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We are not yet a team as compared to Zambia, says South African coach

103 ViewsTwo months before the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon), Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund says the national football side cannot call themselves a team. South Africa went down 1-0 to Afcon champions Zambia in the Nelson Mandela Challenge at FNB Stadium on Wednesday night after a second-half Collins Mbesuma strike ended Igesund’s 100 percent […]

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Mweene injured: Suspected SA angry fans stone Chipolopolo bus

140 ViewsZambia’s Goal Keeper Kennedy Mweene was Thursday evening hurt when suspected angry South African fans stoned a bus carrying the Zambian National Team after the match that ended 1 – 0 in favour of Zambia. Mweene is reported to have sustained a head injury though he is well according to the team Doctor, Joseph […]

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158 ViewsZambia has proved that they are African Champions by beating South Africa 1 – 0 in a Nelson Mandela Cup played Wednesday evening at Soccer City in South Africa. Chipolopolo striker Collins Mbesuma who plays his for  PSL in South Africa  scored the only goal of the game just after the hour mark, to […]

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Chipolopolo faces South Africa…Renard declares a win

113 ViewsAfrican champion coach Herve Renard says Chipolopolo will go for an outright win when his reigning kings of African football take on the hosts of the 2013 Orange Africa Cup of Nations finals in the Nelson Mandela Challenge this Wednesday. Zambia takes on South Africa at the FNB Stadium on Wednesday night with the […]

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Chris Katongo on the last list of African Footballer Award

123 ViewsZambia’s Captain Chris Katongo has made it on the last list of candidates for the African Footballer of the Year Award by the Confederation of African Football. Katongo is the only one from the Chipolopolo team that won the African Nations Cup in Gabon who has shortlisted to the last 10 players, which will […]

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African Champions, Zambia, Face Tricky Ethiopia, Nigeria’s Super Eagles and Burkina Faso at 2013 Nations Cup

91 ViewsAfrican champions, Zambia, will begin their defence of continental title on January 21, 2013 against Ethiopia – a side that is making a return to the finals of the biggest soccer show piece after a 31 year absence. Ethiopia has defeated Zambia only twice in over seven meetings with the latest at a CECAFA […]

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‘Battered’ Catherine Phiri still declared winner

377 ViewsDespite being under pressure from Canada’s Natalie Forget throughout from round one to 10, Zambia’s Catherine Phiri has been declared winner of the vacant World Professional Boxing Association (WPBA) bantamweight title held in Lusaka Saturday night. The fight started on a fast note with Canada’s Forget going for Catherine dominating the 10 rounds fight.  […]

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