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Sky Sports has named Zambia under-20 national soccer team forward Fashion Sakala as one of the top 10 best players at the South Korea FIFA Under-20 World Cup. The former Zanaco FC player’s four goals helped the Junior Chipolopolo reach the tournament’s quarter finals for the first time in the country’s footballing history. Featuring on […]

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Francis Kasonde joins Malaysia Premier League club Sabah FA

Zambian international centreback Francis Kasonde has joined Malaysia Premier League side, Sabah Football Association till the end of 2017 season as a replacement for the injured Igor Cerina. The 2012 African Cup of Nations winner is no stranger to Asian football as he has played in Oman, Saudi Arabia and India before this latest Malaysian stint. “I […]

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Fashion Sakala: Thank you Zambia!

Zambia Under -20 star forward Fashion Sakala has thanked his family, friends and fans for the support during the world cup tournament where the Junior Chipolopolo went all the way up to the quaterfinals. On his page, Sakala who is one of the tournament’s top scorers with 4 goals, observed that Zambians stood by the […]

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Under-20 arrive Wednesday afternoon

The 2017 U-20 FIFA World Cup quarter finalists Zambia will be expected in the country on Wednesday 7th June, 2017 at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport. Zambia bowed out of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 after a 3-2 extra time loss to Italy in the quarterfinals. FAZ Communications Manager Desmond Katongo told […]

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Under-20 are heroes – Lungu

President Edgar Lungu has praised the Zambia Under-20 national soccer team for putting up a gallant fight at the ongoing FIFA Under-20 World Cup in South Korea which saw them become the first Zambian team to reach the quarter final stage in a FIFA tournament at any level. In a statement issued after Zambia’s 3-2 loss […]

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Chipolopolo camp in Ndola for Mozambique clash

The Zambia National team has arrived from Gabon where they played to a goalless draw and headed straight to Ndola to set up camp ahead of Saturday’s Africa Cup qualifier against Mozambique. Zambia will open its Group K campaign on Saturday in Ndola with Coach Wedson Nyirenda summoning 30 players for the assignment. Nyirenda has […]

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Former Ivory Coast international footballer Cheick Tiote dies after collapsing in training

Former Ivory Coast and Newcastle United player Cheick Tiote has died after collapsing during a training session on Monday. The midfielder was training with second-tier Chinese side Beijing Enterprises, who he joined in February, when he passed out and was rushed to hospital. But emergency treatment failed to revive him, and it was later confirmed that […]

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History comes to Zambia using back door

QUARTER FINALS SWAP WITH KNOCKOUT STAGE … IN KOREA…   By Mobotu Nalishiwa =============================================== 1988 – Germany defeated Zambia in quarter finals – Korea 2017 – Zambia Defeat Germany in knock out stage – Korea 1998 – Zambia Defeated Italy in knock out stage – Korea 2017 – Italy Defeat Zambia in quarter finals – […]

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Italy ends Zambia’s fairy-tale run at U-20 World Cup

Luca Video struck in the second half of extra-time to send 10-man Italy through to the semifinals of the FIFA under-20 World Cup via 3-2 victory over Zambia in an enthralling match played in Suwon. The Azzurini showed remarkable resilience, twice coming from behind to level the scores and force the match into extra-time despite […]

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FIFA reject Italian Coach’s request to test ages of players

Football governing body Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) has rejected a request made by Italian U-20 coach Alberigo Ivan to take all players to MRI tests before the kick off of quarter finals. Alberigo yesterday wrote to organisers to scrutinize the process, claiming that some players, more especially from Zambia, Portugal and USA, are […]

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