Junior Chipolopolo out with a whimper

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12339409_940206002701778_658069299413435423_oThe Zambia U23 national soccer team exited the ongoing 2015 Caf U23 Africa Cup of Nations without a single point after losing 1-0 to hosts Senegal in a formality match played in Dakar on Friday evening.

 

The defeat was the team’s third at the tournament where they finished bottom of Group A following earlier defeats to Tunisia and South Africa.

 

Mahamadou Diallo scored the only goal of the match when he rose highest to head the ball beyond Kenny Mumba in goal for Zambia from a corner delivered by Sylvain Badji in the 4th minute.

 

And team coach Fighton Simukonda says football can be a cruel game.

 

“We said the last game was going to be our consolation game but unfortunately we have lost. But like I always say, football can be very cruel. We played so well but we conceded another silly goal,” Simukonda told fazfootball.com in a post match interview.

 

 

 

“In the beginning we came here to qualify but unfortunately we failed to qualify,” Simukonda added.

 

“But it is not the end of the road. The players we have now are the future of the Zambia national football team.

 

” We lost all our matches because our players thought we had easy games. Most of the time we were marking late and giving space to our opponents. That’s how we lost all the three games.”

 

Zambia were already eliminated going into Friday’s match and were joined from Group A by Tunisia who failed to progress after losing 1 – 0 to South Africa in M’bour.

 

Hosts Senegal and South Africa progressed to the semi-finals.

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5 Responses to Junior Chipolopolo out with a whimper

  1. We take it as a good lesson guys…move on Jnr Chipolopolo.

    KC
    December 5, 2015 at 4:08 am
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  2. Zambian football will never improve as long as we have Kalusha and his testercles on top.
    Remove Kalusha from top. Let him serve as advisor. Bring back Janza and give him task to improve striking skills.
    Let him develop his striking formular.
    Remove Lwandamina and Simukonda the Kalu ass lickers.
    Kalu will never allow better performance than his. He is determined to frustrate progress.
    Also remove dimwit Nkweto and bring back Eric Mwanza.
    FAZ need skilled and professional managers like Simata and others.
    Kalu is just a ball kicker.
    Strategic planners to move Zambian football needed.
    Current we have physical exercise trainers as coaches. They rely on individual skills displayed by players at club level. They have no capacity to direct the system of play or formula to use to produce goals at all cost.
    The national team scores by accident. Very unpredictable coz have no scoring or attacking formula.
    Hire me to help out plan workable systems to produce goals irrigardless standard of play. What matters are goals.
    Find the best finnishers who are very accurate and aggressive at the goal.
    Keep them as super subs.
    Football is about goals.

    nemwine
    December 5, 2015 at 5:33 am
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  3. Being worst performers in yhis tournament, they should have been given a wooden trophy at least.

    malonda24/7
    December 5, 2015 at 6:45 pm
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  4. DO AWAY WITH THE NAME CHIPOLOPOLO!! MAY BE IT IS TO DO WITH THE NAME!!

    KAZEYA
    December 5, 2015 at 8:54 pm
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  5. These idiots are unteachable ever hearing never learning.
    Shame that the government keeps giving money to FAZ.

    gees
    December 6, 2015 at 5:30 pm
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