Zambia caretaker coach Aggrey Chiyangi has named a 24-man squad for the second week of preparations for the 2019 COSAFA Cup to be staged in Durban from May 25-June 8. Chiyangi has kept the core of the squad that attended the first came, including star forward Lazarus Kambole, who will be keen to catch the
Zambia name 24-man local training squad ahead of COSAFA Cup
Zambia caretaker coach Aggrey Chiyangi has named a 24-man locally-based squad to begin preparations for the 2019 COSAFA Cup to be staged in Durban from May 25-June 8. The players will link up for the camp on Sunday in Lusaka, before returning to their domestic teams on Wednesday, and arriving back in camp next weekend.
Three COSAFA nations still in the hunt for African Under-23 Championships
Three COSAFA nations are still in contention for a place at the African Under-23 Championships in Egypt in November, with at least one guaranteed of representing the region at the continental showpiece tournament. South Africa will meet Zimbabwe in the final stage of qualifying in June, while Zambia must see their way past Congo-Brazzaville for
Veteran goalkeeper Mweene out of Zambia-Namibia clash
Chipolopolo skipper Kennedy Mweene has been ruled out of Saturday’s Egypt 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Group K qualifier against Namibia due to injury. Caretaker coach Aggrey Chiyangi said fit-again Zanaco shot stopper Toaster Nsabata has been drafted as a replacement. Speaking at National Heroes Stadium this morning, Chiyangi said all the players summoned for
FAZ to conduct governance workshops with clubs
Former FIFA Southern Africa development officer Ashford Mamelodi is scheduled to conduct a Governance Workshop with Super Division and Division One club representatives in Zambia. About 150 representatives are expected to take part in the Football Association of Zambia capacity building programme. Participants have been invited from Super Division and Division One teams from Lusaka,
Could it be Zambia’s time to shine?
Over 30 years have elapsed since the Zambian flag flew at the Olympic Games with the last appearance having been in 1988 in Seoul. Every other time the Zambian team has taken the Olympic qualification route, there has always been whispers about the 1988 quarterfinal finish. Successive attempts have ended in failure, but the current
COSAFA sides back in African club competition action
COSAFA clubs are back in African club competition this weekend as we reach the halfway point of the Champions League group phase. South African champions Mamelodi Sundowns entertain ASEC Mimosas from the Ivory Coast in Pretoria on Friday night, a chance to get on the front-foot in a group in which all of the sides
COSAFA clubs in key CAF action this weekend
A number of teams from the COSAFA region will be involved in African club competition this weekend as the group stages of the Champions League and the final play-off round of the Confederation Cup take centre-stage. South African champions Mamelodi Sundowns begin their Group A campaign in the elite competition with a tricky away tie
FAZ provides clarity on transition to new season calendar
The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has spelt out the roadmap for the 2019 season with the Charity Shield kicking off on January 26, 2019. FAZ Vice President Rix Mweemba has also given a breakdown of how the transition into the 2019/2020 season will be done. FAZ has embraced the CAF/FIFA directive to align the
COSAFA match officials off to World Cup in Russia!
A trio of match officials from Southern Africa will represent COSAFA at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, a sign of the growing respect for referees and their assistants in the region. Zambian referee Janny Sikazwe will blow the whistle, along with his team of South Africa’s Zakhele Siwela and Jerson dos Santos from Angola, who