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The Zambia national football team represents Zambia in men’s international association football and it is governed by the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ). During the 1980s, they were known as the KK 11, after founding president Dr. Kenneth Kaunda (“KK”) who ruled Zambia from 1964 to 1991. After the country adopted multiparty politics, the side was nicknamed Chipolopolo, the “Copper Bullets”. The team has three Africa Cup of Nations final appearances to its credit, winning the 2012 tournament with victory over Ivory Coast in the final. The team has never qualified for the FIFA World Cup finals.

Cheap defeat – Grant

By SANDRA MWILA – ZAMBIA coach Avram Grant says the Chipolopolo conceded easy goals as he picks positives from the Four-Nations match draw against Zimbabwe which eventually saw the team lose on penalty shootouts.Grant said in a post-match interview after his side squandered a 2-0 lead to draw 2-all before losing 6-5 on penalties at […]

FIFA cracks whip

By SANDRA MWILA – THE world football governing body, FIFA has placed a restriction on the Football Association of Zambia’s (FAZ) right to receive a percentage of development funding following failure to pay former Chipolopolo coach Aljoša Asanović his dues.FIFA had ordered FAZ to pay the Croatian over US$1 million for firing him barely eight […]

‘Zambia’ll win AFCON soon !’

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – FORMER Zambia coach Sven Vandenbroeck believes the Chipolopolo will win the Africa Cup of Nations (AFON) in a few years, as long as the current team and coach are maintained.Speaking in a special interview on a ZNBC programme at the weekend, the Belgian tactician said he was impressed with the team […]

We shall deliver– Grant

By ELIAS CHIPEPO In San Pedro – CHIPOLOPOLO coach Avram Grant says his side cannot change what happened in the previous match but his players will give their all when they play one of the tournament favourites, Morocco in the final Group F match at the ongoing Ivory Coast 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).Grant […]

It was a great performance defensive-wise – Daka

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – ZAMBIA forward Patson Daka has hailed the Chipolopolo defensive performance against DR Cong on Wednesday night describing it ‘great’.Speaking in an interview with FAZ Media, The Leicester City forward said coming off with a point in a game Zambia hardly created scoring opportunities was a good thing.“I would say it was […]

Chipolopolo in ‘tasty’ opener

By ELIAS CHIPEPO – ZAMBIA coach Avram Grant says the Chipolopolo will go into the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) as a team and believes he has a strong enough side to see off the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) tonight.Speaking in a post-match interview ahead of tonight’s game which kick-off at 22:00 hours […]

Kopa replica sales boom – FAZ

By SANDRA MWILA – THE Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) says the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) has seen a boom in sales of the Kopa replica kit for the national men’s football team.Speaking in an interview, FAZ general secretary Reuben Kamanga said individuals and institutions have purchased the Kopa jersey and many other […]

FAZ assures of adequate AFCON preparations

By SANDRA MWILA – FOOTBALL Association of Zambia (FAZ) president Andrew Kamanga says everything possible is being done to adequately prepare the Chipolopolo for the delayed Ivory Coast 2023 Africa Cup of Nation (AFCON) that kicks off this Saturday.Kamanga adds that FAZ has already sent an advance party to Ivory Coast ahead of the tournament […]

Chipolopolo off in batches

By SANDRA MWILACOACH Avram Grant yesterday took the players through a gruelling session before their departure to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for a pre-Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) training camp.Ivory Coast will host the delayed 2023 AFCON finals kicking off on January 13.The team was expected to fly out last night in batches for Saudi Arabia […]

We’ll do our best – Klings

By SANDRA MWILA – ZAMBIA midfielder Klings Kangwa says the team will do its best to meet the expectations of the soccer fans that are excited with the return of the Chipolopolo at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) that kicks off on January 13 in Ivory Coast.Kangwa said in an interview yesterday as the […]

Chipolopolo to face Lions

By SANDRA MWILA – AS kick-off to the delayed 2023 Ivory Coast Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals fast approaches, the Chipolopolo will tune up with five-time African champions Cameroon in Saudi Arabia on January 9 with another match against a yet-to-be-named opponent secured for the Avram Grant side.Kamanga says the country has every reason […]

‘Riotous’ players arrested

By RONALD CHAWE – GOLDEN ticket winner Joseph Mwale who will be part of African and Chipolopolo Legends says there is a need to engage former footballers regularly to learn more from them.Speaking after receiving a golden ticked at Zamtel House yesterday, Mwale said interaction matches against Legends should be staged often.‘I feel honoured, thanks […]

Govt assures on $5,000 AFCON bonus after players’ boycott threat

By SANDRA MWILA – GOVERNMENT has assured the Chipolopolo that the Africa Cup of Nation (AFCON) qualification bonus will be paid before Friday as a rumour mill went into overdrive yesterday suggesting that the players are threatening to boycott the opening Group E 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Congo Brazzaville.Sports Minister Elvis Nkandu said […]

‘Emulate Copper Queens’

By JAMES KUNDA – WITH just two weeks to the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, Sports Minister Elvis Nkandu has told the men’s national team to get inspiration from their female counterparts who three months ago debuted at the World Cup.Speaking in an interview ahead of Zambia’s opening World Cup qualifier at home to Congo […]

‘We need to be at our best’

By RONALD CHAWE – CHIPOLOPOLO coach Avram Grant says the team needs to be at its best ahead of the 2026 World Cup qualifiers next month and the delayed Ivory Coast 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) to be played in January.In an interview ahead of today’s international friendly match against Uganda in Abu Dhabi, […]

Chipolopolo in Pharaohs test …with an eye on AFCON draws

By RONALD CHAWE – CHIPOLOPOLO skipper Lubambo Musonda says today’s international friendly match against Egypt will determine the level of preparedness of the team ahead of the November uninterrupted FIFA 2026 World Cup qualifiers against Congo Brazzaville and Niger.Meanwhile, the Chipolopolo will anxiously have an eye on proceedings in Abidjan when draws for the delayed […]

FAZ anxiously await AFCON draws

By RONALD CHAWE – FOOTBALL Association of Zambia (FAZ) president Andrew Kamanga says the association is keeping fingers crossed ahead of the delayed Ivory Coast 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) draw set for October 12.Kamanga said the draw would greatly help the association refine and align the preparation plan to the kind of opposition […]

‘We made right choice on Grant’

By SANDRA MWILA – THE Zambia Football Coaches Association (ZAFCA) has hailed coach Avram Grant for his performance in the delayed Ivory Coast 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers journey that saw the Chipolopolo return to the continenta...

Simply remarkable, says Kamanga

By SANDRA MWILA – FOOTBALL Association of Zambia (FAZ) president Andrew Kamanga says it is remarkable for the Chipolopolo to finish top of Group H after failure to qualify for three consecutive Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) editions.Addressing the players after the 1-1 draw against Comoros on Saturday night, Kamanga said the association was proud […]