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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.

‘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 […]

Grant hails squad

By SANDRA MWILA – ZAMBIA coach Avram Grant is happy with the Chipolopolo progression from the time he took charge and expects the team to perform well at the delayed Ivory Coast 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals set for January next year. Read more

‘Patson Daka is special’ …as Grant demands only the best for Comoros match

By SANDRA MWILA – ZAMBIA coach Avram Grant says striker Patson Daka is a special player capable of delivering for the Chipolopolo even without game time.Following Daka’s failed transfer move from his club Leicester City, Grant expressed confidence that his continued stay at the Foxes would see him get the needed game time. Read more

Chipolopolo foreign legion jet in

By SANDRA MWILA – FOREIGN-BASED players are today expected to join the Chipolopolo camp ahead the dead rubber Ivory Coast 2023 Africa Cup of Nation (AFCON) final round qualifier against Comoros on September 9.Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) communications manager Sydney Mungala said in an interview yesterday that the team would regroup today in Lusaka […]

FIFA awards Asanović

By SANDRA MWILA – FORMER Chipolopolo coach Aljoša Asanović has won his case against the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) for wrongful dismissal following a judgement delivered by the world football governing body, FIFA.It is believed that the damages are in the range of US$ 1.1 million.But FAZ says it has engaged FIFA to seek […]

Gyan hails legends game

By RONALD CHAWE – FORMER Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan says the Chipolopolo versus Africa Legends exhibition match is a good initiative for Africa.Gyan would be part of the Africa Legends for the match set for November 4 at Heroes Stadium.Speaking at the media briefing organised by Kings of Africa Sports, Gyan said after the success of […]

Klings eyes qualification…as Grant calls Mwepu for AFCON qualifier

By RONALD CHAWE and SANDRA MWILA- ZAMBIA winger Klings Kangwa hopes to replicate the great form he has been enjoying at club level to the national team and help the Chipolopolo qualify for the Ivory Coast 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals.Read more

‘We still got it’

By SANDRA MWILAFORMER Chipolopolo captain Christopher Katongo says the 2012 Africa Cup winning stars are ready to face the Barcelona Legends and give the Zambians a memorable match tomorrow at the Heroes National Stadium. Read more

Kilambe praises Chipolopolo

By Kalumiana Kalumiana – EX-ZAMBIA striker Rotson Kilambe has praised Chipolopolo for equalling his team’s 2000 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers benchmark and is backing them to set a new record.

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U-23 must defend better – Mutapa

By NDINAWE SIMPELWE – Chipolopolo 3-3 Under-23ZAMBIA Under-23 team coach Osward Mutapa (below) says character alone without working on team weakness is dead. Mutapa said this after watching his team show character by coming from 3-1 down against the senior national team to draw 3-3. Read more

Sunzu gets Chipolopolo recall

By NDINAWE SIMPELWEZAMBIA stand-in coach Moses Sichone has made a surprise call to forgotten defender Stopilla Sunzu for the November 17 international friendly match against Israel.Read more

Chipolopolo get Israeli friendly

By SAMUEL LKHANDA-THE Chipolopolo will play Israel in an international friendly match during the November FIFA window in Europe.FAZ general secretary Adrian Kashala in a statement yesterday said the match will be played at Petach Tikva Stadium.Kashala said the game against Israel is part of FAZ’s long term plan to keep the Chipolopolo engaged ahead […]

Go Get Them Boys – Kamanga

[Times of Zambia] FAZ president Andrew Kamanga says it is time for the Chipolopolo to turn a corner ahead of the must-win Cameroon 2022 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Algeria this Thursday.

Zambia Chipolopolo At Point of No Return

[CAF] Zambia Chipolopolo arrive at the point of no return on March 25, when they host defending Total Africa Cup od Nations champions Algeria in the penultimate Group H qualifier at National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka.

Zambia Prepare for CHAN With Three Friendlies in Yaoundé

[CAF] Zambia Chipolopolo made the early trip to Cameroon on 30 December 2020, to take part in a four-nation pre-tournament friendly starting this weekend in Yaoundé, as preparation for the Total African Nations Championship (CHAN), Cameroon 2020 that w...

Chipolopolo Resume AFCON Rescue Mission

[CAF] Zambia begins the battle to resuscitate their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fortunes when they host Botswana on 12 November in a must-win Group H fixture at National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka.

Short-Handed Kenya Tackle Zambia At Nyayo

[Nation] Harambee Stars take on Zambia's Chipolopolo in an international friendly match on Friday at the Nyayo National Stadium from 4pm.

Malawi Lose in Friendly With Zambia

[Nyasa Times] Malawi national football team on Wednesday lost 0-1 to Zambia's Chipolopolo during an international friendly at National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka, Zambia.