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Govt clears K7m dues!

By RONALD CHAWE – GOVERNMENT has released K7.1 million towards clearing of allowances and dues to the Copper Queens and athletes who competed at the delayed 2023 African Games in Ghana.Sports Minister Elvis Nkandu said yesterday that K4.2 million went towards settling allowances for the Copper Queens and the technical bench for the 1-0 win […]

Mwali bags chess bronze in Ghana

By RONALD CHAWE – ZAMBIAN chess champion and International Master (IM) Chitumbo Mwali defeated Fy Antenaina of Madagascar to win bronze at the 2024 Africa Individual Championship in Accra, Ghana.This was a consolation for Mwali having missed out on medals at the African Games before competing in the Africa Individual Championship that transited from the […]

2 more medals!

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – BOXING has given Team-Zambia a plus-two in the medal count at the ongoing African Games in Ghana after former African champion Andrew Chilata and international debutant Albert Ngulube made the semifinals of the respective categories.The qualification of the two means boxing has won four medals at the event this year, all […]

Muzala others storm semi

By RONALD CHAWE – COMMONWEALTH and African champion Muzala Samukonga easily qualified to the 400m semi finals as Zambian runners impressed on Day One of athletics at the delayed 2023 African Games in Ghana.Muzala others storm semi …runners impress at African Games •ZESCO United defender Shemmy Mayembe slides in hard to thwart Kansanshi Dynamos striker […]

6th medal bagged!

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – POSTER-BOY Patrick Chinyemba won Zambia another medal at the ongoing African Games in Ghana and this was after stopping Ethiopian boxer Wibshet Dawit after just two rounds of the bout.After the bout Chinyemba kept his head low, saying there was nothing to celebrate yet since the gold medal was still two […]

2 more medals

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA and RONALD CHAWE – ZAMBIA has raked in two more medals at the ongoing African Games in Ghana with boxing and swimming adding to the medal haul which now stands at five.While eyes would be on Mia Phiri for her national record crashing 26.27 seconds in the 50m freestyle, minimumweight female boxer […]

Congratulations but…

CONGRATULATIONS to the Copper Queens for advancing to the final round of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games after a hard fought, two-legged clash against Ghana.It was a match worth watching but of course it was a match not for the faint-hearted because of the thrills and spills of this six-goal thriller at the Levy Mwanawasa […]

Why we struggled – Mwape

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – ZAMBIA coach Bruce Mwape says his team was far from its best in the Olympics qualifier against Ghana because he was without a number of established players who are either injured or undergoing military training.Speaking to the media after fashioning out 4-3 aggregate win to make the last round of qualifiers, […]

President Hichilema extols Copper Queens

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDAPRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has praised the Barbra Banda-captained women’s national football team for making it to the last round of the Paris Olympics qualifiers after a difficult game against the Black Queens of Ghana.Posting on his X handle, President Hichilema congratulated the Copper Queens over the difficult aggregate win following Wednesday night’s draw […]

Barbra to the rescue!

By SANDRA MWILA at the Levy Mwananwasa Stadium – Zambia 3-3 Ghana (4-3 aggregate)“IT was war, total war, the type with blood,” were the words of Zambia skipper Barbra Banda after scoring deep into stoppage time against Ghana to secure the Copper Queens’ passage to the last qualifying round of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games […]

Copper Queens aim to shine on!

By SANDRA MWILA – QUALIFICATION to the last round of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games will be at stake today when Zambia tackles Ghana in the return leg at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium, enjoying a 1-0 lead with coach Bruce Mwape cautious ahead of the match.Mwape said in a pre-match conference that the Copper Queens […]

Chanda a doubt but Mwape hopeful

By SANDRA MWILA – MIDFIELDER Hellen Chanda remains a doubt for this Wednesday’s Paris 2024 Olympic Games third round return leg against Ghana but coach Bruce Mwape says he has enough ammunition to see off the Black Queens at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium.Read more

‘Qualification a must’

By SANDRA MWILA –ZAMBIA women’s team midfielder Ireen Lungu is confident a win away against Ghana in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games third round first leg qualifiers will be enough to see the team progress.Speaking in an interview before departure for Accra yesterday, Lungu said the pressure was to pick a win against Ghana whom […]

Zambia, Ghana deals actualised

By CHUSA SICHONE – ZAMBIA and Ghana have resolved to actualise the Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) and other bilateral agreements that the two countries signed, regardless of which governments were in power.President Hakainde Hichilema and his Ghanaian counterpart Nana Akufo-Addo did not want the MoUs and bilateral agreements to be shelved once signed.This came to […]

Kabange Mupopo back!

By RONALD CHAWE – ZAMBIA women’s football team coach Bruce Mwape has included former skipper Kabange Mupopo in a 30-member provisional squad for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games qualifying match against Ghana later this month.According to the provisional list released by FAZ yesterday, Mupopo, the former African 400m athletics champion, makes a return to the […]

‘Aim to qualify!’ …Matete challenges elite runners

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – ZAMBIA’S athletics legend Samuel Matete says the country’s elite runners should use this weekend’s Zambia Athletics (ZA) All-Comers Meet to qualify for the African Games and keep up with the habit of competing at high-level events.Speaking in an interview yesterday, Matete said the African Games which would be held in Accra, […]

What could have been!

ZAMBIA got eliminated at the ongoing Africa cup of Nations (AFCON) final with fans left to rue the missed chances and what could have been had the Chipolo­polo scored just that one goal against Morocco- Asembe!But sadly football has taught us many lessons and does not oper­ate on assumptions or what could have been because […]

Hockey teams lacked exposure – Kawewe

By RONALD CHAWE – AFTER being eliminated from the African Hockey Road to Paris qualifiers, Zambia has set its sights on a good performance at the African Games to be staged in Ghana next year.In an interview yesterday, national hockey Team Manager Patson Kawewe said the failure qualifying to the Olympics was hurting but it […]

Speaker roasts Mundubile over Parley outburst

By JAMES KUNDA – SPEAKER of the National Assembly Nelly Mutti has admonished leader of the opposition in Parliament Brian Mundubile for exhibiting conduct likely to bring the decorum of the House into disrepute.Ms Mutti said she was shocked by how Mr Mundubile vented out emotional anger on Second Deputy Speaker of the House Frank […]