Michael Miyoba

  • Mar- 2023 -
    7 March
    FootballPhoto of Friendly not possible

    Friendly not possible

    THE Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) says it is impossible for the Zambia national team to engage in an international friendly match to prepare for this month’s back to back Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Lesotho. Zambia will host Lesotho on March 23 at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola before traveling for the reverse fixture which will be played in South Africa on March 26. FAZ President Andrew Kamanga said the Chipolopolo would have had an international friendly match before facing Lesotho but there is no window which would make it impossible to have the players before the…

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  • 5 March
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    Young Mbesuma in

    ZAMBIA Under-17 national team coach Ian Bakala has summoned a 48 member provisional squad set to enter camp today to resume preparations for the 2023 TotalEnegies Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations to be held next month.Bakala has summoned former Chipolopolo international Collins Mbesuma’s son Linecker who plays for Jomo Cosmos in South Africa.Bakala has also summoned five players from Atletico Lusaka and seven players from Kafue CelticsAfter kicking of preparations today, the Junior Chipolopolo will be in camp up to March 15, 2023 for the tournament set for April 29 to May 19, 2023.Zambia were drawn against South Africa, Nigeria…

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  • 4 March
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    Nkana Date Prison Leopards

    THE FAZ Super Division enters round-26 this weekend with rejuvenated Nkana FC set to host rejuvenated Prison Leopards at Nkana Stadium in Kitwe. After enjoying three consecutive wins which propelled them to 8th  on the FAZ Super League table, Kitwe giants Nkana FC will target to propel their winning streak when they host the Kabwe outfit in today’s clash which promises sparks. After beating Forest Rangers, MUZA and Nchanga Rangers in the last two fixtures, Nkana are the favorites going into today’s fixture against a team that is not a push over in the Super League. Prison Leopards are currently…

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  • 3 March
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    Napsa Stars will sparkle

    NAPSA Stars coach Perry Mutapa says the team will bounce back after a difficult month of February where they only managed to get two points from a possible 12. Last month, the Pensioners recorded two draws against Muza FC and Kansanshi Dynamos and two defeats to Power Dynamos and Zesco United. The poor showing in the month of love relegated Napsa Stars to 10th on the Super League table with 33 points collected from eight wins, nine draws and eight defeats. Mutapa’s main objective is to ensure that the 2022 ABCA Cup champions survive relegation following their return to the…

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  • Feb- 2023 -
    27 February
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    ZAMBIA’S under-20 national soccer team is in a do die fixture today when they face off with Tunisia in a Group C fixture of the TotalEnergies U-20 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. After struggling with a 1-1 stalemate against Benin in the first fixture and a 2-0 defeat by Gambia, Zambia are desperate for a win to progress to the knock out stage of the youth AFCON. The make or break fixture scheduled for the Cairo International Stadium presents the junior Chipolopolo the opportunity to recover from the disappointing defeat to The Gambia. Tunisia and Zambia are on par…

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  • 25 February
    FootballPhoto of Kashala quits – as FAZ secures more international friendlies for World Cup-bound Copper Queens

    Kashala quits – as FAZ secures more international friendlies for World Cup-bound Copper Queens

    Adrian Kashala has quit his position as General Secretary of the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) following his reinstatement in the Zambia Police Service.

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  • 22 February
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    Zambia crush Uzbekistan

    ZAMBIA national women’s team concluded the 2023 Turkish Women’s Cup by humiliating Uzbekistan 4-0 at the Miracle Sport Complex in Alanya.A first half goal from Grace Chanda and three second half goals from Rachel Nachula, Rachel Kundananji and Barbra Banda secured the win as the Copper Queens bounced back from the 1-0 defeat to Slovenia.The Copper Queens had dominated play from the first whistle and it only took Chanda eight minutes to break the deadlock after finishing off a rebound from a Barbara Banda shot.Zambia almost doubled their advantage a few minutes before the half hour mark with a beautiful…

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  • 18 February
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    Copper Queens gun for Slovenia

    IN a quest to prepare adequately for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup to be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand, the Copper Queens will today face Slovenia in their second match of the Turkish Women’s Cup at the Miracle Sports Complex in Alanya. On Wednesday, the Bruce Mwape-drilled side defeated North Macedonia in their first fixture at the tournament which has attracted over 10 World Cup-bound teams. Madrid CFF striker Grace Chanda scored a last-minute winner to give Zambia a memorable 1-0 win over North Macedonia. However despite having beaten Macedonia, the Copper Queens striking force struggled and missed…

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  • 14 February
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    FIFA okays Turkish Cup to go ahead

    FOOTBALL Association of Zambia (FAZ) President Andrew Kamanga says FIFA has allowed the 12-nation Turkish Women’s Cup in the city of Alanya to go ahead. The Turkish Women’s Cup is one of the preparatory friendly games that FAZ has lined up for the Copper Queens ahead of their maiden appearance at the FIFA Women’s World Cup that will be co- hosted by New Zealand and Australia in July. Kamanga said FIFA remains on hand to provide further guidance should any need arise during the tier 1 international tournament which has Bulgaria, Estonia, Kosovo, Hong Kong, Jordan, North Macedonia, Slovenia, South…

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  • 7 February
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    FAZ expects winning squad

    The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) says it expects the National team technical bench led by coach Avram Grant to put up a winning squad for the back-to-back Group H Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers slated for next month against Lesotho.

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