On this day 27 years ago

burial place of the Zambia National team

On the evening of 27 April 1993, a DHC-5 Buffalo Transport Aircraft of the Zambian Air Force crashed into the Atlantic Ocean shortly after taking off from Libreville, Gabon. The Flight Was carrying most of the Zambian National Football Team To A FIFA World Cup Qualifier against Senegal In Dakar. All 25 Passengers And five crew members were killed. List of Zambians killed on 27th April Colonel Fenton M hone (Pilot)Lt Colonel Victor Mubanga (Pilot)Lt Colonel James Sachika (Pilot)Warrant Officer Edward Nambote (Fitter)Corporal Tomson Sakala (Steward) Efford Chabala (Goalkeeper)John Soko (Defender)Whiteson Changwe (Defender)Robert Watiyakeni (Defender)Eston Mulenga (Midfielder) Derby Makinka (Midfielder)Moses Chikwalakwala (Midfielder)Wisdom Mumba Chansa (Midfielder)Kelvin “Malaza” Mutale (Striker)Timothy Mwitwa (Striker) Numba Mwila (Midfielder)Richard Mwanza (Goalkeeper)Samuel Chomba (Defender)Moses Masuwa (Striker)Kenan Simambe (Defender) Godfrey Kangwa (Midfielder)Winter Mumba (Defender)Patrick

The Most Expensive Football Transfers of the Last Decade

The Most Expensive Football Transfers of the Last Decade include names like Emmanuel Mayuka from Zambia and other international players like Neymar, Philippe Coutinho

Emmanuel Mayuka was one of the most expensive Zambian footballers ever. He made his senior debut at the Kabwe Warriors in 2006, then transferred to Israel, and Switzerland, ultimately ending up at the English Premier League team Southampton in 2012. Although his transfer fee was not disclosed, reports speak of £3 million (around ZMW57 million today), making him one of the most expensive Zambian players in history. Still, this stellar transfer fee pales in comparison to last year’s most expensive players who switched teams in the last decade.   Emmanuel Mayuka makes for the most expensive Zambian players in history. 5. Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool to Barcelona, 2018)  Brazilian attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho made his debut at the Italian team Inter Milan in 2008, spending four years there

Affected CAF competitions to experience the SuperSport blackout

Affected CAF competitions to experience the SuperSport blackout

Sudden SuperSport cancellation of televising CAF games means a total of 6 competitions will be affected. Regular SuperSport CAF live game cast include Champions League, Confederation Cup and AFCON. Yesterday 8th October 2019 CAF revealed that it had cancelled the television and marketing deal, worth $1b, with Lagardere. Lagarde was found guilty to have breached CAF competition rules. SuperSport televise CAF games through the license rights acquired from Lagarde. This effectively means the following CAF competitions will never be shown on SuperSport live stream: Total Under-23 Africa Cup of Nations2021 AFCON qualifiersTotal CAF Confederation CupTotal CAF Champions LeagueTotal CAF Super Cup

Malawi accuse Zambia of age cheating as Utupolopolo power 7 past SA

Malawi accuse Zambia of age cheating as Utupolopolo power 7 past SA

Free Scoring Zambia under 17 side Utupolopolo have continued setting Southern Africa ablaze at the ongoing COSAFA under 17 championships. After posting a 6-0 bashing over Eswatini in their first match, the Zambian boys handed South Africa a 7-0 whitewash in the second game of the group this afternoon. Zambia scored through Miguel Chaiwa 10', Joseph Banda 20', Rickson Ng'ambi 38', 52', Moses Mulenga 50', Charles Mumba 68', and Peter Chikola in the 72nd minute to hand South Africa a humiliating 7-0 bashing at Mpira stadium in Malawi. There were echoes of accusation labeled against the boys soon after they beat eSwatini and the ugly echoes have just gotten louder. Malawian commentators who first blew the whistle against the Zambian team suspecting

Opinion: While Renard raised the bar LUC is the man

While Renard raised the bar LUC is the man for Zambia

Herve Renard raised the bar for Zambia but for now, after 7 years of gradual descent in football, it is Luc Eymael who might stand as the man. We struggled in the early stages of Renard tenure but why would we not have? Zambia was not a competitor on the continent as he (Renard) left it after the 2012 triumph. Renard raised the standards and the next Chipolopolo coach should be able to follow up and surpass the Frenchman's work. Chipolopolo has gone unbeaten in the last 9 outings with Aggrey Chiyangi in charge but one will be surprised how come we are all still not convinced he's the right man for the job. It's simple, in football results may come but

Opinion: Zambian football fan fallacy

female fan in the Zambian

While it is good that we have Zambian players in the Uefa Champions League this year, we must not begin to belittle the achievements of players who came before them. Patson Daka and Enock Mwepu are in the early stages of their football careers. Their future can only be bright. But we have had players who have achieved more at the continental level. Rainford Kalaba, Nathan Sinkala, Stopilla Sunzu, Given Singuluma, Kabaso Chongo, and Kennedy Mweene, to mention but a few, have not just played in African inter-club competitions but they have multiple titles/recognitions at individual, club, national, regional and continental levels. We have players like Winston Kalengo and Jacob Banda who have multiple titles at club level within the Zambian football league. We have