Zesco and Power set for West African tests after continental success


Zesco and Power set for West African tests after continental success

Zesco United and Power Dynamos now know their first round opponents after both successfully negotiated their way past the preliminary phase of their respective continental club outings. Zesco advance to the first round when they beat Mbabane Swallows 1-0 to advance 2-1 on aggregate. They will face AS Kaloum of Guinea who drew 1-1 with 2014 Confederation Cup runners-up Sewe Sport of Cote d’Ivoire on Sunday in Mali to advance 3-2 on aggregate. Zesco will host AS Kaloum on March… Read More

Janza OK with Lubambo for 2015 AYC

Zambia coach Honour Janza has given his full blessings to Lubambo Musonda featuring at the 2015 African Youth Championship in Senegal. The 20-year-old midfielder of Armenia club Ulisses FC is the only high-profile senior player in the Senegal-bound team that he also captained in the 2015 African Youth Championship qualifiers. “It goes to show you how much ready he is to take up big challenges in his football career,” Janza said. Lubambo, who made his Africa Cup debut in January… Read More

Guinea beat Zambia at CAF U17 Cup

Zambia have lost their debut match at the 2015 CAF Under-17 Cup that kicked off today in Niger. The Junior Chipolopolo lost 1-0 to Guinea in Niamey in both sides opening Group A match on Sunday. Defender Aboubacar Toure scored the game’s lone goal in the 26th minute. Zambia are third in Group A after the defeat. They play hosts and bottom placed Niger in their penultimate pool match on February 18. Niger lost 2-0 to early Group A leaders… Read More

Zesco draws with Mbabane Swallows

Zesco United on Sunday brew away a first half lead to settle for a 1-1 draw with Mbabane Swallows of Swaziland in the two team’s opening 2015 CAF Champions League match in Manzini. Zesco took a 1-0 lead into the break with midfielder Justin Zulu scoring on the nick of half time in this first leg match of the preliminary round. The FAZ Super League champions were seemingly heading for a famous victory at Somhololo Stadium before they were stunned… Read More

Multi-million bonuses for victorious Ivorians

Ivory Coast president Alassane Ouattara has splashed out over €3 million ($3.4m) in bonuses to reward the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations winners, the Sports Ministry announced on Tuesday. The west African nation pipped Ghana 9-8 on penalties after a goalless draw following extra time in Equatorial Guinea to lift their second title after 1992. Coach Herve Renard was invited to the presidential palace on Tuesday with the Frenchman receiving a bonus of more then €114 000 ($129.000). His 23-man… Read More

Ivory Coast crowned AFCON 2015 Champs

Goalkeeper Boubacar Barry saved and scored the crucial spot-kicks that handed Ivory Coast a dramatic 9-8 penalty shootout win over Ghana in the Africa Cup of Nations final. Barry, who appeared to cramp up during the shootout, denied fellow keeper Brimah Razak – one of five efforts missed – before slotting in the winner. Victory gave the Ivorians their second title, in a repeat of the 1992 final. That year, Ivory Coast won 11-10 on penalties also after a goalless… Read More

Black Stars power into AFCON final

Ghana moved a step closer to ending their 33-year wait for another Africa Cup of Nations title after defeating hosts Equatorial Guinea 3-0 in the 2015 tournament’s second semifinal, played in Malabo on Thursday night. The Black Stars, who claimed a deserved and comprehensive victory thanks to goals from the Ayew brothers and Mubarak Wakaso, will now face Ivory Coast in the championship match on Sunday. The Elephants themselves have not won the AFCON trophy since 1992. There was little… Read More

Bony breaks Algeria hearts

Two goals from Wilfried Bony and one from Gervinho saw Ivory Coast defeat Algeria 3-1 in their Africa Nations Cup quarterfinal at Estadio de Malabo on Sunday night. The result takes the Ivorians into a semifinal against DR Congo. It was both players’ first goals in the tournament while Gervinho was making his return since receiving the red card against Guinea in their Group D opening tie. In the 19th minute, the Algerians got a free kick from the left flank… Read More

“Bear with us”, says Zesco United

Zesco United has advised patience among those seeking information on the club’s Pre-Season tour. United’s Public Relations Manager Katebe Chola Chengo stated. United are currently in DR Congo for a series of friendlies after completing the South African leg where George Lwandamina’s side beat Mulcamana of Mozambique 2-1 with goals from Mwape Mwelwa and Kalengo Winston. Ms Chengo explained that the club endeavors to inform the football fraternity through it’s established channels but are unable to do so due to… Read More

Janza wants to stay despite AFCON flop

Honour Janza insists he still wants the Zambia job full-time despite the teams’ group stage elimination from the 2015 AFCON. Janza failed to guide Zambia to the quarterfinals in his African Cup debut as head coach picking up two points from three games at the ongoing tournament in Equatorial Guinea. The results saw Zambia finish bottom of Group B and subsequently failed to advance to the last eight for a second successive time. Janza is currently interim Zambia coach following… Read More

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