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Leicester City’s Daka: I carry the hopes of 18 million Zambians
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Leicester City’s Daka: I carry the hopes of 18 million Zambians

The 23-year-old is enjoying his great start to life at the King Power Stadium and he discusses the support he is getting back in Africa Leicester City striker Patson Daka has stated he carries the hopes of the whole of Zambia on his shoulders in the Premier League. Daka who joined the Foxes from RB Salzburg in June, became the first Zambian player to score in the English top-flight after he opened his goal account against Manchester United on October 16. His exploits in England have not gone unnoticed, with messages of support from the people and even Zambia President Hakainde Hichilema.  
Leicester City can revive season with away win against Crystal Palace – Daka
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Leicester City can revive season with away win against Crystal Palace – Daka

The 22-year-old forward calls on his teammates to transfer what they do in training to matches as they travel to London Leicester City striker Patson Daka is confident they can kick-start their Premier League season with the away game against Crystal Palace on Sunday. The Foxes will travel to Selhurst Park to face the Patrick Vieira-led side and ahead of the game, the Zambia international believes everyone in the squad knows the importance of that visit to south London, with Leicester looking for three points ahead of the next international break. “It’s another exciting game,” the 22-year-old told LCFC TV after the team lost 1-0 against Legia Warsaw in the Europa League.  
Brighton’s Potter provides injury updates on Bissouma and Mwepu ahead of Crystal Palace
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Brighton’s Potter provides injury updates on Bissouma and Mwepu ahead of Crystal Palace

The Seagulls boss reveals the injury news as they travel to London for their sixth Premier League match, this time at Selhurst Park Brighton & Hove Albion manager Graham Potter has delivered mixed injury news ahead of the team’s Premier League fixture against Crystal Palace on Monday. The Seagulls are waiting for updates on the services of Mali international Yves Bissouma and Zambia’s Enock Mwepu. Bissouma injured his knee during the team’s 2-1 win against Leicester City while Mwepu suffered a groin injury in the warm-up of the Swansea battle in the Carabao Cup which they won 2-0.
‘I would have passed to Daka’ – Iheanacho on Leicester City goal versus Millwall
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‘I would have passed to Daka’ – Iheanacho on Leicester City goal versus Millwall

The former Manchester City striker would have unselfishly teed up the Zambia international for his first Foxes goal if he'd spotted him Kelechi Iheanacho revealed he would have passed to Patson Daka instead of choosing to score in Leicester City’s Carabao Cup triumph over Millwall on Wednesday night. The Nigeria international was among the goal scorers as the Foxes tamed the Lions to earn a place in the tournament’s fourth round – where they will face Brighton and Hove Albion. Having been denied by goalkeeper George Long earlier, Iheanacho belted an unstoppable finish into the roof of the Millwall with two minutes of normal time left to seal the win.
‘He looked lively’ – Rangers’ Gerrard hails Sakala after Motherwell goal
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‘He looked lively’ – Rangers’ Gerrard hails Sakala after Motherwell goal

The 24-year-old scored his first goal for the Gers in the top-flight but it was not enough to hand them maximum points Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has hailed the performance of Zambia international Fashion Sakala after he scored his first goal in a 1-1 draw against Motherwell on Sunday. The 24-year-old Chipolopolo forward headed in his first competitive goal for the Light Blues after 12 minutes before Kaiyne Woolery stunned Ibrox Stadium in the 66th minute when he fired in an equaliser. The draw saw Motherwell become the first team to take a point away from Rangers at Ibrox since March 2020 but it kept them at the top of the Scottish Premiership table with 13 points from six matches, one more than Hibernian and Hearts, who are second and third, respectively.  
Sakala scores first Rangers goal against Mugabi’s Motherwell
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Sakala scores first Rangers goal against Mugabi’s Motherwell

The Zambia international opened his goal account for the Gers, however, they were held at home by the visiting Steelmen Fashion Sakala scored his first goal for Rangers in Sunday’s 1-1 Scottish Premiership encounter with Motherwell. The 24-year-old had featured for Steven Gerrard’s men in three league games without success in front of goal. Against the Steelmen, he got his act right to give the Gers an early lead. Still steaming over their 2-0 defeat to Olympique Lyon in Thursday’s Europa League game, the reigning Scottish kings welcomed Graham Alexander’s men to Ibrox Stadium with the ambition of bouncing back to winning ways.
Daka set for ‘new surprise role’ as Leicester City get ready for Brighton test
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Daka set for ‘new surprise role’ as Leicester City get ready for Brighton test

The 22-year-old saw his effort ruled out for offside by VAR on Thursday but he is in line to face the Seagulls Zambia international Patson Daka could be set for a new role at the club as revealed by manager Brendan Rodgers. The 22-year-old finally made his full debut for the Foxes as they battled to a 2-2 draw against Napoli in their Europa League fixture at King Power Stadium on Thursday night. During the match, Daka, who joined Leicester from Red Bull Salzburg at the start of the new campaign, found the back of the net in the 59th minute after being set up by Youri Tielemans but VAR interjected to rule the strike out for offside.  
Zambia’s President-elect lauds Commonwealth’s role in peaceful election
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Zambia’s President-elect lauds Commonwealth’s role in peaceful election

President of the Republic of Zambia, Hakainde Hichilema, has attributed peaceful polls to roles played by the Commonwealth under the leadership of its Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland. In an interview with journalists at the Commonwealth on Tuesday, he recalled how his release was secured by the Commonwealth Secretary General in 2017 as well as her effort that stabilised Zambia. Hichilema said he was imprisoned on trumped-up charges, but was released in 2017 after the intervention of the Commonwealth Secretary-General. “Patricia Scotland didn’t give up. The Commonwealth didn’t give up as they came back before the election”, even though the situation didn’t improve before she left in 2018. Hichilema said Zambia was confronted with numerous political and social challenges of ...
Zambia 0-2 Tunisia: Carthage Eagles outplay Chipolopolo in key World Cup qualifier
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Zambia 0-2 Tunisia: Carthage Eagles outplay Chipolopolo in key World Cup qualifier

  The North Africans scored a goal in each half to sink the home side and reach six points in Group B of the qualifiers Tunisia remain unbeaten in their quest to clinch a ticket to the 2022 Fifa World Cup after securing a 2-0 win against Zambia at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola on Tuesday. The North Africans took a deserved lead in the eighth minute through Wahbi Khazri before Anis Slimane struck the second in the 92nd minute to bag maximum points and remain the only unbeaten side in Group B after two rounds of matches. Both teams went into the game having won their opening fixtures, Zambia beat Mauritania 2-1 at Stade Olympique in Nouakchott while the North Africans thrashed Equatorial Guinea 3-0 at Stade Olympique de Rades in Tunisia.      
2022 World Cup Qualifiers: Why Daka and Mwepu left Zambian camp ahead of Tunisia duel
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2022 World Cup Qualifiers: Why Daka and Mwepu left Zambian camp ahead of Tunisia duel

The two will not take on the North Africans due to travel restrictions occasioned by the Premier League stand on Covid-19 red zones Brighton's Enock Mwepu and Leicester City's Patson Daka will not be part of Zambia's team that will take on Tunisia in a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola. Both stars featured as Chipolopolo defeated Mauritania 2-1 in their opening qualifying fixture on Friday and they have now left for England. Their absence from the Zambian team was occasioned by Premier League's announcement that they would not exempt players from the 10-day quarantine if they traveled to Covid-19 red zones and Zambia is classified as such. "I think we have talked a lot with the guys, and we all knew we were not going to be part of the team...
Zambia’s new president vows ‘no Zambian will sleep hungry’ as he assumes office
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Zambia’s new president vows ‘no Zambian will sleep hungry’ as he assumes office

Zambia's new president, Hakainde Hichilema has vowed to turn around the economy of the country, plagued by a colossal debt, promising that no Zambian will sleep hungry. Hichilema was sworn in on Tuesday before thousands of supporters at the Heroes Stadium in Lusaka. "I swear to faithfully and diligently fulfill my duties," he said during his swearing-in while holding a bible. "We have shown the world the resilience of our democracy," said the man known on the street as "HH" or "Bally," an affectionate term for an elder. "The cost of living will soon be a reality," he said on Tuesday, while inflation has made basic necessities unaffordable for a population where more than half live below the poverty line. Zambians must be able to eat "three decent meals a day". "Truly free" ...
Rangers boss Gerrard takes blame for Sakala’s injury ahead of Ross County trip
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Rangers boss Gerrard takes blame for Sakala’s injury ahead of Ross County trip

The Zambia international suffered a groin injury during the Gers' Champions League home loss to Malmo on August 10 Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has accepted the blame for Fashion Sakala’s injury which will make him miss his third game in a row on Sunday. Sakala is yet to return to action since he played 18 minutes in their Uefa Champions League qualifiers against Malmo, over a few weeks ago. Ahead of the Gers’ league trip to Ross County, Gerrard faulted his decision to rush the Zambia striker into his squad after he missed their full-preseason training.
Zambian opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema wins presidential election
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Zambian opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema wins presidential election

Opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has defeated incumbent Edgar Lungu in Zambia's presidential election, the electoral commission said on Monday, August 16, when releasing the final results from 156 constituencies, barring one. The electoral commission said Hichilema got 2,810,777 votes against Lungu's 1,814,201, with all but one of the 156 constituencies counted. "I, therefore, declare that the said Hichilema to be president of Zambia," electoral commission chairman, Esau Chulu, said in a packed results centre in the capital Lusaka. It was Mr. Hichilema's sixth attempt at winning the presidency. His supporters have been celebrating on the streets of the capital, Lusaka. The outgoing president is yet to concede defeat and has indicated that he might challenge the result, ...
Patson Daka: Leicester City reveal jersey number for new signing ahead of Wolves clash
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Patson Daka: Leicester City reveal jersey number for new signing ahead of Wolves clash

The 22-year-old will be in contention to start when the Foxes open their campaign with a home game against Wolves Leicester City have confirmed Zambia forward Patson Daka will wear jersey 29 for the 2021-2022 season. The 22-year-old joined the Foxes from Red Bull Salzburg in Austria and has already won the hearts of the club's fans after a superb second-half display in the team’s 1-0 win against Manchester City in the FA Community Shield. Ahead of Leicester’s season opener against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday, the club has discussed Daka's jersey.
‘You have made the nation proud’ – Zambia’s Lungu hails Daka and Mwepu after debut goals
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‘You have made the nation proud’ – Zambia’s Lungu hails Daka and Mwepu after debut goals

The Head of State takes to his social media pages to praise the two Chipolopolo players after they scored in a friendly Zambia President Edgar Lungu has praised strikers Patson Daka and Enock Mwepu after they both scored for their teams – Leicester City and Brighton & Hove Albion – in pre-season on Saturday. Daka, who signed for the Foxes from Red Bull Salzburg, was the star player against Queens Park Rangers as he fuelled a 3-3 comeback win, first scoring to make it 2-2 before winning a penalty which was converted by Kelechi Iheanacho. On the other hand, Mwepu, who signed for Brighton also from Red Bull Salzburg, scored in the 3-1 win against Luton Town, a game which saw South Africa’s Percy Tau find the back of the net.  
Banda breaks Games record, scores another hat-trick for Zambia in China thriller
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Banda breaks Games record, scores another hat-trick for Zambia in China thriller

The Copper Queens were on their way to victory before they conceded a late penalty that made them share the points Zambia captain Barbra Banda broke an Olympic Games record after scoring her second hat-trick as the African nation drew 4-4 against China in a dramatic encounter at the Miyagi Stadium on Saturday. Banda's first hat-trick was scored in Zambia's opening game, the 3-10 defeat against the Netherlands on Wednesday, while China lost their opening fixture against Brazil. In Saturday's fixture, Wang Shuang scored all four of China's goals while the other goal for Zambia was scored by Rachael Kundananji.
Zambia sack coach Sredojevic after 17 months in charge
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Zambia sack coach Sredojevic after 17 months in charge

Zambia have fired Serbian coach Milutin Sredojevic as they prepare for a tough World Cup qualifying programme from September, the national football association confirmed on Sunday. “The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) can confirm that it has reached a mutual separation agreement with its senior men’s national team coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic,” a statement said. “After a meeting between FAZ and the coach it was agreed that in the interest of progress for both parties they had to separate.” Zambia have been drawn in the same World Cup group as Tunisia, Mauritania and Equatorial Guinea, who have all qualified for the Cup of Nations next January while Zambia will miss out. Only group winners qualify for the final elimination phase in the World Cup and Tunisia, who vis...
Sredojevic ‘will be Zambia ambassador despite underwhelming reign’
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Sredojevic ‘will be Zambia ambassador despite underwhelming reign’

Coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has delivered a moving message to the Zambian players after he left the position following their early elimination from the Cosafa Cup. Micho has stated he will be Zambia's ambassador and will always support them even though his reign was not as successful as he hoped. The former Orlando Pirates tactician was appointed in January 2020 and in his spell that spanned more than one year, he failed to achieve much with the former Africa Cup of Nations title holders. The former Uganda coach failed to impress with Chipoloplo in the African Nations Championship in Cameroon early in 2021 and was also unable to guide the Cosafa nation to the Afcon finals. Micho, who at one point expelled Tout Puissant Mazembe defender Kabaso Chongo after a friendly with...
Cosafa Cup: Zambia part ways with Sredojevic after early exit
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Cosafa Cup: Zambia part ways with Sredojevic after early exit

The federation has revealed they have reached mutual agreement with the Serbian to end ties after a poor show in South Africa The Federation of Zambia has confirmed they have parted ways with head coach Milutin Sredojevic just two days after the national team suffered an early exit from the 2021 Cosafa Cup in South Africa. The federation has confirmed the exit in a statement which stated: “The Football Association of Zambia wishes to announce to its members and stakeholders that it has mutually separated with the senior men’s national team coach Milutin Sredojevic. “Both parties agreed to mutually separate after a meeting held this morning at Football House.”
Cosafa Cup: Zambia’s Sredojevic ready for the sack after exit
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Cosafa Cup: Zambia’s Sredojevic ready for the sack after exit

The Serbian tactician says he is proud of what he has achieved and will take any decision taken by the Zambia federation on his future Zambia coach Milutin Sredojevic has stated he is proud of what he has achieved since taking charge of the national team despite their early exit from the 2021 Cosafa Cup. Chipolopolo failed to make it to the knockout stage of the competition being held in South Africa after losing two of their Group A matches – 2-1 against Lesotho and 1-0 against Eswatini. After winning 2-1 against Botswana, Zambia then managed a 0-0 draw against South Africa and it was not enough to guarantee them passage to the knockout stage, meaning it will be the first time in in the history of the tournament that they failed to advance.
Fashion Sakala: Rangers finally unveil Zambia striker
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Fashion Sakala: Rangers finally unveil Zambia striker

The 24-year-old Chipolopolo international was paraded by the Scottish giants two months after he signed a pre-contract with them Rangers have finally confirmed the arrival of Zambia international Fashion Sakala, two months after they announced they had signed him. The 24-year-old signed a pre-contract to join the Scottish giants in May but he was not able to make it to pre-season training due to problems caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and passport issues. His absence from training had left many Rangers fans wondering but on Thursday, the club confirmed his arrival on their social media pages ahead of their upcoming pre-season friendly against Arsenal.
Olympics Games: Zambia not intimidated by Brazil, Netherlands – Banda
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Olympics Games: Zambia not intimidated by Brazil, Netherlands – Banda

After nabbing major prizes, the Chelsea midfielder and Italy international feels he could be in the mix for another honour Jorginho sees no reason why he could not prove to be a shock winner in the race for this year's Ballon d'Or, noting that nobody has won more trophies than he has this season in terms of his rivals for the prized honour. The Chelsea and Italy star has enjoyed a richly successful few months for club and country, claiming Champions League and Euro 2020 glory with a string of pivotal performances. Speaking in the wake of the Azzurri's penalty shootout triumph over England at Wembley over the weekend, the midfielder feels he has a chance of being named the best player this year.
Cosafa Cup: Zambia felt the ‘bitter side of football’ in Lesotho opener – Sredojevic
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Cosafa Cup: Zambia felt the ‘bitter side of football’ in Lesotho opener – Sredojevic

Chipolopolo's title defence received a blow after they surrendered the lead against the regional rivals Zambia head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has stated his side felt bitter after going down 2-1 to Lesotho in the Cosafa Cup opener at Isaac Wolfson Stadium on Thursday. Chipolopolo, the defending champions, surrendered the lead after they had gone ahead courtesy of Justin Shonga's goal before Motebang Sera's brace ensured Lesotho emerged winners with second-half goals. The former Orlando Pirates coach blamed his side for not being clinical enough with the chances created.
Cosafa Cup: Mamelodi Sundowns’ Mweene defends Zambia return, calls for sacrifice
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Cosafa Cup: Mamelodi Sundowns’ Mweene defends Zambia return, calls for sacrifice

The experienced goalkeeper was included in the Chipolopolo squad that is tasked with retaining the trophy in the regional tournaments. Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene has defended his return to the Zambian national team for the July 2021 Cosafa Cup. The 36-year-old custodian has said his return is not a bad move at all and added his achievements with the national before side should not entitle him to special treatment. "We must not take advantage of what we have done in the past with the national team. We acknowledge the respect that fans have for us. Personally, it is not a wrong call I made to come back to the national team, there is a reason why I came back," the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations winning goalkeeper told Faz media.
Gerrard: ‏Why Zambia signing Sakala is yet to train with Rangers
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Gerrard: ‏Why Zambia signing Sakala is yet to train with Rangers

The 24-year-old Chipolopolo international is yet to get involved in pre-season training despite joining the giants in May Manager Steven Gerrard has revealed the reason why new signing Fashion Sakala is yet to link up with the rest of the squad members in Rangers training. The Zambia international signed a pre-four-year contract agreement with the Scottish Premiership champions at the start of May. Prior to that, Sakala enjoyed his three-year stay with Belgian First Division A side Oostende, where has featured in more than 85 appearances across all competitions, scoring 24 league goals.
Leicester sign Patson Daka in £23m deal from Red Bull Salzburg on five-year contract
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Leicester sign Patson Daka in £23m deal from Red Bull Salzburg on five-year contract

The Foxes have announced the arrival of the Zambia international, last term's top scorer in the Austrian Bundesliga, on a lengthy contract Leicester City have signed Zambia forward Patson Daka in a deal worth a reported £23 million ($32m) from Red Bull Salzburg, with the attacker agreeing a five-year contract. Brendan Rodgers' side announced the capture of their first new recruit of the transfer window, subject to a work clearance, effective from July 1 from the Austrian Bundesliga champions. The 22-year-old, who finished as the division's top scorer last term, arrives to bolster Leicester's attacking options as they look to back up their FA Cup success with further silverware next season.
Leicester sign Patson Daka in £23m deal from RB Salzburg on five-year contract
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Leicester sign Patson Daka in £23m deal from RB Salzburg on five-year contract

The Foxes have announced the arrival of the Zambia international, last term's top scorer in the Austrian Bundesliga, on a lengthy contract Leicester City have confirmed the capture of Patson Daka from Red Bull Salzburg on a five-year deal believed to be worth £23 million ($32m). The Foxes announced the arrival of the Zambia international from Austria, effective from July 1, subject to a work clearance. The 22-year-old, who finished as top scorer in the Austrian Bundesliga last season, arrives having netted 68 times in 125 appearances across all competitions for Salzburg since he arrived in 2017.
#COVID19: Nigeria bans travellers from South Africa and others
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#COVID19: Nigeria bans travellers from South Africa and others

As part of measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus into the country, the Federal government has said no traveller would be accepted from South Africa, Zambia, Rwanda, Namibia, and Uganda into the country for four weeks.   A statement released by Boss Mustapha, the secretary to the Government of the Federation and chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, states that the affected countries were facing a sweeping third wave of COVID-19, raising concerns on importation of the infection into Nigeria.   He said South Africa recorded 20,000 cases on Sunday and over 100,000 cases within the last one week.   “The four major variants of concern are now classified as Alpha (UK), Beta (SA), Gamma (Brazil) and Delta (India). “The Delta variant...
COVID-19: FG adds South Africa to Travel Restriction list
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COVID-19: FG adds South Africa to Travel Restriction list

The federal government has added South Africa to the list of countries restricted for travellers. The decision was taken due to the surge in the country’s COVID-19 cases. Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF) who made the announcement on Monday June 28, also disclosed that the federal government extended restrictions to travellers from Brazil, Turkey, and India for another four weeks. The restrictions would be reviewed after four weeks. Mustapha said; “The four major variants of concern are now classified as Alpha (UK), Beta (SA), Gamma (Brazil) and Delta (India). “The Delta variant which has wreaked devastating havoc is not yet found in Nigeria hence the need to tighten our borders and be more vigilant. The WHO Country Representative and the DG N...
Motsepe: Caf President mourns the death of Zambia’s Kaunda
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Motsepe: Caf President mourns the death of Zambia’s Kaunda

The head of the African football body describes the late 'true statesman' as the father of the continent Confederation of African Football President Patrice Motsepe has mourned pan African hero and Zambia’s first Republican President Dr. Kenneth Kaunda. Kaunda, who was 97, passed away on Thursday after he was admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka earlier this week. He became president of Zambia in 1964 when the Southern African nation gained its independence from Britain, was in power until 1991, and was among the continent's few surviving liberation heroes.
Fan View: ‘Goodbye to you President’ – Bwalya leads tributes for Kaunda
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Fan View: ‘Goodbye to you President’ – Bwalya leads tributes for Kaunda

Zambia's eighth-most capped player, and third on the list of all-time top goal scorers, says the former had made “an immense impact” Former Zambia international Kalusha Bwalya has led the football world in mourning the demise of former Zambia President Kenneth Kaunda. Kaunda, who was 97, passed away on Thursday after he was admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka earlier this week. He became president of Zambia in 1964 when the southern African nation gained its independence from Britain, was in power until 1991, and was among the continent's few surviving liberation heroes.
Daka matches Haaland and Keita’s feat after winning Bundesliga Player of the Season award
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Daka matches Haaland and Keita’s feat after winning Bundesliga Player of the Season award

The Zambia international has been named the best player in the Austrian division following his spectacular performances for the Red Bulls Red Bull Salzburg forward Patson Daka has been crowned the 2020-21 Austrian Bundesliga Player of the Season, following the footsteps of Erling Haaland and Naby Keita, who also clinched the accolade in the past. The 22-year-old has been delivering impressive performances consistently for Jesse Marsch’s men in the current campaign. Daka has bagged 27 goals after 27 league appearances so far and provided seven assists amid other dazzling displays for the Red Bulls.
‘We are an incredible team’ – Daka revels in RB Salzburg’s title success
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‘We are an incredible team’ – Daka revels in RB Salzburg’s title success

The Zambia international played a key role in the Red Bulls’ Austrian Bundesliga triumph, and has lauded the contributions of his teammates Patson Daka has heaped praise on his Red Bull Salzburg teammates as the Austrian heavyweights secured their latest Bundesliga title. With the Zambia international finding the net twice, the Red Bulls silenced 10-man Rapid Wien 2-0 on Wednesday evening to win an eighth consecutive league title with two games to spare. Impressively, Jesse Marsch’s team have only lost five times in 30 Bundesliga outings, with just two ending in a draw. Daka played a key role in the title triumph by scoring 26 goals in 26 league outings in the 2020-21 campaign – a feat that put him in the forefront to emerge as top scorer in the Austrian top flight. ...
Renard Denies ‘ Disrespectful’ Link To Banfana Banfana Job
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Renard Denies ‘ Disrespectful’ Link To Banfana Banfana Job

Hi Safa is expected to announce a new man to lead the South Africa national team on Saturday and the Frenchman has ruled himself out Former Zambia and Ivory Coast coach Herve Renard has stated it is “disrespectful” to his name to be touted as a possible candidate for the vacant Bafana Bafana coaching job. Currently coaching Saudi Arabia, Renard’s name has prominently featured as a potential replacement for Molefi Ntseki who was fired at the end of March following their failure to qualify for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations finals. The Frenchman was even reported to be one of the three remaining three coaches from which Safa is set to select the man to take charge of Bafana Bafana.
Man Divorces Wife And Marries The Maid In Zambia
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Man Divorces Wife And Marries The Maid In Zambia

A Ndola man was sued by his wife whom he has been married to for seven years and have two kids. She wanted the Court to reconcile them and didn't understand why her husband decided to divorce her and get their maid to be his wife. - She told the Court that she loved her husband dearly and never believed why he could do such a thing. - When the Court asked the man what he had to say in response to his wife's position, the Man categorically told the court that he was not going to change his mind as his decision was final. He went on to tell the Court that he had enough from his wife who was too lazy to do house chores leaving everything to be done by the maid. - On two occasions, Elders had sat them down in trying to help matters but there had been no change. All what the wife d...
Chile-Zambia friendly called off due to Covid-19 cases
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Chile-Zambia friendly called off due to Covid-19 cases

  The test game was cancelled just hours ahead of kick-off due to a number of positive coronavirus tests within the visitors' team Chile's second international friendly match against Zambia was called off on Tuesday after the visitors were put into quarantine by local health authorities due to a spate of Covid-19 cases. The South Americans suffered a 2-1 defeat against the Olympic Games-bound Copper Queens after strikes from Barbara Banda and Racheal Nachula helped the Africans to a comeback win last Thursday. The pre-Olympic preparation match in Santiago was in doubt from the moment Chilean health officials declared their decision regarding the Zambian travelling party.
Daka inspires Ashimeru’s Salzburg past Rapid Wien
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Daka inspires Ashimeru’s Salzburg past Rapid Wien

The Zambia international continued with his rich scoring form as he propelled Die Mozartstadter past the Green-Whites on Wednesday evening Salzburg cruised to a 2-0 victory over Rapid Wien in Wednesday’s Austrian Bundesliga encounter with Patson Daka and Noah Okafor finding the net. Die Mozartstadter came into the clash following their 5-0 triumph over Austria Lustenau – which handed them the Austrian Cup on Friday. And against their visitors, they earned all maximum points with Daka’s header giving them a ninth minute lead courtesy of captain Andreas Ulmer’s cross.
Zambia Shuts Down Chinese Restaurant For Refusing To Serve Locals Over Covid-19 Fears
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Zambia Shuts Down Chinese Restaurant For Refusing To Serve Locals Over Covid-19 Fears

The Authorities in Zambia have shut down a Chinese restaurant in the capital, Lusaka for reportedly refusing locals entry into the eatery. The Latian restaurant closed entry to blacks, allowing access to only Chinese for reasons related to the novel coronavirus. It feared letting blacks in will lead to the spread of the scourge into the restaurant. The discriminatory practice rattled Lusaka’s Mayor, Miles Sampa, who on Monday in the company of his director of health moved to close the restaurant indefinitely. Speaking to journalists after the closure, Sampa bemoaned the actions of the Chinese eatery as sickening, adding that the decision to close down the facility was because they abrogated laws under the country’s Food and Health Act including trading without license and sell...
Igiebor: Why Super Eagles coach Rohr has not selected midfielder
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Igiebor: Why Super Eagles coach Rohr has not selected midfielder

The 29-year-old has only featured twice for the three-time African champions since the arrival of the German tactician Nosa Igiebor has revealed why he has not been playing for the Nigeria national team, suggesting he was frozen out by coach Gernot Rohr. The 29-year-old was involved in the German tactician’s opening two games but was dropped to the bench against Zambia during the 2018 World Cup qualifying game. The former Maccabi Tel Aviv midfielder explained he met with Rohr to know why he was not involved in the match, and the 66-year-old responded that he should move to a better league as the Israeli Premier League was not competitive enough.
No Child You Beat Can Ever Reach His Full Potential – Oyemykke Reacts To Viral Video Of Zambian Dad Beating His Son (Video)
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No Child You Beat Can Ever Reach His Full Potential – Oyemykke Reacts To Viral Video Of Zambian Dad Beating His Son (Video)

Instagram celebrity, Oyemykke, is of the opinion that beating a child has a way of preventing them from reaching their full potential. He said this while reacting to the trending video of a Zambian father who was filmed slapping his son for missing his Mathematics and English Language examination but getting an A in Music after paying $21, 000 school fees at the American International School of Lusaka, Zambia. In a video posted on Instagram, Oyemykke said beating a child can also be categorized as domestic violence and that beating a child has a way of adversely affecting them. Watch the video he shared below
Coronavirus: WHO Lists Nigeria, 12 Others As Top-risk African Nations
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Coronavirus: WHO Lists Nigeria, 12 Others As Top-risk African Nations

The World Health Organisation has identified 13 high- risk African countries for coronavirus . They are Algeria, Angola , Ivory Coast , DR Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana , Kenya , Mauritius , Nigeria , South Africa, Tanzania , Uganda , and Zambia . A statement from WHO said the identified African nations have direct links or a high volume of travel to China . " WHO has identified 13 top priority countries ( Algeria, Angola , Cote d’ Ivoire , the Democratic Republic of the Congo , Ethiopia, Ghana , Kenya , Mauritius, Nigeria , South Africa , Tanzania , Uganda and Zambia ) which either have direct links or a high volume of travel to China . " To ensure rapid detection of the novel coronavirus, it is important to have laboratories which can test samples and WHO is supporting countries...
Zambian President Wants U.S. Ambassador Out Of The Country For Defending Gay Couple
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Zambian President Wants U.S. Ambassador Out Of The Country For Defending Gay Couple

Zambian President Edgar Lungu wants the U.S. ambassador to leave the country after the diplomat criticized the African state for sentencing a gay couple to 15 years behind bars for having a consensual relationship. “We have complained officially to the American government, and we are waiting for their response because we don’t want such people in our midst,” Lungu said Sunday in comments broadcast on state-owned ZNBC TV. “We want him gone.” U.S. Ambassador Daniel Foote said last month that he was “personally horrified” after the high court sentenced the two men and called on the government to reconsider laws that punish minority groups. The move was particularly disturbing as “government officials can steal millions of public dollars without prosecution,” Foote said. The U.S. prov...
Zambia court sentences 2 men to 15 years for gay sex
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Zambia court sentences 2 men to 15 years for gay sex

A high court in Zambia has sentenced two men to 15 years in jail after they were caught having sex in 2017. Zambia is a conservative country and same-sex relationships are frowned upon and homosexual acts are illegal. The court heard that Japhet Chataba and Steven Samba booked themselves into a lodge in Kapiri Mposhi, in central Zambia, where they committed the act. While they were in the room, one of the workers peeped through an open window and saw them having sex. The female worker then alerted her colleagues whom she invited to the window to catch a glimpse of two men. The two men were convicted last year by the Kapiri Mposhi Magistrates’ Court but they took the case to the high court. But high court judge Charles Zulu refused to review the verdict of the lower court ...
Lai Mohammed: No Going Back On Social Media Regulation
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Lai Mohammed: No Going Back On Social Media Regulation

The Federal Government says criticisms will not stop it from going ahead with its planned efforts to sanitise the social media space. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, stated this on Thursday when he met with the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers in Abuja. “We are not alone in doing this. Countries around the world are as concerned as we are, and they are doing something about the social media. The list is long: Germany, UK, Singapore, China, South Korea, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia, etc,” the minister said. He said the campaign against fake news and hate speech had assumed a heightened dimension. “We have been monitoring the debate. Some analysts and commentators have supported our plan; while others have opposed it. An interesting part of the debate ...
Nigeria Rugby Sevens Names Squad, Arrive South Africa For Olympic Qualifiers
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Nigeria Rugby Sevens Names Squad, Arrive South Africa For Olympic Qualifiers

Coach Bronson Weir today announced the Nigeria Rugby Men’s Sevens squad that will be on duty at the 2019 Rugby Africa Men’s Sevens Tournament in Johannesburg, South Africa. The tournament will be held on the 8th and 9th of November, 2019 at the Bosman Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa where Fourteen teams will compete: Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda, Madagascar, Zambia, Tunisia, Senegal, Morocco, Namibia, Ghana, Botswana, Mauritius, Côte d’Ivoire and Nigeria. The Tournaments will be played over two match days and the winner of “Africa Men’s Sevens”will be 2019 African Champion and also qualify to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020. Nigeria has been drawn to play defending champions; Zimbabwe on 8th November 2019 at 10:00 am (South African time), 8:00 am Nigerian ti...
CAF Changes AFCON U-23 Draw Date
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CAF Changes AFCON U-23 Draw Date

The U-23 team of Nigeria will find out their group opponents for the Africa Cup of Nations Egypt 2019 tournament on Wednesday, October 2 at the Haramlek Palace, inside the historical Montaza Complex, Alexandria. The draw, which was supposed to take place initially on the October 3 was brought forward a day ahead following a decision taken in consultation with the Local Organising Committee which was due to logistic reasons. The eight teams host Egypt, Nigeria, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Mali, South Africa and Zambia will know the identity of their opponents at the iconic 19th century palace. CAF in a statement said, “The representatives of the qualified teams are expected to be in attendance for the event that will set the tone for the final tournament scheduled for Novembe...
#SayNoToXenophobiaAttacks: Zambian DJ allegedly beaten for playing South African music in nightclub
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#SayNoToXenophobiaAttacks: Zambian DJ allegedly beaten for playing South African music in nightclub

In Zambia, citizens have placed a ban on playing South African music on their airwaves, and one DJ who flouted the directive found himself in big trouble. While many celebrities have publicly spoken against the recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa, some Zambians have been reacting in a more harsh way as a means of retaliation. Described as DJ Hero, the Zambian DJ has reportedly received some severe beatings for playing South African music in a club. In a post on Facebook, fellow Zambian DJ, Star DJ Virus shared the news of the incident yesterday. “Zambian DJ Hero DJ gains weight in seconds after playing South African music in Club on the a Copperbelt #StopXenophobi,” he wrote
Xenophobia: Zambia Cancels International Friendly Game With S’africa
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Xenophobia: Zambia Cancels International Friendly Game With S’africa

Following the xenophobic attack, Zambia Football Association (ZFA) has cancelled the international friendly game against Bafana Bafana of South Africa at Heroes Stadium on Saturday. The cancellation came on the heels of the recent xenophobic attack going on in the country. The national team feared that the game could lead to further diplomatic attacks if the game is allowed to be played. Football, which is seen as a uniting factor that not only links but strengthens and mend relationships, will not be able to do what it is known for globally. Andrew Kamanga, president of FAZ confirmed the cancellation on Robert Marawa’s Sport Worldworld. “The game is off, and we communicated that to SAFA and they understood. We have been talking to try and monitor the situation,” Kamanga...
VIDEO: Zambians Vandalizes South African Shops In Zambia
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VIDEO: Zambians Vandalizes South African Shops In Zambia

In a video shared on the Twitter handle of Blogger, Ameyaw Debrah, some angry Zambians in retaliation to the xenophobic attacks happening in South Africa have also vandalised shops belonging to South Africans in Zambia. In the video, they could be seen trooping in the mall in their numbers to cause chaos in shops owned by South Africans in Zambia. The hashtag #SayNoToZenophobia has been trending on social media since the attacks started but it seems that’s not the solution to end this menace displayed by the South Africans.   View this post on Instagram   #xenophobia : #zambians vandalizes #southafrican shops in #zambia A post shared by Mci (@mycelebrityandi) on Sep 4, 2019 at 3:57am PDT
Zambia’s Biggest Artiste, Chef 187, Lands in Nigeria, Records Singles with Mr P and Skales Courtesy Chivas Whiskey
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Zambia’s Biggest Artiste, Chef 187, Lands in Nigeria, Records Singles with Mr P and Skales Courtesy Chivas Whiskey

Chef 187  — Zambia’s biggest artiste — arrived in Nigeria to record some of his long-awaited singles which are set to feature two of Nigeria’s biggest names in music; Skales and Mr. P.   The highly decorated hip-hop artist who found interest in music after witnessing his brother’s musical fame has since then, released monster hits such as Amnesia, 2010, Love you, Kumalila Ngoma, etc.   With such hits to his name, it came as no surprise when award-winning whiskey brand; Chivas Scotch Whiskey decided to take their words “success is a blend” past whiskey into the music industry by being the brains behind these beautiful collaborations.   The Idea behind the coming together of these artists came from the belief that like Chivas Whiskey, “everyone is made up of a unique ble...

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