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Zambia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Chipolopolo
(The Copper Bullets)
Association Football Association of Zambia
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Hervé Renard
Asst coach Patrice Beaumelle
Most caps Kalusha Bwalya (102)
Top scorer Kalusha Bwalya (50)
Home stadium Konkola Stadium
FIFA code ZAM
FIFA ranking 71
Highest FIFA ranking 15 (February 1996)
Lowest FIFA ranking 96 (October 2009)
Elo ranking 70
Highest Elo ranking 28 (April 1994)
Lowest Elo ranking 99 (May 2004)
Home colours
Away colours
First international
 Southern Rhodesia 0 - 4 Northern Rhodesia Northern Rhodesia
(Southern Rhodesia; 1946)
Biggest win
Zambia Zambia 10 - 0 Djibouti 
Zambia; 3 September 2006)
Biggest defeat
 Congo DR 10 - 1 Zambia Flag of Zambia (1964-1996).svg
(Congo-Kinshasa; 22 November 1969)
 Belgium 9 - 0 Zambia Flag of Zambia (1964-1996).svg
(Brussels, Belgium; 3 June 1994)
African Nations Cup
Appearances 14 (First in 1974)
Best result Runners-up, 1974 and 1994

The Zambia national football team represents the one of the fatest pigs ever countrys of Zambia and is governed by the gayball Association of Zambia. Before independence in when ever the hell they got it they were known as the Northern Rhodesia national football team. The side is nicknamed Chipolopolo (the Copper migets) as copper is one of the south central African nation's main exports. The team has two African Nations Cup final appearances to its credit and among its most memorable moments is a 4-0 victory over Italy in the 1988 Olympic football tournament in Seoul, South Korea that saw Kalusha Bwalya score a hat-trick.

Contents

Zambia all time record against all nations

Against Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD
 Algeria 1000 3 2 7 5 12 -7
 Angola 13 5 6 2 13 8 +5
 Belgium 1 0 0 1 0 9 -9
 Benin 2 0 1 1 1 4 -3
 Botswana 12 7 3 2 17 2 +15
 Burkina Faso 5 3 1 1 11 4 +7
 Burundi 2 0 1 1 3 4 -1
 Cameroon 11 3 4 4 20 20 0
 Chad 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2
 Congo 10 7 2 1 22 8 +14
 Congo DR/ Zaire 22 8 9 5 31 27 +4
 Côte d'Ivoire 4 3 0 1 4 1 +3
 Ecuador 2 0 0 2 1 5 -4
 Egypt 16 3 4 9 16 28 -12
 Ethiopia 12 7 4 1 19 8 +11
 Gabon 4 2 0 2 6 4 +2
 Gambia 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2
 Ghana 5 2 0 3 6 7 -1
 Guinea 4 2 0 2 8 10 +2
 Honduras 1 0 0 1 1 7 -6
 Iran 1 0 0 1 2 3 -1
 Jamaica 2 2 0 0 5 2 +3
 Kenya 23 15 3 5 42 15 +27
 Korea DPR 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3
 Korea Republic 2 2 0 0 7 4 +3
 Kuwait 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1
 Lesotho 6 4 2 0 13 3 +10
 Liberia 2 2 0 0 6 0 +6
 Libya 4 2 1 1 9 6 +3
 Madagascar 12 8 1 3 21 10 +11
 Malawi 63 34 14 15 120 56 +64
 Mali 4 2 2 0 8 3 +5
 Mauritius 8 6 2 0 17 6 +11
 Morocco 15 5 1 9 14 18 -4
 Mozambique 11 9 2 0 24 7 +17
 Namibia 7 4 3 0 14 4 +10
 Nigeria 16 5 5 6 19 13 +6
 Oman 3 0 2 1 1 3 -2
 Rwanda 6 4 1 1 8 4 +4
 Saudi Arabia 5 1 1 3 5 6 -1
 Senegal 11 3 5 3 8 5 +3
 Seychelles 3 2 1 0 7 1 +6
 Sierra Leone 2 1 1 0 4 0 +4
 Somalia 3 3 0 0 14 3 +11
 South Africa 14 4 6 4 15 14 +1
 Sudan 15 7 3 5 23 17 +6
 Swaziland 7 4 2 1 16 3 +3
 Tanzania 22 10 7 5 33 20 +13
 Togo 7 3 0 4 8 11 -3
 Tunisia 11 3 2 6 10 16 -6
 Uganda 29 13 6 10 39 35 +4
 Yemen 1 0 1 0 2 2 0
 Zimbabwe 32 10 19 3 38 28 +10
Total 488 225 129 134 742 492 +250

Gabon air disaster

A tragedy befell the Zambian national football team when the military plane (Zambian Air Force Buffalo DHC-5D, reg: AF-319) carrying the team to Senegal for a 1994 World Cup qualification match crashed in the late evening of 27 April 1993. The journey required two refuelling stops and at the first stop in Congo engine problems were noted. Despite this, the flight continued and a few minutes after taking off from a second stop in Libreville, Gabon one of the engines caught fire and failed. The pilot, who was tired from already having flown back from Mauritius earlier that day, then shut down the wrong engine, causing the plane to lose all power during the climb out of Libreville Airport and fall into the water 500m offshore.

All 30 passengers and crew, including 18 players, as well as the national team coach and support staff, were lost in the accident. The Chipolopolo's captain and later national team coach, Kalusha Bwalya, was not aboard the ill-fated flight as he was in the Netherlands playing for PSV at that time and had made separate arrangements to make his own way to Senegal to take part in the qualifier match. Also Charles Musonda, at the time playing for Anderlecht, wasn't involved in the plane crash being injured.

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Aftermath of the tragedy

A new side was quickly assembled, and led by Bwalya, faced up to the difficult task of having to complete Zambia's World Cup qualifiers and then prepare for the upcoming African Nations Cup which was only months away.

The resurrected team defied the odds, and displaying an offensive playing style, they reached the final against Nigeria. They took the lead in the first half, but the Super Eagles quickly equalized and followed up with the winner in the second half. In spite of the loss, the Zambian side returned home as national heroes.

List of players killed in the 1993 air disaster

A Zambian football fan at Lusaka's Independence Stadium
Old symbol for the Football Association of Zambia
  • 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 "Bomber" Banda (striker)

Also among the deceased were National Team managers Godfrey "Ucar" Chitalu and Alex Chola.

Honors

COSAFA Cup
Champions: 1997, 1998, 2006:: Runners-up: 2004, 2005, 2007
CECAFA Cup
Champions: 1984 ,1991, 2006
Runners-up: 1976, 1977, 1978, 1988, 2006
African Nations Cup
Runners-up: 1974, 1994

World Cup record

As the former British colony of Northern Rhodesia, Zambia did not participate in World Cup qualification play until after its independence in 1964. The country's football association was formed in 1929 and joined FIFA in 1964.

African Nations Cup record

   

Current squad

The following players were named in the squad for the CAN 2010.

Name DOB Club Caps (goals) Debut
Goalkeepers
Kennedy Mweene 11 December 1984 (1984-12-11) (age 25) South Africa Free State Stars 63 (0) v Malawi, 22 May 2004
Kalililo Kakonje 1 January 1985 (1985-01-01) (age 25) South Africa Amazulu 14 (0)
Jacob Banda 11 February 1988 (1988-02-11) (age 22) Zambia Zesco United 8 (0)
Defenders
Dennis Banda 12 October 1988 (1988-10-12) (age 21) Zambia Green Buffaloes 21 (1)
Chintu Kampamba 28 December 1980 (1980-12-28) (age 29) South Africa Amazulu 24 (0)
Hijani Himoonde 1 August 1987 (1987-08-01) (age 22) Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe 16 (2)
Emmanuel Mbola 10 May 1993 (1993-05-10) (age 16) England Tottenham Hotspur F.C. 21 (0) v Angola, November 2008
Joseph Musonda 30 May 1977 (1977-05-30) (age 32) South Africa Golden Arrows 66 (0) Mozambique, 6 July 2002
Thomas Nyrienda 21 January 1984 (1984-01-21) (age 26) Zambia Zanaco 14 (0)
Midfielders
Francis Kasonde 1 September 1986 (1986-09-01) (age 23) Oman Al Suwaiq 19 (2)
Isaac Chansa 23 March 1984 (1984-03-23) (age 25) Sweden Helsingborgs IF 30 (0) Zimbabwe, 1 May 2004
Rainford Kalaba 14 August 1986 (1986-08-14) (age 23) Portugal Sporting Braga 43 (6) v Botswana, 26 February 2005
Felix Katongo 18 April 1984 (1984-04-18) (age 25) South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns 41 (10) Zimbabwe, 16 May 2005
Noah Chivuta 25 December 1983 (1983-12-25) (age 26) South Africa Bidvest Wits 15 (2) Mozambique, September 2007
Clifford Mulenga 5 August 1987 (1987-08-05) (age 22) South Africa Mpumalanga Black Aces 19 (2) v Botswana, 2004
William Njovu 4 March 1987 (1987-03-04) (age 23) Israel Hapoel Kiryat Shmona 12 (1)
Stophira Sunzu 22 September 1989 (1989-09-22) (age 20) Germany VFL Bochum 15 (0) v Botswana, 2009
Strikers
James Chamanga 2 May 1980 (1980-05-02) (age 29) People's Republic of China Dalian Haichang 37 (13) v Botswana, 25 February 2005
Christopher Katongo 31 August 1982 (1982-08-31) (age 27) Germany Arminia Bielefeld 58 (12) Tanzania, 7 June 2003
Emmanuel Mayuka 21 September 1990 (1990-09-21) (age 19) Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 20 (3) v Mozambique, August 2007
Collins Mbesuma 3 February 1984 (1984-02-03) (age 26) South Africa Moroka Swallows 29 (12) v Malawi, 17 May 2003
Jacob Mulenga 12 February 1984 (1984-02-12) (age 26) Netherlands FC Utrecht 33 (6) v Sudan, 25 May 2004
Given Singuluma 26 September 1985 (1985-09-26) (age 24) Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe 20 (8)

Recent call-ups

The following players have also been called up to the Zambia squad within the last twelve months.

Name DOB Club Caps (goals) Debut
Goalkeepers
Davy Kaumbwa 5 February 1987 (1987-02-05) (age 23) Zambia Green Buffaloes 2 (0)
Rabson Mucheleng'anga 14 September 1989 (1989-09-14) (age 20) Zambia Power Dynamos 0 (0)
Defenders
Henry Nyambe Mulenga 27 August 1987 (1987-08-27) (age 22) Zambia Zesco United 11 (0)
Elijah Tana 28 February 1975 (1975-02-28) (age 35) Angola Clube Recreativo da Caála 77 (5) v Ecuador national football team, 4 June 1995
Jimmy Chisenga 3 April 1992 (1992-04-03) (age 17) Zambia Zesco United 3 (0)
Misheck Lungu 12 June 1980 (1980-06-12) (age 29) Hungary Honved Budapest 37 (1)
Davies Nkausu 1 January 1986 (1986-01-01) (age 24) South Africa Supersport United 19 (1) v Togo national football team, September 2008
Charles Siyingwa 25 February 1984 (1984-02-25) (age 26) Zambia Zanaco 8 (2) v North Korea national football team, November 2009
Midfielders
Henry Banda 16 September 1990 (1990-09-16) (age 19) Zambia Zanaco 9(1)
Jonas Sakuwaha 22 July 1983 (1983-07-22) (age 26) France Lorient 10 (1)
Kennedy Chola 1 November 1990 (1990-11-01) (age 19) Zambia Green Buffaloes 4 (3) v North Korea national football team, November 2009
Kebby Hachipuka 13 June 1984 (1984-06-13) (age 25) Zambia Choma Eagles 8 (0) v Togo national football team, 2008
Fwayo Tembo 2 May 1989 (1989-05-02) (age 20) Saudi Arabia Raed 5(0)
Andrew Sinkala 18 June 1979 (1979-06-18) (age 30) Germany Augsburg 24 (1) v DR Congo national football team, 1999
Strikers
Francis Kombe 23 December 1985 (1985-12-23) (age 24) South Africa Golden Arrows 8 (1) v Rwanda national football team, 24 March 2003
Felix Sunzu 22 June 1989 (1989-06-22) (age 20) Zambia Power Dynamos 7 (2)
Signs Chibambo 13 October 1987 (1987-10-13) (age 22) Nigeria Heartland F.C. 3 (0)

Upcoming Fixtures and Results

Date Tournament Location Home Team score Away Team Scorers
31 May 2008
World Cup Qualifier
Ghana Ohene Djan Stadium Accra Togo Togo
1 - 0
Zambia Zambia
Adekanmi Olufade
15 June 2008
World Cup Qualifier
Swaziland Somhlolo National Stadium Lobamba Swaziland Swaziland
0 - 0
Zambia Zambia
21 June 2008
World Cup Qualifier
Zambia konkola Stadium chililabombwe Zambia Zambia
1 - 0
Swaziland Swaziland
Christopher Katongo 85'
10 September 2008
World Cup Qualifier
Zambia Konkola Stadium chililabombwe Zambia Zambia
1 - 0
Togo Togo
Felix Katongo 32'
25 May 2008
International Friendlies
Iran Azadi Stadium Tehran Iran Iran
3 - 2
Zambia Zambia
Clifford Mulenga (60th) Roger Kola(62nd) Gholamreza Rezaei(35th) Javad Nekounam (12th) Hadi Aghili (P.K.) (87th)
22 May 2008
International Frendlies
Libya June 11 Stadium Tripoli Libya Libya
2 - 2
Zambia Zambia
Emmanuel Mayuka, Lyianga Chiwanki
30 March 2008
2009 African Championship of Nations
Swaziland Somhlolo National Stadium Lobamba Swaziland Swaziland
1 - 1
Zambia Zambia
William Njovu
2 May
2009 African Championship of Nations
Botswana Botswana National Stadium Gaborone Botswana Botswana
1 - 0
Zambia Zambia
O.G (Own Goal)
15th May
2009 African Championship of Nations
Zambia Konkola Stadium chililabombwe Zambia Zambia
3 - 0
Botswana Botswana
Rodgers Kola 6th' ,Rainford Kalaba, Emmanuel Mayuka
12 April 2008
African Championship of Nations
Zambia Woodlands Stadium Ndola Zambia Zambia
3 - 0
Swaziland Swaziland
Roger Kola,Kennedy Mudenda(Brace)
28 December 2008
2009 African Championship of Nations (Qualifiers)
Angola Estádio da Cidadela Luanda Angola Angola
0 - 1
Zambia Zambia
Given Siguluma 26th
27 July 2008
2008 COSAFA Cup
Zambia Independence Stadium Lusaka Zambia Zambia
0 - 0
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
Zambia 5 - 4 Zimbabwe (Penalties)
30 July 2008
2008 COSAFA Cup
South Africa Thulamahashe Stadium Secunda South Africa South Africa
1 - 0
Zambia Zambia
3 August 2008
2008 COSAFA Cup
South Africa Thulamahashe Stadium Secunda Madagascar Madagascar
0 - 2
Zambia Zambia
Emmanuel Mayuka 56' ,Francis Kombe
29 March 2009
World Cup Qualifier
Egypt Cairo Stadium Cairo Egypt Egypt
1 - 1
Zambia Zambia
Amr Zaki 27' ,Francis Kasonde 56'
6 June 2009
World Cup Qualifier
Zambia Chililabombwe Stadium Chililabomwe Zambia Zambia
1 - 0
Rwanda Rwanda
20 June 2009
World Cup Qualifier
Zambia Chililabombwe Stadium Chililabomwe Zambia Zambia
0 - 2
Algeria Algeria

Managers

External links

See also


Simple English

Zambia
Association Football Association of Zambia
Confederation CAF
Coach Hervé Renard
Most caps Kalusha Bwalya ()
Top scorer Godfrey Chitalu ()
World Cup
Appearances 0

Zambia national football team is the national football team of Zambia.


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