Sport

The Sports section of Zambia Reports brings you the latest sports news from both original on-the-ground reporters as well as aggregated sources.
  • FAZ Slaps Andre Mtine with Life Ban

    Unconfirmed reports indicate the Football Association of Zambia has banned Ndola-based administrator Andre Mtine for life on charges of allegedly bringing the name of the game into disrepute. Sources at Football House have disclosed that Mtine was banned for allegedly being part of the confusion leading to the tiff between FAZ and Democratic Republic of Congo side TP Mazembe. Mtine, a former FAZ treasurer and later committee member, is accused of being at the centre of a club versus country stand-off involving former TP Mazembe trio Rainford Kalaba, Nathan Sinkala and Stophilla Sunzu last year. The trio endured a four  …More

  • Female Boxer’s Purse Money Triggers Dispute

    A dispute has emerged over the purse money of newly crowned World Boxing Council Bantamweight female boxing champion Catherine Phiri with her family saying the K37, 000 paid to her was too little. But the Zambia Professional Boxing Board of Control says Phiri should not have signed the contract if she was not happy. However, her manager Christopher Malunga who has not denied paying her K37, 000 said the boxer got more than the reported amount and also received other additional perks like rentals for her house in Kabwata. Malunga said Zambia was the second highest paying country for female  …More

  • Mbesuma is Over-Weight, says Pirates Coach

    Orlando Pirates Coach Vladimir Vermezovic says Collins Mbesuma’s season is over and the player is likely to leave the club at the end of the season. Mbesuma has failed to break into Pirates’ line-up this year and Vermezovic says the striker’s body language at training suggests that of someone ready to retire from football. Vermezovic told kickoff.com that the Zambian striker’s weight has not helped him this year.

  • Thousands Bid Farewell to Top Coach Keagan Mumba

    Former Zanaco coach Keagan Mumba was yesterday laid to rest with hundreds, if not thousands, paying their last respects at Chawama grounds and Leopards Hill Memorial Park. Defence Minister Edgar Lungu, who is also Chawama Member of Parliament, said Mumba had left a legacy of being a candid and truthful person. Bolazambia reports that several football fans, players, administrators, government officials and the National Sports Council were present at an open air church service at Chawama grounds where Mumba made a name for his role in youth football. Lungu said Mumba had at one time paid a heavy price for  …More

  • Zambia’s Coach Looks Forward to Japan Friendly

    Chipolopolo coach Patrice Beaumelle has expressed delight at the opportunity to play another World Cup bound team. Speaking bolazambia.com at the Barclays Sports Complex this morning after leading the local lads through the paces at the commencement of the three-day training camp, Beaumelle said he will field his strongest possible side to give the best possible picture of Zambia. Zambia plays Japan in Florida in an international friendly on June 6 as the Blue Samurai prepare for the Brazil, 2014 Brazil outing. Beaumelle has taken to holding monthly training camps for local players and said he has his sights on  …More

  • Zambia’s Nkana Exit CAF Games with 5-0 Humiliation

    Nkana suffered a humiliating 5-0 defeat at the hands of Zamalek to bow out of the 2014 CAF Champions League at the Air Defence Sports Village in Cairo. Football – CAF Champions League 2013/14 – Nkana FC v Zamalek – Nkana StadiumThe Zambian champions who offered little in terms of resistance found themselves trailing in the 20th minute when Ahmed Tawfik tapped home with Moamen Zakira making it 2-0 on 34 minutes with a well struck free kick further sending the visitors into misery. Coach Masautso Mwale had hardly settled from the break when Mahoud Sayed goal piled more misery  …More

  • Top Zambian Coach Reportedly Dies

    Outspoken Zambian coach Keagan Mumba has died, according to bolazambia.com Reports reaching bolazambia.com indicate that Mumba, who until his death was on the sidelines of the Zanaco technical bench, died in the early hours of today at Lusaka Trust Hospital. The former Zambia assistant coach who has a stint with the Under-20 and Under 23 died after an illness. Mumba has coached several clubs in Zambia including Green Buffaloes, Zanaco, Green Eagles, among others. He is credited for his contribution to township sports, particularly the Sports for All programme in Chawama where he spent most of his life nurturing players  …More

  • Chipolopolo Scoops Japan Friendly for Florida

    Zambia has secured a high profile international friendly match against 2014 World Cup finalists Japan. Alberto Zaccheroni’s team will play Zambia on June 6, four days after they face Costa Rica in Florida. Japan will face African opposition in the form of Ivory Coast in Group C at the World Cup. Zambia is still feeding off its reputation of winning the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations. “Zambia’s march to the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations Cup title is still fresh in my memory,” Zaccheroni said. “I chose Florida as a campsite because we need to acclimatise to the heat and  …More

  • FAZ Hands Simataa a Life Ban

    The Football Association of Zambia has banned football administrator Simataa Simataa from “all Football Association of Zambia activities for life”. Simataa, a veteran football coach, who has managed teams in the lower leagues including UNZA Stars, Amakumbi, Makumbi Stars and now Mtendere Football Club, was banned for life due to allegedly making remarks against the Football Association of Zambia on Radio Phoenix on December 20, 2013. Simataa has coached the national team and junior national teams before including the Under 17 in 2002 and has also been acting FAZ president. Simataa was also Zambia Football Coaches Association (ZAFCA) general secretary.  …More

  • Zambia Makes Slight Stride on FIFA Chart

    Zambia has moved one place up the FIFA rankings released on March 13 but find themselves ranked lower than Sierra Leone. Patrice Beaumelles’ side has moved from 75 to 74 following their 2-1 home win over The Uganda Cranes on March 5 in Ndola. However, Sierra Leone are two places above the 2012 African champions in 72nd place and 15th on the CAF rankings. Sierra Leone have not qualified to the Africa Cup finals since 1996 where Zambia incidentally beat the Leone Stars 4-0 in a group game. Zambia also moved one place up the CAF rankings from 17 to  …More

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