Pres. Lungu Salutes Victorious Chipolopolo

President Edgar Lungu has saluted Zambia’s Chipolopolo for beating Algeria 3-1 in a World Cup qualifier at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka on Saturday.

President Lungu also congratulated FAZ president Andrew Kamanga and coach Wedson Nyirenda for their efforts in guiding the team to victory.

“As patron of Football Association of Zambia, I wish to congratulate the Zambia National team for a splendid performance which results to the 3-1 victory against Algeria National Team in the yesterday’s match played in Lusaka.

“I wish to further congratulate The President of FAZ and his entire bench for this victory. You worked hard to equip the team with all necessary skills.

“To the team, Keep up the good work and always remember to work together as a team. You’ve made us proud,” he says.

Meanwhile, The Zambia National Soccer Team has left for Algeria ahead of Tuesday’s Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup return leg qualifier against the Desert Foxes in Constantine.

Barely eight hours after having comprehensively defeated Algeria 3-1 at National Heroes Stadium before a sold out crowd, the team took a flight to Constantine.

Russia based striker Fashion Sakala has stayed behind after having been red carded in Saturday match against Algeria.

The team left aboard a chartered aircraft operated by Rwan Air six minutes after midnight and was expected to make a brief stopover in Kigali before heading to Constantine.

Sports Minister Moses Mawere, FAZ president Andrew Kamanga and hordes of supporters joined the team on the aircraft with the players bubbling with confidence.

The eight hour flight will see the team arrive in Constantine around 09:00 hours Zambian time.

Zambia revived its interest in World Cup qualifiers with their victory over the Desert Foxes to move to second position in Group B.

Nigeria tops the group on nine points with Zambia having four points while Cameroun is third with two points.


Toaster Nsabata (Zanaco) Allan Chibwe (Power Dynamos). Kennedy Mweene (Sundowns FC)

Donashano Malama (Nkana FC), Ziyo Tembo (Zanaco FC), Fackson Kapumbu (Zesco United FC) Stoppila Sunzu (Arsenal Tula FC), Isaac Shamujompa (Power Dynamos), Rodrick Kabwe (Ajax Cape Town FC), Simon Silwimba (Zesco United FC), Adrian Chama (Green Buffaloes FC),

Misheck Chaila (Zesco United FC), Emmanauel Banda (Oostende FC). Kondwani Mtonga (Zesco United FC), John Chin’gandu (Zesco United FC), Enock Mwepu (FC Liefering), Enerst Mbewe (Zanaco FC), Augustine Mulenga (Zanaco FC), Chisamba Lungu (Alanyaspor FC-Turkey),

Patson Daka (Red Bull Salzburg), Brian Mwila (Platinum Stars), Justin Shonga (Nkhwazi FC), Alex N’gonga (Power Dynamos FC)


  1. wiseman phiri papa p

    Good job guys the bullet,keep it God bless u fr another victory to comevon Tuesday.

  2. Sylvester cm

    Wish you all the best ba chipolopolo team God bless u nd be with u

  3. mwenda muyupi

    loving the sqaud
    I wish the team all the best toward the forth coming game

  4. Prince

    Go and beat them Zambia 4_0 Algeria.

  5. Deuteronomy

    Dats great.continue chipolopolo balangeni umupila.go go go go go go golile l……………..too bad 4 fashioned sakala. Thx Ba president for all your support

  6. r.j.g

    Thank you Mr President for giving full support to our national team. I salute you & wishing you many more years.

  7. banda gift

    fasion sakala should no loose hop having a dengerous card bt he should patience while on tuesday we ar wining 3-0

  8. Trevor M

    Go zambia Go!!! Wishing u all de best…. Computer E. Mwepu, i see u….

  9. chola

    Ferry good performance…go Zambia go…. U must beat them in there home ground. Proud of u guys

  10. I.Chulu

    Let Kalaba ,Mwepu and Chisamba ancor midfeild in future

  11. Mbayo Jackson

    Go Zambia Go, iam really proud of you guys…

    • oracle

      GO ZAMBIA GO UNTIL WE MAKE IT ” ZAMBIA 3 ALGERIA 0^signs off an oracle*

  12. Mikaeli

    Go Zambia go chipololo we are proud of u wadawada thanks very much

  13. Kapwepwe kashishi

    his owner pre lungu

  14. Essau

    Commentgud squard

    • John mulenga

      Zambia will beat Algeria Zambia 2 v Algeria 0 at him ground Algeria will lose

  15. Gift Zulu

    Congrates guys you have made us proud as a Country (Zambia).Keep up!

  16. Siasichoma Elvis

    Go chipolopolo Go! You make us proud , we R 100% in full support of u.Mor favor upon u guys. Forward ever backwards never. God bless Zambia!

  17. Isaac Mulwanda

    Wish you the best.will give u more support

  18. Chilufya makunka

    Comment were is kalaba

  19. Sn

    I Wish U O De Best Guyz 2 Niel In Fevour Of Zambia .

  20. Evangelist SAMUKONGA

    Thanks Your Excellence for that word of encouragement to the team.

  21. Sn

    Tuensday Game Zambia 2 Alge 0 Computer E Mwepu L Chisamba P Daka B Mwila E Banda K Mtonga I Wish U O De Best K Mween S Sunzu Z Tembo F Kapumbu R Kabwe Do De Job Guyz 2 Make History For Russer 2018 Qualifie Go Zambia Go 4 Russer 2018 .

  22. Chanda matafwali

    U did us proud, go and finish your task.Zambia is solidly behind you

  23. arckyman

    Where is kalaba

  24. kelvin

    All the best guys

  25. kelvin

    All the best zed guys

  26. Mwamba Mubanga

    ZNBC /FAZ de republican president de players and all of us we are behind u pipo. go win.

  27. chikoki k

    Thnk u guyz for all yo affort to beat Algeria 3-1 nd we dat u we also do it on their home ground

  28. Philip Mushokabanji

    Wish you all the best guys all Zambia is with you, may almighty God be with you always

  29. sande

    Does it mean Kalaba is not going to play this game.

  30. benard

    Go Zambia Go,God guide u

  31. Obed Mwanza

    Congrats guys!!! and we only hope that nigeria will either draw the remaining games or lose two games.

  32. Godfrey Lushinga

    I can’t wait,,what time will the match begin….go Zambia go

  33. Pythias Zambia

    Go Zambia go
    Please continue with the same spirit and not forgetting to thank God before and after the game
    E.mwepu my trust is on you with your friends

  34. Evangelist SAMUKONGA

    Please guys go and fight for your countries pride, I love the physique and speed in this Chipolopolo line-up, ( mpakalitente my Algeria,, bola nalesa guys,, engage ka praise chorus ,,( Takwaaba uwalinganaa nayesu)

  35. Jay

    Zambia all the way

  36. Baron

    Zambian team you the best I rely you ok keep it up CV with more victory!

  37. Baron

    More power Zambia more power

  38. Baron

    Guys you make as Zambians smile!

  39. Baron

    Come with gaols guy.

  40. Sydney muchemwa

    All the guys

  41. cj

    All the best, u made my happy

  42. Alicklungu

    Kept it up guys,looking at de game Zambia displays a good game desipt de deffeanders should improve Loki g at dee second half Algeria changed de GAM tactics which made an impact to de gam

  43. fred

    Wish in u the best guys play as team filyafine..

  44. mwewa peter

    Comment good work

  45. Nawewe

    Include kalaba also,where is he.

  46. Papa

    pakalitente paka litulike nayonayo boys!

  47. j davy.

    dont 4get bena daka, sakala en mangani 4 help zoona ba FAZ. ni kubadengakobaja, but good job emutima.

  48. kelvin

    go n show them guyz

  49. DROGBA


  50. abc

    u realy made us proud..all the best…remember its BOLA NALESA!!! beat them 2-0 at their home ground!! MWEPUUUUU….DAKAAAAA….CHISAMBAAAA….am behind u guyz

  51. Robinson KAMBOLE

    Mwepu to start the game,CHISHIMBA mu 7 ,just continue with same spirit, we are with you

  52. Robinson KAMBOLE

    Mwepu toame,CHISHIMBA mu 7 ,just continue with same spirit& go&bit them.

  53. mumz

    Good work go nd show

  54. Michael Benjamin

    All the best lads computer I see you more goals

  55. dempu k asheni

    Continue guys with yo spirit we ere behind u

  56. Costern mapepuka

    All the best guys

  57. Michael MULENGA

    We are very much proud of u gyd nibest

  58. Chiza chiyayika

    go zambia

  59. mwenya mwenya

    Zed likulu cme on guys go and gve them 4-2.we wsh u Al de best

  60. Musunga

    Sees you!!! Computer,Chisamba Lungu Dinhio

  61. Chris pine yowela

    Coagulation guys

  62. snadreck nkhoma

    Continu guy’s whth sem spirit u make us happy.

  63. snadreck nkhoma

    Continu guy’s with sem spirit u make us happy.

  64. Dr Peace

    Go Zambia Go !!! bolla nalesa

  65. O b

    All the Best Ba chipolopolo,death without fear but defeat go gogo Zambia.

  66. Ngoma. C

    It shall be a tough game but we have faith in you boys. Go Zambian go!!!

  67. lwiito siangoma

    nice squad we will surely win the match

  68. steady jay mtonga

    Yeye dat its good

  69. Perry hamz

    One Zambia one Nation

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