Chipolopolo Shine in Warm Up Match

The Zambia Men’s Football National Team made short work of Division One outfit Circuit City beating them 5-1 in a practice match played at Nkoloma Stadium.

Coach Wedson Nyirenda’s side is warming up for the African Nations Championship (CHAN) that kicks off on Saturday in Morocco.

Nyirenda fielded two streams of his final 23 member squad with midfielder Jack Chirwa netting a brace while Friday Samu, Lazarous Kambole and Alex ‘Bazo’ Ng’onga scored a goal each with Nathan Kazumba getting the consolation goal for Circuit City.

In what could a possible first stream Nyirenda started with Toaster Nsabata in goal while skipper Ziyo partnered Adrian Chama with Simon Silwimba and Fackson Kapumbu deployed as wingbacks.

In midfield Chirwa and Kondwani Mtonga were deployed in the engine room with Ernest Mbewe and Augustine Mulenga taking the flanks.

Zesco United striker Lazarous Kambole teamed up with Samu to complete the set up.

Nyirenda tinkered with the set up in the second stream introducing Moses Mapulanga in goal while the spine of the defence was hinged on Isaac Shamujompa and John Mwengeni with Lawrence Chungu and Donashano Malama operating on the left and right flanks respectively.

Chirwa retained his place in midfield with Larry Bwalya and Godfrey Ngwenya thrown in the fray.

Upfront Ng’onga was twinned with Martin Phiri offering another possible pairing in Morocco.

Zambia opens its CHAN campaign on Sunday with a tie against the Cranes of Uganda at the Grand Stade Marakech before engaging Ivory Coast four days later at the same venue while the final match will be against Namibia on January 22 in Casablanca.



Moses Mapulanga (Nkana), Toaster Nsabata (Zanaco), Allan Chibwe (Power Dynamos)


Simon Silwimba, Fackson Kapumbu (both Zesco United), Lawrence Chungu, Isaac Shamujompa (both Power Dynamos), John Mwangeni (Nkana), Ziyo Tembo (Zanaco) Adrian Chama (Green Buffaloes),


Donashano Malama (Nkana), Kondwani Mtonga (Zesco United), Jack Chirwa, Mike Katiba (both Green Buffaloes), Larry Bwalya, Godfrey Ngwenya (both Power Dynamos, Augustine Mulenga, Ernest Mbewe (both Zanaco)


Friday Samu (Green Buffaloes), Alex Ng’onga (Power Dynamos), Martin Phiri (Zanaco), Lazarous Kambole (Zesco United), Chanda Mushili Lumwana Radiants)

(Source: FAZ Media)


  1. Mwishoy

    Ba Coach, I don’t know why u like Ng’onga ,the boy fails to score goals and u recall him to the national team. with Ng’onga in our team? We shall continue loosing.

  2. Shakunwina

    Go Zambia Go,all the best.

  3. Innocent kalunga

    Go Zambia go

  4. mr football

    go & play with your nephew Alex ngonga & stop fooling people,.

  5. Nifyo fine

    Mukabwele ne cikombe uko

  6. Pirre

    Why only zesco & power players, the selection is not balanced



    • Chankie

      The coach should avoid Ng’onga coz the boy is not good at scoring goals. All the best for Zambia.

  8. Mark Khoza

    That’s our team the chipolopolo the Zambian team

  9. luke slama mwanza

    Let’s hope ngon’ga will b scoring ds tym.

  10. Reuben

    Go! Go! Zambia!!! Bola na Less!!!! But why Ngon’ga always is he picked for pressure???

  11. Ephraim

    I dont know if anybody has observed but when we lose or draw a game in any competition then the trophy isn’t our’s.

  12. roydsilengo

    Go Zambia go chipolopolo

  13. Mmhann

    guyz we have a very gud team

  14. George JICKLY

    Beautiful squad but ngo,nga why always included, ”plaaaaaaaaaga boy”

  15. George JICKLY

    Beautiful squad but ngo,nga why always included, ”plaaaaaaaaaga boy” ……..

  16. Son g

    Go Zambia go mbola na lesa

  17. Quavo



  18. Betty

    I thought since there’s an outbreak of cholera there’s no gathering of more than six people?


    Ngo’nga is not a play to put in the squad. Nationa team is not a club sorry.

  20. jay jnr

    I don’t think if the team will do the best having lost to city of Lsk who are on allegations and soon start playing lower division… Any way fili ujo tuya…tizaona


    Came BaZO We Are BehiDe U

  22. Ray José watson

    Go chipoplopolo…..but why including ngo’nga? Simulapila?

  23. the sumba

    ng’onga kuwaya wayafye

  24. Lakon

    Let ng’onga participate in group he is the best to the coach.

  25. Davy

    Alex ngonga is a super sub player not full time munangani let’s beat ivory coast then we will be safe

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