HERVE Renard Jets In, Looks Forward To Attaining Glory With Zambia

CHIPOLOPOLO trainer Herve Renard has arrived in Lusaka this morning with a pledge to take the Zambia National Soccer Team a step higher and attain glory for the country. “I am very happy to be back home. I love the country; I love the people and the professionalism of the federation. I know there is […]

DARIO Bonneti STUCK In Zambia, Demands 4 Months Unpaid Salary Arrears

Ex-Chiplopolo Coach Dario Bonneti is stuck in Zambia and is demanding to be paid 4 months Salary arears ‘owed’ by the Football Association Of Zambia (FAZ) and downplays work permit. According to bolayathu.com Bonetti disclosed that he had gone four months without pay. “About the immigration, you must know that I have a contract and […]

Lusaka Province Minister, Miles Sampa Quits FAZ Post

Co-opted FAZ committee member Miles Sampa has quit his position. Highly placed sources within FAZ said that Sampa, who is also Lusaka Province minister fast tracked his decision following his strong stance against the re-appointment of Herve Renard as Chipolopolo trainer. Sampa tendered in his resignation on Saturday. Despite Sampa claiming his government portfolio persuaded […]

HERVE RENARD New Zambian National Team Coach

The FAZ executive has come to a unanimous decision to hire the services of Herve Renard as the Zambian National Team coach. After much debate and analysis Herve Renard has emerged the preferred candidate. He will be assisted by Patrice Beaumelle and Honor Janza. A one year agreement has been signed and FAZ hope Herve […]

STUDENT Reflects On The 2010 London Saga

It was probably one step too fast, reveals Lyson Zulu one of the three London based students who played for Zambia during the ill fated international friendly against Ghana in London. Speaking exclusively to bolayathu.com Zulu said he could not have declined the national team call because of his love for the country. “When you […]

Disgraced Zambian Football Players Cleared By FIFA

FIFA says the match-fixing ban leveled on Zambia’s Yobe brothers is not binding outside Finland. Donwell and Dominic were earlier this year convicted by a Finish court for alleged match fixing. Their sentence was suspended for seven months but the Finish football federation ruled the duo can not play football in that country until after […]

What Next After Bonetti’s Dismissal?

By Godfrey Chikumbi Whoever thought Dario  Bonetti was a good coach for Zambia must have been a good joker. I hasten to put it on record that the Italian gaffer is the worst Zambia has ever had. When Bonetti came to take up the Chipolopolo assignment in 2010 after having been headhunted by the former […]

Zambia U20 Squad Named

Zambia Under-20 coach Keagan Mumba has named four foreign-based players to his provisional 30-man list for December’s title defence of their Cosafa Youth Championship in Botswana. The four include USA-based midfielder and Orlando Pirates target Noble Rumsey whom Buccaneers were reportedly tracking after shining at the 2010 SADC Youth Games in Swaziland. Midfielder’s Ruphia Banda’s […]

Government Awaits Report On Bonetti Sacking

Sports minister Fackson Shamenda says he waiting for a briefing on the firing of Zambia coach Dario Bonetti. Shamenda said in an interview on Tuesday that he was unaware of circumstances leading to Bonetti’s sacking. “I need to consult. I have not been brief yet. I understand Kalusha Bwalya (FAZ president) came to my office […]

Zambia To Lose K5 billion Over Bonetti

THE Football Association of Zambia stands to pay dismissed Chipolopolo coach Dario Bonetti and his staff over K5 billion as separation package. FAZ terminated the contract of Bonetti on Monday, 48 hours after the Italian guided Zambia to a 15th Africa Cup of Nations final in Gabon/Equatorial Guinea 2012. Although FAZ general secretary George Kasengele […]