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 […]

Zambia National Soccer Team Players Want Coach Dismissed

NATIONAL team players have called for the dismissal of coach Dario Bonetti to save Zambia from embarrassment at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations finals slated for Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. The players, who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of victimisation, said in Chingola on October 8 that it will be a disaster […]

Dario Bonneti And His Team To Lose Jobs If Chipolopolo Lose To Libya

Chipolopolo Assistant coach, Honour Janza says a loss to Libya in tomorrow’s game would cost the entire technical bench their jobs. Zambia engages Libya tomorrow (Saturday) at Nchanga Stadium in Chingola in a crucial Group C match that will see the winner clinch a place at nexy year’s Africa Cup to be co-hosted by Gabon […]

Classic Mbesuma Shines In Practice Match Against Power

Chipolopolo on Wednesday beat local side Power Dynamos 3-1 in a practice match ahead of Saturday’s clash against Libya. The encounter played at Kitwe’s Arthur Davies against a team in strong contention for the local league title was an interesting affair, particularly in the second half when coach Dario Bonetti unleashed what looks like his […]

Jacob, Chris In For Libya Clash

Jacob, Chris In For Libya Clash

Dario Bonetti has received a boost in his preparation for Saturday’s Group C final match against Libya following the arrival in the country of Jacob Mulenga, Christopher Katongo and Emmanuel Mayuka. The trio is the last of the 24 member team to join camp ahead of the crucial match that will decide who earns a […]

Chipolopolo : Libyans Must Fall

AS the Zambia soccer squad regrouped in Kitwe yesterday for Saturday’s decisive 2012 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Libya, the South Africa-based duo of Collins Mbesuma and Joseph Musonda said on arrival that the Chipolopolo needed victory to mathematically seal qualification. The Chipolopolo, who only need to avoid defeat draw to qualify for the […]