‘Master’ Kalaba Out of Tanzania Friendly

Rainford Kalaba has been ruled of Saturday’s friendly match against Tanzania as he continues on the recovery process.

Team coach Herve Renard said it was too early to unleash the ‘master’ into action as he was still battling with fitness.

The TP Mazembe midfielder who is seen as the heartbeat of the Zambian

team has been sidelined due to a groin injury suffered in October.

“He is not training with the team he is only training to work on his fitness. He will not play in Tanzania,” Renard said.

“In the remaining five weeks and a half he will be ready for the Africa [Cup of Nations].”

The Frenchman said Kalaba was working with the ball as the medics continue to monitor his fitness.

“He has one week with the ball when he comes back with the squad we will be able to know if he will be able to play or not.”

Zambia faces Tanzania on Saturday away in Dar-es-salasm in an international friendly.

16 Responses to "‘Master’ Kalaba Out of Tanzania Friendly"

  1. keo   December 18, 2012 at 7:35 am

    wishing the young lad a quick recovery as we aproach the afcon

  2. swilili sokwe   December 18, 2012 at 7:40 am

    Nimwamene. Let the guy rule mwe. Twachula saana uno muku. We did not know HH forgive us for not voting you in. Ino shita nga tulelya poloni. Now we went for mor money in selected pockets.iyoo twachula twanaka.

  3. special force   December 18, 2012 at 8:02 am

    Naba mulowa umwaice! Pa Zambia awe

  4. Ba game   December 18, 2012 at 8:45 am

    pa Zed too much using charmz (ifimabwanga). Even this afcon we won was all bcoz of charms, i doubt next year if we will make it.

  5. NEW-B!!!   December 18, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Nomba ni ba MASTER? nalipuma. get well soon mwaiche wandi niwewabako.

  6. UMUVELE VELE   December 18, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    the chap is a very talented footballer..but dnt over praise him to the extent of calling him master kalaba

  7. OS   December 18, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Be prepared to suffer even the more u who are saying mwachula pafula. 20 more years to suffer . Be ready WEE!

  8. Gunners 1   December 18, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Get well soon man kalaba……

  9. REGINA   December 18, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    hey man will miss your skills wish you a quick recovery and wish the rest of the team all the best and please ensure you show Tanzania that we are the African champions. Big up lads.

  10. john k   December 18, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    Thinking that juju can work in any career is primitivity. We won the afcon not bcoz of juju but determination. If we keep it up we must go for nothing but the final.

  11. musole   December 19, 2012 at 8:20 am


  12. rainfold kansunta   December 19, 2012 at 9:23 am

    he is a talented boy, get wel soon

  13. Sonka   December 19, 2012 at 9:42 am

    De chap Noz hw 2 command de mid field,get wel soon,bt we r jst 2depndnt on him wch is nt gud.

  14. ignatius m tembo   December 19, 2012 at 11:00 am

    tekanyeni bane mwilasabaila fye.thats why you are even accusing katongo of using juju,be careful learn 2apreaciate

  15. keu   December 19, 2012 at 11:39 am


  16. Imbula   December 19, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Talent ni talent bane.when God says yes its definately a big ‘YES’.get wel soon mwaiche kalaba…