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Be disciplined to have a good footballing career, Amb. Mwamba urges Zambian Footballers



ZAMBIA’s Ambassador to Ethiopia His Excellency Emmanuel Mwamba has taken time encourage players of the Zambia National Soccer Team.

Mr. Mwamba urged the player to be disciplined if they were to have a successful footballing career.

Speaking when he addressed the Zambia National Soccer team at Jupiter International hotel in Addis Ababa ahead of the Chipolopolo Boys’ international friendly match against Ethiopia this afternoon, Ambassador Mwamba said he was delighted to see young and promising players in the current national team setup.

Ambassador Mwamba said football is a mass supporters’ sport and was highly lucrative to the players.

He said if the boys used their opportunity properly, it would help transform their lives and that of their families, and will help bring glory to Zambia.

He said the players should regard themselves as ambassadors of the country and soccer fans’ expectations were high on their performance.

“Talent is nothing without discipline. Probably your coaches and leaders have talked to you about it, but it needs to be emphasized. You can be a great player but without discipline, that (talent) will take you nowhere,” ambassador Mwamba said.

“You have been blessed to have been picked to represent our national team. Don’t spoil or squander the chance; this chance might not come again. You are not the best, the most blessed but the Lord has picked you to play for our national team, regard it as a privilege.” he said.

Ambassador Mwamba urged the players to give a listening ear to the football administration and the Chipolopolo technical bench led by Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic.

“We have seen wonderful talent go to waste just because the players lacked discipline. Everyone starts small like that. You have left a lot of people behind because you are now playing for the national team,” he said.

“We want you to play at the world stage and watch you on TV wherever you are; so regard it as a blessing and God bless you all.”

Team Delegation Leader Lee Kawanu thanked Ambassador Mwamba for taking time to encourage the boys, describing it as a comforting experience to be welcomed by Zambians in foreign land.

“You can see that we have a lot of young new faces that are trying to break into the main team, this is a clear indication of what the FA (Football Association of Zambia) is trying to do which is to build something for the future,” Kawanu said.

Head Coach, Micho, disclosed that the team is in the country to play a series of friendly matches in order to get a competitive momentum before the back-to-back Africa Cup of Nations qualifier matches against Botswana in November.

“We are representing 18 million of Zambians and fully aware of that, we want to give everything against a great team coached by a great coach on the other side of a great nation that during the match, we are like sport enemies; after the match and before that we are sport friends.

The match will kick-off at 16:00hours (15:00hours Zambian time) and will be played at Addis Ababa stadium.

The Chipolopolo Boys are also expected to play three more international matches while in Ethiopia.


Zimbabwean truck driver arrested by DEC for trafficking in 1.6 tones of cannabis 



A-25 year old Zimbabwean truck driver has been arrested by the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) for trafficking in Cannabis which was concealed in black plastics in an improvised compartment of his vehicle.
The suspect identified as Justin Chapinduka of of Harare has also been charged with another count for attempting to bribe a DEC officer.
DEC Spokesperson Theresa Katongo said the suspect has been arrested for trafficking in 78 bags of dry loose cannabis weighing 1.6 tonnes which was concealed in black plastics found in an improvised compartment of the truck.
Katongo said the suspect abandoned his truck when he was intercepted at the Zambia National Service (ZNS) checkpoint in Luangwa on 29th November, 2020 and a man hunt was launched for his arrest.
“On 2nd December, 2020, the owner of the truck, Mike Mpinga, 34, a Zimbabwean businessman together with his truck driver who was on the run, were apprehended at Levy Mall in Lusaka, where the Zimbabwean businessman attempted to bribe a DEC officer with K30,000 for the release of his truck,” Katongo said.
She said the case involving the owner of the truck has since been handed over to the Anti-Corruption Commission for further investigations and possible prosecution while the truck driver has been charged with trafficking in 1.6 tonnes of cannabis.
She said all suspects are in Police custody and will appear in court soon.

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Chongwe Lower Zambezi is open for the Festive season



#Mwebantu Join us on the river for fun, fishing and family time this holiday season! Enjoy your festive break at Chongwe Lower Zambezi.  Choose from the Chongwe Camp, Suites or House on the banks of the Zambezi River and beautifully located in the valley. Lower Zambezi National Park is known for the variety of activities on offer, including game drives, walking safaris, canoeing safaris, boat cruises and tiger fishing.

Nestled between an imposing mountain escarpment to the north and the mighty Zambezi River to the south, the Lower Zambezi Valley boasts a variety of activities that few, if any, other destinations can offer. It has stunning scenery, peaceful riverside woodlands and abundant wildlife.


Dotted along the riverbank, Chongwe Camp is set at the confluence of the Chongwe and Zambezi Rivers which wind through the forested valley, creating a haven for wildlife like lions, leopards and wild dog.  Its nine classic tents are designed to make the most of what Mother Nature provided. Each has a panoramic view along the Chongwe River, a spacious open-air bathroom, a porch with comfortable lounge chairs, and features local textiles and handcrafted furniture.


Named after indigenous plants growing in the area, the Cassia and Albida Suites are nestled under ancient towering trees at the confluence of the Chongwe and Zambezi Rivers.  The one-bedroom Cassia Suite is a private suite for two, perfect for honeymooners and couples. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom Albida Suite sleeps four guests and is great for families wanting their own space or friends travelling together. Both have en-suite open air bathrooms with a clawfoot bath, a canopied lounge and dining area, a pool overlooking the river, a fire pit and a dedicated butler.


Chongwe House rests on a peaceful stretch of the Chongwe River, set against a beautiful mountainous backdrop.
A two-storey, four-bedroom, four-bathroom private house, its design blends effortlessly into the undulating landscape around it, with river pebble accents and furniture carved from a fallen winterthorn tree.

The house sleeps four to eight people and features private open-air bathtubs and waterfall showers, a large pool, and spacious indoor and outdoor lounges and dining areas perfect for spending time together.

Listen to fish eagle calls and the faint sound of a resident family of warthogs ‘mowing’ the grass outside. Watch elephants wade across the river right in front of the house. Savour fine dining in the wild, featuring local and seasonal ingredients.

For more information, please take a look at the local rates banner. For bookings and enquiries email:



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Nurse, ambulance driver killed in Lundazi road traffic accident



AN ambulance taking a patient from Ng’onga to Lundazi Hospital hit a tree at Mphamba Bridge, killing a nurse and the driver, police said.

Eastern Province Police Deputy Commissioner Paul Achiume said the accident happened at 2am.

He said the driver, Stephen Mulenga, a ZNS officer of Lumezi ZNS Camp, who was carrying 3 passengers sustained fatal head injuries and died on the spot. Mr Peter Mwanza a nurse from Lundazi District Hospital sustained head injuries and also died on the spot.

The survivors, Crodina Moyo also of Lundazi District Health Office and an unknown male adult of unknown abode complained of general body pains and are admitted to the District Hospital.

Mr. Achiume said the accident happened when the driver of the ambulance failed to negotiate a curve and careered off the road on the right side, hitting into a tree and fell into a ditch.

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Foxdale Forest – Phase 2 Selling


05 Dec 2020, 8:33 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

17,857 Total Cases
364 Deaths
17,145 Recovered

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