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Copper Queens Olympic Journey Kicks Off



Zambian football today returns to the Olympics after 33 years when the Copper Queens face Netherlands in a titanic Group F clash at Miyagi stadium.
The last Olympic qualification for any football team for Zambia was in 1988 when the team famously reached the quarterfinals.
Zambia had also previously qualified for the 1976 and 1980 Olympics although the country boycotted the 1976 Montreal Games for political reasons.
The spotlight today will be on the Barbara Banda captained side that are the sole representatives for the African continent.
It is the first ever Olympic appearance for any women national football team for Zambia making the occasion memorable.
Zambia negotiated its way through a competitive qualification process that saw them sweep aside the indomitable lionesses of Cameroon in the final qualifying round in a two-legged tie.
The match will be live at 13:00hours CAT on the La Liga/Olympics Channel 3 on Supersport. China will be involved in a toe-to-toe fight with Brazil in the match that will kick-off at 10:00hours CAT.
Africa’s sole representatives are geared to produce a result against the Netherlands who will also be making their debut at the tournament after making their seventh attempt last year.
Although defender Martha Tembo is suspended for the opener, coach Bruce Mwape named a strong 22-member squad which is expected to compete for places, with Israel based goalkeeper Hazel Nali expected to start in goal ahead of Catherine Musonda and N’gambo Musole.
Lushomo Mweemba, Margaret Belemu and Anita Mulenga are all poised to start at the back that also has Fikile Khosa, and Esther Siamfuko, Vast Phiri with midfielders Ireen ‘Xavi’ Lungu, Mary Wilombe, Hellen Chanda and Esther Namukwasa in contention to provide the cover and creativity in the middle of the park.
Tokyo 2020 CAF Qualifiers top scorer Grace Chanda is expected to lead the attack to partner Barbara Banda with Spain based Hellen Mubanga, Ochumba Oseke Lubanji and Avell Chitundu also available.
Argentine referee Laura Fortunato will take charge of the game assisted by countrymate Mariana de Almeida and Mary Blanco of Colombia. Mauro Vigliano will be the Video Assistant Referee (VAR).
(Source: FAZ)


The distribution of the farm inputs for the 2021-2022 farming season starts tomorrow, says President Hakainde Hichilema



PRESIDENT  Hakainde Hichilema has announced that the distribution of the farm inputs for the 2021-2022 farming season to all farmers across the country will start tomorrow the 18th of October, 2021.

And the Head of State has appealed to traditional leaders across the Country to avoid selling land to foreigners at the expense of Zambians.

In his Facebook post,President Hichilema has assured farmers across the country that they will receive their fertilizer tomorrow.

“This afternoon we held a meeting with His Royal Highness, Chief Liteta of the Lenje speaking people in Central Province.

During the meeting, through His royal highness, we appealed to all traditional leaders across the Country to avoid selling land to foreigners at the expense of you, Zambians,” he said.

He said land as a matter of ownership and empowerment, must first be given to Zambians and Zambians first and that those Zambians without capital and out of their own volition can get into joint ventures with citizens from other countries.

The Head of State said in order to ensure that service delivery is prompt, more funding for constituencies will be allocated and for the first time in the history of the country, local people will be deciding on how to use the funds as this will help curtail corruption that has been unprecedented at National level.

“And later we thanked the people of Liteta for voting for us but also stated that we are aware  of the people’s hopes in us and that come this December, the current budget will be shut and ours will begin in January, 2022 and once we start using our own budget, all Zambians will start seeing the benefits of voting for change,” President Hichilema said.

He said government understand the challenges that the Agriculture is facing which were mainly induced by the previous regime’s awarding of Fertilizer contracts to suppliers for two years without due diligence.

President  Hichilema said his administration is but on track and will ensure that agriculture sector does not die in the Country.

“Dear Zambians. Take your pens and notebooks and start taking down what we are delivering as per our vision.

So far, we have kicked out caderism and this led to freedoms in public places with only a few cases of not accepting change remaining currently but we will manage this. It is a process and let’s all get involved and get it solved,” he said.

He has further urged people of Chisamba to vote for UPND Council Chairperson candidate Fred Choongo.

(Picture by Chellah Tukuta/State House)

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Minister of Information and Media Honourable Chushi Kasanda visits MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF)



MINISTER of Information and Media Honourable Chushi Kasanda visited MultiChoice Talent Factory MTF on a familiarisation tour in Lusaka.

The minister was received by Mrs Leah Kooma, Managing Director at MultiChoice Zambia, Christopher Puta Academy Director at MultiChoice Talent Factory, Selina Nyirenda, Corporate Affairs Manager – MAH Southern Region and MTF staff.

Honourable Kabanda said: “I would like to thank you for giving us the support and helping to bring talent into Zambia. We need the talent especially with our youths, it helps to take them off the streets and get them going”.

During the visit, both parties expressed thanks for the partnership they have enjoyed.

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I will win and make Zambia Proud, Lolita Muzeya



ZAMBIA’S Welterweight Queen Lolita Muzeya on Tuesday arrived in the United Kingdom to take on Middleweight champion Savannah Marshall of Britain.

She is accompanied to the United Kingdom by her Manager, Vernon John Mwaanga, Matchmaker, Christopher Malunga and her trainer, Greetings Kaonga.

Muzeya also took time to visit the Zambia High Commission in London and was received by Defence Attach, Brigadier General David Mwanza.

And in an interview, the Welterweight Queen said she is not underrating her opponent, but she is confident of beating Savannah Marshall in her own backyard.

“I am not underrating my opponent; she is a good fighter, and I am ready and looking forward to a good fight. This is the biggest fight of my career. I want to assure Zambians that I am here to win and make my country, Zambia, proud,” she said.

And Brigadier General Mwanza said boxing is a unifying sport and called on Zambians in the United Kingdom to turn up in numbers in Newcastle to give Muzeya support in Saturday’s fight.

“Zambians are known to be good boxers. I am proud to see a lot of women having an interest in boxing. We are proud of you, and we know that you will make us proud. I have no doubt that you came here for one thing and that is winning. Stay focused, this is your moment to shine. Zambians both home and away are behind you,” he said.

Muzeya makes her debut on the European stage on October 16 when she takes on World Boxing Organization Female Middleweight champion Savannah Marshall of Britain at the Newcastle Arena in Newcastle.

The two 30-year old’s have put their unbeaten pro records on the line heading into Saturday’s WBO title fight on Tyneside.

World Boxing Council Silver Female Welterweight champion from Zambia hopes to add the WBO title to her repertoire.

Muzeya has held the WBC Silver Welterweight crown since 2016 and interestingly that was a year before her opponent Marshall turned pro.

Marshall on the other hand will be making the third defence of her WBO belt that she has successfully retained by knockouts.

But Muzeya heads to Newcastle with better mileage on her pro record with 16 fights, no draws with eight coming by knockouts.

The WBO champion has ten fights, and like Muzeya, she too has eight knockouts.

Saturday’s WBO title fight will be live on Sky Sport Boxing.

This is according to a press statement issued by Mrs. Abigail Chaponda, First Secretary, Press and Public Relations at the Zambia High Commission in the United Kingdom

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Foxdale Forest – Phase 2 Selling


20 Oct 2021, 11:43 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

209,571 Total Cases
3,658 Deaths
205,709 Recovered

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