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Zambia Netball national team on course for continental title

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ZAMBIA have kept alive their hopes of lifting the Africa Netball Cup title after beating Namibia 52-42 in what is the team’s second straight win at the tournament.

Zambia have backed their 62-47 win over eSwatini with a 52-42 victory over Namibia today to lead the table with four points, on par with Botswana but with a better goal difference.

The Africa Netball Cup is being played in Botswana, where six teams are competing for the title. The group stage is being played in a round-robin format.

After the group stage, the top two teams will play the final to determine the champions.

Coach Lazarous Tembo made two changes from the team that beat eSwatini. Defender Esther Kunda started ahead of Beenzu Nawa while veteran Diana Banda paved the way for Memory Mshanga.

Both Namibia and Zambia went into the game on the back of wins.

(Mwebantu, Thursday, 30th November, 2023)

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Solwezi Stadium works not fully complete 

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FOLLOWING a public backlash over the poor rehabilitation works at Solwezi’s Independence Stadium, Football House has clarified that the works are not 100 percent complete.

At the weekend, Netizens had a field day mocking the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) while others were taken aback when pictures of the ‘rehabilitated’ stadium circulated online.

The rehabilitation works at the Solwezi Independence Stadium cost US$300,000.

“We wish to set the record straight over the works on the Independence Stadium in Solwezi. Just like we did for the already completed David Kaunda Stadium, we will have an official handover of the Independence stadium in Solwezi with FIFA representatives, government officials, local authorities and FAZ. The handover will be preceded by a thorough inspection to be done by all the stakeholders,” FAZ general secretary Reuben Kamanga said.

Kamanga said the contractor was still working on final touches for the overall infrastructure while the pitch installer had completed their work.

“We also wish to inform members of the public that the bulk of the US300,000 for this project was allocated to the installation of the natural pitch. The amounts allocated for the FIFA project was purely for rehabilitation and not for erecting a new stadium. We thought we should clarify on that aspect so that the publics` expectation can be managed.”

FAZ through FIFA was awarded USD1.5 million for five projects that include four provincial stadia and one accommodation center.

(Mwebantu, Monday, 19th February, 2024)

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‘I hope Cristiano Ronaldo keeps my shirt,’ Fashion Sakala says after swapping jersey with CR7

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FASHION Sakala hopes Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo will keep the Chipolopolo striker’s shirt after the two swapped tops recently.

Sakala who plays for Saudi Pro League side Al Feiha has never hidden his admiration for Ronaldo who turns up for Al Nassr in the same league.

On Valentine’s Day, the two teams locked horns, offering Sakala a chance to share the same pitch has his idol.

Ronaldo’s goal proved the difference as Al Nassr ran home 1-0 winners but that seemed not to have bothered Sakala who walked away with CR7’s jersey at full time.

Sakala took to Facebook to celebrate his shirt swap with Ronaldo.

“Cristiano Robaldo, thank you idol, I love him. swapping shirts with him, it’s crazy I can’t lie,” Sakala captioned a CR7 signed shirt,” I hope he will keep mine too.”

(Mwebantu, Monday, 19th February, 2024)

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‘We will prepare well,’ FAZ looks to World Cup qualifiers 

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FOOTBALL House has said it will ensure Chipolopolo are adequately prepared for the 2026 World Cup qualifiers against Morocco and Tanzania in June.

After a disappointing AfCON outing, Zambia will shift focus to the 2026 World Cup qualifiers with Morocco and Tanzania being the opponent.

Ironically, Chipolopolo failed to beat either team at the AfCON when they met last month.

“We have lined up possible engagements for the Chipolopolo during the March FIFA window as we keep our sights on the June back-to-back FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Tanzania and Morocco respectively,” Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) president Andrew Kamanga said.

He said, “We have no doubt that the team will be in a position to give their best when they resume action next month and beyond,”

Zambia are second in the World Cup qualifying group with three points after recoding one win and one loss.

(Mwebantu, Monday, 19th February, 2024)

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