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Zambia national football team

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Zambia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Chipolopolo (The Bullets)
Association Football Association of Zambia
Sub-confederation COSAFA (Southern Africa)
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Honour Janza
Asst coach Nico Labohm
Captain Rainford Kalaba
Most caps David Chabala (115)
Top scorer Godfrey Chitalu (76)
Home stadium Levy Mwanawasa Stadium
FIFA code ZAM
FIFA ranking Template:Nft rank
Highest FIFA ranking 15 (February 1996)
Lowest FIFA ranking 101 (February 2011)
Elo ranking Template:Nft rank
Highest Elo ranking 27 (6 April 1994)
Lowest Elo ranking 99 (May 2004)
First international
23x15px Southern Rhodesia 0–4 Northern Rhodesia 23x15px
(Southern Rhodesia; 1946)
Biggest win
23x15px Zambia 11–2 Swaziland 23x15px
(Lusaka, Zambia; 5 February 1978)
23x15px Zambia 9–0 Template:Country data KEN
(Lilongwe, Malawi; 13 November 1978)
23x15px Zambia 9–0 Lesotho 23x15px
(August 8, 1988)
Biggest defeat
23x15px DR Congo 10–1 Zambia 23x15px
(Congo-Kinshasa; 22 November 1969)
23x15px Belgium 9–0 Zambia 23x15px
(Brussels, Belgium; 3 June 1994)
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances 16 (First in 1974)
Best result Champions: 2012

The Zambia national football team represents the country of Zambia in the sport of association football and is governed by the Football Association of Zambia. During the 1980s, they were known as the KK 11 after founding president Dr. Kenneth Kaunda fondly called KK who ruled Zambia from 1964 to 1991. When the country adopted multiparty politics the side was nicknamed Chipolopolo (the Bullets[1]). The team has three Africa Cup of Nations final appearances to its credit. They were once holders of the Africa Cup of Nations, winning in the 2012 final against Ivory Coast.[2][3] In addition to this 2012 cup triumph, its other memorable moments include a 4–0 victory over Italy in the 1988 Olympic football tournament in Seoul, South Korea that saw Kalusha Bwalya score a hat-trick. The current manager of the team is Honour Janza.

Gabon air disaster

On 27 April 1993, a Zambian Air Force Buffalo DHC-5D which was carrying the team to Senegal for a 1994 World Cup qualification match crashed, killing all 30 passengers, including 18 players and a number of coaches.[4]

Honours

Africa Cup of Nations
Champions: 2012
Runners-up: 1974, 1994
COSAFA Cup
Champions: 1997, 1998, 2006, 2013
Runners-up: 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009
CECAFA Cup
Champions: 1984, 1991
Runners-up: 1976, 1977, 1978, 1988, 2006

Competition records

World Cup record

As the former British colony of Northern Rhodesia, Zambia did not participate in World Cup qualification play until after its independence in 1964. The country's football association was formed in 1929 and joined FIFA in 1964.

Africa Cup of Nations record

Current squad

The following 23-man squad has been selected for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations squad on January 7, 2015.[5] Caps and Goals (official FIFA-recognized matches only) updated as of 26 January 2015 after the game against Cape Verde.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Danny Munyao (1987-01-21) 21 January 1987 (age 29) 10 0 23x15px Red Arrows
16 1GK Kennedy Mweene (Vice-captain) (1984-11-12) 12 November 1984 (age 31) 92 2 23x15px Mamelodi Sundowns
22 1GK Joshua Titima (1992-10-20) 20 October 1992 (age 23) 5 0 23x15px Power Dynamos
2 2DF Donashano Malama (1987-07-01) 1 July 1987 (age 28) 7 0 23x15px Nkana
4 2DF Christopher Munthali (1991-02-02) 2 February 1991 (age 25) 21 1 23x15px Nkana
5 2DF Rodrick Kabwe (1992-11-30) 30 November 1992 (age 23) 12 0 23x15px Zanaco
6 2DF Davies Nkausu (1986-01-01) 1 January 1986 (age 30) 28 0 23x15px Bloemfontein Celtic
13 2DF Stoppila Sunzu (1989-06-22) 22 June 1989 (age 26) 50 3 23x15px Shanghai Greenland
18 2DF Emmanuel Mbola (1993-05-10) 10 May 1993 (age 22) 45 0 Template:Country data ISR Hapoel Ra'anana
3 3MF Chisamba Lungu (1991-01-31) 31 January 1991 (age 25) 34 0 23x15px Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast
7 3MF Spencer Sautu (1994-10-05) 5 October 1994 (age 21) 1 0 23x15px Green Eagles
8 3MF Bruce Musakanya (1993-09-25) 25 September 1993 (age 22) 14 3 23x15px Red Arrows
10 3MF Mukuka Mulenga (1993-07-06) 6 July 1993 (age 22) 19 1 23x15px Bloemfontein Celtic
11 3MF Lubambo Musonda (1995-05-05) 5 May 1995 (age 20) 6 1 23x15px Ulisses
14 3MF Kondwani Mtonga (1986-06-14) 14 June 1986 (age 29) 23 0 Template:Country data IND Shillong Lajong
17 3MF Rainford Kalaba (1986-08-14) 14 August 1986 (age 29) 80 10 23x15px Mazembe
19 3MF Nathan Sinkala (1991-04-23) 23 April 1991 (age 24) 32 2 23x16px Grasshopper
9 4FW Ronald Kampamba (1991-12-28) 28 December 1991 (age 24) 12 4 23x15px Nkana
12 4FW Evans Kangwa (1994-06-21) 21 June 1994 (age 21) 10 3 Template:Country data ISR Hapoel Ra'anana
15 4FW Given Singuluma (1986-07-11) 11 July 1986 (age 29) 28 6 23x15px Mazembe
20 4FW Emmanuel Mayuka (1990-11-21) 21 November 1990 (age 25) 56 12 23x15px Southampton
21 4FW Jackson Mwanza (1997-02-06) 6 February 1997 (age 19) 5 0 23x15px ZESCO United
23 4FW Patrick Ngoma (1993-06-24) 24 June 1993 (age 22) 1 0 23x15px Red Arrows

Recent callups

The following players have been called up for the team in the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Toaster Nsabata (1990-01-04) 4 January 1990 (age 26) 7 0 23x15px Nchanga Rangers 2015 Africa Cup of Nations preliminary squad
GK Mangani Banda 0 0 23x15px Zanaco v. Template:Country data JPN, 6 June 2014 (preliminary)
DF Bronson Chama (1986-03-04) 4 March 1986 (age 29) 17 0 23x15px Red Arrows 2015 Africa Cup of Nations preliminary squad
DF Aaron Katebe (1987-07-01) 1 July 1987 (age 28) 2 0 23x15px FC Platinum 2015 Africa Cup of Nations preliminary squad
DF Nyambe Mulenga (1987-08-27) 27 August 1987 (age 28) 35 0 23x15px ZESCO United v. 23x15px Cape Verde, 19 November 2014
DF Kabaso Chongo (1992-02-11) 11 February 1992 (age 24) 17 1 23x15px Mazembe v. 23x15px Cape Verde, 19 November 2014
DF Kapota Kayawe (1993-12-13) 13 December 1993 (age 22) 0 0 23x15px Kafue Celtic v. 23x15px Niger, 15 October 2014
DF Boyd Mkandawire (1994-02-17) 17 February 1994 (age 22) 0 0 23x15px NAPSA Stars v. 23x15px Niger, 15 October 2014
DF Joseph Musonda (1977-05-30) 30 May 1977 (age 38) 107 0 23x15px Polokwane City v. 23x15px Cape Verde, 10 September 2014
DF Adrian Chama (1984-04-18) 18 April 1984 (age 31) 2 0 23x15px Green Buffaloes v. 23x15px Cape Verde, 10 September 2014
DF Hijani Himoonde (1985-06-15) 15 June 1985 (age 30) 40 2 23x15px ZESCO United v. Template:Country data JPN, 6 June 2014
DF Jimmy Chisenga (1992-04-03) 3 April 1992 (age 23) 28 2 23x15px Red Arrows v. Template:Country data JPN, 6 June 2014
DF George Chilufya (1978-03-28) 28 March 1978 (age 37) 0 0 23x15px Nchanga Rangers v. Template:Country data JPN, 6 June 2014
MF Shadreck Malambo (1992-01-05) 5 January 1992 (age 24) 2 0 23x15px Red Arrows v. 23x15px Cape Verde, 19 November 2014
MF Charles Zulu (1992-10-12) 12 October 1992 (age 23) 2 0 23x15px Zanaco v. 23x15px Cape Verde, 19 November 2014
MF Changwe Kalale (1994-10-05) 5 October 1994 (age 21) 0 0 23x15px Chambishi v. 23x15px Cape Verde, 19 November 2014
MF Christopher Katongo (Captain) (1982-08-31) 31 August 1982 (age 33) 89 21 23x15px Bidvest Wits v. 23x15px Niger, 15 October 2014
MF Fwayo Tembo (1989-05-02) 2 May 1989 (age 26) 19 1 23x15px Astra Giurgiu v. 23x15px Niger, 15 October 2014
MF Julius Situmbeko (1994-04-04) 4 April 1994 (age 21) 9 0 23x15px Power Dynamos v. 23x15px Niger, 15 October 2014
MF Larry Bwalya (1995-04-01) 1 April 1995 (age 20) 0 0 23x15px Nchanga Rangers v. 23x15px Niger, 15 October 2014
MF Humphrey Maseneko (1995-04-01) 1 April 1995 (age 20) 0 0 23x15px Konkola Blades v. 23x15px Niger, 15 October 2014
MF Felix Katongo (1984-04-18) 18 April 1984 (age 31) 63 5 23x15px Al Ittihad Alexandria v. 23x15px Cape Verde, 10 September 2014
MF Isaac Chansa (1984-03-23) 23 March 1984 (age 31) 61 1
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v. Template:Country data JPN, 6 June 2014
MF Kennedy Mudenda (1988-01-13) 13 January 1988 (age 28) 24 1 23x15px Power Dynamos v. Template:Country data JPN, 6 June 2014
MF Justine Zulu (1989-08-11) 11 August 1989 (age 26) 6 0 23x15px ZESCO United v. Template:Country data JPN, 6 June 2014
FW James Chamanga (1980-02-02) 2 February 1980 (age 36) 57 17 23x15px Liaoning Whowin 2015 Africa Cup of Nations preliminary squad
FW Jacob Mulenga (1984-02-12) 12 February 1984 (age 32) 45 10 23x15px Shijiazhuang Ever Bright v. 23x15px Niger, 15 October 2014
FW Collins Mbesuma (1984-02-03) 3 February 1984 (age 32) 48 18 23x15px Mpumalanga Black Aces v. 23x15px Cape Verde, 10 September 2014
FW Jonas Sakuwaha (1983-07-22) 22 July 1983 (age 32) 22 1 23x15px Mazembe v. 23x15px Cape Verde, 10 September 2014
FW Moses Phiri (1993-06-03) 3 June 1993 (age 22) 8 1 23x15px Zanaco v. Template:Country data JPN, 6 June 2014

Results and Fixtures

2013

2014

2015

Managers

References

  1. ^ David Clement Ruffelle Scott, A Cyclopaedic Dictionary of the Mang'anja Language (Foreign Mission Committee of the Church of Scotland, 1892), p. 90: "Chipolopolo, 4, A bullet."
  2. ^ Hughes, Rob (13 February 2012). "Zambia Takes a Modest and Emotional Path to Victory". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  3. ^ Jacob Steinberg (12 February 2012). "Ivory Coast v Zambia - as it happened | Jacob Steinberg | Football". London: theguardian.com. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  4. ^ "Zambia's remarkable journey makes them winners regardless". FourFourTwo. 2012-02-12. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  5. ^ "Kalaba to lead Zambia at Nations Cup". bbc.com. 7 January 2015. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 

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