Micho sacked| Who is Chipolopolo’s next coach ?

Serbian gaffer Mulitin Sredojevic alas MICHO has parted ways with the football association of Zambia on Mutual agreement after recording a series of loses in his last six matches with the Chipolopolo boys.

Micho was hired by the football association of Zambia-FAZ in February 2020 on a two years contract to help the out-of-form chipolopolo redeem their form and qualify to the Africa cup of nations which they later didn’t achieve making it three in a row to fail to qualify to the Afcon finals.

His other task was is to assemble a team that will qualify Zambia to their first ever FIFA world cup.

After failing to qualify the chipolopolo boys to Afcon , Micho told the Zambian media that he needed enough time and that had he started the qualifiers with Zambia they would have qualified.

He was in charge of four out of six of Zambia’s Afcon qualifier matches were he recorded two wins, one lose and one draw securing a total of 7-points out of a possible 12-points which saw the chipolopolo finish third below Zimbabwe and group leaders Algeria who qualified to the next year’s Afcon.

He received praise for his quick impact on the chipolopolo that had struggled in their first two Afcon qualifier matches away to Algeria where they were thrashed 5-0 and at home to their neighbouring rivals Zimbabwe who beat them 1-2.

He was also in charge of the Zambian local based select team that finished in the quater finals at the CHAN tournament in Cameroon earlier this year.

However, Micho has lost four games, won only one and drawn one with Zambia in their last six games.

Over all , the serbian gaffer has been in charge of 15 games for Zambia and has managed to record five(6)wins, four(4) draws and five(5) loses.

His most recent loss was against Lesotho and Eswatini at the ongoing COSAFA cup where the chipolopolo boys were beaten by both countries for the first time in the history of the cosafa cup.

The Serbian has become the fourth coach to be sacked by the Zambian FA in the last three years.

The Zambian FA will now have to look for a new coach in the next few weeks as upcoming FIFA world cup qualifiers were Zambia was drawn in the same group with Tunisia, E. guinea and Mauritania are set to start in two months time from now.

Super sport tv to broadcast live CAF champions league final

After close to two years of total black out of CAF games on south Africa’s Multichoice owned super sport tv , the CAF champions league returns and majority of soccer fans particularly those in the sub-saharan region will watch it.

Super sport tv which happens to be the biggest television station for sports content in Africa blacked out on CAF content for two years.

In November 2019, CAF in a statement revealed that they terminated their agency contract with the French media group, Lagardere who Super sports used to buy their broadcasting rights from.

Lagardere was the exclusive agent for the sale and marketing and media rights of all CAF content and the termination of their contract by CAF meant a total black out of CAF content on Super sports tv.

However, In a statement released today by the sports television Channel, they have confirmed that they have acquired the broadcasting rights for the CAF Champions league final slated for this weekend.

SuperSport will broadcast this weekend’s much-awaited TotalEnergies CAF Champions League final featuring Kaizer Chiefs against Al Ahly

“SuperSport will broadcast this weekend’s much-awaited TotalEnergies CAF Champions League final featuring Kaizer Chiefs against Al Ahly.”

Read the statement.

“The match will begin at 9pm (CAT) in Casablanca on Saturday and will be broadcast on Channel 202 in South Africa, channel 205 in Nigeria and on channel 225 on the rest of the continent

Having secured the rights, Marc Jury, SuperSport’s chief executive, was delighted: “Games on the continent don’t get bigger than this and we are thrilled to showcase Africa’s best in a match of this magnitude. Two of Africa’s super clubs in a major final will no doubt boost fans in these challenging times.”

Further read the statement.

CRITICISM is part of football, RACISM isn’t. STOP IT!

The just ended UEFA European Championship has once again reminded us all why we need to preach peace and unity in the world. Racism is taught , we must all stop it.

Some suspected racist English fans decide to air out their displeasure with an element of racism following England’s loss to Italy in the final when three black players failed to convert the penalty kicks.

Italy came from a goal down and scored in the 2nd minute of the Euros final game to equalize in the second half and send the game into extra time were the Azzurri triumphed by 3 goals to 2 via a penalty shootout.

It was a perfect start from Southgate’s men when Manchester united left back Luke Shaw volleyed from close range from a Keiran trippeir cross to send a Wembley stadium filled with anxious English supporters eager to see their men bring it home after 55 years without a major trophy into pure ecstasy.
England continued to amount pressure on the Italians defense that seemed to be very porous in the early stages of the game but as the game approached half time Chiensa who was a constant threat to the three lions defense came closest with a long range effort that had Jordan Pickford rooted to the spot but unfortunately his effort lacked the accuracy needed to beat England’s number one.

Chiensa continued to combine well with Insignia and second half substitute berardi who came on for Cirlo Immobile, their waves of attacks finally paid off when legendary center-back Leonard Bonucci scored the equalize from a close range after a corner.

Roberto Mancini a footballing architect whose known for his time at Manchester City built a team worthy of winning any tournament after a grueling 120 minutes in an Epic final the game had to be decided through a penalty shootout.

Both teams started on a good note when England captain Harry Kane and Berardi scored. Harry Maguire converted from 12 yards and benadeshili scored as well but Belotti had his penalty saved by Jordan pickford, Manchester United team mates Markus Rashford and and newly signed Jadon Sancho failed to do what they were specifically  brought into the game for. On the other hand, Jogihnio had the chance to be a hero but was denied by England’s pickford.

England’s chance of getting back into the penalty shootout rested in the hands of 19 year old Bakayo Saka who is of Nigerian descent. He had his penalty saved which meant victory for the Italians who where spectacular throughout the whole tournament.

Bukayo saka cries after missing a decisive penalty kick


Sadly instead of been appreciated for having the nerves of steel to even attempt a penalty Rashford, Sancho and Saka’s failure to convert from 12 yards only opened the door of a wave of abuse because according to the racist supporters, Black people can’t make mistakes – if they do, they’re sub-human.


Rashford who regularly speaks out against the racist abuse he gets on social media, earlier this year he took to Twitter to express his distress.

“I’ve been playing this game from the day I could walk,” he said. “I’m built for criticism of my performance but I can’t accept the ape, monkey, baboon, banana, jungle talk.” He added

“As a United fan myself, it’s really difficult stuff to read. And I can only think about how this would have made me feel as a seven-year-old reading it. How would I ever have any faith in humanity?”

Marcus Rashford cries after missing a penalty kick during the euro 2020 final.


Racial abuse from racist supporters continues to be a cancer to the beautiful game, one can only imagine the circumstances that black players have to endure when playing football.

Jadon Sancho sad after missing a penalty kick.

The black players’ patriotism is always questioned each time they have a bad game. Does Rashford, Sancho and Saka’s inability to convert from the spot mean they are not English enough to continue representing their country? It would be pure madness if yes was the answer to that question.

The game of football is suppose to act as a forum for unity and cultural diversity, therefore Racism has no play in football or any other sport.

STOP TEACHING KIDS RACISM! It’s taught and we can end it.

Credit: Zambian Journalist , Mutakila Munkusa.

“GO BACK TO NIGERIA”: Saka, Rashford, Sancho racially abused

Following England’s Euro 2020 final lose to Italy on Sunday night, some English fans took to social media to racially abuse the black English players who missed penalties.

Bukayo Saka was among the three English penalty takers that missed the spot kicks. He was born in  Ealing , Greater London to Nigerian parents but chose to represent his country of birth despite several attempts by the Nigerian Football federation to have him play for the super eagles.

Fans post racial comments on Bukayo saka’s Instagram account.

However, Saka is not the only one who was abused online shortly after the match, Jadon Sancho who was born in Camberwell, Greater London to parents from Trinidad and Tobago also suffered the same fate as he too missed a penalty kick.

Jadon Sancho after missing a penalty kick.
An Instagram user posts emojis of monkeys on Jadon Sancho’s account- an emoji that has been used severally to racially abuse black people.

Manchester United star Marcus Rashford was not spared too for missing another penalty kick as some racist fans also took to his Instagram account to shower him with insults and racist comments.

Rashford cries after missing a penalty kick.

The 23-year old was born in Manchester and raised in the Wythenshawe area of the city. He is of Kittitian descent, with his grandmother being born on the West Indies island of Saint Kitts.

He received insults and racist comments on his Instagram account from angry fans.

Another racist fan comments Monkey emojis on Rashford’s instagram account.
Some more racist comments by English fans.

Meanwhile, the English FA said in a statement released in the early hours of Monday that it is disgusted by the online racism and condemned it in strongest terms.

“The FA strongly condemns all forms of discrimination and is appalled by the online racism that has been aimed at some of our England players on social media,” the statement said.

“We could not be clearer that anyone behind such disgusting behaviour is not welcome in following the team. We will do all we can to support the players affected while urging the toughest punishments possible for anyone responsible.”

England’s dream to win an international trophy for the first time in over 50-years unfortunately was shuttered as Italy emerged victorious after 1-1 draw which was later decided on penalties and ended 3-2.

Steven Gerrard explains Fashion Sakala’s absence in pre-season training

Zambian international striker Fashion Sakala is yet to train with his new team Rangers FC since he arrived in scotland last month.

Sakala signed a pre-contract with Rangers as a free agent from Belgian club Kv Oostende where he netted 14 league goals in the just ended season.

However, Rangers coach Steven Gerrard as quoted by glasgowlive.com.uk said there are some passport and covid-19 issues that need to be delt with before he joins the team’s training and promised that Sakala will join in the next few days.

“We’ve got some passport and Covid-19 issues to get through first but he’s very excited to join us as well.

“We need to add to it, so we’re actively working hard to bring some good players in alongside the recruitment already done in Jack [Simpson], Scott (Wright), Nnamdi [Ofoborh] and Fashion Sakala will join us in the coming days.” He said.

Gerrard is also optimistic that sakala will contribute to the making his team be more dynamic and quicker.

“The recruitment system doesn’t stop. We’ve got Jack Simpson and Scott Wright and getting Fashion Sakala done and dusted is helpful for me because they will be here from the first day of pre-season, and having Scott and Jack in earlier, you can see they’re already starting to settle,” Gerrard said.

“Fashion Sakala is coming in after a productive season in Belgium. He will make us a lot quicker, a lot more dynamic, and gives the squad a lot more pace in the forward areas, so I’m really excited to work with him. There’s potential there on a big scale.

Rangers FC players training in Liverpool over the weekend.

“And there’s other areas of the team and squad where we’re actively working towards strengthening and come to the Champions League qualifiers, whether it’s the third round or the fourth, we’ll have a team and a squad ready to go and give it our best shot.” he concluded.

Rangers have lined up a number of pre-season friendlies against Blackpool, Arsenal , Brighton & Home Albion as well as Real Madrid and Zambian fans will be hoping to see their rapid forward in the blue shirt on t

Micho’s job hangs on the wire, fans call for his sacking

Serbian gaffer Mulitin Sredojevic alas MICHO who is the current Zambia national team coach has come under fire from fans after recording a series of loses in his last five  matches with the Chipolopolo boys.

Micho was hired by the football association of Zambia-FAZ in January 2020 on a two years contract to help the out-of-form chipolopolo redeem their form and qualify to the Africa cup of nations which they later didn’t achieve making it three in a row to fail to qualify to the Afcon finals.

His other task is to assemble a team that will qualify Zambia to their first ever FIFA world cup.

After failing to qualify the chipolopolo boys to Afcon , Micho told the Zambian media that he needed enough time and that had he started the qualifiers with Zambia they would have qualified.

He was in charge of four out of six of Zambia’s Afcon qualifier matches were he recorded two wins, one lose and one draw securing a total of 7-points out of a possible 12-points which saw the chipolopolo finish third below Zimbabwe and group leaders Algeria who qualified to the next year’s Afcon.

He received praise for his quick impact on the chipolopolo that had struggled in their first two Afcon qualifier matches away to Algeria where they were thrashed 5-0 and at home to their neighbouring rivals Zimbabwe who beat them 1-2.

He was also in charge of the Zambian local based select team that finished in the quater finals at the CHAN tournament in Cameroon earlier this year.

However, Micho has lost three games, won only one and drawn one with Zambia in their last five games.

Over all , the serbian gaffer has been in charge of 14 games for Zambia and has managed to record five(5)wins, four(4) draws and five(5) loses.

His most recent loss was against Lesotho at the ongoing COSAFA cup where the chipolopolo boys were beaten 1-2 despite taking an early lead in the first half.

It was the first time Lesotho managed to beat Zambia in the history of the cosafa tournament, a thing which has since angered Zambian fans who have now taken to social media calling for his ‘sacking’.

The fans fear that the losing streak might continue even during the upcoming FIFA world cup qualifiers were Zambia was drawn in the same group with Tunisia, E. guinea and Mauritania.

Brighton & Hove Albion FC Midfield to be computerized.

Brighton & Hove Albion FC Midfield have signed Zambian Midfielder Enock “computer” Mwepu from Austrian giants FC Red Bull Salzburg where he spent four years. They have signed him for a contract of 4-years worth an undisclosed amount.


It’s been a historical summer transfer window for the nation of Zambia as dreams of many of them who have waited for many years to see their players in elite leagues finally came true with the likes of Fashion Sakala and Patson Daka signing for Scotland Champions Rangers FC and F.A Cup Champions Leicester City respectively.

Enock Mwepu is now the newest Chipolopolo addition to the Premier League. The Zambian international may only be 23 years old but he played 103 games for Salzburg, scoring and assisting in his last outing with the Austrian side.

He featured for them in the Champions League group stages last season against Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid, having made his debut in the competition the previous season in a 4-3 defeat by Liverpool at Anfield.

Enock Mwepu (left) and Sadio mane (right) fight for the ball during a Uefa champions league match at anfield.


The ‘computer’ as he is widely known by his Zambian fans due to his pass accuracy and intellengence on the ball, has the ability to read the game and slow down the tempo when required and even initiates attacks when needed.

Mwepu in action against Algeria during the Africa cup qualifiers at National heroes stadium.

Mwepu also has the ability to play in multiple positions as an attacking Midfielder, center back , wing back or his favourite position in the central Midfield.

What Brighton fans should expect from him is creativity in the Midfield and a more box-to-box Midfielder who can create chances , assist, defend and score. They have signed a more in one player- the new version of Yaya Touré.

Ngambo is ready to ‘die a little’ for Zambia at the Olympics

Zambia women’s national team goalkeeper Petronella Ngambo Musole feels motivated that the copper queens will be representing the whole continent at the Tokyo Olympics and that she is ready to ‘die a little ‘ for Zambia.

Born in 1998 on the 26th July in Mongu district of Zambia’s western province , Ngambo’s dream was to become a netball player but fate found her playing football and she does not regret as she is now excelling in it.

She began her football career in high school in Choma district in the southern province of Zambia when her teachers asked her to try and be a goalkeeper since she was too good with handling the netball.

“I never dreamt of being a footballer. I used to play Netball and I was very good at it but one day my teacher told me to try and play as a football goalkeeper and that’s how my career started like a joke.”

Ngambo narrated. 

After completing her high school, she joined an amateur football club, choma warriors fc where she played as a midfielder but later went back to goal keeping at the same club.

In 2013, Ngambo was part of the Choma warriors fc team that participated in the Airtel rising stars football competition which saw her gain recognition and also a place in the Zambia all stars select team that represented the country in the regional tournament in Nigeria.

Ngambo impressed in Nigeria and she was again selected to be among the players that represented Zambia at the Costa Rica U-17 FIFA women’s world cup.

After the world cup, she moved to Lusaka and joined Tamanga fc in 2014 and was later scouted by Zesco united who signed and made her their first choice goal keeper for the Zesco Ndola girls fc.

Ngambo who now plays for league leaders Zesco Ndola girls in the inaugural FAZ women’s league , said she learned to love football and it has become part of her life.

She said, football is more than a game to her and that she works hard everyday to do her best on the pitch.

“For me football is not just a game, it’s life. We are surviving because of football. I feed my family through food , so I always make sure I work really hard and do my level best during games.”

Said Ngambo. 

Ngambo has so far made two appearances for the senior Zambia national women’s team and has only conceded one(1) goal and also kept one(1) cleansheet.

In the FAZ women’s league , she has so far played 16 games for Zesco Ndola girls fc and only conceded five (5) goals making her the only goal keeper in the Zambian women’s league with more cleansheets (11).

She is very confident that the copper queens will represent their country and and continent well this month at the Tokyo Olympics.

“We are training very hard and we are ready to represent the country in Tokyo. Our coaches and everyone involved are doing their best to prepare us for the games. So we are ready.”

Ngambo confidently said. 

The shot stopper has also encouraged young girls who want to pursue a career in football not to be discouraged but remain focused, disciplined , and continue chasing their dreams .

The copper queens will be the only African women’s national team at the Tokyo Olympics this month and they were drawn in group  F along side China, Brazil and Nerthlands.

TRANSFER: Mwepu set to leave RB Salzburg

Zambian international Enock Mwepu (23) has reportedly received an offer to leave Red bull SALZBURG.

According to Austrian publication Salzburg24, the Midfielder has received a serious transfer offer to leave Salzburg this month and was allowed to miss the bulls camp for the friendly they had on Tuesday as he is now in contract talks.

FC Salzburg, Frankfurt, Enock Mwepu

At the start of Salzburg’s training and the first test match under new coach Matthias Jaissle, Mwepu was still involved. In Seekirchen, the Zambian added himself to the scorers list in their 3-1 win against the Slovak first division club Dunajska Streda. The goal celebration last Friday could have been his last.

Mwepu was nowhere near Salzburg’s bench in their 3-0 triumph on Tuesday evening against the Greek champions Olympiacos Piraeus in Kirchdorf.

However, Fc Redbull Salzburg club confirmed to SALZBURG24 on Wednesday that Mwepu now has a specific offer and is therefore no longer present at the training camp in Bramberg.

Enock Mwepu and Sadio mane fight for the ball.

After a year with the second division FC Liefering and three seasons with Red Bull Salzburg, the 2017 U20 Africa Cup winner and four-time Austrian Bundesliga title holder (plus three ÖFB Cup triumphs) is now set to take on a new challenge.

It is not yet known where he will be headed, but an exit is only a matter of time. According to German media reports, Borussia Dortmund and ex-Redbull Salzburg coach Marco Rose are said to be interested in Mwepu.

Other clubs that have been linked with the Zambian include, Leeds united and RB Leipzig.

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