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Warriors test for Chipolopolo in friendly

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Zambia has now opted to play Zimbabwe in an international friendly match on Sunday 26 March, in Harare after the proposed game against Tanzania fell through. The Chipolopolo were scheduled to play the Taifa Stars of Tanzania on Friday in the first match and Sunday in the second fixture in Dar es Salaam during the Fifa international window. Faz General ...

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Ivory Coast name Wilmots as coach

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Ivory Coast have named former Belgium international Marc Wilmots as their new head coach to replace Michel Dussuyer. The 48-year-old Wilmots was coach of Belgium between 2012 and 2016 and lead them to the World Cup in Brazil. He was sacked in July 2016 after Belgium lost 3-1 to Wales in the quarter-finals of the European Championships. Frenchman Dussuyer quit ...

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ZESCO to face Nigerian Champions Enugu Rangers

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ZESCO United Football Club have been pitted against reigning Nigerian Champions Enugu Rangers in the playoff round of the CAF Confederation Cup. This was during draws conducted at the CAF headquarters in the Egyptian capital Cairo today. The Nigerian champions dropped out of the CAF Champions league after losing 5-3 on aggregate to Egyptian giants ZAMALEK. ZESCO on the other ...

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Zambia secures Tanzania friendlies

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The Football Association of Zambia has confirmed that the Zambia men’s senior national football team will play two international friendly matches with Tanzania on March 24 and 26. Chipolopolo coach Wedson Nyirenda has since summoned 20 players, including Zamalek striker Emmanuel Mayuka among several new call-ups. “Most of the players are locals, the only foreign based players we have added ...

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Zanaco coach unhappy with home form

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Zanaco Football Club assistant coach Dabid Chilufya has decried his team’s failure to convert chances into goals when playing at home in the 2017 Caf Champions League. Zanaco played out barren draws in their preliminary and first round home matches with APR (Rwanda) and Young Africans (Tanzania), scoring twice in four matches to eliminate their opponents on away goals. “For ...

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Real get Bayern; Juve face Barca

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Holders Real Madrid were drawn to face their former coach Carlo Ancelotti’s Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarterfinals on Friday as Juventus take on comeback kings Barcelona. English champions Leicester play their first quarterfinals in the top-tier European competition against Atletico Madrid as France’s Monaco clash with Borussia Dortmund over two legs in April. Ancelotti, who led Real to ...

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Zambia name squad for Korea tourney

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The Zambia under-20 men’s national football team will regroup on Sunday ahead of the Four Nation Invitational Tour in South Korea that kicks off on 23 March. Coach Beston Chambeshi has summoned 21 players for the Korea outing that will be a prelude to the Fifa 2017 U20 World Cup. The four participating teams are hosts Korea, Mexico, Saudi Arabia ...

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Ahmad elected African football chief

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Madagascan Ahmad Ahmad was elected president of the Confederation of African Football Thursday, ousting veteran leader Issa Hayatou after 29 years in office to usher in a “new dawn” for the sport on the continent. Ahmad, head of Madagascar’s football federation, won the election in the Ethiopian capital by 34 votes to Hayatou’s 20, official results showed. Delegates cheered and ...

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United have lots of enemies – Mourinho

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Manchester United have lots of enemies, manager Jose Mourinho said after they scraped past Russian side Rostov to reach the Europa League quarterfinals on Thursday. The Portuguese did not say who the club’s enemies were but he was clearly angry that his team had to play at Chelsea in the FA Cup quarterfinals on Monday, then Rostov and must next ...

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Ahmad elected CAF President

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Madagascar’s football chief Ahmad Ahmad was elected president of the Confederation of African Football on Thursday, ousting veteran leader Issa Hayatou after 29 years in office. Ahmad won the election in the Ethiopian capital by 34 votes to Hayatou’s 20, official results showed. Delegates cheered and pumped their fists in the plenary hall after the result was announced. Ahmad, a ...

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