Zambia national football team

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Zambia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Chipolopolo (The Bullets)
AssociationFootball Association of Zambia
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Sub-confederationCOSAFA (Southern Africa)
Head coachGeorge Lwandamina
CaptainRainford Kalaba
Most capsDavid Chabala (115)
Top scorerGodfrey Chitalu (79)
Home stadiumLevy Mwanawasa Stadium
FIFA codeZAM
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current79 Decrease 1 (2 June 2016)
Highest15 (February 1996)
Lowest101 (February 2011)
Elo ranking
Current81 (31 March 2015)
Highest27 (6 April 1994)
Lowest99 (May 2004)
First international
 Southern Rhodesia 0–4 Northern Rhodesia Northern Rhodesia
(Southern Rhodesia; 1946)
Biggest win
Zambia Zambia 11–2 Template:Country data SWZ
(Lusaka, Zambia; 5 February 1978)
Zambia Zambia 9–0 Kenya 
(Lilongwe, Malawi; 13 November 1978)
Zambia Zambia 9–0 Lesotho 
(August 8, 1988)
Biggest defeat
 DR Congo 10–1 Zambia Zambia
(Congo-Kinshasa; 22 November 1969)
 Belgium 9–0 Zambia Zambia
(Brussels, Belgium; 3 June 1994)
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances16 (First in 1974)
Best resultChampions: 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 George Lwandamina.

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

When 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 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match squad on June 13, 2015.[5] Caps and Goals (official FIFA-recognized matches only) updated as of 11 October 2015 after the game against Egypt.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Kennedy Mweene (Vice-captain) (1984-11-12) 12 November 1984 (age 35) 106 2 South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns
1GK Jacob Banda (1988-02-11) 11 February 1988 (age 32) 18 0 Zambia ZESCO United
1GK Danny Munyao (1987-01-21) 21 January 1987 (age 33) 15 0 Zambia Red Arrows

2DF Stoppila Sunzu (1989-06-22) 22 June 1989 (age 31) 56 4 France Lille
2DF Emmanuel Mbola (1993-05-10) 10 May 1993 (age 27) 54 0 Template:Country data ISR Hapoel Ra'anana
2DF Davies Nkausu (1986-01-01) 1 January 1986 (age 34) 33 0 South Africa University of Pretoria
2DF Christopher Munthali (1994-04-04) 4 April 1994 (age 26) 30 2 Zambia Power Dynamos
2DF Kabaso Chongo (1992-02-11) 11 February 1992 (age 28) 22 1 Democratic Republic of the Congo Mazembe
2DF Fackson Kapumbu (1990-10-06) 6 October 1990 (age 30) 12 0 Zambia Zanaco
2DF Donashano Malama (1987-07-01) 1 July 1987 (age 33) 12 0 Zambia Nkana
2DF Aaron Katebe (1992-01-24) 24 January 1992 (age 28) 9 2 Morocco Moghreb Tétouan

3MF Rainford Kalaba (Captain) (1986-08-14) 14 August 1986 (age 34) 93 12 Democratic Republic of the Congo Mazembe
3MF Nathan Sinkala (1991-04-23) 23 April 1991 (age 29) 41 3 Democratic Republic of the Congo Mazembe
3MF Chisamba Lungu (1991-01-31) 31 January 1991 (age 29) 40 0 Template:Country data RUS Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast
3MF Given Singuluma (1986-07-19) 19 July 1986 (age 34) 34 6 Democratic Republic of the Congo Mazembe
3MF Kondwani Mtonga (1986-06-14) 14 June 1986 (age 34) 32 1 Zambia ZESCO United
3MF Kennedy Mudenda (1988-01-13) 13 January 1988 (age 32) 28 1 Zambia Power Dynamos
3MF Mukuka Mulenga (1993-07-06) 6 July 1993 (age 27) 25 1 South Africa Bloemfontein Celtic
3MF Allan Mukuka (1984-04-18) 18 April 1984 (age 36) 19 3 Zambia Green Buffaloes
3MF Lubambo Musonda (1995-05-05) 5 May 1995 (age 25) 12 2 Armenia Gandzasar Kapan

4FW Emmanuel Mayuka (1990-11-21) 21 November 1990 (age 29) 60 12 Egypt Zamalek
4FW Evans Kangwa (1994-06-21) 21 June 1994 (age 26) 18 4 Template:Country data ISR Hapoel Ra'anana
4FW Bornwell Mwape (1991-09-30) 30 September 1991 (age 29) 17 6 South Africa AmaZulu

Recent call-ups

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 Joshua Titima (1992-10-20) 20 October 1992 (age 28) 7 0 Zambia Power Dynamos 2015 Africa Cup of Nations
GK Toaster Nsabata (1990-01-04) 4 January 1990 (age 30) 7 0 Zambia Nchanga Rangers 2015 Africa Cup of Nations preliminary squad

DF Bronson Chama (1986-03-04) 4 March 1986 (age 34) 21 0 Zambia Red Arrows 2015 COSAFA Cup
DF Joseph Zimba (1988-08-01) 1 August 1988 (age 32) 1 0 Zambia Red Arrows 2015 COSAFA Cup
DF Boyd Mkandawire (1994-02-17) 17 February 1994 (age 26) 1 0 Zambia NAPSA Stars v.  Rwanda, 29 March 2015
DF Billy Mutale (1993-06-21) 21 June 1993 (age 27) 1 0 Zambia Power Dynamos v.  Rwanda, 29 March 2015
DF Rodrick Kabwe (1992-11-30) 30 November 1992 (age 27) 16 0 Zambia Zanaco 2015 Africa Cup of Nations
DF Nyambe Mulenga (1987-08-27) 27 August 1987 (age 33) 40 0 Zambia ZESCO United 2015 Africa Cup of Nations preliminary squad

MF Jackson Mwanza (1997-02-06) 6 February 1997 (age 23) 10 0 Zambia ZESCO United 2015 COSAFA Cup
MF Justine Zulu (1989-08-11) 11 August 1989 (age 31) 9 0 Zambia ZESCO United 2015 COSAFA Cup
MF Mwape Musonda (1992-08-11) 11 August 1992 (age 28) 1 0 Template:Country data SAF Orlando Pirates 2015 COSAFA Cup
MF Shadreck Malambo (1992-01-05) 5 January 1992 (age 28) 6 0 Zambia Red Arrows v.  Rwanda, 29 March 2015
MF Bruce Musakanya (1993-09-25) 25 September 1993 (age 27) 18 3 Zambia Red Arrows 2015 Africa Cup of Nations
MF Spencer Sautu (1994-10-05) 5 October 1994 (age 26) 2 0 Zambia Green Eagles 2015 Africa Cup of Nations

FW Jimmy Ndhlovu (1992-12-18) 18 December 1992 (age 27) 4 0 Zambia Power Dynamos 2015 COSAFA Cup
FW Patson Daka (1998-10-09) 9 October 1998 (age 22) 4 0 Zambia Nchanga Rangers 2015 COSAFA Cup
FW Paul Katema (1993-09-15) 15 September 1993 (age 27) 3 0 Zambia Red Arrows 2015 COSAFA Cup
FW Patrick Ngoma (1993-06-24) 24 June 1993 (age 27) 2 0 Egypt Ittihad 2015 Africa Cup of Nations
FW Ronald Kampamba (1991-12-28) 28 December 1991 (age 28) 15 5 Egypt Wadi Degla 2015 Africa Cup of Nations
FW James Chamanga (1980-02-02) 2 February 1980 (age 40) 63 17 China Liaoning Whowin 2015 Africa Cup of Nations preliminary squad

Results and Fixtures

2013

2014

2015

Managers

Records

Caps and goals correct as of March 27, 2016.[6]

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."
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