Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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    FIFA bans Zambia’s Kalusha Bwalya over Qatari ‘gift’

FIFA bans Zambia’s Kalusha Bwalya over Qatari ‘gift’

Kalusha Bwalya, Zambian football legend, has been banned by FIFA for two years.Bwalya was banned over a payment he received from former Asian football leader Mohammed bin Hammam.FIFA found Bwalya guilty of breaching the ethics code by accepting gifts and violating confidentiality rules when he was president of the Zambian Football Federation (ZFF).The 1988 African player of the year was also [...]

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    Again, Nigerian referees overlooked by FIFA

Again, Nigerian referees overlooked by FIFA

Nigeria referees failed to make the cut for the 2018 FIFA U20 women's World Cup in France.FIFA Referees Committee in a statement on Wednesday said 15 referees and 30 assistants have been shortlisted for the U20 women's World Cup.The list, however, has two referees and four assistants from Africa.The African referees are Lidya Tafesse Abebe of Ethiopia and Zambian Gladys Lengwe.Bernadetta Kwimbira [...]

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    ‘I almost cried’ — Iwobi relives goal against Zambia

‘I almost cried’ — Iwobi relives goal against Zambia

Alex Iwobi says he almost cried after scoring the vital goal that put Nigeria on the path to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.Iwobi came on as a substitute to score against Zambia and send Nigerian fans present at the stadium into ecstasy.The 21-year-old striker recently relived the historic moment with Arsenal.com."It’s so hard to describe, you know what I mean. When [...]

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    WATCH: Iwobi’s goal that sent Nigeria to 2018 World Cup

WATCH: Iwobi’s goal that sent Nigeria to 2018 World Cup

The Super Eagles of Nigeria on Saturday defeated the Chipolopolo of Zambia to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.Arsenal forward, Alex Iwobi, fired the lone strike of the game in the 73rd minute to make Nigeria the first African country to qualify for the competition.Watch the video below.Alex Iwobi scores a brilliant goal..... #Russia2018 #NGAZAM pic.twitter.com/aoOtFK3yzz — PREMIUM TWEEP (@XANTAPLUS) October [...]

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    Nigeria vs Zambia: The talking will be done on the pitch, says Mikel

Nigeria vs Zambia: The talking will be done on the pitch, says Mikel

Super Eagles captain Mikel John Obi has said the players need not say much ahead of Saturday’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Zambia’s Chipolopolo.The encounter will determine the swing of Africa’s Group B ticket to football’s biggest party in Russia next summer.“The talking will be done on the pitch," Mikel said."I have no doubt we have the quality to [...]

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    ‘Zambia will shock Nigeria in Uyo’

‘Zambia will shock Nigeria in Uyo’

Zambian football legend Kalusha Bwalya has said the Chipolopolo will upset Nigeria's Super Eagles in the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier.The former Zambian Football Association president said his country's loss to Nigeria in the first meeting will have no bearing on the game as the team has since grown in confidence."I have always had great respect for the Super [...]

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    Zambia can’t kill my dream of playing at the World Cup, says Ighalo

Zambia can’t kill my dream of playing at the World Cup, says Ighalo

Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo has said the Chipolopolo of Zambia "can't kill" his dream of being at the World Cup next year in Russia.The captain of Chinese side Changchun Yatai said he's certain the Super Eagles will defeat Zambia on Saturday to qualify for the World Cup."I have not been to the FIFA World Cup before although I have [...]

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    Nigeria vs Zambia: We must secure Russia 2018 ticket in Uyo, says Mikel

Nigeria vs Zambia: We must secure Russia 2018 ticket in Uyo, says Mikel

Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel says Nigeria will qualify for 2018 FIFA World Cup after defeating Zambia in Uyo on October 7.Admitting that the Zambian team which defeated Algeria home and away deserve to be respected, Mikel said the Eagles have only one choice and that is to defeat Zambia and book an early place in Russia.“I must admit [...]

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    Mikel, Moses make Rohr’s list for Zambia clash

Mikel, Moses make Rohr’s list for Zambia clash

Super Eagles’ technical adviser Gernot Rohr has called up captain John Mikel Obi, Odion Ighalo, Alex Iwobi and 20 other players for the October 7 must win 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying showdown against the Chipolopolo of Zambia. The match will take place in Uyo, capital of Akwa Ibom state.Skipper Mikel and forward Ighalo, both based in China, and England-based Victor [...]

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    Eagles must not underrate ‘strong’ Zambia in key WC qualifier, says Rohr

Eagles must not underrate ‘strong’ Zambia in key WC qualifier, says Rohr

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr says although the team is on the verge of qualifying for the World Cup, it cannot afford to underrate Zambia in its next match.Nigeria leads Group B of the African qualifying series for Russia 2018 with 10 points and will qualify for the mundial if they draw against Zambia in October.Speaking in Yaounde after the [...]

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    Zambia drops treason charges against opposition leader

Zambia drops treason charges against opposition leader

Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema was freed by a judge on Wednesday after the state prosecutor dropped treason charges against him.“The Director of Public Prosecutions has decided to terminate these proceedings by virtue of her constitutional powers. Therefore, you’re hereby discharged,” said high court judge Charles Chanda.Hichilema, a longtime rival of President Edgar Lungu, on Monday denied plotting to overthrow [...]

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    Zambian opposition leader arrested on live TV

Zambian opposition leader arrested on live TV

Police in Zambia on Thursday arrested an opposition leader while he was being interviewed on a private television station.Saviour Chishimba, leader of the United Progressive People (UPP), was picked up in the morning by plain clothes officers while appearing on a live interview on Diamond Television, according to a statement Chishimba posted on his Facebook page.NAN reports that the opposition [...]

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    Seven family-friendly destinations in Africa

Seven family-friendly destinations in Africa

BY CHIOMA IWUNZE-IBIAM Summer holiday season is here. Most holidaymakers prefer journeying to Africa with their families. No surprise. Africa is blessed with so much beauty and warmth.‘Africa, my Africa,’ sang renowned poet, David Diop. “Africa of whom my grandmother sings on the bank of the distant rivers.”For some others, Africa reminds them of safaris, paradise, oceans, tropics, fruits, exotic animals, [...]

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    Rangers dumped out of CAF Confederations Cup by Zesco United

Rangers dumped out of CAF Confederations Cup by Zesco United

Enugu Rangers, Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions, have been eliminated from the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup.Zesco United defeated Rangers 3-0 in Ndola, Zambia, to record a 5-2 aggregate win over the Flying Antelopes.John Ching'Andu gave the hosts the lead in the 25th minute and doubled the lead in the 38th minute.Jesse-Jackson Were scored the third of the day in [...]

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    Rangers crisis deepens as players protest unpaid allowances

Rangers crisis deepens as players protest unpaid allowances

These are not the best of times for Rangers International FC of Enugu, the champions of the Nigerian Premier Football League (NPFL).Rangers on Thursday missed their flight to Zambia for the return leg of their CAF Confederations Cup against Zesco.Why?The players rebelled because they insisted that the management pays their match allowances before travelling.They said governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi promised to pay [...]

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    Zambia’s opposition leader charged with treason

Zambia’s opposition leader charged with treason

Hakainde Hichilema, Zambia's opposition leader, has been charged with treason for allegedly putting President Edgar Lungu's life in danger.The opposition leader was slammed with the treason charge over the failure of his convoy to give way to Lungu's motorcade.Kakoma Kanganja, Zambia's police chief, says Hichilema "disobeyed police orders to clear the way"."It has been established that the opposition leader disobeyed [...]

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