2018 Schedule

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2018 Schedule
1-0-0, 1st in African Nations Championship
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3dKweséESPN Reporter

Ochan misery as Zambia beat Uganda

Goalkeeper Benjamin Ochan endured an evening to forget as Zambia beat Uganda 3-1 in their CHAN opener.

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31dEd Dove, KweséESPN

Ex-Zambia U-17 star Kalale dies

The former midfielder passed away almost three years to the day after being involved in a bus crash that left him paralysed.

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42dNick Said, KweséESPN

Uganda stun Zambia in COSAFA opener

Muhammad Shaban scored a brace as East African guests Uganda stunned holders and hosts Zambia 2-0 in their COSAFA Cup opener.

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62dSimba Mushati, KweséESPN

Resurgent Chipolopolo target Afcon place

Zambia coach Wedson Nyirenda is confident his team can consolidate their resurgence in the forthcoming 2019 Africa Cup of Nations engagements.

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102dKweséESPN Reporter

Iwobi fires Nigeria to the World Cup

Substitute Alex Iwobi propelled Nigeria to the 2018 World Cup with a late strike that earned the Super Eagles a 1-0 victory over Zambia.

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105dColin Udoh, KweséESPN

Mweene only Zambian to make combined XI

Nigeria fans are so confident in the superiority of their team that Kennedy Mweene was the only Zambian considered good enough to make a combined XI.

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106dColin Udoh, KweséESPN

Why Iwobi's return spells bad news for Zambia

Zambia will be rueing the timing of their FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifier against Nigeria as Alex Iwobi returns after an injury lay-off.

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137dESPN staff

Zambia all but end Algeria World Cup hopes

Chipolopolo ran out 3-1 winners at the National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka to all but end Algeria's hopes of a third consecutive World Cup appearance.

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192dNick Said, KweséESPN

Zimbabwe claim record fifth COSAFA title

Zimbabwe claimed a record fifth COSAFA Castle Cup with a 3-1 victory over Zambia in the Final at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace.

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194dEd Dove, KweséESPN

Sunzu extends Arsenal Tula loan

New LOSC Lille boss Marcelo Bielsa has opted to send the Zambia international back to Russia for another campaign.

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200dKweséESPN Reporter

Zambia, Lesotho reach COSAFA semis

Zambia survived a late scare to book a COSAFA Castle Cup semifinal place with victory over Botswana, while Lesotho will join them in the final four.

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239dSimba Mushati, KweséESPN

Zambia U20s showing fruits of new philosophy

Chipolopolo coach Wedson Nyirenda has hailed the trailblazing performances of the Zambia U20s at the FIFA U20 World Cup.

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431dESPN staff

CAF: Moses, Mikel score as Nigeria win

Chelsea's Victor Moses and John Obi Mikel scored for Nigeria as they continued their perfect start to World Cup qualifying with a 3-1 win vs. Algeria.

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572dAssociated Press

Algeria, Cameroon, Nigeria drawn together

Three of the five African teams at the 2014 World Cup have been drawn in the same group to qualify for the 2018 edition.

RankingsAfrican Nations Championship

Goal Difference23rd
Goals Scored3Tied-2nd
Assists0Tied-1st
Goals Conceded1Tied-9th