Monday, October 13, 2008

Photo Gallery: Zambia 0 Egypt 1

Standing L-R: Rodger Kola, Stophira Sunzu, Gift Sakahuwa, Justine Zulu & Emmanuel Mayuka Front Row: Moses Mulambia, Fwayo Tembo, Luka Tembo, Jimmy Chisenga, Henry Banda & Kelvin Kabwe (gk)

The two captains posing for a photo.

The junior Chipolopolo Boys get their first warning as the Young Pharaohs hit the post. Look the positioning of the back four....

Mayuka controlling the ball...the 17 year old did not receive enough supply.

Indeni centre-half Gift Sakahuwa clears the ball acrobatically.

The Young Pharaohs celebrating their victory.

Under-20 team manager Gift Chaipa comforting Stophira Sunzu after the final whistle.

End of the road...the dream is over. The young Guns can't believe it.

And finally, Chaipa with team Dr. G Magwede heading to the dressing room ...while Morgan Kaoma is crying

Katman makes his Chateauroux debut

International midfielder Felix Katongo made his competitive debut for his new club, Berrichonne Chateauroux barely 24 hours after making his seasonal loan switch from ligue 1 side, Stade Rennais.

The ex-Green Buffaloes midfielder came on as a second half substitute just after the hour mark in the 1-1 stalemate against Metz on Friday night in the French Ligue 2 match.

Chateauroux is currently placed 15th on a 20-team log with 9 points after just 10 matches played. The Christian Sarramagna coached side has won two and drawn three matches.

The other Zambians, gangling duo of Jacob Mulenga and Stophira Sunzu missed the match due to an injury and international duty respectively.

Sunzu alongside his under-20 teammates; Justine Zulu and Emmanuel Mayuka (both based in Israel) are expected to leave for their base tomorrow

Monday, October 6, 2008

renard: Fwayo is too good for U/20

Zambia national team soccer team Herve Renard believes Tunisia based striker Fwayo Tembo should start focusing on a regular berth in the senior set up not in the under-20 national team.

The Frenchman who is currently assisting under-20 mentor Oswald Mutapa Jr to drill the young guns ahead of this weekend’s Rwanda 2009 African Youth Championship against Egypt saw the exploits of the 19 year old in the first leg.

Having seen the likes of Clifford Mulenga, Emmanuel Mayuka, Nyambe Mulenga, Stophira Sunzu and Rodger Kola in action for the senior national team, Renard is convinced, Fwayo has all the attributes to follow the footsteps of his collegues from the famed class of ’07.

“I told Fwayo to start focussing at a place in the national team. He is a very good player. The under-20 is not his level and I saw that he is a very talented and skillfull player.

“But he has to work hard. In his position, there are also good players like Clifford Mulenga, James Chamanga, Felix (Katongo), Rainford Kalaba.

Despite being a key member of last year’s Junior Chipolopolo Boys that reached the last 16 at the World Youth Cup, the highly rated striker cum winger has been ‘ignored’ in the last 11 months.

The Etoile du Sahel striker is currently enjoying top form at his club where is a regular.

Fwayo impressed Renard in the first leg against Egypt after scoring a brace in the 3-3 stalemate. He is expected to arrive in Zambia today from his base in time for the return leg at Chingola’s Nchanga Stadium.