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. Before independence they were known as the Northern Rhodesia national football team. After independence they were called 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 is nicknamed Chipolopolo (the Copper bullets) as copper is one of the nation's main exports. 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. 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 Frenchman Hervé Renard.
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.
- Africa Cup of Nations
- Champions: 2012
- Runners-up: 1974, 1994
- COSAFA Cup
- Champions: 1997, 1998, 2006
- Runners-up: 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009
- CECAFA Cup
- Champions: 1984, 1991
- Runners-up: 1976, 1977, 1978, 1988, 2006
Competition records 
World Cup record 
As 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 squad has been selected for the World Cup Qualification Match against Lesotho on March 24, 2013.
Caps and Goals updated as of 24 March 2013.
Recent callups 
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Africa Cup of Nations Finalists