Football Association of Zambia

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Football Association of Zambia
Short nameFAZ
HeadquartersFootball House, Lusaka, Zambia
FIFA affiliation1964
CAF affiliation1964
COSAFA affiliation1997
PresidentZambia Andrew Kamanga (2016–present)[a]
General SecretaryZambia Ponga Liwewe

The Football Association of Zambia is the governing body of association football in Zambia[1] founded in 1929 and based at the "Football House" on Alick Nkhata Road in Lusaka, the country's capital.

Affiliated to CAF and FIFA in 1964[2] and COSAFA in 1997, it organizes the local league and the country's national team.[2]

Executive committee[edit]

  • President Zambia Andrew Kamanga
  • Vice President Zambia Justin Mumba[3]
  • Treasurer Zambia (Unknown: Rix Mweemba deceased)[4]
  • Member Zambia Brenda Kunda
  • Member Zambia Lee Kawanu
  • Member Zambia Dr Joseph Mulenga
  • Member Zambia Elijah Chileshe
  • Member Zambia Kabaso Kapambwe
  • Member Zambia Blackwell Siwale (2016–17)[3]

National teams[edit]

The association governs and controls the Zambian national men's and women's teams which represents the country in international association football. The men's national team was commonly known during the 1980s as the "KK 11" after Dr. Kenneth Kaunda ("KK"), the founder of Zambia who was its president from independence in 1964 until the shift to a democratic multiparty state in 1991 when it changed nicknames to the Chipolopolo or the "Copper Bullets".[5]

The team has appeared in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations thrice, winning it once against Ivory Coast.[6][7]

Coaching staff[edit]

  • Assistant coach : Zambia Avram Grant
  • Assistant coach : Zambia Dabid Chilufya (March 2017–present)
  • Goalkeeper coach : Zambia Stephen Mwansa (March 2017–present)
  • Technical Advisor : Zambia Danny Kabwe (2016–present)
  • Team Manager : Zambia Chris Chibuye (March 2017–present)
  • Team Doctor : Zambia George Magwende
  • Physiotherapist : Zambia Davies Mulenga
  • Physiotherapist : Zambia Gibson Chaloba


  1. ^ The vice president, Richard Kazala, was expelled at an annual general meeting in 2017.


  1. ^ "'Set up women's football league'". Zambia Times. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  2. ^ a b Chipande, Decius. "Chipolopolo: A Political and Social History of Football (Soccer) in Zambia, 1940s–1994" (PDF). United Nations Zambia. Retrieved 28 July 2022.
  3. ^ a b "FAZ Council expels Kazala and Siwale". FAZ. Archived from the original on 29 March 2017. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  4. ^ Editor, Chief (6 October 2020). "Zambia : FAZ Mourns Rix Mweemba". Retrieved 28 April 2023. {{cite web}}: |last= has generic name (help)
  5. ^ "History of Zambian National Team". Football Association of Zambia. Archived from the original on 21 October 2016. Retrieved 29 October 2016.
  6. ^ Hughes, Rob (13 February 2012). "Zambia Takes a Modest and Emotional Path to Victory". The New York Times. Retrieved 2 December 2013.
  7. ^ Steinberg, Jacob (12 February 2012). "Ivory Coast v Zambia – as it happened | Jacob Steinberg | Football". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2 December 2013.

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