Zambia national football team

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Zambia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Chipolopolo (The Copper Bullets)
AssociationFootball Association of Zambia
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Sub-confederationCOSAFA (Southern Africa)
Head coachAljoša Asanović
CaptainFashion Sakala
Most capsKennedy Mweene (122)
Top scorerGodfrey Chitalu (79)
Home stadiumNational Heroes Stadium
FIFA codeZAM
First colours
Second colours
Third colours
FIFA ranking
Current 88 Steady (23 December 2021)[1]
Highest15 (February – May 1996, August 1996)
Lowest102 (February 2011)
First international
 Southern Rhodesia 0–4 Northern Rhodesia Northern Rhodesia
(Southern Rhodesia; 1946)
Biggest win
 Zambia 11–2 Swaziland 
(Lusaka, Zambia; 5 February 1978)
 Zambia 9–0 Kenya 
(Lilongwe, Malawi; 13 November 1978)
 Zambia 9–0 Lesotho 
(Botswana; 8 August 1988)
Biggest defeat
 DR Congo 10–1 Zambia 
(DR Congo; 22 November 1969)
 Belgium 9–0 Zambia 
(Brussels, Belgium; 3 June 1994)
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances17 (first in 1974)
Best resultChampions (2012)
African Nations Championship
Appearances4 (first in 2009)
Best resultThird place (2009)
COSAFA Cup
Appearances19 (first in 1997)
Best resultChampions (1997, 1998, 2006, 2013, 2019)

The Zambia national football team represents Zambia in men's international association football and it is governed by the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ). During the 1980s, they were known as the KK 11, after founding president Dr. Kenneth Kaunda ("KK") who ruled Zambia from 1964 to 1991. After the country adopted multiparty politics, the side was nicknamed Chipolopolo, the "Copper Bullets".[3] The team has three Africa Cup of Nations final appearances to its credit, winning the 2012 tournament with victory over Ivory Coast in the final. The team has never qualified for the FIFA World Cup finals.[4]

History[edit]

Early years (1929–1970)[edit]

Zambia's first official match, following their acceptance into FIFA, was played on July 3, 1964, at home against Tanzania, which ended with a victory for the Chipolopolos 1–0. "Chipolopolos" is the nickname of the Zambian team, which means "Copper Bullets" due to the abundance of copper in Zambia. During the match, Zambia was not yet independent as Zambian independence from the United Kingdom occurred on the October 24, 1964. On November 22, 1969, Zambia suffered one of the two biggest defeats in its history against DR Congo 10–1. Since the 1970 World Cup qualifiers, Zambia has failed to qualify for a World Cup finals tournament.

African Cup of Nations 1974[edit]

After two previous attempts to participate in the African Cup of Nations, the Zambia national football team succeeded in qualifying for the first time in 1974. In the first round, they beat Côte d'Ivoire (1–0, goal from Simon Kaushi), lost against Egypt (1-3, goal from Godfrey Chitalu) and beat Uganda (1–0, goal from Obby Kapita), finishing second in the group and qualified for the semi-finals, where they beat Congo (4–2, a Bernard Chanda hat-trick and Joseph Mapulanga's goal). In the final, Zaire and Zambia drew 2-2 (goals from Simon Kaushi and Brighton Sinyangwe) and had to have a replay for the title but, two days after the first match, Zambia lost 2-0 and saw their title aspirations disappear. However this was viewed with great pride considering it was their first participation in the tournament.

1974–1993[edit]

After their appearance in the final in 1974, the Zambian football team failed to qualify for the following tournament in 1976. In 1978, Zambia was eliminated in the first round with a single victory (2–0 against Burkina Faso, goals from Patrick Phiri and Bizwell Phiri), a draw (0–0 against Nigeria) and a defeat (1–2 against Ghana, goal from Obby Kapita). In 1980, they failed to qualify; but in 1982 they again reached the semi-finals and took third place, beating Algeria, having lost to Libya in the semis. In 1984, Zambia did not qualify; in 1986, they reached the first round with a point collected against Algeria (0–0). In 1988, they did not qualify. In 1990, after finishing first in the group, Zambia lost in the semi-finals against Nigeria, but beat Senegal (1–0, goal from Webster Chikabala) to collect third place. In 1992, Zambia was beaten in the quarters by Côte d'Ivoire (0-1). This period shows that Zambia is a good footballing power but it shows irregularity in a few first rounds and non-qualifiers.

Zambian Air Force Flight 319[edit]

Tragedy struck the Zambian team when the military plane (REG: AF-319) transporting the team to Senegal for a 1994 FIFA World Cup qualifier crashed late in the evening, on April 27, 1993. Three stops were planned for re-fuelling, but at the first stop, in Brazzaville, engine problems were noted on the Buffalo DHC-5D of the Zambia Air Force. Despite this, the flight continued and a few minutes after take-off from Libreville, Gabon, where the second stopover had taken place, one of the engines caught fire and stopped. The pilot, who had already made a flight from Mauritius the day before, accidentally shut down the engine, which was still running. The loss of power, during the climb after take-off, caused the plane to fall and crash into the water 500m off the coast. All 30 passengers and crew, including 18 players, were killed in the accident.[5]

Team captain and coach Kalusha Bwalya was not on board. Held in the Netherlands for a match with his club, PSV Eindhoven, he was to join Senegal separately for the qualifying match. A new team was quickly created, coached by Kalusha: he had the difficult task of leading Zambia through qualification for the FIFA World Cup and then preparing for the qualifications for the next Africa Cup of Nations. It was probably an impossible mission and Zambia did not qualify for the World Cup.

List of players killed in the 1993 plane crash[edit]

Goalkeepers: David Chabala and Richard Mwanza.
Defenders: Kenan Simambe, Winter Mumba, Samuel Chomba, Whiteson Changwe, Robert Watiyakeni and John Soko.
Midfielders: Eston Mulenga, Derby Makinka, Moses Chikwalakwala, Wisdom Mumba Chansa, Godfrey Kangwa and Numba Mwila.
Forwards: Kelvin Mutale, Timothy Mwitwa, Moses Masuwa and Patrick Banda.
Coaches: Godfrey Chitalu, Alex Chola and Wilson Sakala.
Also on board were the two pilots, the flight crew, the FAZ chairman, a ZANA journalist and a public servant from the Ministry of Sport.[6]

African Cup of Nations 1994[edit]

In 1994, after a draw against Sierra Leone (0–0), Zambia beat Côte d'Ivoire (1–0, goal from Kenneth Malitoli) and finished first in the group. In the quarterfinals, they beats Senegal (1–0, goal from Evans Sakala), then in the semi-finals, Zambia beat Mali (4–0, goals from Elijah Litana, Zeddy Saileti, Kalusha Bwalya and Kenneth Malitoli). In the final, in Tunis, they faced Nigeria and despite the opening goal of Elijah Litana in the 3rd minute, Nigeria won 2–1.

1994–2012[edit]

On June 3, 1994, in Brussels, the Zambian football team succumbed to one of its worst losses in its history against Belgium, losing 9–0. At CAN 1996, they finished first in the group with two victories (5–1 against Burkina Faso, goals from Kenneth Malitoli, double from Kalusha Bwalya, goals from Dennis Lota and Johnson Bwalya); 4–0 against Sierra Leone (a hattrick from Kalusha Bwalya and goal from Mordon Malitoli) and a draw (0–0 against Algeria), beat Egypt (3–1) in the quarterfinals and loses in semis against Tunisia (2–4) but took third place over Ghana (1–0, goal from Johnson Bwalya). Kalusha Bwalya was the best in the competition with 5 goals. From 1998 to 2006, Zambia did not pass the first round, except in 2004 when they failed to qualify. On September 3, 2006, at home, Zambia achieved the biggest victory in its history against Djibouti, winning 10–0. During the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations, Zambia finished third in the group with a 3–0 victory against Sudan (goals by James Chamanga, Jacob Mulenga and Felix Katongo), a draw (1–1 against Egypt, goal from Chris Katongo) and loss (1–5 against Cameroon, goal from Chris Katongo). In 2010, Zambia finished first in her group and faced Nigeria in the quarter-finals where she lost on penalties. Jacob Mulenga and Emmanuel Mbola were included in the tournament's Best XI.[7]

COSAFA Cup[edit]

The Zambia national football team has participated in the COSAFA Cup in all its editions, and has won it five times in 1997, 1998, 2006, 2013 and 2019) and a six-time losing finalist in 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2017 and 2018. In 2005, Collins Mbesuma was the competition's top scorer with 4 goals.

African Cup of Nations 2012[edit]

The football team Zambia finished 1st in their group as they beat Senegal (1-2, goals from Emmanuel Mayuka and Rainford Kalaba) then they shared the points with Libya (2-2, goals from Mayuka and Christopher Katongo) and finally they beat Equatorial Guinea (0-1, goal from C. Katongo). In the quarter-finals, Zambia eliminated Sudan (3-0, goals from Stoppila Sunzu, C. Katongo and James Chamanga). In the semi-finals, Zambia eliminated Ghana 1–0, Emmanuel Mayuka scoring the only goal of the game. In the final, Zambia held Côte d'Ivoire in check (0–0) and won on penalties (8–7).

At the end of this 28th edition of the African Cup, captain Chris Katongo finished best player in competition as well as joint-top scorer with Emmanuel Mayuka for Zambia.

2013–present[edit]

In 2013, Zambia was eliminated in the first round of CAN 2013 without losing a single match (three draws). Two years later, after complicated qualifiers, Zambia qualifies once again for AFCON but is again eliminated in the first round. Zambia failed to reach the finals for the first time in 13 years for the 2017 competition and losing out to Guinea-Bissau. For CAN 2019 qualification, the Chipolopolos again failed to progress, finishing last with 7 points, one point less than Namibia, in 2nd, and two points fewer than Guinea-Bissau who finished top of the group. It is a huge disappointment for Zambia which misses a 2nd consecutive CAN even though it had won the competition 7 years earlier and was seeded at the time of the draw. The qualifying for the CAN 2022 were also difficult for Zambia, finishing 3rd and a point off of Zimbabwe who occupied the final qualification spot.

Kit provider[edit]

Kit provider Period
United States Nike 2008–2016
Singapore Mafro 2017–2018
Zambia KoPa 2019–present


Recent schedule and results[edit]

The following is a list of match results from the previous 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

  Win   Draw   Loss

2021[edit]

11 June Friendly Sudan  3–2  Zambia Omdurman, Sudan
19:00 UTC+2
  • Abdel Rahman 4', 24'
  • El Tahir 18'
Stadium: Al-Hilal Stadium
13 June Friendly Sudan  0–1  Zambia Omdurman, Sudan
19:00 UTC+2 Report Stadium: Al-Hilal Stadium
Referee: Samoal Mohammed El Fatih (Sudan)
8 July 2021 COSAFA Cup Group A Zambia  1–2  Lesotho Port Elizabeth, South Africa
12:00 UTC+2 Report
Stadium: Wolfson Stadium
Referee: Akhona Makalima (South Africa)
10 July 2021 COSAFA Cup Group A Zambia  0–1  Eswatini Port Elizabeth, South Africa
15:00 UTC+2 Report Stadium: Wolfson Stadium
Referee: Abongile Tom (South Africa)
13 July 2021 COSAFA Cup Group A Botswana  1–2  Zambia Port Elizabeth, South Africa
15:00 UTC+2 Report
Stadium: Wolfson Stadium
Referee: Thulani Sibandze (Eswatini)
14 July 2021 COSAFA Cup Group D South Africa  0–0  Zambia Port Elizabeth, South Africa
15:00 UTC+2
Report
Stadium: Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Referee: Brighton Chimene (Zimbabwe)
3 September 2022 WCQ Mauritania  1–2  Zambia Nouakchott, Mauritania
16:00 UTC±0
Report
Stadium: Stade Olympique de Nouakchott
Referee: Ibrahim Nour El Din (Egypt)
7 September 2022 WCQ Zambia  0–2  Tunisia Ndola, Zambia
15:00 UTC+2 Report
Stadium: Levy Mwanawasa Stadium
Referee: Eric Otogo-Castane (Gabon)
7 October 2022 WCQ Equatorial Guinea  2–0  Zambia Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
17:00 UTC+1
Report Stadium: Estadio de Malabo
Referee: Hélder Martins de Carvalho (Angola)
13 November 2022 WCQ Zambia  4–0  Mauritania Lusaka, Zambia
15:00 UTC+2
Report Stadium: National Heroes Stadium
Referee: Mahmood Ali Mahmood Ismail (Sudan)
16 November 2022 WCQ Tunisia  3–1  Zambia Radès, Tunisia
Report
Stadium: Stade Olympique Hammadi Agrebi
Referee: Pacifique Ndabihawenimana (Burundi)

Managers[edit]

Caretaker managers are listed in italics.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Cyril Chibwe (1993-06-17) 17 June 1993 (age 28) 4 0 South Africa Polokwane City
16 1GK Lameck Siame (1997-07-09) 9 July 1997 (age 24) 1 0 Zambia Zanaco
18 1GK Gregory Sanjase 0 0 Zambia Young Green Eagles

3 2DF Benedict Chepeshi (1996-06-10) 10 June 1996 (age 25) 14 0 Zambia Red Arrows
4 2DF Prosper Chiluya (1998-04-02) 2 April 1998 (age 23) 6 0 Zambia Kabwe Warriors
5 2DF Gaboniso Magenge 0 0 Zambia Lusaka Dynamos
6 2DF Tandi Mwape (1996-07-20) 20 July 1996 (age 25) 11 0 Democratic Republic of the Congo Mazembe
13 2DF Golden Mafwenta (2001-01-15) 15 January 2001 (age 21) 1 0 Zambia Buildcon
15 2DF Dominic Chanda (1996-02-26) 26 February 1996 (age 25) 3 0 Zambia Kabwe Warriors
19 2DF Isaac Shamujompa (1994-10-12) 12 October 1994 (age 27) 17 0 Zambia Buildcon

4 3MF Salulani Phiri (1994-04-10) 10 April 1994 (age 27) 29 1 South Africa Polokwane City
7 3MF Benson Sakala (1996-09-12) 12 September 1996 (age 25) 32 0 Zambia Power Dynamos
14 3MF Collins Sikombe (1997-06-19) 19 June 1997 (age 24) 22 5 Zambia NAPSA Stars
17 3MF Kings Kangwa (1999-04-06) 6 April 1999 (age 22) 7 1 Russia Arsenal Tula
20 3MF Spencer Sautu (1994-10-05) 5 October 1994 (age 27) 29 3 Zambia Power Dynamos
21 3MF Paul Katema (1997-09-19) 19 September 1997 (age 24) 28 1 Tanzania Azam
23 3MF Prince Mumba (2001-03-24) 24 March 2001 (age 20) 5 1 Zambia Kabwe Warriors

8 4FW Lubambo Musonda (1995-03-01) 1 March 1995 (age 26) 35 2 Denmark AC Horsens
9 4FW Amity Shamende (1993-08-04) 4 August 1993 (age 28) 11 1 Zambia Green Eagles
10 4FW Fashion Sakala (1997-03-14) 14 March 1997 (age 24) 15 2 Scotland Rangers
12 4FW Moses Phiri (1993-06-03) 3 June 1993 (age 28) 19 2 Zambia Zanaco
20 4FW Patson Daka (1998-10-09) 9 October 1998 (age 23) 27 7 England Leicester City
22 4FW Brian Mwila (1994-06-16) 16 June 1994 (age 27) 20 10 Zambia Buildcon

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up for Zambia in the last 12 months.[8]

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Allan Chibwe (1991-03-22) 22 March 1991 (age 30) 15 0 Zambia Green Eagles vs.  Zimbabwe, 29 March 2021

DF Luka Banda (1995-04-06) 6 April 1995 (age 26) 12 0 Zambia NAPSA Stars vs.  Zimbabwe, 29 March 2021
DF Adrian Chama (1989-03-18) 18 March 1989 (age 32) 45 0 Zambia ZESCO United vs.  Zimbabwe, 29 March 2021
DF Zakaria Chilongoshi (1999-10-27) 27 October 1999 (age 22) 13 0 Zambia Power Dynamos vs.  Zimbabwe, 29 March 2021
DF Kabaso Chongo (1992-02-11) 11 February 1992 (age 29) 43 1 Democratic Republic of the Congo Mazembe vs.  Zimbabwe, 29 March 2021

MF Enock Mwepu (1998-01-01) 1 January 1998 (age 24) 19 4 England Brighton & Hove Albion vs.  Mauritania, 3 September 2021
MF Larry Bwalya (1995-05-29) 29 May 1995 (age 26) 7 0 Tanzania Simba vs.  Zimbabwe, 29 March 2021
MF Clatous Chama (1991-06-18) 18 June 1991 (age 30) 27 5 Morocco RS Berkane vs.  Zimbabwe, 29 March 2021
MF Nathan Sinkala (1990-11-22) 22 November 1990 (age 31) 57 3 South Africa Stellenbosch vs.  Zimbabwe, 29 March 2021

FW Ntazana Mayembe (2003-04-05) 5 April 2003 (age 18) 2 0 Wales Cardiff City v.  Sudan, 11 June 2021
FW Rodrick Kabwe (1992-11-30) 30 November 1992 (age 29) 23 0 South Africa Black Leopards vs.  Zimbabwe, 29 March 2021
FW Gamphani Lungu (1998-08-19) 19 August 1998 (age 23) 8 0 South Africa SuperSport United vs.  Zimbabwe, 29 March 2021
FW Augustine Mulenga (1990-01-17) 17 January 1990 (age 32) 29 5 South Africa AmaZulu vs.  Zimbabwe, 29 March 2021
FW Justin Shonga (1996-11-05) 5 November 1996 (age 25) 33 16 South Africa Cape Town City vs.  Zimbabwe, 29 March 2021

Notes
  • DEC Player refused to join the team after the call-up.
  • INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
  • PRE Preliminary Squad.
  • RET Player has retired from international football.
  • SUS Suspended from the national team.

Records[edit]

As of 14 July 2021[9]
Players in bold are still active with Zambia.

Competitive record[edit]

FIFA World Cup record[edit]

When 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.

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 to England 1966 Did not enter Did not enter
Mexico 1970 Did not qualify 2 1 0 1 6 6
West Germany 1974 10 4 3 3 19 11
Argentina 1978 6 3 1 2 9 5
Spain 1982 4 2 1 1 6 2
Mexico 1986 6 2 1 3 8 6
Italy 1990 6 3 0 3 7 6
United States 1994 8 5 1 2 17 5
France 1998 8 3 2 3 10 8
South Korea Japan 2002 10 5 2 3 16 11
Germany 2006 13 7 4 2 21 11
South Africa 2010 10 3 3 4 4 6
Brazil 2014 6 3 2 1 11 4
Russia 2018 8 4 2 2 11 7
Qatar 2022 6 2 1 3 8 9
Canada Mexico United States 2026 To be determined To be determined
Total 0/22 103 47 23 33 153 97

Africa Cup of Nations record[edit]

Africa Cup of Nations record
Host nation(s) / Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
Sudan 1957 to Ghana 1963 Not affiliated to CAF
Tunisia 1965 Did not enter
Ethiopia 1968
Sudan 1970 Did not qualify
Cameroon 1972
Egypt 1974 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 0 2 9 7
Ethiopia 1976 Did not qualify
Ghana 1978 Group stage 5th 3 1 1 1 3 2
Nigeria 1980 Did not qualify
Libya 1982 Third place 3rd 5 3 0 2 7 3
Ivory Coast 1984 Did not qualify
Egypt 1986 Group stage 7th 3 0 1 2 2 4
Morocco 1988 Withdrew
Algeria 1990 Third place 3rd 5 3 1 1 3 2
Senegal 1992 Quarter-finals 7th 3 1 0 2 1 2
Tunisia 1994 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 1 1 7 2
South Africa 1996 Third place 3rd 6 4 1 1 15 6
Burkina Faso 1998 Group stage 10th 3 1 1 1 4 6
Ghana Nigeria 2000 13th 3 0 2 1 3 5
Mali 2002 14th 3 0 1 2 1 3
Tunisia 2004 Did not qualify
Egypt 2006 Group stage 11th 3 1 0 2 3 6
Ghana 2008 9th 3 1 1 1 5 6
Angola 2010 Quarter-finals 7th 4 1 1 2 5 5
Gabon Equatorial Guinea 2012 Champions 1st 6 5 1 0 9 3
South Africa 2013 Group stage 12th 3 0 3 0 2 2
Equatorial Guinea 2015 13th 3 0 2 1 2 3
Gabon 2017 Did not qualify
Egypt 2019
Cameroon 2021
Ivory Coast 2023 To be determined
Guinea 2025
Total 1 Title 17/33 66 27 18 22 81 67

African Games[edit]

Football at the African Games has been an under-23 tournament since 1991.
African Games record
Year Result GP W D L GS GA
Republic of the Congo 1965 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nigeria 1973 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Algeria 1978 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kenya 1987 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991–present See Zambia national under-23 football team
Total 4/4 0 0 0 0 0 0

Gossage Cup / CECAFA Cup[edit]

CECAFA Cup Record
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA
Uganda 1973 Group Stage 5th 2 0 0 2 0 6
Tanzania 1974 Third Place 3rd 2 1 0 1 3 3
Zambia 1975 Group Stage 6th 2 0 0 2 1 7
Zanzibar 1976 Group Stage 6th 3 1 0 2 1 4
Somalia 1977 Group Stage 6th 3 1 0 2 1 4
Malawi 1978 Did not enter
Kenya 1979 Fourth Place 4th 4 0 2 2 3 8
Sudan 1980 Group Stage 5th 3 1 0 2 2 5
Tanzania 1981 Group Stage 8th 3 0 0 3 3 9
Uganda 1982 Fourth Place 4th 4 1 1 2 3 8
Kenya 1983 Group Stage 8th 3 0 1 2 3 6
Uganda 1984 Group Stage 8th 3 0 0 3 1 4
Zimbabwe 1985 Did not enter
Ethiopia 1987 Fourth Place 4th 5 1 2 2 2 3
Malawi 1988 Group Stage 7th 3 1 0 2 1 3
Kenya 1989 Group Stage 6th 3 0 2 1 0 1
Zanzibar 1990 Fourth Place 4th 5 1 1 3 3 5
Uganda 1991 Group Stage 7th 3 0 0 3 4 7
Tanzania 1992 Group Stage 8th 4 1 0 3 2 14
Kenya 1994 Did not enter
Uganda 1995 Champions 1st 5 3 1 1 5 4
Sudan 1996 Group Stage 5th 3 1 1 1 3 3
Rwanda 1999 Group Stage 10th 2 0 1 1 1 3
Uganda 2000 Did not enter
Rwanda 2001 Group Stage 10th 2 0 0 2 0 8
Tanzania 2002 Group Stage 7th 4 1 1 2 1 3
Sudan 2003 Group Stage 5th 2 0 1 1 2 6
Ethiopia 2004 Group Stage 7th 4 1 0 3 7 11
Rwanda 2005 Third Place 3rd 6 3 2 1 7 6
Ethiopia 2006 Group Stage 9th 2 0 1 1 0 4
Tanzania 2007 Quarter-Finals 7th 3 1 2 0 5 3
Uganda 2008 Group Stage 8th 4 1 1 2 3 5
Kenya 2009 Third Place 3rd 6 2 2 2 6 3
Tanzania 2010 Quarter-Finals 7th 4 1 2 1 4 3
Tanzania 2011 Quarter-Finals 7th 4 1 1 2 5 4
Uganda 2012 Third Place 3rd 6 1 4 1 5 6
Kenya 2013 Group Stage 9th 3 1 0 2 3 6
Ethiopia 2015 Group Stage 10th 3 1 0 2 3 6
Kenya 2017 Runners-Up 2nd 6 3 2 1 9 6
Total 34/38 1 Title 121 29 31 61 99 181

COSAFA Cup[edit]

COSAFA Cup Record
Year Rank Pld W D L GF GA
1997 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Africa 2008 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Zimbabwe 2009 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Zambia 2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Africa 2015 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Namibia 2016 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Africa 2017 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Africa 2018 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Africa 2019 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0/19 - - - - - -

Honours[edit]

Africa Cup of Nations
Champions: 2012
Runners-up: 1974, 1994
COSAFA Cup
Champions: 1997, 1998, 2006, 2013, 2019
Runners-up: 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2017, 2018
CECAFA Cup
Champions: 1984, 1991
Runners-up: 1976, 1977, 1978, 1988, 2006

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 23 December 2021. Retrieved 23 December 2021.
  2. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 19 January 2022. Retrieved 19 January 2022.
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  4. ^ "2012 Africa Cup of Nations Final - Google Search". www.google.com. Retrieved 23 May 2021.
  5. ^ "Zambia's remarkable journey makes them winners regardless". FourFourTwo. 12 February 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2013.
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  7. ^ "CAF releases Top XI of Orange CAN". CAF Online.
  8. ^ "ZAMBIA PICKS 9 FOREIGN BASED PLAYERS". Retrieved 30 August 2019.
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