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African champions Zambia suffer another defeat, fall to lowly Angola

African champions Zambia stumbled to yet another defeat ahead of their title defence when they fell 2-0 to Angola in a friendly on Saturday with the AFCON in South Africa just days away.

Herve Renard has failed to inspire the Chipolopolo to victory over the past few weeks

African champions Zambia stumbled to yet another defeat ahead of their title defence when they fell 2-0 to Angola in a friendly on Saturday with the AFCON in South Africa just days away.

The Chipolopolo have now recorded three straight defeats following a 1-0 loss to Tanzania on December 22 in Dar-es-Salaam and a 2-1 defeat in Dammam away to Saudi Arabia on December 5.

The highlight of the day in the midst of defeat was that influential midfielder Rainford Kalaba started for Zambia despite earlier indications that he was to be rested following his recent recovery from a three month-long layoff with a groin injury.

Angola took the lead in the 30th minute through Gerard to see the Palanca Negras take a 1-0 halftime lead in Johannesburg.

The Palancas Negras made sure of their unbeaten run in the build-up to the AFCON when 70th minute substitute Amaro sealed the victory in the 85th minute.

The African champions face Morocco next on Tuesday at Rand Stadium in a 16:00 hours kickoff in what will be the second of four build-up matches ahead of their Africa Cup title defence kick off on January 21 against Ethiopia.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. GH FUO, THINK BIG!!! says:

    THE ZAMBIAN GAMES HVE STARTED. PLAYING POORLY TO MASK THEIR POTENTIAL

    • obbie says:

      You GH FUO, what is your problem? This is not mind game of our team Chipolopolo. We lost that game because we are underdogs. Our team is finished and its very sad that you are taking our loss for mind games. WE ARE THE UNDERDOGS IN 2013 AFCON as seen in our friendly games. No mind games my friend full stop.

  2. Johnny says:

    Every team, but the Blak Stars, is beating them.

  3. kwame PITO says:

    Zambia is a very good team. On the same level as Ghana, Iv.Coast, Cameroon, Egypt,Tunisia, Morroco. Zambia is good at sneaking past teams that underrate them. Their specialty is Defend and score one goal technique. NIGERIA AND BURKINA FASO, YOU UNDERRATE THE CHIPOLOPOLOS OF ZAMBIA AT YOUR OWN PERIL.

  4. kantoose says:

    lol some african champs. In Ghana we will call this walatuwalasa african champions.

  5. Dr Who says:

    @kwame exactly so.they play better when they are the underdogs by packing the bus & Nigeria has been their bogey side & I know Naija will defeat them and hand they over to hungry CIV to devour in the quarter finals.

  6. Zambia is out toilet hole says:

    Here they go.They are no good team.They were only lucky at Afcon and just got a cup.They are going to loose all warming up matches including all matches in the African cup of ntions and will exit in the first round because Nigeria will not favour them like Ghana and Ivory Coast did.Nigeria will destroy them by 4 goals to 0.Angola has beaten them in South Africa just like every other team will do to them during the Afcon.The wanted to play Angola in SA so that if they win it will be a sign that they are going to win matches during the afcon but here they lost vividely revealing how early they will exit.Because of their arrogance of late after the last afcon,no team will ever favour them so they better stop dreaming of a place in the impending CAN.”The Chipolopolo have now recorded three straight defeats following a 1-0 loss to Tanzania on December 22 in Dar-es-Salaam and a 2-1 defeat in Dammam away to Saudi Arabia on December 5.”

  7. Jude says:

    @kwame PITO, yes Zambia is a good team because Zambia can only win Ghana. Before Zambia want for AFCON 2012, Nigeria home base team trash Zambia 2-0 without any foreign base player. Just recently, Saudi Arabia, Tazanian, Angola trash Zambia team that won AFCON 2012. So bros think only about Ghana Black Stars and leave other countries alone, Zambia team can only win Ghana team. Thanks.

  8. african says:

    I was at the game write what ever u like guys but let me tell u this zambian guys are going to b in the final believe me.

  9. nana offei U S A says:

    they will loooooseeee all their gammmm

  10. Kalaba says:

    RELAX RELAX pals.Despite poor run in friendly games,we will not let the cup slip our hands easily,believe me will top group C again just like we did in 2010 n 2012 as we win games where it matters most then will go on n on n on,guess u wtched the Nelson Mandela Challenge haa?.anyways Our next target to beat in west africa are NIGERIA n CAMEROON..semi finalist 2013 AFCON( Zambia,Ghana,Ivory coast,DRC) then Zambia vs Ghana,IvC vs DRC…Best of luck black stars n pliz any latest update on Andre Ayew??

  11. zambia is a shit hole! says:

    There we go zambia hv begn disgracn themselves..there were eagerly watn fo kalaba but it appears he offers nothn meanwhile herve is runnin out of ideas.dnt thnk u will hv it cheap with ethiopia either..u sae u r afcon champs,ok make we plae soccer.

  12. IFE says:

    Zambia can’t win any team in dat group just bet it wit me.

  13. sade says:

    Nice article but but it was a training game n the zambians used 22 players.it looks like they did care even if they lost 2 me

  14. Maxwell Johnson says:

    This Zambiam team is like a time bomb waiting to explode, I doubt if they can even make it to the Quarter-final.

    • obbie says:

      Maxwell my friend, you are right my Chipolopolo will not make it to Qtr finals. Our team is the worst underdog in SA and we shall lose all the games. We do not have any player of quality to win us any game. All the team should not even spend sleepless nights thinking about an underdog team Zambia. All of us in Zambia know that we are underdogs in SA’s 2013 AFCON. We shall be eliminated in group stage without a win FULLSTOP.

  15. steve says:

    I am a Nigerian, in as much as i want the super eagles to beat Zambia silly at AFCON, i will want them to respect the prestige of being AFCON champions by winning thier friendly matches.They should not redicule it through lossing all thier matches no matter any plans they may have!

  16. Oga says:

    I watched the game. Zambia used 11 players 1st Half and another 11 players 2nd Half. Angola just scored the goals and were playing like school boys. If i was coach for Angola i was going to worried the play crap. Zambia was playing nice game. It was a practice match both teams used training attire. I want to WARN my Nigeria brothers don’t underrate Zambia. Otherwise the will stun you.

  17. Kofifi says:

    these guys didnt wanna get hurt. if they put their minds on winning they play a good game.

  18. sammie says:

    Ooohhh ghanians and nigerians ur not good i mean no one of u is rsponding to our beloved zambian obbie.i mean he is trashing ur enemy.cant u jst atlist appluad him?????or if u want to do it in person he lives in lagos or u cant leave a note wit his sis in kumasi.he wil b grateful

    • obbie says:

      sammie my friend, i am not in lagos. i am in zambia and i still tell them that Chipolopolo is underdogs Nigeria and Ghana are uperdogs FULLSTOP, but come on and watch Zambia on 25 january, Nigeria the upperdog will fall to my underdog Chipolopolo. We know our team very well as Zambians, just wait and see. Ghana is our customer. The moment we meet Ghana in the semi, Zambia will be in the final FULLSTOP.

  19. sammie says:

    Ooohhh ghanians and nigerians ur not good i mean no one of u is rsponding to our beloved zambian obbie.i mean he is trashing ur enemy.cant u jst atlist appluad him?????or if u want to do it in person he lives in lagos or u cant leave a note wit his sis in kumasi.he wil b gratefull

  20. Chu says:

    GSN Angola is not lowly, mind your expressions and be professional

  21. kimco says:

    whoever wrote this title is an idiot. ”Lowly angola”? Rly. And pls how many tyms have the blackstars lost friendlies and yet we believe they’re still great and rightly so.

  22. Kudjo says:

    Zambia won’t make it out of their group…they are finished within a space of 9 months,from minnows to whopping boys of Africa.

  23. anokwale says:

    This result shows how wide open the tournament is. No one should relax. the only team that can really claim superiority is Ivory Coast. Everyone else needs to play hard every second!!

  24. Robeen says:

    They lost to Sudan, Malawi, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania and Angola. Really suffered in the hands of Uganda to qualify. African Champions have forgotten how to play now, and Renard is now a very rich man.
    I hope Zambians will now humble themselves and go back to the drawing board, they coach has reach his limit of experience.

  25. Justin says:

    They’ll probably exit their group with a point to their name..that is a draw with Ethiopia and the rest will be losses!

  26. chris phiri says:

    We do not panic when lose practice matches because we try out various combinations.in 2012,we drew with Angola and an indian select side before conquering Africa.In Zambia,our belief is that you only scratch where it itches.In short,we will only win when it matters most

  27. hahaha..aahh! African Champions indeed..they have even forgotten how to play and they still refuse to stop bragging…”African Champions” my FOOT! this really indicates they just won the cup per-chances..Nigerians shall wipe off their name from African continent in football…lost in three successive matches? oh let me laugh again….hahahaha

  28. KKAYS says:

    But we still beat Ghana.. kekkekeke…

  29. Rayas says:

    DRC Will win ghana in theiy opening game. I will bet for Drc win for sure.