1962 Roan United
1963 Mufulira Wanderers
1964 City of Lusaka
1965 Mufulira Wanderers
1966 Mufulira Wanderers
1967 Mufulira Wanderers
1968 Kabwe Warriors
1969 Mufulira Wanderers
1970 Kabwe Warriors
1971 Kabwe Warriors
1972 Kabwe Warriors
1973 Zambia Army (Lusaka)
1974 Zambia Army (Lusaka)
1975 Green Buffaloes (Lusaka)
1976 Mufulira Wanderers
1977 Green Buffaloes (Lusaka)
1978 Mufulira Wanderers
1979 Green Buffaloes (Lusaka)
1980 Nchanga Rangers
1981 Green Buffaloes (Lusaka)
1982 Nkana Red Devils (Kitwe)
1983 Nkana Red Devils (Kitwe)
1984 Power Dynamos (Kitwe)
1985 Nkana Red Devils (Kitwe)
1986 Nkana Red Devils (Kitwe)
1987 Kabwe Warriors
1988 Nkana Red Devils (Kitwe)
1989 Nkana Red Devils (Kitwe)
1990 Nkana Red Devils (Kitwe)
1991 Power Dynamos (Kitwe)
1992 Nkana FC (Kitwe)
1993 Nkana FC (Kitwe)
1994 Power Dynamos (Kitwe)
1995 Mufulira Wanderers
1996 Mufulira Wanderers
1997 Power Dynamos (Kitwe)
1998 Nchanga Rangers
1999 Nkana FC (Kitwe)
2000 Power Dynamos (Kitwe)
2001 Nkana FC (Kitwe)
2002 Zanaco (Lusaka)
2003 Zanaco (Lusaka)
2004 Red Arrows (Lusaka)
2005 Zanaco (Lusaka)
2006 Zanaco (Lusaka)
2007 Zesco United (Ndola)
Number of Titles:
11 Nkana FC (Kitwe) [includes Nkana Red Devils]
9 Mufulira Wanderers
6 Green Buffaloes (Lusaka) [includes Zambia Army]
5 Kabwe Warriors
Power Dynamos (Kitwe)
4 Zanaco (Lusaka) [Zanaco = Zambia National Commercial Bank]
2 Nchanga Rangers
1 City of Lusaka
Red Arrows (Lusaka)
Zesco United (Ndola)
Record-breaking super striker
06 APR 1981
Place of Birth:
Record-breaking super striker
Earnshaw gets his soccer talent from both his parents - his mother Rita was also a boxer in her native Zambia.
One of the brightest young talents helping restore Wales's reputation in the soccer world, Earnie was sold by Cardiff City to West Brom for £3m - a record transfer fee paid to a Welsh club.
He was eight years old when his family left Africa to settle in Caerphilly, although his father died shortly before they emigrated.
Earnshaw's sporting talent soon attracted the attentions of Cardiff City, who signed him as a YTS trainee aged 16.
He came through the club's youth development programme and became a full-time professional in August 1998, despite the attentions of his heroes Manchester United.
The Zambian Prince made his mark immediately with a superb equaliser at Hartlepool on the opening day of the season.
However, loan spells at Middlesbrough and Greenock Morton suggested his prospects at Ninian Park weren't entirely rosy.
But the experience gave Earnshaw the motivation to succeed and on his return he soon became one of the Bluebird fans' biggest heroes.
He'd already been capped by Wales at youth and under-21 level, but his exploits in Cardiff City's promotion campaigns attracted the attention of national coach Mark Hughes.
Earnshaw duly exploded onto the international scene, scoring the winning goal on his debut for Wales against Germany at the Millennium Stadium in May 2002.
He was named man of the match and a few months later was named Young Welsh Footballer of the Year.
Since then Earnshaw has become a key member of the Wales squad, staking his claim for a regular slot in the starting line-up with a hat-trick in the 4-0 friendly win over Scotland in February 2004.
Several top clubs including Manchester United, Liverpool and Celtic sent their scouts to check Earnie out as his reputation spread.
But it was West Brom who swooped to sign the striker in August 2004 and offer him the chance to play in the Premiership.
Earnie was unable to secure a first team place and a transfer to Norwich City sent him back to the Championship.
However, he booked his return to the top flight in summer 2007 by signing for newly-promoted Derby County.
Moment of Glory:
Scoring the winning goal for Wales against Germany on his international debut
Off the Record:
Bluebirds boss Lennie Lawrence had kittens after seeing Earnie risk injury with a somersault after scoring for Wales against Bosnia.
FAZ Clarifies Uganda/CECAFA trip
31th November 2007 16:20
Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) have refuted media reports that a three man delegation from the Football Association of Zambia was in Uganda to study that country’s soccer marketing strategy and to lobby for support in their attempt to rejoin the Confederation of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA).
FAZ spokesperson Joseph Nkole who was briefing the press on Wednesday at Football house denied the claims.
“There’s absolutely no truth in Zambia rejoining CECAFA”, he said. “As you are aware Zambia is a founder member of COSAFA”.
The FAZ spokesperson who was part the delegation said that their trip to Uganda was to see how FUFA was handling their relationship with Gateway TV (GTV). He said that FAZ has received an invitation by GTV to surrender media and commercial rights as they are doing it in Uganda.
GTV will start beaming live the Ugandan Super league starting this weekend on its African channel G- sports.
FAZ has also announced that Zambia national team will start its preparation for AFCON Ghana 2008, on 6th November 2007.The local players will be in a local residential training camp up to mid December 2007. The mother body is also seeking three international friendlies during this period.
The full squad will go into the final residential training camp outside Zambia in early January 2008.All the outside-based players are expected to join the team. And in another development, the Under-23 will go into camp on the Copperbelt on 6th November 2007 in readiness for the crunch game against Ivory Coast on 17th November 2007. Ivory Coast are leading the group with 9 points while the junior Chipolopolo are on 7 points. Only the top team qualifies for the Beijing Olympics finals next year in China.
When Zambia National soccer team was preparing for the COSAFA final against arch rivals Bafana Bafana, Zambian football went to NDEKE Hotel were the team was camped and talked to one of the stars in making.
In recent years Zambia has produced some of the best midfield maestros of the continent but they have not lived up to expectations. There’s no doubt in Andrew Sinkala and Gift Kampamba, the talent was there but their non-availability for national duties left many soccer fans not appreciate their talent. Then came Ian Bakala, Isaac’Gattuso’ Chansa and Rainford Kalaba who continue to marshal the Engine room at international level.
It was at world Youth Cup in Canada 2007, when a tipple revelation of midfield maestros was made in Stophira Sunzu, Sebastian Mwansa and William Njovu. In the trio Zambia has again a midfield trinity which can blossom and become world class midfielders. Before the world youth cup in Canada Mwansa had already attended trials with French ligue one side Lille while after the tournament Njovu had a three weeks stint at another French ligue one outfit Lens and Sunzu spent about three months at English premier league side Reading fc.
On 20th October 2007, Zambian football interviewed the hardworking William Njovu and this is how it went…………….
William, you have been played in a lot of positions so far, are you our Michael Essien? And what’s your favourite position?
Well my favourite position is attacking midfield but I don’t mind playing at whatever position I am being asked to play by the coach.
What was the feeling and experience of playing at the world Youth Cup?
It was the greatest feeling I have ever had and a dream come true. And experience wise, I leant a lot of things as you know that was the highest level a youth player can showcase his skills.I was fortunate enough to play against the likes of Gerald Pique (Manchester united) and Capel (Seville) but it was a normal feeling.
Which Zambian players do you look up to?
I think Christopher Katongo (Njovu smiles as he stares at Felix Katongo who was his roommate at the time). He inspires me but mostly his hard work and never say never altitude. The other player is Isaac Chansa as I like his technique and composure.
And what are your dream European club and Favourite player?
Arsenal, because of the way they play. They are a joy to watch and who knows I might find myself there (he laughs) one day. Concerning my favourite player it has to be AC Milan’s Kaka.
Recently you attended trials at French ligue 1 side Lens, what happened?
Basically things didn’t materialise due a number of things but mainly I think it was the language barrier. Inially it was suppose to be a two weekstrials but they extended it to three weeks and I had a day session with the first team were I met Slyvain Wiltold (former arsenal and Lyon Midfielder),John Mensah (Ghanaian international )and Arouna Dindane(Ivory coast international)
William off let we have seen an influx of Zambian players to south African‘s premier soccer league. Are you going to follow suit as well?
Personally the PSL will be my last option as I feel I have got the ability to break into one of top leagues of Europe but you never know what happens in football.
And finally are we going to see Willie at next year’s MTN African cup of nations?
It depends with the coach but I am hoping to be there. It will be an honour representing my country again.
Nigeria maintained their place as Africa's highest ranked team according to Fifa's world rankings for October.
The Super Eagles moved up four places on the overall rankings from 23 to 19, while second-placed Cameroon moved two places up from 25 to 23.
The biggest movers in Africa were Kenya leaping 18 places on the world list and become the number 22 side on the continent.
The draw for the Cosafa under-17 championship, to be hosted in Windhoek, Namibia from December 8-15:
Group A: Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho Group B: Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia Group C: Madagascar, Mauritius, South Africa Group D: Angola, Malawi, Zimbabwe
All Cosafa members, save for the Seychelles, are to participate in the tournament, which has attracted widespread support. SuperSport have contributed an amount of R500 000 to the event and the Confederation of African Football US$25 000. The Namibian government is also backing the event.
“The U17 Tournament is a very important undertaking for Cosafa since it will fulfill the objective which is grassroots development and early exposure of the young footballers in the region,” said Namibia Football Association president John Muinjo “Namibia has the capacity to successfully host the tournament and I wish to welcome all my brothers to Windhoek. “At this juncture, the Namibia Football Association would like to thank Cosafa for the opportunity to host this tournament and further to thank CAF, Supersport and the South African Football Association for their respective investments
Zambia lobby to rejoin CECAFA
A THREE-MAN delegation from the Football Association of Zambia is in Uganda to study that country’s soccer marketing strategy and to lobby for support in their attempt to rejoin the Confederation of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA).
The delegation is led by FAZ acting general secretary, Fidelis Banda, spokesman Joseph Nkole and Zesco United team manager Justine Mumba.
Among other things, the trio is also in the East African country to study the marketing strategy that the Uganda football mother body used to woo a lucrative GTV sponsorship.
GTV are the major sponsors of the Ugandan s
occer league and have also approached FAZ over the sponsorship of Zambian league.
The pay television station is willing to pump money into the Zambian league and beam Super Division matches on its African sports channels.
Uganda will next month join South Africa and Nigeria who have their local league matches screened on television across the continent.
“They will also like to know how the national team survives without Government funding” Ugandan football federation chief executive officer Charles Masembe was quoted in the New Vision.
Masembe said the Zambian delegation was impressed by Uganda’s improvement in the past two years.
“They also want to take part in more of the CECAFA competitions,” Masembe added.
Zambia and Malawi were guest teams in last year's CECAFA championship in Addis Ababa which the Chipolopolo won.
But CECAFA general secretary, Nicholas Musonye, said it is only the Confederation of African Football (CAF) that can relocate Zambia to the East and Central African regional soccer body.
Zambia are currently members of the Confederation of Southern African Football Associations where they are also defending champions.
But the championship has no sponsorship following the withdrawal by SABMiller after 10 years.
Zambia squad face Bafana
Zambia national coach Patrick Phiri has named a relatively unknown squad to face South africa on wednesday night in Durban. The soft spoken coach who has been awarded with an extension to his contract has kept faith with squad which beat the black mambas in the semifinals.
Zambia are seeking to win a record fourth COSAFA castle Cup while Bafana Bafana want to revenge after the humiliation they suffered in Cape town via a Chris 'Tsunami' Katongo. The coperbullets are the most consistency team in the tornament as they will be playing in their fourth successive final.
Goal keepers: Kennedy Mweene, Mike Poto
Billy Mwanza, Kampamba Chintu, Joseph Musonda, Willie Chinyama, kennedy Nketani, Francis Kasonde
Rainford kalaba, william Njovu, Ian Bakala, Allan Mukuka, Kennedy Mudenda, Felix Katongo
Emmanuel Mayuka, Ben Mwanza, Elson Mkandawire, Noah Chivuta
Zambia to have Chinese-built stadium
An architect impression of a chinese-built stadium.
African football legend George Weah seemed to sound a warning to the so-called bigger teams in the African Cup of Nations finals in Ghana next January.
After Friday's draw for the finals in the Accra the Liberian star said: "football is like a biscuit - it breaks where you don't expect it to."
So host nation Ghana should watch out in Group A despite being drawn in a seemingly easy group alongside Guinea, Morocco and Namibia in Group A.
Namibia are seen as the weakest link on paper, but the Brave Warriors are the dark-horses with a surprise or two up their sleeves.
The Guineans are rated highly by Ghana's coach Claude Le Roy, and with good reason to considering the Guineans' flair and star-studded line-up.
Although Morocco lost 2-0 to Ghana in a recent friendly, the Atlas Lions were convincing in qualifying and could become a serious threat in three months time.
Who wins the group remains open but Guinea and Ghana are fancied to progress into the quarter-finals.
Nigeria are in much tougher company in Group B with only Benin seen as real underdogs as the Ivory Coast and Mali complete what could be called a group of death.
Here there are three potential champions: an exciting Malian side looking to reach the final for the first time since 1972; a lethal and defensively strong Ivorian squad while Nigeria's experience is unmatched.
Cameroon and defending champions Egypt are favourites in Group C, but Sudan and Zambia should not be discounted.
The Pharaohs after all left it until their final match to secure qualification.
The resurgence of Sudanese football could see an upset on the cards, while Zambia have the same potential to cause a stir with their youthful side.
The 2004 champions Tunisia are in a wide open Group D with Angola, Senegal and South Africa.
Looking at recent records, Senegal and Tunisia would seem favourites to progress here.
But 2006 World Cup finalists Angola will be motivated to advance from the group stages for the first time as they prepare to host the tournament in 2010.
South Africa have possibly an even bigger motivation as they will want to do well in order to gauge their chances of being competitive 2010 World Cup hosts.
Whatever the permutations there are football fans have some really good games to look forward to in the competition.
Zambia stadium 'unfit' for games
Independence stadium is undergoing major renovation works
The Zambian government has confirmed Independence stadium will not host Zambia's World Cup qualifier games next year.
The 43-year-old arena has been declared unfit to host international matches by world football's governing body Fifa.
A parliamentary committee has also recommended the bulldozing of some areas of Zambia's biggest stadium, including the main grandstand.
The need to rebuild the grandstand means the arena will not be ready in time for the Chipolopolo's World Cup qualifiers.
Sport permanent secretary Bob Samakai says it is part of major renovation works on the stadium which includes the laying of a new artificial pitch.
"The engineers on site say renovation work will not be finished until December 2008," Samakai told BBC Sport.
The government has confirmed the grandstand will have to rebuilt
"The main grandstand needs to be pulled down and a new one erected.
"The government is keen not to rush the contractors to finish the job because our aim is to get the best work."
Samakai said the Konkola stadium is now being considered as an alternative venue to host the matches, despite the stadium being smaller in size.
"There is nothing else we can do except to limit the attendance," he added.
Konkola stadium still remains unpopular among Zambian fans following a stampede that claimed 12 lives after a Nations Cup qualifier in June.
An official report into the accident is yet to be released.
Zambia is expecting to benefit from South Africa's hosting of the 2010 World Cup, but the lack of suitable facilities could prove a sticking point.
In 2011, the country is to host the All-Africa Games and government has pledged to build new facilities for the multi-sports event.