Christopher Katongo

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In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Jan 25th, 2013
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ZAMBIA skipper, Christopher Katongo, said that he was ready to lead his team to its first victory over Nigeria in 19 years when they meet today in their second group game of this competition. Katongo, who was inspirational as the Chipolopolo won the title last year in Gabon, led his mates to an openi...
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In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Jan 20th, 2013
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Ethiopia will be welcomed to the continental fold after a lengthy absence with a fixture against defending champions, Zambia. The Walya Antelopes surprised everyone – perhaps including themselves – by securing a berth at the 2013 Afcon at the expense of neighbours Sudan. The east African ...
By IndepthAfrica
In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Jan 20th, 2013
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Zambia begin the defence of their Africa Cup of Nations crown when they meet Ethiopia at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit on Monday evening. Chipolopolo were surprise winners in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon in 2012, beating Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire in what was a fully-deserved maiden tournament ...
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In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Jan 18th, 2013
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ZAMBIA coach, Herve Renard has predicted a tough 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Group C opener against Ethiopia on Monday as the 29th edition of the continent’s premier football showpiece finally blasts off tomorrow in South Africa. And in-form striker, Collins Mbesuma says the Chipolopolo are no...
By IndepthAfrica
In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Jan 12th, 2013
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Zambia played out a goalless draw with Norway on Saturday in their final warm-up match before starting the defence of their African Nations Cup title in South Africa later this month. Zambia failed to score for a fourth successive warm-up game, although they dominated proceedings on Saturday but fail...
By IndepthAfrica
In Soccer
Dec 17th, 2012
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Christopher Katongo has won the 2012 BBC African Footballer of the Year award. The 30-year-old Zambia captain beat off competition from Demba Ba, Didier Drogba, Younes Belhanda and Yaya Toure to become the first winner from southern Africa in the history of the award. Katongo told BBC Sport: “T...
By IndepthAfrica
In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Dec 12th, 2012
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The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations is drawing near, and 2012 surprise winners Zambia, with a host of players familiar to South African Premier Soccer League fans, will be out to defend their title. Their first order of business will be to survive Group C, which includes Nigeria, Burkina Faso and Ethiopia...
By IndepthAfrica
In Uganda
Oct 13th, 2012
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By Joseph Kizza Reigning Africa champions Zambia have beaten Uganda in a 17-goal nail-biting thriller that ended in penalties at Namboole Stadium to continue defense of their title upon advancing to next year’s Africa Nations Cup finals in South Africa. In a do-or-die fierce second-leg encounter, Coa...
By IndepthAfrica
In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Feb 12th, 2012
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Zambia have won their first Africa Cup of Nations title by beating favourites Ivory Coast 8-7 in a penalty shoot-out after the game in Libreville ended goalless. Stoppila Sunzu scored the winning goal for Zambia after goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene saved Kolo Toure’s spot-kick and Gervinho blasted o...
By IndepthAfrica
In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Feb 12th, 2012
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“Congratulations to Zambia! Bet it is crazy over there now! Let the party begin….feel sorry for Gervinho though!” 2228: An incredible end to an incredibly uneventful match. I thought that shootout would never end. 2227: There were 18 penalties, 15 were scored. At the end of it all, ...