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Zambia national football team

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Head coach  Wedson Nyirenda
Top scorer  Godfrey Chitalu (79)
Founded  1929
Captain  Rainford Kalaba
Most caps  David Chabala (115)
Home stadium  Levy Mwanawasa Stadium
Arena/Stadium  Levy Mwanawasa Stadium
Manager  Patrice Beaumelle
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Nickname(s)  Chipolopolo (The Copper Bullets)
Sub-confederation  COSAFA (Southern Africa)
League  Confederation of African Football
Association  Football Association of Zambia

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The Zambia national football team represents Zambia in association football and 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".


The team has three Africa Cup of Nations final appearances to its credit. They were once holders of the Africa Cup of Nations, winning in the 2012 final against Ivory Coast.

After the departure of George Lwandamina in 2016, Wedson Nyirenda was appointed interim coach. As of 29 October, Nyirenda is reportedly being considered for promotion to permanent head coach.

1993 zambia national football team air disaster

Gabon air disaster

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On 27 April 1993, a Zambian Air Force Buffalo DHC-5D which was carrying the team to Senegal for a 1994 World Cup qualification match crashed, killing all 30 passengers, including 18 players and a number of coaches.


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

World Cup record

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.

  • 1930 to 1966 – Did not enter
  • 1970 to 2014 – Did not qualify
  • Current squad

    The following players were called up for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Cameroon on 12 November 2016. Caps and Goals updated as of 12 November 2016 after the game against Cameroon.

    Recent call-ups

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


    Caps and goals correct as of March 27, 2016.


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