City Appoints New General Manager

Official Communication:

City of Lusaka appoints Justin Palmer as General Manager

19 AUGUST 2020

Woodlands Stadium, Lusaka; City of Lusaka Football Club has appointed Justin Palmer as the Club’s General Manager. Mr Palmer joins the club having previously been the General Manager of Kabwe Warriors in the Zambian Super League. 

Mr Palmer holds a degree in Commercial Law, and a Diploma in Sports Management. His previous experience includes time working with the AC Milan and Juventus youth programs in the Oceania region as a Football Director. 

Mr Palmer’s mandate from the board of City of Lusaka is to achieve footballing success while remaining financially sustainable. The Club has emphasised a focus on professionalism and youth development. 

Comments from Mr Palmer: “City of Lusaka is an integral part of the history of Zambian Football. I am honoured to be leading the Club in this new chapter for City of Lusaka.” 

“We have everything that it takes to complete at the top table of Zambian football, as a Club we must adjust our mentality. With Woodlands Stadium and the financial model in place we must think of trophies and titles as objectives, not dreams. However it begins with detailed planning and professional structures. I encourage the fans to join us on this journey, my door is always open.”

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City Coach targets qualifying to the National League

CITY of Lusaka coach Kenneth Malitoli is targeting qualifying Yamoto to the National League.
Malitoli, who managed to  collect his first win since his appointment last month against Kafue Celtic, said he will push hard so that City qualifies to the National League.
” We cannot win promotion at the moment looking at where we are. We have 19 points while our friends who are on top have 30 plus points so we are now concentrating on ensuring that we qualify for National League by finishing among the four teams in Division One,” he said.
City beat Kafue Celtic 2-1 at Woodlands Stadium in Week 16 fixture at Woodlands Stadium in Lusaka.
Malitoli commended his players for their attitude.
“This win has given us confidence ahead of our next game on Wednesday against Happy Hearts,” he said.
He urged his players to continue working hard.

Beston Chambeshi wants “Bubble” Malitoli to succeed

Nkana coach Beston Chambeshi wants his friend, Kenneth Malitoli to succeed at Woodlands Stadium
NKANA coach Beston Chambeshi has pledged to help City of Lusaka trainer Kenneth ‘Bubble’ Malitoli to succeed at Woodlands Stadium.
Chambeshi and Malitoli are very good friends having played for Nkana in the 1980s.
Malitoli is yet to win a game for City of Lusaka, who are lying 11th on the log with 12 points. Leaders National Assembly have 32 points.
Yamoto have a game in hand against Happy Hearts which will be played on Wednesday at Woodlands Stadium in Lusaka.
Malitoli has drawn all the games he has been in charge for the white and black coloured team.
“We will see what happens in June when the league ends. We can easily help City of Lusaka Football Club with some players on lone. To succeed in Division One, sometimes you need experience, you need experienced players, we can recommend some players that can join City of Lusaka,” Chambeshi told www.cityoflusakafc.com.
He said Yamoto is a big team that is supposed to be playing in the Super Division challenging for honours.
And Nkana president Evaristo Kabila is happy that City of Lusaka decided to recruit one of the club’s legends.
“We are happy that City of Lusaka Football Club, which is one of the oldest clubs in Zambia, looked to a former Nkana player in Kenneth Malitoli. You have made a good decision, just give him enough time to come up with his team, we can also help him (Malitoli) with some players but our fear is that when City of Lusaka wins promotion you can beat Nkana in the Super Division,” Kabila, joked
Kabila said City of Lusaka has one of the best sports facilities (Stadium) in the country and that it is supposed to play at the highest level.
“Let Kenneth Malitoli talk to our coach (Beston Chambeshi) about the players. They can discuss as coaches,” he said.

DIVISION ONE RESULTS AND LOG STANDINGS AFTER WEEK 13

Bwezani Mbewe writes —

DIVISION ONE RESULTS AND LOG STANDINGS AFTER WEEK 13

Bwezani Mbewe | April 1, 2019

ZONE ONE

Nothing has changed in Zone One as National Assembly continue with their fine form and this time drew with second placed Going Green Buffaloes. They maintain top slot with Young Green Buffaloes following on second.

Romeki good firstseason in division one is impressive and they stick in third after beating Paramilitary 1-0 at home.

There was a draw between Lusaka City Council and City of Lusaka . That draw means LCC closes week 13 in fourth position and Kenneth Malitoli is yet to win a game for City of Lusaka.

Rest of the results

Kafue Celtic 3-0 Riflemen

Police College 0-0 Chipata City Council

Katete Rangers 2-2 Zesco Malaiti Rangers

Petauke United 3-0 Lundazi United

Lusaka City Council 1-1 City Of Lusaka

Young Green Buffaloes 1-1 National Assembly

Romeki fc 1-0 Paramilitary

Happy Hearts vs Young Nkwazi
Postponed to 17 April
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ZONE TWO

There is a new leader in Zone Two after leaders Homes drew 0-0 away in Luapula against ZESCO Luapula .

Kansanshi took advantage of the Gomes slip up and got maximum three points in a solwezi derby against ZESCO Solwezi with a 1-0 victory.

The two results mean the two teams are locked on 30 points but Kansanshi has a better goal difference than Ndola based Gomes.

Rest of the results

Chambishi 1-0 Ndola United

Indeni 0-0 Roan United

Chingola Leopards 1-0 Nchanga Rangers

Konkola Blades 1-0 Kalulushi Modern Stars

FQMO Mining Operations 0-0 ZNS Luamfumu
Abandoned

Zesco Luapula 0-0 Gomes

Trident 1-2 Kalumbila Quatro

Zesco Solwezi 0-1 Kansanshi Dynamos
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ZONE THREE
The two horse race continued with both KYSA and Zambeef winning their games and light up the race for Super League play offs. It will be an interesting race this one with KYSA in a hurry to get back to the super league and ZAMBEEF fighting to taste the waters .

ZAMBEEF beat Nakonde based Riverside while KYSA were too good against Mungwi Hotspurs.

Rest of the Results

Kateshi Coffee Bullets 3-0 Intersport
Walkover

Zambeef 1-0 Riverside United

Kabwe Youth Soccer Academy 2-1 Mungwi Hotspurs

Muchinga Blue Eagles 1-1 Malalo Police

Mpika United 0-1 Tazara Express

Mpulungu Harbour 3-0 Mpande youth Soccer Academy

Tazara Rangers 1-1 Kabwe Rangers

Chindwin Sentries 0-1 Real Nakonde
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ZONE FOUR

The top two failed to pick maximum points and Mumbwa Medics was the only team in the top four that managed to pick a win. ZESCO Shockers were held 1-1 at home while Young Green Eagles picked a point away to Livingstone Pirates .

Kascol Rangers gave up their unbeaten run in a Mazabuka Derby against Mazabuka United bit their good run still keeps them in the top four.

Rest of the Results

Kascol Rangers 0-1 Mazabuka United

Zesco Shockers 1-1 Maramba Stars

Mumbwa Medics 2-0 Choma Football Stars

New Monze Swallows 1-0 Sinazongwe United

Livingstone Pirates 0-0 Young Green Eagles

Maamba Energy Stars 2-1 Kalomo Jetters

Zesco Victoria Falls 2-1 Blue Arrows

Katima Border Stars 2-0 Yeta
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Look out for mid week games in all the zones

Bwezani Mbewe | April 1, 2019

ZONE ONE

Nothing has changed in Zone One as National Assembly continue with their fine form and this time drew with second placed Going Green Buffaloes. They maintain top slot with Young Green Buffaloes following on second.

Romeki good firstseason in division one is impressive and they stick in third after beating Paramilitary 1-0 at home.

There was a draw between Lusaka City Council and City of Lusaka . That draw means LCC closes week 13 in fourth position and Kenneth Malitoli is yet to win a game for City of Lusaka.

Rest of the results

Kafue Celtic 3-0 Riflemen

Police College 0-0 Chipata City Council

Katete Rangers 2-2 Zesco Malaiti Rangers

Petauke United 3-0 Lundazi United

Lusaka City Council 1-1 City Of Lusaka

Young Green Buffaloes 1-1 National Assembly

Romeki fc 1-0 Paramilitary

Happy Hearts vs Young Nkwazi
Postponed to 17 April
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ZONE TWO

There is a new leader in Zone Two after leaders Homes drew 0-0 away in Luapula against ZESCO Luapula .

Kansanshi took advantage of the Gomes slip up and got maximum three points in a solwezi derby against ZESCO Solwezi with a 1-0 victory.

The two results mean the two teams are locked on 30 points but Kansanshi has a better goal difference than Ndola based Gomes.

Rest of the results

Chambishi 1-0 Ndola United

Indeni 0-0 Roan United

Chingola Leopards 1-0 Nchanga Rangers

Konkola Blades 1-0 Kalulushi Modern Stars

FQMO Mining Operations 0-0 ZNS Luamfumu
Abandoned

Zesco Luapula 0-0 Gomes

Trident 1-2 Kalumbila Quatro

Zesco Solwezi 0-1 Kansanshi Dynamos
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ZONE THREE
The two horse race continued with both KYSA and Zambeef winning their games and light up the race for Super League play offs. It will be an interesting race this one with KYSA in a hurry to get back to the super league and ZAMBEEF fighting to taste the waters .

ZAMBEEF beat Nakonde based Riverside while KYSA were too good against Mungwi Hotspurs.

Rest of the Results

Kateshi Coffee Bullets 3-0 Intersport
Walkover

Zambeef 1-0 Riverside United

Kabwe Youth Soccer Academy 2-1 Mungwi Hotspurs

Muchinga Blue Eagles 1-1 Malalo Police

Mpika United 0-1 Tazara Express

Mpulungu Harbour 3-0 Mpande youth Soccer Academy

Tazara Rangers 1-1 Kabwe Rangers

Chindwin Sentries 0-1 Real Nakonde
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ZONE FOUR

The top two failed to pick maximum points and Mumbwa Medics was the only team in the top four that managed to pick a win. ZESCO Shockers were held 1-1 at home while Young Green Eagles picked a point away to Livingstone Pirates .

Kascol Rangers gave up their unbeaten run in a Mazabuka Derby against Mazabuka United bit their good run still keeps them in the top four.

Rest of the Results

Kascol Rangers 0-1 Mazabuka United

Zesco Shockers 1-1 Maramba Stars

Mumbwa Medics 2-0 Choma Football Stars

New Monze Swallows 1-0 Sinazongwe United

Livingstone Pirates 0-0 Young Green Eagles

Maamba Energy Stars 2-1 Kalomo Jetters

Zesco Victoria Falls 2-1 Blue Arrows

Katima Border Stars 2-0 Yeta
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Look out for mid week games in all the zones

CHIYANGI UPBEAT AHEAD OF NAMIBIA CLASH…INJURY RULES OUT MWEENE

Chipolopolo skipper Kennedy Mweene has been ruled out of Saturday’s Egypt 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Group K qualifier against Namibia due to injury.

Caretaker coach Aggrey Chiyangi said fit-again Zanaco shot stopper Toaster Nsabata has been drafted as a replacement.

Speaking at National Heroes Stadium this morning, Chiyangi said all the players summoned for duty were geared for victory on Saturday.

He said that only the Orlando Pirates duo of Augustine Mulenga and Justin Shonga were being awaited to join camp after their CAF assignment in Guinea over the weekend.

“Mweene is injured, we cannot risk if he is just recovering, he still needs time,” he said.
Chiyangi said selecting the starters would not be hard for him despite having invited a number of players having a good run at their clubs.

“It won’t be difficult (picking starters) because for us what is important as coaches is to observe. We have called everyone, but at the end of the day we will observe and see those that will be ready to play the game on Saturday,” he said.

“The competition levels are very high, looking at the players we have called, where they are coming from, they are playing very well, even those that are going to play are expected to play well.”

He added: “The only thing that you have to understand is that playing for the club and the national team are two different things because maybe the way they play at the club is different from the way we are going to ask them to do here.”

Zambia and the Brave Warriors of Namibia square off at National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka.
Kickoff is at 18:30 hours.

(FULL SQUAD)

(GOALKEEPERS)
Toaster Nsabata (Zanaco), Lawrence Mulenga (Power Dynamos)

(DEFENDERS)
Simon Silwimba, Clement Mwape (Zesco United), Gift Zulu (Nkana), Lawrence Chungu (Zanaco), Isaac Shamujompa (Buildcon), Kabaso Chongo (TP Mazembe-DRC), Adrian Chama (Green Buffaloes)

(MIDFIELDERS)
Salulani Phiri (Polokwane City-RSA), Benson Sakala (Power Dynamos), Mike Katiba (Green Buffaloes), Ernest Mbewe (Zanaco), Clatous Chama (Simba-Tanzania), Augustine Mulenga (Orlando Pirates-RSA), Donashano Malama (Chippa United)

(STRIKERS)
Justin Shonga, (Orlando Pirates-RSA), Lazarous Kambole (Zesco United), Moses Phiri (Buildcon), Musonda Mwape (Black Leopards-RSA), Lameck Silwaba (Buildcon)
Source: FAZ Media Team

Aggrey Chiyange recalls City of Lusaka goalkeeper Gregory Sanjase

NATIONAL team coach Aggrey Chiyange has summoned City of Lusaka goalkeeper Gregory Sanjase to the team that is preparing to face Namibia on Saturday in Lusaka in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
Sanjase, was excluded from the final list that Chiyange named last Friday but has since recalled the Yamoto goalkeeper to the final training session before Zambia face Namibia at Heroes National Stadium in Lusaka.
Sanjase in Jersey 22, was part of the Chipolopolo training session last week in Lusaka.
Congratulations Sanjase.

Zones shaping up…

ZONE ONE
Week eleven ended with National Assembly and Young Green Buffaloes on 25 points after both teams managed wins against Happy Hearts and ZESCO Malaiti Rangers respectively. Chipata City Council remain winless after another loss this time to their province counterpart in Lundazi United. They remain at the bottom on three points from the three draws they have collected in 11 games.

Full ZONE One Results

Lundazi united 2-1 Chipata City Council

Young Nkwazi 2-1 Katete Rangers

Kafue Celtic 2-1 Lusaka City Council

National Assembly 1-0 Happy Hearts

Riflemen 2-2 Romeki fc

Paramilitary 1-3 Police College

Zesco Malaiti rangers 0-1 Young Green Buffaloes

City Of Lusaka 1-1 Petauke united
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ZONE TWO

Gomes managed to get back to the top of Zone Two after a 2-1 victory against a very determined FQMO on Monday Afternoon. Kansanshi dropped to second after being in charge for less than 48 hours. Gomes also record a record five straight wins this season in the zone and will be hoping consistence will be their mark to win a Super League Play off at the end of this season. Kansanshi Dynamos, Indeni, FQMO and Chambishi in the coming games.

ZNS Lwamfumu remain winless but have accumulated five points from five draws. They will have serious hope going forward as three of the teams above them have only won once in 11 games and just one win coupled with losses on the teams above will mean Lwamfumu getting off the bottom.

Rest of the results

Ndola united 0-1 Konkola Blades FT

ZNS Luamfumu 1-1 Nchanga Rangers

Indeni 1-0 Zesco Luapula

Kalumbila Quatro 0-2 Chambishi

Roan united 1-1 Zesco Solwezi

Kansanshi Dynamos 1-0 Chingola Leopards

Kalulushi Modern Stars 0-0 Trident

Gomes 2-1 FQMO Mining Operation
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ZONE THREE

The big talk of the weekend in Zone three was he abandoned game in Nakonde against Real Nakonde and Kabwe Youth Soccer Academy. It will be interesting to see how this case goes as league leaders feel infringed that there was no security at the venue even when reports from the match officials clearly indicates the security was not a problem but the challenge was the unruly behavior of the team officials.

In all this drama third place Kateshi Bullets failed to take advantage as they were beaten away at Kabwe Rangers 1-0.

ZAMBEEF could not go the route of Kateshi Coffee Bullets as they took care of business against Mpulungu Harbor at home to go a point behind leaders Kabwe Youth Soccer Academy.

The bottom three has not changed with Intersport at the bottom and Muchinga Blue Arrows being victims of Walk overs.

Rest of The Results

Intersport Youth 3-0 Muchinga Blue Eagles (Walkover)

Tazara Express 0-2 Mungwi Hotspurs

Zambeef 1-0 Mpulungu Harbour

Kabwe Rangers 1-0 Kateshi Coffee Bullets

Riverside United 1-0 Chindwin Sentries

Real Nakonde 1-0 Kabwe Youth Soccer Academy (Abandoned)

Malalo Police 3-2 Tazara Rangers

Mpande Youth Academy 1-1 Mpika United

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ZONE FOUR

ZESCO Shockers is having the time in this zone and lead zone four now for weeks with fellow Academy in Young Green Eagles following closely below with a point. Kascol Rangers and Mumbwa Medics are a surprise in the top four and continue grinding results at will. It will be difficult to displace them.

Livingstone hopefuls in Maramba Stars and Livingstone Pirates only managed draws in week 11 with Livingstone Pirates letting Kalomo Jetters come from behind to a pick a point while Maramba Stars could not see the back of the net in a 0-0 draw against Katima boarder Stars.

Its interesting here

Full Results

Mazabuka united 0-1 New Monze Swallows

Young Green Eagles 2-0 Choma Football Stars

Zesco Shockers 2-0 Maamba Energy Stars

Blue Arrows 0-0 Kascol Rangers

Maramba Stars 0-0 Katima Border Stars

Yeta 0-0 Mumbwa Medics

Sinazongwe united 1-0 Zesco Victoria Falls

Kalomo Jetters 1-1 Livingstone Pirates

Minister Hails referee

Finance Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe has commended Lusaka referee Sarah Selemani for her exception sportsmanship.
Ms Mwanakatwe, who watched a 1 -1 draw league fixture between City of Lusaka and Petauke United on 17th March 2019 at Woodlands in Lusaka hailed Ms Selemani for massive knowledge on the game.
“She is very fit and she is running on the pitch without getting tired.This is very good. She is a good referee and she is very brave ,” she said.
She described Ms Selemani as a fearless woman.
Ms Mwanakatwe, who took some time after the end of the match to interact with Ms Selemani said it is good that women are actively involved in football.
City of Lusaka, who came from behind scored through striker Dickson Mwana from the spot-kick on 12th minute after the Eastern Province side took the lead on seventh minute through Eric Banda’s header.

Gregory Sanjase humbled by the Chipolopolo call-up


CITY of Lusaka goalkeeper Gregory Sanjase is humbled that he has been summoned to the national team that is preparing to face Namibia in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on March 23.
The match will be played at National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka.
Gregory is among three goalkeepers that Chipolopolo assistant trainer Aggrey Chiyange has summoned for the dead rubber match for the national team.
Others are Lawrence Mulenga of Power Dynamos and Justin Munyikwa from Green Eagles.
Zambia, who are out of the race are anchoring Group K with four points.
Guinea Bissau and Namibia are at the top with eight points while Mozambique are a point behind in third position.
Sanjase said is happy that his hard work is being recognised.
“I would like to thank God for this life-time opportunity. My dream has always been to play for the Zambia national team,” Sanjase, 22, told the City of Lusaka media team.
He is desire is to cement his position and be part of the Chipolopolo set-up.
“I joined City of Lusaka in 2018. It means a lot to me and my career to be summoned to the national team. It shows that when you work hard things happen like that,” Sanjase, who kept 14 consecutive clean sheets last season for City of Lusaka in 2018, said.
He said he will continue working hard.
“I would like to thank my coaches at City of Lusaka Football Club, my teammates, everyone at Woodlands Stadium including members of the board and executive committee members for their support. I would also like to thank my family members, my parents, my sisters, relatives and friends, my church mates and everyone associated to me for their encouragement and support,” Sanjase said.    
Who is Gregory?
Gregory Sanjase is third in the family of four siblings.
He was born to Mr and Mrs Fredrick Sanjase and Estella Lubambo 22- years ago. 
“We are four in our family and I am the only boy in the family,” he said.
Who is his inspiration? 
Sanjase draws his inspiration from Germany World Cup winning goalkeeper Manuel Peter Neuer.
Neuer, who is on the books of Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, is one of the best goalkeepers in the world. 
Neuer was part of the Germany national team that won the World Cup in 2014 in Brazil and was voted the best goalkeeper in the world the following year.
Which team does Gregory support?
Despite being the fan of Neuer, Gregory supports Manchester United of England.
Manchester United have won more trophies than any other clubs in English football, with a record 20 League titles, 12 FA Cups, 5 League Cups and a record 21 FA Community Shields.
United have also won three UEFA Champions Leagues, one UEFA Europa League Cup, one UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, one UEFA Super Cup, one Intercontinental Cup and one FIFA Club World Cup.
Which club does Gregory wants to play for in the Zambian Super Division?
Having been schooled on the Copperbelt and in Mpongwe District, a town that is not very far from Ndola, you expect Gregory to admire the professional set- up at Zesco United, he wants to play for Zesco one day. He wants to win titles with Zesco United, one of the most successful and well managed teams in Southern Africa.
Zesco have seven league titles and several other Cups. 
Where did Gregory do his second school?
“I was at Mpongwe Boarding Secondary School in Mpongwe on the Copperbelt Province,” he said.
He holds a grade certificate from the same (Mpongwe) school. 
Gregory is a Christian and goes to the Catholic Church.