Zambia takes hardline stance aganist TP Mazembe, Ghana must ponder action

Published on: 01 August 2013
Zambia takes hardline stance aganist TP Mazembe, Ghana must ponder action
Herve Renard

Zambia FA has taken a hardline stance against TP Mazembe over the DR Congo side's claim that it will not release players for next month's international friendly date as Black Stars must also ponder their action.

The Football Association of Zambia FAZ says it is up to coach Herve Renard to decide which players to invite for the August international friendly between Zambia and Senegal and not TP Mazembe.

There are several Ghanaian players at Mazembe who could be invited for the yet-to-confirmed friendly for the Black Stars also next month.

Zambia's warning came wake of the Congolese club’s statement last week that it would not be able to release the Zambian players for the friendly match to be played in France due to the club’s involvement in the CAF Cup.

Zambian FA spokesman Mwanza said the match will be played on a FIFA recognized date and the clubs are obliged to release the players.

“They (TP Mazembe) cannot tell us which players to use. If Renard feels that the schedule will be hectic for the players, he will excuse them,” he said.

Last Saturday, TP announced that they will not release Zambia internationals Hichani Himoonde, Rainford Kalaba, Nathan Sinkala and Stopilla Sunzu because the DRC champions play Tunisian side Athletics Club Bizertin in the Confederations Cup group stage on August 16 – two days after the Senegal friendly.

The FAZ media officer was optimistic that the issue would be resolved amicably as the two French born coaches are friends.

“Renard and Carteron are good friends and they will strike a compromise,” Mwanza said.

Ghana could take a soft stance on the matter as the Ghanaian federation has good relationship with TP Mazmembe.

With Richard Kissi Boateng suspended for Ghana's match against Zambia in September, there is no point in coach Kwesi Appiah calling him for a friendly ahead of the match.

That leave just Solomon Asante who could also be excused if Ghana lands a friendly next month after Iran pulled out.

 

Comments

  • Collynzo
    says: 6 years ago
    Check out the kind of club Gaynaian and Zambian players are playing for. Nigeria will rather play players from our own league than a TP Mazembe player. What is a Gaynaian player doing there anyway? Poor country
  • kwadwo
    says: 6 years ago
    non of your business.
  • Nene
    says: 6 years ago
    THANK GOD WE ARE NOT NIGERIANS
  • theprince
    says: 6 years ago
    We will rather be poor than to be arm robbers, 419, bomb makers, and sakawa people like what ur country is known for.kurasini
  • Dr Who
    says: 6 years ago
    I would rather go to TP Mazembe than become a Boko Haram!
  • Boko Haram
    says: 6 years ago
    Yes. Ghana is a poor country but it's better dan Boko Haram
  • G.H 1
    says: 6 years ago
    How many nigerians are playing top flight football? We have Ghananians in Ac milan, Juventus, Marseille, Chelsea, Arsenal, Porto, Inter milan Udinese e.t.c Ghana is the most peaceful country in Africa, standard of living is far better than the hell you call country, good roads, electricity, security, water, food, infrastructural and economical advancement and its still the fastest growing economy in Africa, he goat, come see how nigerians are flooding Gh, for your information, nigerians and chinese are not giving us breathing space in this nation! Fool! no matter how little our wealth is, we are using it for the advancement of our nation not bombs and guns!
  • Abayomi
    says: 6 years ago
    Some of my fellow Nigerians dey talk too much and any how. Which of our teams in Nigeria fit compare with TP Mazembe? We no even get any player playing at highest level in Europe. And we dey come make noise for here.
  • whyte guy
    says: 6 years ago
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  • whyte guy
    says: 6 years ago
    When I was in Port Harcourt, I paid this Nigerian dirty dude US$ 40 to str_repeat('*',strlen('fuck')) his second wife on camera. Please watch the clip on naijaporntube.com.
  • whyte guy
    says: 6 years ago
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  • whyte guy
    says: 6 years ago
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  • whyte guy
    says: 6 years ago
    When I was in Port Harcourt, I paid this Nigerian dirty dude US$ 40 to str_repeat('*',strlen('fuck')) his second wife on camera. Please watch the clip on naijaporntube.com. Vueillez regarder le clip sur naijaporntube.com.....
  • whyte guy
    says: 6 years ago
    When I was in Port Harcourt, I paid this Nigerian dirty dude US$ 40 to str_repeat('*',strlen('fuck')) his second wife on camera. Please watch the clip on naijaporntube.com. Vueillez regarder le clip sur naijaporntube.com.....naija girls r dirty and stink uknoeamsayin
  • whyte guy
    says: 6 years ago
    When I was in Port Harcourt, I paid this Nigerian dirty dude US$ 40 to str_repeat('*',strlen('fuck')) his second wife on camera. Please watch the clip on naijaporntube.com. Vueillez regarder le clip sur naijaporntube.com.....naija girls r dirty and stink uknowamsayin
  • whyte guy
    says: 6 years ago
    When I was in Port Harcourt, I paid this Nigerian dirty dude US$ 40 to str_repeat('*',strlen('fuck')) his second wife on camera. Please watch the clip on naijaporntube.com. Vueillez regarder le clip sur naijaporntube.com.....naija girls r dirty and stink uknowamsayin...
  • whyte guy
    says: 6 years ago
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  • whyte guy
    says: 6 years ago
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    says: 6 years ago
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  • Abayomi
    says: 6 years ago
    That amount I disagree......haba masa?
  • Kwame Adu-Gyamfi
    says: 6 years ago
    Replace Asante with Owusu-Abeyie and replCe Yaw Frimpong with Michael Essien at right back. Simple call up which would be much better.
  • Naija falcon
    says: 6 years ago
    Nigeria is farrrr beta than ghana
  • 1 GH.
    says: 6 years ago
    Go to India and see. That their league is fool of desperate Nigerians. The Indians don't play football. They prefer cricket so the Nigerians are playing in that poor league.
  • Chiku
    says: 6 years ago
    Ghana is a li'll province in Nigeria, besides we've big stakes in the ghanain economy.