This weekend's Orange CAF African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifiers brought the number of teams reaching the finals scheduled for South Africa next January to twelve (12).

Luanda — Recreativo do Libolo defeated on Friday evening Benfica de Luanda by 4-2 in Coqueiros stadium, in the opening of the 18th round of the national first division football championship (Girabola 2013).

Football rivalries in Zanzibar will be renewed on September 2, this year when the 2013-14 Zanzibar Grand Malt Premier League kicks-off.

Hosts Zambia claimed a fourth COSAFA Cup title after a hard-fought 2-0 victory over defending champions Zimbabwe in the final in Ndola on Saturday.

Deputy Minister for Information, Youth, Culture and Sports Amos Makala has implored young footballers to take the game seriously and focus on becoming successful in the sport.