Blog: 10 goals in 3 games: A balance of quality and quantity in front of goal
On the road to the semi finals of the 2017 Zambia Total U20 Africa Cup of Nations tournament, the Zambian lads have scored ten goals in there games.
It has not just been about quantity in front of goal for the Junior Chipolopolo but there’s also been a fair degree of quality in the goals scored in the group stages for Zambia.
No goal line scrambles, a lot coming from wing play and a splash of penetrating passes from midfield.
Zambianfootball.co.zm’s Kondwani Gondwe breaks down the goals as they came.
1. Patson Daka vs Guinea
Delicious through ball served by Emmanuel Banda which Daka hungrily chased into the box and finished with aplomb.
2. Fashion Sakala vs Mali
A well found ball by Patson into the box is spilled back off the cross bar, Daka chases the loose ball to attempt a cross and have his initial effort blocked off and complete his cross on the second bite of the cherry for Fashion to dart into the ball put of nowhere and head home simply.
3. Emmanuel Banda vs Mali
Long ball from Mayembe aimed at Daka gets poorly cleared by the Malian defense and falls invitingly for Banda who picks his spot and strikes the cleanest volley possible and have the bll crash right into the back of the net.
4. Enock Mwepu vs Mali
Long searching ball from Solomon Sakala finds Banda with space to run into but gets fouled before he runs. The ref waves play on as Edward Chilufya finds the loose ball and dashes into the box towards the by line and squares it for Enock Mwepu who finishes like boss on the outside of his right boot.
5. Edward Chilufya vs Mali
Emmanuel Banda finds Sakala on the left who does a typical run at the defense toward the by line and aims a low cross across the box. The cross deflects from the defenders legs and falls nicely for Mwepu to take a delightful first touch past the om rushing keeper and deliver a looping cross to Chilufya who finishes with his head.
6. Edward Chilufya vs Mali
Another Fashion Sakala run to the by line finished off with a cross across the 6 yard box, keeper gets a touch to put it out of Daka’s path but string into Chilufya who finishes with a first time side foot at the near post.
7. Fashion Sakala vs Mali
Solomon Sakala impeccably intercepted a Mali pass and calmly laid it off to Enock Mwepu who on the turn found Fashion Sakala on the left wing with space ahead and pace to burn but this time cuts inside tees himself up for a shot and fires into the top corner from range.
8. Patson Daka vs Egypt
Edward Chilufya floats in a deep cross beyond the six yard box for Solomon Sakala to head back across the box towards Fashion who sets up Patson brilliantly with his chest for Patson to Volley on the turn and equalise.
9. Fashion Sakala vs Egypt
Great running ball on the right being chased by Enock Mwepu who delivers an impeccable first time cross Into thebox just beyond Daka but right in place for Sakala who wrestles his marker and heads home from close range.
10. Patson Daka vs Egypt
90th minute of play, ball on the right with Mwepu who spots a run by Patson Daka who is right off the shoulder of the last man and plays a perfectly weighted ball beyond the full back which Daka Chases, takes a touch into the box and finishes expertly with a side foot despite having Fashion Sakala for Support.
Which of the 10 was your best goal and why? Vote for your best goal so far in the poll section on the home page.
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