Weekend Wrap: Kalunga on target in Portugal as Shonga assists in SA
Zambian players Abroad posted mixed results with Kenneth Kalunga finding the back of the net in Portugal and Shonga assisting in South Africa .
In South Africa, Justin Shonga assisted a goal in Orlando Pirates 2 nil win over Ajax Cape town in the Nedbank cup. Rodrick Kabwe played the full match while Shonga played 67 minutes.
Winger Augustine Mulenga is expected to join his new team Orlando Pirates today.
Aubrey Chirwa of Yanga in Tanzania missed a spot kick as his team laboured to a slender 1-0 win over St. Louis of Ethiopia in CAF Champions League. The George Lwandamina coached side will be looking to build on the score line to progress from the preliminary round.
Rainford Kalaba and Kabaso Chongo were both named in the starting XI for TP Mazembe in a local league game in Congo DR which was unfortunately abandoned due to crowd trouble with Mazembe leading 1-0. Sinkala Nathan did not play.
In Portugal, Winger Kenneth Kalunga scored a goal to help Sporting clube de Esmoriz to a two goals to nil win over Sp. Paivense in a week 19 match of the Campeonato Safina AF Aveiro.
Former Sensational Zanaco striker Moses Phiri was left out of Sporting Covilhă’s team that played to a one all draw with Nacional.
In Austria, Striker Patson Daka was an unused substitute in Redbull Salzburg’s one nil over Rheindorf Altach while Enock Mwepu was not part of the match day squad.
In Belgium, Midfielder Emmanuel Banda was left out of KVOostende’s team that beat Anderlecht two goals to nil.
In Russia Fashion Sakala has recovered ahead of his recovery schedule and on Sunday started light training. The striker underwent surgery on his lower jaw early last week.
Elsewhere in Russia, Evans Kangwa and Stopilla Sunzu were both named in the starting line-up for Arsenal Tula when they drew 1-1 away against Chisamba Lungu’s former club Ural. Arsenal lie in a decent 8th position on the log.
In Turkey, Alanyaspor’s Chisamba Lungu missed his team’s 2-1 defeat at home to Konyaspor.
In China, striker Jacob Mulenga has signed a 2 year deal with Chinese league one side club Liaoning Kaixin . The 34 year old joins country mate James Chamanga at the Shenyang based club.
In Israel, Defender Emmanuel Mbola put in a full 90 minute shift for his Hapoel Rana’ana side who drew one all with Hapoel Haifa. Striker Emmanuel Mayuka was an unused substitute .
Klings Kangwa scored a goal for the Hapoel Be’er Sheva U19 side that suffered a 3-2 defeat away to Maccabi Netanya U19.
In Armenia, Lubambo Musonda and his Gandzaar Kapan team mates were not in action but have a friendly match on Tuesday.
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