2017 ZSL Week 1 Team Of the Week
The 2017 FAZ/MTN Super league kicked off with 9 Matches across the country from Solwezi to Nakonde.
Below the ZamFoot crew has a look at this round’s top performers in the ZamFoot Team of the Week.
Goalkeeper: Monga Ndala (Lusaka Dynamos)
Napsa Stars’ Rabson Mucheleng’anga, and Charles Mweemba of Lumwana Radiants deserves a mention but the Lusaka Dynamos shot stopper made an incredible 8 world class saves despite shipping in three goals.
Right full back: Taonga Bwembya (Zanaco)
The new signing from Mufulira Wanderers gets the nod ahead of Zambia U20 captain Solomon Sakala who played as a right back for Napsa Stars and provided an assist for Chitiya Mususu’s second goal. Nkwazi’s Chishimba Changala is also close. Taonga put in a good shift for the bankers against the likes of Stanley Nshimbi and Bruce Musakanya. He has followed up his CAF Champions League performances.
Left full Back: Zimileseni Moyo (Zanaco)
Having featured for the bankers in midfield in Champions league, the Zimbabwean made his return to the local league after a 3 year absence with another stellar and eye catching performance at Heroes Stadium.
Central defence: Isaac Shamujompa (Nchanga Rangers)
The giant defender caught the eye after an impressive display at the back for a young Rangers side. Should he continue with such kind of commanding displays, he will earn his international cap soon. Zanaco’s Ziyo Tembo is worth mentioning.
Central Defence: Kelvin Owusu (Nkwazi)
The Ghanaian shut down Nicholas Mulilo for most part of the game. His reading of the game was spot on. Calm and assured on the ball.
Central midfielder: William Njobvu (Kabwe Warriors)
The magician pulled the strings in the engine room as he rolled back the years to remind people of his 2008 form in that yellow Liverpool Jersey Lusaka Dynamos used to wear at Queensmead Stadium.
Central midfielder: Godfrey Ngwenya (Power Dynamos)
He is no longer that boy Herve Renard handed a debut against Zimbabwe. Should the left footed midfielder follow up such performances this year, then he will fulfill his potential. He capped his Power Dynamos league debut with a goal in that 6 goal thriller against Lusaka Dynamos.
Collins Sikombe (Napsa Stars)
The prodigal son – For a week, Sikombe went AWOL as he was snatched by Lusaka Dynamos. Only returned to Napsa Stars 48 hours before the Nchanga game. Sikombe’s defence splitting pass released Mususu for first goal. Late in the game, he spotted Solomon Sakala’s run and provided him with a splendid pass which resulted in the defender setting up the third goal. To sum it up, he was the controlling midfield and dominated.
Right Winger: Siame Musonda (Lumwana)
The Kafue native came off the bench to change the e complexion of the game as Radiants snatched a 1-0 win over Forest Rangers. The likes of Nshimbi, Fwayo Tembo and Clatous Chama are all close.
Left winger: Diamond Chikwekwe (Green Buffaloes)
Another forward who impressed. Though Buffaloes was already 2-0 up, Chikwekwe was dynamic playing in that free role. It wasn’t a surprise as he found himself on the score sheet.
Lone Striker: Chris Mugalu (Lusaka Dynamos)
He showed qualities of an old fashioned centre forward most clubs crave for. His goal was a fine header with back to the goal posts . Flick on and bang! Big man’s goal!! His movement off the ball was spot on. He was always available and dried to exploit the channels. Chitiya Mususu got a brace for Napsa but didn’t do much to warrant a place. Actually, his strike partner Chaibela was more aggressive and mobile. Walter Bwalya scored one and missed a penalty.
Match of the Week: Lusaka Dynamos 3-3 Power Dynamos
Player of the Week: Collins Sikombe (Napsa Stars)
Coach of the Week: Tenant Chilumba (Napsa Stars)
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