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A round-up of players abroad

Aubrey Chirwa was in action for Platinum FC when they tumbled out of the Chibuku Super Cup after losing 7-6 on penalties to Dynamos. The two teams failed to score in regulations time with Chirwa making a nuisance of himself in the Dynamos defence despite not finding the net.

The Zambian strikers move to Danish side Hobro IK was aborted due to a reported issue with the money offered.

Kabaso Chongo and Nathan Sinkala were both in action for TP Mazembe againt New Soger. Coach Carteron rang the changes as he did not name any player who played in the CAF Champions league the previous week in the team that played at home in Lubumbashi.

Kabaso did not finish the match as he was substituted in the 59th minute.

Golden Arrows and Mamelodi Sundowns did not have league games this weekend but Mwape Musonda has so far played in all of Arrows four games only coming off the bench once. Mweene on the other hand gave way for Dennis Onyango in Sundowns’ last match after he was given the nod to start the first three games of the league.

Both Arrows and Sundowns will be in action on Wednesday evening.

As already reported Collins Mbesuma was on target for Mpumalanga Black Aces on Friday.

In the South African National First Division, Bornwell Mwape played for Amazulu when they were held to a goalless draw by African Warriors. New signing Allan Mukuka did not start the match.

Eastern Europe

Chisamba Lungu will be in action tomorrow in the Russian Premier League when his 10th placed club Ural host Krasnodar. Chisamba completed the entire game when Ural picked their second win of the season away against UFA on Monday last week.

Emmanuel Mbola and Evans Kangwa were in action for Ra’anana against Maccabi Tel Aviv with Kangwa scoring stunning strike after a solo run.

Lubambo Musonda helped Gandzasar FC move into second position when he provided the assist for T. Barseghyan in the 66th for turned out to be the winning goal against Ararat. The Zambian midfielder completed the entire game as the Gandzasar moved to 14 points three behind the log leaders.

Where is James Chamanga?

Where is James Chamanga?

Rodgers Kola is expected to be in action on Tuesday when his team Veria play Panaitolikos in the Greek Super League. He made his debut for the 10th placed team when he came in as a 46th minute substitute in a 3 – 0 home loss against PAOK.

Far East

Jacob Mulenga continues to enjoy game time at his club Chinese club Shijiazhuang Yongchang and this time helped them to a 1 – 1 away draw against Hangzhou. Mulenga who is usually played as a lone striker at his club this time partnered Iceland international and former Chelsea striker Eidur Guðjohnsen who made the assist for his team’s lone goal.

Mulenga who has played in all of his team’s 26 games won a penalty on the stroke of half time which he eventually took but saw his shot canon off the upright.

James Chamanga continues to miss in the Liaoning Whowin team having last played on for the club on 18th April 2015.


In the French Ligue 1, Stopilla Sunzu failed to follow-up his Lille debut on Monday last week with another appearance as he was confined to the bench when the Herve Renard coached side drew 1 – 1 with Renne in a game goalkeeper Enyema was sent off. Sunzu last week played 19 minutes in his team’s 0 – 0 draw with Olympique Lyonnais.

In the French Ligue 2, Emmanuel Mayuka came in as a second half substitute for Metz when they were held at home by Nancy. Mayuka was introduced in the 46th minute but failed to find the net as the game ended 0 – 0.

…..And finally.

The Indian League (Kondwani Mtonga), Gabonese (Alex Ngonga) and Egyptian League (Ronald Kampamba and Patrick Ngoma) are on recess.

11 Comments to A round-up of players abroad

  1. Seen from Afar says:

    Thanks for the round up Zamfoot. The going gets tough, the tough get going.

  2. Scotch says:

    Evans Kangwa was on target as well.He is our best striker for now alongside Mbesuma

  3. Slim says:

    There is no action in Israel?
    Currently there are no local players with pedigree to cut it in the PSL, Israel,Belgium,or lower tier leagues in Europe. In the eight teams, in the Barclays Cup,none had a striker worthy of note! Its quite depressing! Meantime one Kalu,living it off in RSA, says the league is improving!

    • Big Steve 4rm SA says:

      I feel your pain. Comparing our player’s abroad list/performances against that of South Africa even makes the read more depressing. South Africa certainly does not have more talent than Zambia, or is it that I stand to be corrected?
      Their players are actually doing some impressive things in Europe and we just can’t seem to get anything right outside of the ZPL. Even the PSL which was a nice hunting ground for our boys now seems like a farfetched dream for a Zambian player to be a star in.
      Sitting with a group of guys from all different places in Africa this past weekend was nightmare when the topic of Zambian football came up. Even a Kenyan was bold enough to say “ we have Wanyama in the EPL who is getting game time and making a mark, you had Mbesuma who flopped and recently Mayuka who flopped so what can you say?”
      Even just top ten top scorer chart in PSL is now a dream. This is very sad.

      • Positive Thinking says:

        Steve, you should have asked the Kenyan where his AFCON trophy is, in fact ask him when last they even appeared in AFCON. I beg to disagree on the part of FAZ. I am no fan of FAZ, but to think that FAZ or Kalu can somehow improve football standards on the pitch considering what they have achieved is simply unfair.

        1. Zambian football is now receiving the most exposure it has ever received in history. People can watch ZPL on tv, and that’s because of FAZ.

        2. There are finally standards being put into effect on coaching. Even though this is CAF driven, it is FAZ who are implementing the process. The truth is there were no standards in the past, which allowed almost anyone to be able to label themselves a coach and be in charge of a ZPL team.

        3. Don’t take responsibility away from the clubs. FAZ did not discover Kalu, Charles Musonda, Msiska, Chikwalakwala, Ucar, Kelvin Mutale, Dennis Lota, Mbesuma. These players came through different clubs that identified them and brought them into the teams. Why are clubs not being held accountable for the quality that they put on the field. Is it surely FAZ’s job to find talent for clubs?

        Bottom line is, FAZ objective to create an environment where clubs can succeed and compete. Not blaming Kalu for ZPL’s lack of talent. Clubs with enough innovation and investment in real talent can go far. Why no one has taken the time to study successful clubs rather than recreate the wheel is beyond me.

  4. Team ya ziko says:

    Thx zamfoot 4 da up date

  5. che chezi says:

    chipolopolo the greatest in southern region

  6. che chezi says:

    iam a proud zambian coz most of our players are having game.king David Mbesuma is bussy slaughtering and meace mincing the southafrican defenders eg orlando pirates/sundown as evidenced last wk

  7. quicksilver says:

    Thanks zamfoot.whats actually happened to james Chammanga?at one point hid was on of the stand out africans in the chinese soccer league.

  8. sly says:

    @ Positive Thinking.I concur with you. FAZ is doing well considering their mandate. Clubs and the corporate world are failing Zambian soccer.

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