Blog: Who has been the best Zambian striker?
Collins ‘Ntonfontonfo Mbesuma announced his arrival on the international stage with a debut goal against Mozambique, then there was that hatrick against Congo in Pointe Noire.
Talk of international hatricks, Given ‘Freedom’ Singuluma earned himself legendary status with the first ever hatrick at the inaugural CHAN tourney in 2009. Singuluma finished the tournament with 5 goals.
Not done with hatricks, who would forget the Chris ‘Tsunami’ Katongo one which silenced the outspoken Bafana Bafana fans and left then South Africa’s Brazilian born Coach Pereira hopeless in 2008.
CK11 was not done as he led Zambia to AFCON glory in 2012 and finished the tournament on level with three goals with Didier Drogba and Emmanuel ‘Yuk24’ Mayuka.
‘That Boy’ Mayuka was handed the Golden Boot thanks for providing an assist.
Talk about the twin tower striker force then AFCON 2010 is a perfect reference point as the combination of James ‘Djemba’ Chamanga and Jacob Mulenga surprised many after they helped Zambia to a first quarter final berth in 14 years.
In this group of hitmens, Chamanga is the only striker with a record of having scored at four major tournaments.
Winston ‘Kwimba’ Kalengo,Jacob and Singuluma were not part of the 2012 AFCON winning side.
After a dismissal performance at the 2015 AFCON, KalenGoal gave many Chipolopolo faithful hope as he was unstoppable in front of goal.
His combination with the rejuvenated Collins ‘King David’ Mbesuma drew comparison with the twin tower and Yuka24-CK11 one.
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