CAF U20 AFCON: Mali 1-6 Zambia – Player Rater
Signed, sealed and delivered!!! The Junior Chipolopolo became the first African country to qualify for the World Youth Cup in South Korea.
And Beston Chambeshi’s side did it in style by demolishing Mali 6-1.
Below ZamFoot Crew’s Bernard Chama rates the ‘Ma Boys’.
1.Magani Banda 8.0.
The shot stopper had little to do to stop the only goal scored by Mali but was upto the task especially in commanding his back line. He was given a yellow card for time wasting something he should have avoided.
3.Prosper Chilufya. 7.5
The Zambian left back didn’t provide the match needed runs on the wings but his command in defence frastrated the Malian wingers who eventual run out is steam on the wings.
5. Solomon Sakala.8.0
The Zambian captain ensured his backline didn’t concede the second goal and his long passes forward offered the much needed support from the middle field.
2. Nyondo Moses. 8 5
The Juniour Chipolopolo kin pin was beaten in the air when Zambia conceded the only goal of the game butbje rose to occasion whenever their was a need and his sire clearances and passes proved what a great defensive asset the National team had going forward
13. Shemmy Mayembe.7.5
Made overlapping runs going
approach to the Zambian attack offering a variety of finishes to whoever wanted to score.
12. Emmanuel Banda Jnr. 8.5
Scorer of the second goal from outside the box Banda did as was expected by coach to distribute technical balls. His runs partnership with Enoch Mwepu in the midfield proved to be too lethal for the Malians.Banda easily lost some balls but his cover up runs made his task look so easy for the day.
21. Boyd ‘The Tanker’ Musonda, 8
In a team full of attacking players, the Zanaco man has to improve on his position. No need to keep on pushing forward.
He is powerful and strong in the air. His range of passing was good.
14. Edward ‘Tiger’ Chilufya: 8.5
Managed to score a brace in the 50th and 54th minutes, ‘Tiger’s runs proved to be too quick for the Malian defenders. He struggled in the first half but rose to occasion in the second half announcing his presence with a goals.
The boy from Kasama is proving a handful for Zambia.
10. Fashion Sakala. 9.5
The nights man of the match scored a cracker after beating Malian defenders. He was a thorn in the Malian Flesh.His quick pace marveled the fans whenever Zambia was attacking and always seemed a danger as he got closet to the 18 yard box.His crosses brought a classical.
20. Patson ‘Papa’ Daka: 7.5
Provider of the equalizing goal minutes after Zambia conceded Patson once again has silenced his critics. Though tightly marked by Malian defenders his runs proved to be dangerous especially in the box.Though he didn’t score today his experience upfront was a great boost to the team collectively.
Enoch ‘Computer’ Mwepu: 8.0
The midfielder performed as expected.His quick runs earned him a goal for the night. He had the highest number of complete passes for the Zambian side and covevered the most distance overole for both sides.His accurate and precise runs was what the Chipolopolo needed.
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