Euro Preview: Lubambo a doubt, Kangwa to start
Zambian players will be in action in Europe this weekend for their respective clubs.
While the leagues in Eastern Europe will be going for a winter break after this weekend’s matches, there’s no break in Isreal while in France, the league will only be on recess four days before Christmas.
In Turkey, there will be games on boxing day and then a 10 days break
The ZamFoot Crew takes a look at the fixtures to look out for.
Armenia – Gangszar v Ararat, Saturday
Lubambo Musonda has to pass a late fitness test ahead of Saturday afternoon game against Ararat. The 21 year old has a slight muscle strain he peaked up in training on Friday.
Lubambo will be hoping his club return to winning ways after a 2-1 defeat to Alshkert in the previous game.
He has made 16 appearances this season with a return of 2 goals.
Turkey – Gaziantepsor v Akhisar Belediyespor, Sunday
Three goals in six starts and eight appearances for Evans ‘Kalulu’ Kangwa.
After his club lost 2-0 last Weekend, Kangwa is expected to lead the attack as the home try to pick up maximum points.
France – Bordeux v Lille, Sunday
Lille are struggling by their own standards as just a place above the drop.
Zambian defender Stopilla Sunzu, who did not even make the bench in the previous game will be hoping he returns to the side.
Sunzu has just made three league appearances this season and being on the bench 10 times.
Israel – Bnei Sakhnin v Hapoel Ranaana
Playing in his fourth season in Israel, Emmanuel Mbola has become one of the most consistent players in the league. He has featured in all Hapoel Ranaaana’s 11 league matches and played every minute this season.
Also on the books of Ranaana are Rodgers Kola and Conlyde Luchanga. Kola has played in 6 games while Luchanga has made the bench four times and coming on as substitute twice including last weekend, totaling 45 minutes.
Russia – CSKA Moscow v Ural
Ural returns to the capital after last weekend’s 1-1 draw with Locomotive Moscow, and after a hard fought midweek victory over Rostov courtesy of a Chisamba Lungu superbly curled goal, the Yekaterinburg side will want to cause another upset over the Russian giants.
‘Chisambadinho’ is expected to start on the left of a three man attack.
The 25 year old has started all the 16 matches for Ural this season and has been on target.
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