A toast to Lazarous Kambole’s record breaking hat-trick!!
(LIVINGSTONE) – Like seasoned Journalist Mark Gleeson indicated in his Commentary, as Lazarous Kambole’s GPS located the back of the net three-times for Zesco United against Mbabane Swallows on Saturday – it is very difficult to keep track of records in the African Champions league.
We only know of Kambole as the only player to have scored a hat-trick in the CAF Champions league as quick as in five minutes. Bring forth your notes we compare.
Therefore, only him we can mention in the same breadth with the world’s quickest hatrick goal scorers in continental club championships. Only Kambole’s name can we firmly put or class alongside the likes of Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo.
In fact, with reference to the list making rounds in some social media platforms, Kambole beats, currently the best player in the world Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar et al.
“FASTEST HATRICK IN CONTINENTAL CLUB COMPETITIONS
Neymar – 14 mins (FC Barcelona 6-1 Celtic FC)
Luiz Adriano – 12 mins (FC BATE Borisov 0-7 FC Shakhtar Donetsk)
Cristiano Ronaldo – 11 mins (Real Madrid CF 8-0 Malmö FF)
Mike Newell – 9 mins (Blackburn Rovers FC 4 -1 Rosenborg BK)
Bafétimbi Gomis – 8 mins (GNK Dinamo Zagreb 1-7 Olympique Lyonnais)
Lazarous Kambole 5 minutes (Mbabane Swallows 0-3 Zesco United).”
Let’s toast to Lazarous Kambole’s quickest hat-trick. It doesn’t matter even though others think we are blowing it out of proportion.
They say we are behaving as the English media’s temperament of over-selling their football, but all we are doing is showing some love to one of our own.
They will rap over the knuckles and compare us proclaiming Kambole’s archive to the tail wagging the dog. But we don’t care. All we want to do is expressing some love. Telling the world that what can be done by European players can also be done by their Zambian counterparts.[James Sibeleki is a football scribe of longstanding, avid about the beautiful game in Africa. He is based in Zambia – in the beautiful City of Livingstone. You can follow him on Twitter at @SibelekiJames.]
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