Player Rater: Ivory Coast 0-2 Zambia
An Augustine Mulenga brace helped Zambia to victory over the West Africans in Group B match of the CHAN 2018.
The ZamFoot Crew takes a look at how each player rated in Thursday night’s win at Grande Stade de Marrakech.
Toaster Nsabata – 7/10 – The former ZamCoal and Nchanga Rangers was calm and reassuring between the goal posts. He dealt with the cross in the box superbly.
He was involved in the second goal after he spotted Ernest Mbewe’s run on the break.
Simon Silwimba – 6.5 – The diminutive full back had a fair game. He earned himself a yellow card after clumsy challenge. Will be rested on Monday as he is card away from suspension.
Ziyo Tembo – 8/10 – Captain and leader. He was rock solid at the back. He cleared every ball whether on the ground or in the air. Showed that he a ball playing centre back too.
Adrian Chama -7/10 -Typical in a soldier style as he went about his job quietly. Covered there left back well.
Fackson Kapumbu – 6/10 – There was incidence in the first half that he failed to spot the danger and couldn’t track back.
Did well to join attacks but was let down with his final ball.
Ernest ‘Altezza’ Mbewe – 8.5 – The speedy winger was a marvel to watch with his direct runs. Assisted Zambia’s second goal. He has now 2 assists in as many games.
Donashamo Malama – 8 – Simply Mr Versatile!! He was the more deeper midfielder as opposed to the advanced role he played in the first half against Uganda.
Kept it simple but effective.
Kondwani Mtonga -7/10 – The veteran thrived in the advanced role. As usual elagant, composed and was economical with the ball.
Augustine Mulenga -10/10 – Marked his 17th Cap with a brace. Both goals were of pure quality.
Didn’t misplace any passes. Tracked back to help with defence. Completed dribbles and put in crosses.
Was denied an assist Mbewe’s header came off the cross bar.
Three goals in 2 matches!
Lazarous Kambole – 8/10 – He was terrific especially in the first half. Assisted for Zambia’s opener. Two assists and a goal in his second international cap isn’t bad.
Friday Samu -7.5 – Making his full debut, the 23 year old gave it his all. Played his part in the opener after backheal found Kambole.
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Mike Katiba – 6/10 – Came on for Samu in the 56th minute, and played as false no.9.
Jack Chirwa – N/A – Replaced Kambole late in the game and become an extra man in midfield to see off the game.
Wedson Nyirenda -9/10 – Again the gaffer was spot on with his tactics.
The game plan off playing on the counter was spot.
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