Players Abroad: Fumpa, Shonga and Jacob on target as Fashion and Mbola suffer big defeats
Zambian players abroad were in action over the weekend with Justin Shonga, Jacob Mulenga and Lifumpa Mwandwe finding the back of the net.
In South Africa, The PSL kicked off and Orlando Pirates started off with a not so good result drawing one all with Highlands Park . Augustine Mulenga won a penalty and Justin Shonga stepped up converted. Mulenga put in a full shift while Shonga played the last thirty five.
Former Chipolopolo coach Wedson Nyirenda started his Baroka FC tenure with a loss after his team succumbed to a one nil loss at the hands of Amazulu.
Chipolopolo first choice goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene was an unused substitute for Mamelodi Sundowns in their one all draw with Kaizer Chiefs.
Salulani Phiri played the first 69 minutes for Polokwane City who suffered a one nil loss at the hands of Black Leopards. Striker Mwape Musonda put in a full ninety minute shift.
Rodrick Kabwe and his Ajax Cape Town will start their NFD campaign away to Jomo Cosmos on 19th August.
In DRC, Rainford Kalaba, Nathan Sinkala and Kabaso Congo had an off weekend after the coach decided to rest them for their friendly match with MC D’Oran.
The Moroccan and Tanzania League are also still on recess.
In Austria, Midfielder Enock Mwepu put in a full ninety minute shift on a new right back position helping Redbull Salzburg to a two nil win over Mattersburg SV. Striker Patson Daka was left out of the squad due to a tactical change.
In Armenia, Winger Lubambo Musonda had an off weekend after Gandzasar Kapan’s game with Pyunik was postponed.
In Belgium, Striker Fashion Sakala played the last twelve minutes for KV Oostende who suffered a huge five two defeat at the hands of log leaders Anderlecht. The match saw Knowledge Musona face his former team (KV Oostende) and assisted one of Ivan Santini’s three goals.
In China, Age is just a number for 34 year old former Chipolopolo striker Jacob Mulenga who netted his ninth goal in twelve league games for his Chinese League one side Liaoning Kiaxin who were held to a three all draw by Shenzhen.
In England, Zambia U20 national team Winger Lifumpa Mwandwe scored a goal as his Shrewsbury Town U18 started their with a two all draw against Carlisle United.
In France, Chipolopolo defensive kingpin Stophila Sunzu put in another decent ninety minute shift for FC Metz who recorded a huge five one win over Orléans. 19 year old Senegalese attacker Habibou Mouhamado Diallo was the star of the day betting four times to take Metz to the top of the log.
In Israel, Defender Emmanuel Mbola put in a full ninety minute shift for Hapoel Rana’ana who suffered a four two loss at the hands of
Bnei Yehuda in the Toto Cup Ligat Al . Striker Emmanuel Mayuka was not part of the match day squad.
In Saudi Arabia, Defender Ziyo Tembo and attacker Saith Sakala both formerly of Zanaco will start their League campaigns at the end of this month hence they ate still in pre-season.
In Russia, Former Nkana striker Evans Kangwa played the first 77 minutes in Arsenal Tula’s one nil loss at the hands of Zenit St Petersburg.
USA, Defender Prosper Chiluya was an unused substitute on Bethlehem Steel’s three nil win over Richmond Kickers.
Else where it was an off weekend for Mutaya Mwape’s Charlotte Independence who face Chiluya’s Steel FC this Thursday.
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