Monday, June 24, 2024

Barclays Cup: Warriors, Lumwana in tricky fixtures

Division one side Kabwe Warriors and Lumwana Radiants have been given trick fixtures in the Barclays Cup quarter finals conducted on Thursday morning at the Taj Pamodzi Hotel.

Kabwe Warriors who lead the division one south log will square up against Super League champions and current leaders Zesco United while Lumwana Radiants who are second on the division one South log will be up against second placed Zanaco FC.

The quarter finals will be played at Nkoloma Stadium on 19th and 20th of September while the semi finals will be on 17th October.

Saturday, September 19
13:00 Nkwazi vs Mufulira Wanderers
15:00 Power Dynamos vs Green Buffaloes

Sunday, September 20
13:00 Zanaco vs Lumwana Radiants
15:00 Zesco United vs Kabwe Warriors

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  1. I miss the days when we had cups like BP top 8, cocacola cup,mosi cup,and chibuku cup.we have companies that are doing well in zambian like Airtel why can’t we have the Airtel cup.look at mtn the are supporting our league.yes they are doing the airtel rising star but that is not enough

  2. It is a shame that the ZPL can only boast of one cup.This is not helping our local soccer,surely FAZ should be ashamed of this underachievement.

  3. The undefeated Goro n Kalampa 4Life u guys surprise me! Do u honestly expect private companies to come on board with the current FAZ?! The President,KALU, is on record as saying “he is not answerable to anybody”! So noone company is ready to add more money on this guys “gravy train”. How KALU manages or mismanages the affairs is nobody’s business. He alone is monarch!

  4. The question of Fwayo where abouts shud be answered by FAZ. They are keen to invite players whose welfare they care very little about. Come to think of it the soccer authorities stance on foreign based players gives a sneaking feeling that they care very little about the wellfare of the boys. This does not surprise followers of the game in Zambia. The jealousy by officials is out of this world! The attitude torwards the pros is that of “get out of line, we shall show u who is boss here”! For an example at the time Charles and Kalusha were in Belgium they cud canvas only for their young brothers despite the fact that Zambia had much better footballers than their siblings! It comes as no surprise at the obnoxious behaviour of Charlie Cool over his children change of nationality to Flemish. What nonsense.Kalusha is infact worse. Only psycophants can cut it around this uncultured fellow!


    Strikers Olunga and Were’s recent rise in form is good news for Kenya as they prepare to face Chipolopolo of Zambia during Afcon qualifier in Sept.
    COMMENT    By Seth Willis     Follow on Twitter
    They are tall, energetic, ambitious and clinical. They have single handedly carried their clubs shoulder high in the Kenyan Premier League, and as one continues to terrorize East African clubs in on-going Cecafa Cup tournament, another one is tearing defenses apart on local scene.

    Meet the two top marksmen in the country – Tusker’s Jesse Were and Michael Olunga of Gor Mahia. The two names can hardly miss in football conversations in the country. Were hit six goals in two matches to take his tally to sixteen while Olunga – who has twelve in the league, has already scored three in Kagame Cup to lead the chats.

    “Michael Olunga and Jesse Were. Hottest strikers on Kenyan land at the moment. Were and Olunga. I put in 26 goals season 2006/07, while playing for Tusker. Were and Olunga,you should be chasing that record. The two young men are on fire. On a roll coaster. I wish you all the best. Remain calm always and will always achieve what you want. Stay focused – wrote former international Boniface Ambani on his official facebook account on Tuesday.

    It is obvious Olunga and Were are Kenya’s two top strikers currently, and if they continue with their current form, that is good news for the national team – said former Harambee Stars coach Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee.

    GREAT FORM: Were is currently on fire for his club Tusker in Kenyan league

    Olunga and Were have shown a fighting spirit of late and there is no sign they will stop soon. I hope they will maintain it and stay injury free – uttered top sports presenter/analyst Ali Hassan Kauleni.

    Those quotes definitely prove the two have cleared doubts in many Kenyans with their consistent displays week in week out. Olunga has not been performing well on international scene, and prior to the regional competition, the striker had scored only four goals in eleven appearances for both the club and country against foreign opposition.

    But with his predatory goals against Yanga and KMKM, it is evident the striker has come off age and is now a reliable figure on international arena. As for Were, his undoubted talent has been now exposed thanks to trust accorded to him by coach Francis Kimanzi.

    The former Mathare United player has single handedly provided goals for the brewers, notching sixteen of the 34 goals scored by the club so far this season. Despite having different players revolving around him almost every weekend, Were has polished his finishing touch and that can be explained better by his hat-tricks in a space of a week.

    GOOD HANDS: Coach Bobby Williamson should be impressed with the duo

    With Chipolopolo of Zambia next assignment for Harambee Stars’, coach Bobby Williamson can afford a smile and hope the two can help the team register a win at home, during the September clash which will be vital as far as Afcon qualification is concerned.

    If provided with good offensive player, who can provide assists for them, the nation can afford to forget Dennis Oliech, who has been our main man for more than a decade. All they need is the right formation and specific working structures which will see both of them yield fruits in the best possible way. 

    It will also provide an option for the Scott in that when one striker has fizzled out, there is someone, who can fill his shoes effectively. Now all Kenyan fans can confidently tell Zambians, “come baby come!”

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