Monday, June 24, 2024

Dream Team Wrap Up: Dudey, Luchanga, the two Bandas in the stands

The Zambian Super League kicked off this weekend.

While there’s much interest in the newcomers and big spending duo Buildcon and Lusaka Dynamos, the ZamFoot Crew did not forget to track down the members of the ‘Dream Team.’

Members of the African Youth Champions have returned to their clubs after guiding Zambia to glory on home soil.

Below the ZamFoot Crew’s Kondwani Gondwe, Bernard Chama and Nicholas Chola tracks down Beston Chambeshi’s lads.

Goalkeeper: Mangani Banda (Zanaco)

The Kalikiliki bred goalie watched from the stands as Zanaco played to a 1-1 with Red Arrows.

2. Shemmy Mayembe (Zesco United).

Dauti Musekwa was preffered at right back in Nigeria as Zesco United came from 2-0 down to earn a vital draw against Enugu Rangers.

Enugu have since fired their coach.

3. Prosper Chiluya (Lumwana Radiants:- The left back started for the North Western based club as they dispatched Forest Rangers but it was Siame Musonda who impressed on the flanks. Siame is a peripheral member of the Under-20.

4. Moses Nyongo (Nkana) – The big defender who started most of Zambia’s attacks with that infamous diagonal switch which led to half of the goals the boys scored was also in the stands as Kalampa were held at home by Nakambala in a game Walter Bwalya missed a penalty.

5. Solomon Sakala (Napsa) – Skippo played 90 minutes but as a right full back.

Though he struggled with final ball, the 19 year old did end the match with an assist.

6. Boyd Musonda (Zanaco) – The Tanker is headed to Spain for trials at Celta Vigo but that did not prevent him from featuring for Zanaco against Red Arrows.

7. Edward Chilufya (Mpande Academy) – The Tiger could have ended up making his Super League debut for Lumwana but the bola yapa zed faithful will be glad that finally he is heading to Sweden for trials.

8. Enock Mwepu (Napsa Stars) – The on loan midfielder from Kafue Celtic is currently in Austria where he is attending trials.

9. Patson Daka (Lisfering, Austria)

He had support from home as Mwepu was in the stands cheering on him.

10. Emmanuel Banda Jnr (Esmoriz, Portugal) – The left footed playmaker was spotted at Edwin Imboela Stadium as he was cheering on his former Nchanga Rangers teammates.

11. Fashion Sakala (Spartak Moscow ll)- Mr Fashion played the last 8 minutes for his club on Saturday in goalless division one match.

12. Conlyde Luchanga (Lusaka Dynamos) – He watched from the stands at Heroes Stadium as coach Patrick Phiri opted for a front three of Clatous Chama, Tresor Kitambo and the impressive Chris Mugalu.
He is set to make the team for this weekend.

13. Patrick ‘Dudey’ Ngoma (Red Arrows) – Though he was left out of the AFCON U20 winning squad, the 19 year old still remains one of the best talents and that the reason why he has been recalled.

On Saturday, he didn’t feature.

14. Joseph Phiri (Red Arrows) – Very unlikely that he will make the squad for the World Cup as he is one of the peripheral members of the group.

He didn’t play as well against Zanaco.

15. Kenneth Kalunga (IFS, Denmark) – He hasn’t returned to his base and watch the local league as he was in the stands at Heroes Stadium.

16. Happy Nsofwa (Lumwana Radiants) – Another member of the side who has been in and out.

Started for Radiants and gave an impressive showing.

17.Chrispin Sakulanda (Mufulira Wanderers) – The diminutive winger came on in the second half in Wanderers’ 3-0 defeat to Green Buffaloes

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  1. I have been very uncomfortable with the placement of Boyd musonda as the anchor man in the u20 team. Boyd is a bad handler of the ball and he is a wayward shooter of the ball. if we were to get exposed at the world cup and going by how he played the u20 afcon, Boyd will expose us. To make the matter worse whoever the coach chambeshi has for replacement in Boyd’s position, they are not even half as good as Boyd himself. I know I am not the coach but I would like the coach intensively look at Leonard Mulenga, the boy from GBFC. I was watching a replay of GBFC v Maite and I should say I was impressed by Leonard ball handling and distribution skills. I did not know that chambeshi has called him for assessment until I check the list of those that were included, of which Dude is part of. The boy looks very tall and young. I think that boy, Leonard Mulenga can offer a better alternative to Boyd.

  2. @Colle thanks for your views but am made ask what altenative placement for the lad who helped win the u20 tournament triumphy?. are you going to justvtalk him out of the team like that?.

    • No don’t get me wrong, I am not talking the boy out of the team. Boyd was player of tournament at the cosafa tournament. I did not watch all the games Zambia played at the cosafa, I am sure he was fascinating in the tourment for him to win the MVP. I used the word ‘alternative’ for Boyd, I did not say his replacement. If Boyd is having a bad game like he had is most of the u20 afcon game, let there be an alternative. Chambeshi was failing to make substitutions because of lacking alternatives.

  3. There is something wrong with your analysis. Boyd musonda is indispensable. The boyz of his generation can’t match his class. Earning an invitation for trials at celta vigo speakes volumes about the exploits of this young wonder boy. Zanaco felt insecure to play without tanker and they send some panic waves and they asked for the player’s withdrawal from national duty. And he is the young zambian player of the year. Which yard stick are you using.

    • My friend, my life is about soccer, I cant survive a week without watching a zambian soccer Match. I disagree with you boss.

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