IN CASE YOU MISSED: Power shocked, Chama to Zesco, Salulani Returns
SATURDAY WRAP|31st August 2019
MWIYA MALUMO JET-IN|England-based Under-23 player Mwiya Malumo became the first foreign-based Zambian player to arrive in the country ahead of Wednesday’s crucial Tokyo Olympics qualifier final round, 1st leg encounter against Congo Brazzaville slated for Heroes Stadium.
POWER DYNAMOS SHOCKED| Power Dynamos suffered a surprise defeat in the opening game of the 2019/20 season 1-0 away to newly promoted to Zambian Super League Division side Kansanshi Dynamos courtesy of Isaac Ngoma’s 55th-minute strike.
ADRIAN CHAMA JOIN ZESCO|COSAFA 2019 winning captain Adrian Chama officially confirmed a Zesco United FC player joining from Green Buffaloes FC. Chama started on the bench in Zesco United’s home win against Zanaco.
ZEGA DEFEAT ZANACO|Zesco United FC stamped pride and authority on visiting rivals Zanaco FC, as a lone goal from back from injury Enock Sabumukama was enough to send home an all-important home win in the opening match of the 2019/20 Zambian Super League season.
NAPSA ON TOP|Napsa Stars FC made a strong statement in the new season grabbing maximum points from Mighty Mufulira Wanderers thanks to goals from Danny Silavwe and Bornwell Mwape in a 2-0 away win. Pensioners now sit at the summit of the table before Sunday’s concluding week one fixtures involving Lusaka Dynamos, who welcome Lumwana Radiants, and Nkana Fc who host Green Buffaloes FC.
WARRIORS SIGN SIAME|Magnificent People’s team Kabwe Warriors FC confirm another signing in Lameck Siame joining from relegated side Kitwe United FC.
EAGLES HELD AT HOME|Zambia’s representatives in the 2019/20 CAF Champions League, Green Eagles FC failed to win the opening match of the domestic top-flight league after giving away a 27th-minute lead through Kennedy Musonda, to draw the match to visiting Kabwe Warriors via a Sydney Phiri equalizer.
FASHION ASSISTS IN 90MIN|Under-23 Chipolopolo forward Fashion Sakala made an important first goal assist to Guinean Idrissa Sylla as his side KV Oostende drew 2-2 away to Kortrijk in the Belgian Jupiter League. Fashion Sakala has now played full 90-minutes in the last 3-club matches, while his countrymate Emmanuel Banda missed out on matchday squad for the third time in a row.
DAKA, MWEPU START FROM THE BENCH|2017 CAF Young African Footballer of the Year Patson Daka came on as a 79th-minute substitute, while Enock Mwepu was an unused substitute, as Red Bull Salzburg thrashed WSG Tirol 5-1 in the Austrian Tipico Bundesliga week 6 fixture.
SALULANI BACK FROM INJURY|Chipolopolo midfield spanner Salulani Phiri has fully recovered from an injury that kept him out since the start of the South African Premier Soccer League 2019/20 season. The former Zanaco FC was named on the substitutes bench in Polokwane City’s goalless away draw in the Semifinal,1st leg encounter of the 2019/20 MTN8 CUP.
MUSONDA MAKES HISTORY|Green Eagles FC midfielder made a historic mark scoring the first goal of the 2019/20 MTN FAZ Super League as early as the 27th minutes against Kabwe Warriors. The new League set up will follow the European calendar which runs from August to May, unlike the previous which was played in a calendar year.
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