Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Katongo leads Buffaloes to Barcalays Cup title

2012 Africa Cup of Nations winning captain Christopher Katongo on Saturday afternoon helped his club Green Buffaloes to cup success when they beat Nkwazi 2 – 0 in the Barclays Cup final to be crowned 2015 champions in a game played at Nkoloma Stadium.

Katongo, the former Chipolopolo skipper scored the second goal of the match from the spot in the 35th minute after high scoring defender Stephen Kabamba netted a diving header from a close range in the 25th minute.

Nkwazi stepped up their game in the second half could have equalized with captain Musukuma Chipungu’s shot on the edge of the box coming off the upright while Steward Chikandiwa failed to guide a close range header into the net.

The best chance for Nkwazi fell to substitute Emmanuel Kasonde who shot over the bar when he found himself in space with only the keeper to beat.

This is the first time Green Buffaloes are lifting Barclays Cup as they became the fifth winners of the title.

The walked away with K350,000.

For individual awards, Jasper Masialeti was voted the Man-of-the-Match and pocketed K1000.00.

Green Buffaloes coach Bilton Musonda was voted the coach of the tournament was awarded K10,000.00 while the player of the tournament walked way with K5,000.00.

Losing finalists Nkwazi went away with K150,000.00.

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  1. Who said that CHAN is a developmental tournament?Does it only involve under 20s or 23s? and how many developmental tournament? i so because Cosafa,Under 17, 20 and 23 are all regarded as developmental team but for CHAN it involves local player like Katonga have been sideline or any improving player at levels.Therefore, Katongo deserves a second chance.

  2. Either you put Katongo in the main team or not. Katongo can not be made to work like a spring chicken, he is a veteran, a legend, a king already. Truth.

    Congrats Katongo, still fighting.

    Not many players like Chris. In 20 years people will cry for him, for now people don’t care.

  3. With due respect 2 Katongo , let Chan b 4 local players tht shine in ZPL bt dnt get call ups 2 the snr team i dnt c the reason y u want CK in the Chan squad coz he oredy has a place in history let him enjoy his last days dnt put pressure on him wit yo Chan talk. He has oredy proved himself y shud he embarrass himself @ chan? Unless he becomes an apprentice 2 the coachin staff.

  4. Why Buffaloes have won its because of the influence of Chris katongo.The problem we have Zambians is don’t know what we want?At 17,20,and 23 we want develop and always developing and never reach the target.Its like having Aims without Objectives.Chan is for non-professions simple and when want to win you call experienced players like Chris.k,Joseph Musonda and so on.What you want is to bring leadership.Why J.mourinho is still using John Terry and Drogba to win the league .Ferguson took Larson for three month to help win the champions league.They some players you can use to achieve something thougth you know that there future is not long but what you is to use tempory and win something.Tournaments needs xperience is our lacking as many tournaments we qualified to.No wonder we felt to defend the Africon because we went to build and develop nature of ours,as aresult no wins lacking consistence.

    • @ Instructor we failed to defend Afcon with the same experienced players u are talking about….we won it in 2012 and in 2013 those players lost form even qualification was by luck by beating Uganda on penalties, if the team was strong as u suggest the could have defended Afcon or atleast reached semifinals.look at Cameroon and Egypt the have defended Afcon before.

  5. We do not want to go to CHAN just as mere spectators but to win with players like Chris and Joseph Musonda. If you are saying Chris and Joseph their time have passed consider yourself and see if you want to continue working and achieving in life.

  6. I thought chan is for outstanding players in the league not for developmental. Its a big platform jokes aside. If katongo can perform he should be given a chance .maybe he wasn’t given enough game time in psl or china league. Who is the best attacking midfielder among gozon or chris or sautu etc.

  7. Zambians you forget easily that time the experienced players failed to defend Afcon just barely few months after winning it and failed to win games against Sudan at home and lesotho away the squandered the best apportunity to go to World cup afta bin awarded 3 points.You said the players hv lost form if this young team can beat Sudan home and away then it’s beta than Madalas we hv enough experience in Sinkala,Kalaba,Mbesuma, Chisamba& Mweene.As for Chan is an opportunity for Kalengo and new players to show case their skill,,,,,,,,what’s gives u a 100% guarantee that if you to Chan with veterans u will win definitely?

  8. Mweene is third choice at his team in psl but he is No.1 in Zambia. What are the statistics for chris that will guarantee him a place for national duty? How many goals or assists has he provided for gbfc? Is he a regular and an outstanding player? What motivated chris to help gbfc to win the k300,000 barclays cup? What will motivate him if he is called for chan ?If he has a good record then he should be called . Competition for positions is healthy .

  9. For those calling for inclusion veterans what gives you 100% guarantee that they Win Chan wen the failed to defend Afcon 2013 barely few months after winning 2012 Afcon and failed to beat Sudan in wc qualifiers…..people were calling Renard all sorts names that he needs to be build a squad

  10. Am watching Uganda vs Kenya 28 minutes played. Uganda a good side but not a threat. We will humble them. Kelly of Nkana and Odiambo of Zesco have started for Kenya. Kelly has just scored. Kenya 1 Uganda 0.

  11. @Fc Lou,many issues came in play why we failed to defend the Africon 2013.It is not ease to take the championship in you just a year after and it was an expected.FAZ and the players failed to manage the success,the refused to play friendlies.Also want us to build,build,build and what are we building?Hope you will not be the same to complain after your will be sent back home in first round.

    • Yeah i knew now the reasons why Renald left Zambia.pipo of zambia we like complaining.we same pipo who complain no their is much of young stars thats why we lost the game,so cause lwandamina won with too main of young stars,now bakulu baipa wat kind of pipo are we?the problem we hav is that evely we want to win not knwing that football is a competetion,actualy we need fk,ck,cm,jm,ic,jm.jc,hh,jk nd main more buck to the team as we are preparing for the world cup nd afcon so that we see how these guyz cen perfom they are not finshed they just need more time,am teling u if these are called they cen surprise the whole country.

  12. Yeah i knew now the reasons why Renald left Zambia.pipo of zambia we like complaining.we same pipo who complain no their is much of young stars thats why we lost the game,so cause lwandamina won with too main of young stars,now bakulu baipa wat kind of pipo are we?the problem we hav is that evely we want to win not knwing that football is a competetion,actualy we need fk,ck,cm,jm,ic,jm.jc,hh,jk nd main more buck to the team as we are preparing for the world cup nd afcon so that we see how these guyz cen perfom they are not finshed they just need more time,am teling u if these are called they cen surprise the whole country.

  13. Sm people here do not knw th main reason why th Chan tournament was introduced. T was meant to b a platform for Locally based players since many teams in Africa always use thr foreign based players leaving out th local ones. Katongo shuld b included in th team to guide thz young players.

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