Friday, April 12, 2024

Mayuka scores in Zamalek win over Ittihad

Egyptian based striker Emmanuel Mayuka opened his goal scoring account for Zamalek on Monday night football with a well placed tap in the 2-1 win over Ittihad Alexandria.

The 24 year old striker started for the White Knights after coming off the bench in previous league game last Thursday.

Mayuka, making his second start for Zamalek as he gave the Cairo giants the lead in the 7th minute. Ittihad replied with a goal in the 21st minute but Zamalek restored their 1-goal caution in the 44th minute.

There was no goals in the second half as the match ended 2-1.

A goal and a start berth will give Mayuka alot of confidence as regains his sharpness.

Ittihad’s Zambian striker Patrick ‘Dudey’ Ngoma watched from the stands as he is still injured.

It was a productive weekend for Zambian players Abroad with Winstone Kalengo hitting a brace in Congo while Collins ‘King David’ Mbesuma also  extended his lead on the South African PSL scoring charts to 12.

There was also a Euro goal from Evans ‘Kalulu’ Kangwa after he led Hapoel Ra’anana to 1-0 win.

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17 Comments

  1. Alex mcleish is now the new coach of zamalek according to rumours. This is a big European coach who did well at Glasgow rangers. Mayuka may flourish at this club

      • Hmm! Guys I’m not sure about Mcleish being a great coach. Every coach who goes to Rangers or Celtic does well due to their dominance in the SPL. He struggled big time when he moved to the EPL. But may be he’ll do well in Egypt.

        • We mean he’s somebody with a pedigree. He’s not just any other nonentity from nowhere. Mcleish is known from UK football fraternity having coached recognisable teams in the world, hence our labelling him as a great coach.

  2. Yes, finallllllllllllllly Ba Mayuka. Please convince us that you’re not finished. Hope you will continue with your performance. Such a goal will uplift you. To be honest I am one of those people who’s thinking that you’re finished.

  3. All the guys that won they 2012 AFCON for Zambia apart from a few who have aged, are not finished, they had an AFCON fever, thinking that they have it all and not realising that it was the hardwork they got them the AFCON. and they should continue working even harder, instead relaxed.

    • You’re absolutely right on that one. It wasn’t just the players, it was FAZ, it was everybody. Remember how much preparation went into AFCON 2012, compare all that to what was done prior to 2013 AFCON…nothing.

  4. Now please be consistent and don’t pull a move on us like you did in France were you scored in two/three games and that was it. We all know you are a sublime striker but we need you to be consistent with that sublimity.
    Congrats on your goal and to your whole team for winning.

  5. Goals are what strikers are paid for.Going forward, keep up your momentum Mayuka. By the way, Rodger Kola is another lad thats not scoring, its a little worrying.Hope he can pull in a few goals, or else his greek club may release him.

  6. Former Scotland and Rangers manager Alex McLeish has reached an agreement to coach Egyptian giants Zamalek, the club said on Monday.

    McLeish, who has also managed English sides Birmingham City, Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest, takes over from Mido after the former Tottenham forward was fired two weeks ago in the wake of a 2-0 Cairo derby defeat to Al Ahli.

    “We have reached an agreement with Scottish coach Alex McLeish to lead the first team,” Zamalek President Mortada Mansour told club’s website.

    Mansour told local media McLeish would soon come to Egypt to sign the contract and take charge of the club.

    Leaders Al Ahli may also have a new manager shortly, after local media reported Martin Jol is set to take over.

    “Of course, I would like to work in Egypt. For me, Zamalek is a big club but Al Ahli is the biggest club in the Middle East … everyone in Europe knows that Egypt is a fantastic country so it would be nice to work in Egypt. Why not?” Jol told Egyptian website FilGoal.com.

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