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Morocco 3 – 1 Zambia: Player Ratings (Chilongoshi poor, Shamenda, Sakala good)

The Zambia national soccer team will be on the next plane back home after being dumped out of the on-going Total 2020 CHAN Tournament following a 3 – 1 loss to defending Champions Morocco. The Chipolopolo were a man down midway through the first half and 3 – 0 down at half time. They fought back to score a face saver late in the game.

The ZamFoot Crew rates the performance of the players:

Allan Chibwe 7/10 – At fault for the second goal when he came off his line but failed to make contact with the ball. Other than this, he did a lot more things right and should be credited for helping keep the score-line decent.

Clement Mwape 5/10 – Stepped up when he should have stayed tight to Rahim for the first minute goal and he was giving Rahim to much joy on the the left side of the Moroccan attack. He looked tired as the game wore off and was failing to keep pace with the runners

Zechariah Chilongoshi 2/10 – The ball that ended in a corner for the second goal originated from his end. Awful challenge that got him a red so early in the game. His sending off marked the end of the game for Zambia.

Adrian Chama 6/10 – Battled well in defense. Showed character in being calm and trying to bring the ball up from defense into midfield at very challenging moments

Luka Banda 5/10 – Not at his usual best seemed to lose his sense of position and the complementarity between and Chama lacked especially in the first half.

Kelvin Kapumbu 5/10 – Hardly settled in the game and often found himself chasing shadows. Hooked out at half time.

Paul Katema 6/10 – Did little to make things work for Zambia but was influential in the second half as he covered a lot of space supporting both defense and attack despite having very little of the ball

Spencer Sautu 4/10 – Apart from an incident when he got ahead of his marker for a diving header in the first half, its hard to remember the positives he brought to the game. He was the one marking the Bemammer and did not track his run into the 6 yard box for the second goal. Replaced by Chepeshi in the 68th minute.

Collins Sikombe 6/10 – Squandered a chance when he was played through by Benson Sakala at 3 – 0  with a heavy tough.

Amity Shamenda 8/10 – What a performance! He ran the left flank single-handedly after the sending off of Chilongoshi contributing in both defense and attack immensely. He looked the most like to give Zambia something and he provided the assist after winning the ball and making a first time pass to Phiri.

Emmanuel Chabula 5/10 – Isolated for most parts but did not do enough to work the defenders.

Substitutes

Moses Phiri 7/10 – He let his weight be felt by the defenders and looked lively when came on. Brilliant take for the goal on the half turn.

Benson Sakala 8/10 – A very strong performance by Sakala. He calmed things down in the middle when he came on. Got a last ditch tackle right to deny Morocco a goal in the 58th minute. He should have had a an assist after he drove forward to release Sikombe whose heavy touch saw the ball easily picked by the goalie.

Benedict Chepeshi 6/10 – He sent on the cross that resulted in the goal. Brought stability to the defense when he came in with a change in tactics that saw Zambia have a more settled defender in the right defensive position.

Coach Micho 6/10

The loss will be laid at his feet as he is the manager. To his defense, there is little he could have done with the first minute goal, the red card and the penalty. A totally horrendous start to the day at the office. He showed that he is brave by not going for damage control but urged the boys to go for it. Once he got the boys out for the second half, there was more stability and all his substitutes had significant contributions ensuring that the result was decent on a day it could easily have been humiliating.

 

 

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13 Comments to Morocco 3 – 1 Zambia: Player Ratings (Chilongoshi poor, Shamenda, Sakala good)

  1. GSK11 says:

    History repeats itself.

  2. Kopala says:

    Micho is not the right person

  3. Smiler says:

    God betrayed Zambia by supporting a non Christian nation. (according to your reasoning)

  4. Anonymous says:

    He is right person for Zambia team, Morocco is the best number 1in Africa , but Micho manage to put one with 10 player look at the changes he has been making in all the games, each change made difference. He is good.

  5. Ante Buselic says:

    I have written so many times about our defence. I pray for the day when we will have a coach who can teach our defenders that the most dangerous striker is always the man behind them. Our defenders always only look at the ball but not the threat behind them until it is too late. Nobody listens, hence the bashing we got! Area marking needs to be infused into our players, please. Just look at the marking in this deserved defeat!!!!

  6. KAZEMBE SYLVESTER says:

    Crying over spilt milk does not solve issues. We lost and we need to forge ahead. We played a team stronger than us tactically. To me selection of players should be done cautiously. Let’s work hard next time and we should not remain idle. If we could beat Cameroon, then any other team is beatable.

  7. KASYL says:

    Crying over spilt milk does not solve issues. We lost and we need to forge ahead. We played a team stronger than us tactically. To me selection of players should be done cautiously. Let’s work hard next time and we should not remain idle. If we could beat Cameroon, then any other team is beatable.

  8. Anonymous says:

    The boys were very amateurish,physical and untaught. They couldn’t stop the ball,the run around in shadows chasing ball the ball. No front line as you could see they never earned a corner in ninety minutes. See the number of fouls against them. To put it succinctly, that was embarrassing. Sheer waste of tax payers money

  9. Remmy says:

    History guys. At the moment Zambia is lacking boys with a fighting spirit. Chilongoshi must be punished. Our Coach is not a problem.

  10. Ante Buselic says:

    Not until we learn thee science of defence! Konboni soccer will just serve to waste tax payers money, There’s nothing special aout Morocco. They just know how to take advantage of teams that can’t read how to set up a non -collapsable defence…period! Zimbabwe beat us at home. Billiat was left alone to score the winning goal all because the defence set up collapsed with defenders abandoning their space to follow the ball. No hope with Afcon qualifications here!

  11. Anonymous says:

    This is bad serious 3:1 am ashamed with our team chipolopolo let’s work hard anyway they tried there best next time guys and moreover safe journey.

  12. Chieza says:

    Honest speaking, this trickle down to our league that it’s not that competitive enough to be able to produce players who can compete at AD ON/CHAN levels respectively.. the coach did his best but our players are not that intelligent enough when it comes to ball possession, ball controlling as well as scoring… FAZ there is need for our league to be strangthen that it may become too competitive enough to be able to produce players who can compete at any level.. FAZ do something… Otherwise, you will leave office with nothing to point at.

  13. Mr Bwalya of kabundi North chingola says:

    Having lost 3 goals to 1 the national team coach Micho , players and FAZ should watch the game again and identify strengths and weaknesses and plan the way forward.in addition FAZ should continue organizing friendly games between all stars vs the Rest so that players are selected on merit and no one should be favored by the technical bench .all players should compete for positions in the national soccer team and observe maximum discipline.

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