Saturday, December 9, 2023

Moses Phiri Leads Simba SC to Success, Zambia Beats Malawi 2-1 in Friendly

Simba SC continued their impressive performance in the Tanzania Liga Kuu Bara Young Africans SC on Saturday. With this victory, Simba SC has now accumulated 18 points in the league standings, placing them level with their arch-rivals, 


The Chipolopolo Boys forward Moses Phiri had a significant impact in this match. Phiri scored the second goal that led to Wekundu wa Msimbazi’s 2-1 victory over Ihefu. The game saw DR Congo forward Jean Baleke Othos opening the scoring for Ihefu in the 12th minute, followed by Ismail Mgunda levelling the score 14 minutes later. 

Coming off the bench, Phiri showcased his skills by elegantly lobbing the Ihefu goalkeeper after a pass from Jose Luis Miquissone. This goal marked the former ZANACO striker’s third in the league. His teammate Clatous Chota Chama also performed excellently, controlling the midfield throughout the match. 

However, it’s worth noting that Simba SC has played one game less than their rivals this season, meaning they were actually at a disadvantage in terms of experience.

Meanwhile, former Zambia National Team players defeated former Malawi National Team players 2-1 in a friendly match at DK Stadium last weekend, with goals from Clifford Mulenga and Ignitius Lwipa for Zambia and a consolation goal by Jimmy Zakazaka for Malawi.

In a prelude, Lusaka Province U-17 drew 2-2 with Eastern Province U-17. The match was organized by FAZ Eastern Province to celebrate Zambia’s 59th Independence anniversary.

Zambia national football team

The Zambia national football team, Chipolopolo, also has a successful history and has achieved significant accomplishments, including winning the Africa Cup of Nations in the 2012 final against Ivory Coast. 

The late Kenneth Kaunda played a pivotal role in advancing the sport and encouraging investment in improving football infrastructure, contributing to the development of the game in the country.

In the 1980s, the team was called KK 11, named after founding president Dr. Kenneth Kaunda. Later, after Zambia adopted multiparty politics, they became known as Chipolopolo, meaning the “Copper Bullets. ” 

They clinched an Africa Cup of Nations title in 2012 and are now the most successful team in the COSAFA Cup, securing victory in the 2023 edition, surpassing Zimbabwe.

Football in Zambia

Tanzania Liga Kuu Bara is Tanzania’s Mainland Premier League, the highest professional football league in Tanzania. This is akin to the Zambia Super League, now also known as the MTN Super League for sponsorship reasons.

The Super League is the premier football league in Zambia, founded in 1962 by the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ), which manages various aspects of the sport within the country. This includes the administration of both the national male and female football teams, as well as overseeing the Premier League and the Women’s Super Division.

Zambia’s involvement in football dates back to 1929, when the national team and the governing body, the FAZ, were established. Notably, one of the most significant moments in Zambian football history was the 1993 Zambia national football team air disaster.

Throughout the nation’s football history, Godfrey Chitalu is widely regarded as “the greatest Zambian player ever.” His contributions and skills have left an enduring legacy in Zambian football.

Football betting is highly popular in Zambia, offering a wide range of betting opportunities. It’s essential to bet on licensed websites and understand football rules and various betting markets. Players need to find trusted platforms when they place their sportybet, such as

Starting with simple bets like 1×2 or Totals is advisable for beginners. Utilising betting predictions, reading expert tips, and staying updated with the latest odds are valuable strategies. Paying attention to sports news and considering the home-field advantage can impact your betting decisions positively.

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