Thursday, July 25, 2024

Players Abroad: Lifumpa scoring for fun, Chiluya assists as Daka kicks off Austrian Bundesliga title defense

A number of Zambian players were in action over the weekend with their various clubs and produced mixed results.

Zambia U20 national team winger Lifumpa Mwandwe has taken Denmark by storm scoring for fun.  In the USA Prosper Chiluya and  Mutaya Mwape were also in action.


In South Africa, The many Zambian players in will kick off their season next weekend with their various clubs across the the two top tier of South African football.

The Moroccan and Tanzania League are also still on recess.

In DRC, Kabaso Chongo and Nathan Sinkala put in a full ninety minute shift for TP Mazembe while Rainford Kalaba played 80 minutes in the Congolese giants one all draw against MC Alger in the CAF Champions League away in Algeria.

In Austria, Striker Patson Daka put in a decent shift for Redbull Salzburg in their three goals to one win over LASK Linz. Enock Mwepu was an unused substitute.

Patson Daka celebrating one of Moanes Dabbur’s goals with his team mates yesterday

In Armenia, Lubambo Musonda will have a chance to put their disappointing UEFA Europa League campaign behind them when they kick start a new season of the Armenia League against Pyunik next Sunday.

In Belgium, Striker Fashion Sakala was an unused substitute in KV Oostende’s two goals to one win over Excel Mouscron in their opening match of the Belgian Jupiler Pro League.

In China, Former Chipolopolo striker Jacob Mulenga put in full ninety minute shift for his Chinese League one out-fit Liaoning Kiaxin who recorded a goalless draw away at Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard.

In England, Zambia U20 winger Lifumpa Mwandwe scored one of the goals for Shrewsbury Town U18 who beat Norway out-fit Vigør FK by three goals to nil in the Iber Cup in Denmark on Friday.

Shrewsbury U18 played a second game on the day this time against Esbjerg U19 with most players who participated in the last UEFA youth league and they drew one all thanks to a Lifumpa Mwandwe strike again.

The youngster has netted four times in Denmark.

Lifumpa Mwandwe ( in front third from right ) and his team mates receive instructions from one of their coaches

In France, Chipolopolo defensive kingpin Stophila Sunzu and his new Club FC Metz will start their season today at 20:45 against Stade Brestois 29 at the 15931 capacity Stade Francis-Le Blé

In Israel, Hapoel Rana’ana were held to a goalless draw by Ashdod in a Toto Cup Ligat Al Group stage encounter. Emmanuel Mbola was part of the action while 2012 Golden boot winner Emmanuel Mayuka  did not feature.

In Sweden, Striker Edward Chilufya was a second half substitute for Djurgadens IF who posted a one all draw against GIF Sundsvall .The Mpande Youth product came on in the 75th minute to replace 26 year old Swedish midfielder Jonathan Ring.

Djurgadens scored their goal through another substitute Aliou Badji.

In Saudi Arabia, Former Sensational Zanaco duo of defender Ziyo Tembo and attacker Saith Sakala will only start their League season on 31st August.

In Russia, Former Nkana striker Evans Kangwa played the first 82 minutes for Arsenal Tula who were to a goalless draw by 2016/17 Russian premier League Champions FK Dinamo Moskva.

In the USA, Mutaya Mwape played the first 86 minutes for Charlotte Independence in their one all draw against Penn FC in a United Soccer League (The second tier of United States of America football) encounter.

Elsewhere, 2017 U20 AFCON winner Prosper Chiluya chipped in with an assist in Bethlehem Steel FC’s four one win over Atlanta United II . The fantastic left back put in a full ninety minute shift.

Chiluya and his team mates relaxing before the match


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  1. This article is pretty encouraging overall. It is nice to see players getting minutes on the pitch, and I am particularly glad to see defenders Sunzu and Chiluya getting playing time. That is crucial leading up to the Africa Cup qualifiers.

    One point I would add is that although it was disappointing to see Lubambo Musonda’s team in Armenia bounced out of Europa League qualifiers, he did score one of their two goals against a strong team from Poland. I am still hoping he gets a chance to move to a bigger league in the next year or two.


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