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Weekend Wrap: Shonga, Banda assist as Mulenga debuts in derby win

A number of Zambian players abroad were in action and posted mixed results. Justin Shonga has continued to impress down South and over the weekend he again showed his pedigree.

The 2017 Zambia super league player of the year, Augustine Mulenga finally made his Orlando Pirates debut while midfield sensation Emmanuel Banda assisted in KV Oostende win.

In south Africa, Justin Shonga played the first half 84 minutes for Orlando Pirates in the Soweto Derby and set up Luvuyo Mumela for his second goal. Augustine Mulenga finally made his much anticipated Pirates debut after he came on for Shonga in the Soweto derby.

Striker Lewis Macha was left out of the Baroka FC’s match day squad that drew 1 all with Bidvest Wits.

Former Sensational Zanaco midfielder Salulani Phiri was an unused substitute for Polokwane City in their two all draw with Golden Arrows.

Winger Rodrick Kabwe put in a full shift for Ajax Cape town who suffred a one nil defeat at the hands of Bloemfotein Celtic.

In DR Congo, Kabaso Chongo and Nathan Sinkala put up a ninety minute shift for TP Mazembe who beat Dibumba by 6 goals to nil in Kamalondo.

In Morocco, Former Nkana captain Donashano Malama played the full ninety minutes for the Olympique Club de Khouribga side that beat Hassania Union Sport Agadir by two goals to one.

In Armenia, Winger Lubambo Musonda played the first 88 minute for Gandzasar Kapan who beat Pyunik Yerevan by a lone goal.

In Austria, Patson Daka and Midfielder Enock Mwepu were both left out of the Redbull Salzburg squad that beat Rapid Wien by a single goal.

In Portugal, Former Sensational Zanaco striker Moses Phiri played the first 86 minutes for Sporting Covilhã who were condemned to a third straight loss, Losing three goals to one at the hands of Benfica II.

In the AF Aveiro Campeonato Winger Kenneth Kalunga played the full ninety minutes for Sporting clube de Esmoriz who beat Avanca by four goals to two.

In Belgium, Midfield ace Emmanuel Banda played the last 43 minutes in KV Oostende’s three goals to two win over KAA Gent and was on hand to assist Nigerian attacker Joseph Akpala for his cheecky goal in the 72nd minute.

Banda celebrating a goal with his team mates

In Israel, Defender Emmanuel Mbola the full ninety minutes for the Hapoel Ra’anana side that suffered a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Maccabi Petah Tikva. Striker Emmanuel Mayuka was an unused substitute.

In Sweden, Striker Edward Chilufya was an used substitute for the Djugardens IF. Djugardens beat Jönköpings Södra IF by a lone goal in a Swedish Cup encounter.

In Russia, Striker Fashion Sakala will be in action with his Spartak Moskva II side against Fakel later today in the FONBET League.

In the Super league striker Evans Kangwa put in a full shift while defender Stophila Sunzu was left out of the Arsenal Tula match day squad that beat Akhmat Grozny by a lone goal.

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6 Comments to Weekend Wrap: Shonga, Banda assist as Mulenga debuts in derby win

  1. Julio says:

    Good to see Shonga and Augustine making appearances for pirates. On E. Banda, we all know what he is capable of. Keep up the hardwork. Sad that our “old” guard Sunzu and Mayuka continue to lack game time.

    • Bigsteve 4rm SA says:

      Sunzu is not lacking game time. How can you conclude that from him missing one game?

      • Julio says:

        Perhaps I was a bit too harsh on Sunzu. I think we can both agree that he has been off foam lately. Definitely not the Sunzu that we got used to.

  2. Bigsteve 4rm SA says:

    My doubts about Shonga’s ability are very quickly being erased. The lad is really finding his feet very quickly in the PSL. I hope Augustine does the same.

  3. Chipemba Roman says:

    I watched Shonga play for Pirates on Suppersport…..he did very well and could have scored a goal as well but he was not shape enough in front of the goal..
    Otherwise he contributed a lot for Pirates third goal.
    Keep it up.!!!!!

  4. Tony mash says:

    Sunzu he is the only african player who scored for every club he played for.

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