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ZamFoot Crew rater: Zambia 1-2 Zimbabwe

Zambia national team suffered their second successive loss in their Cameroon 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers losing 2-1 at the hands of the Warriors of Zimbabwe.

Coach Aggrey Chiyangi and his side were basically below par on the day and failed to get anything out of a game they could have easily won. The ZamFoot Crew now rates the players according to their performance.

Mwenya Chibwe 6/10 – The loss denied him what could have been a good full international debut. He was good with the crosses, pulled off a reflex save off a Billiat effort but was exposed and punished twice

Donashano Malama 2/10 – He had a disastrous start to the game, looking totally off the pace and out of place at right back. He could not deal with anything thrown at him and he left Billiat unmarked in the box for the Zmbabwe opener

Lawrence Chungu 3/10 – He was defending well and providing width on the left. His final ball attack was poor

Kabaso Chongo 4/10 – He had a strong performance at center half. He threw in some last-ditch tackles but he was on the wrong side of Knowledge Musona when the Zim striker received the ball on the counter attack leading up to the winning goal.

Tandi Mwape 5/10 – Calm and collected and formed a good partnership with Kabaso. Steady play.

Nathan Sinkala 6/10 – He could easily be Zambia’s best player on the day. He was anchoring the midfield very well, winning balls in the air and on the ground. He gave Zambia the calmness in midfield but looked vulnerable every time the ran at him with pace

Enock Mwepu 5/10 – He didn’t see the ball enough to dictate and influence play. Not anywhere near his best day.

Augustine Mulenga 3/10 – Showed enthusiasm to run at his marker on the right but it’s hard to remember a successful cross from his runs.

Evans Kangwa 6/10 – It always looked like Zambia would most likely create a goal from his end. He should have been a little selfish to take some opportunities

Justine Shonga 2/10 – Missed a chance created by Kangwa point-blank. Failed to even work the keeper in the 90 minutes he played.

Patson Daka 6/10 – Brilliant solo effort to get Zambia back into the game with a goal. He worked hard and kept the defenders on their toes.

Aggrey Chiyangi (Coach) 2/10
It was clear from the start that Zambia was likely to be caught on a counter-attack but he did nothing to manage that. Mwepu was played in a more advanced role and he failed to complement Sinkala leaving Zambia vulnerable whenever counter attacked. With Mwepu crowded out, Chipolopolo resorted to long balls and he failed to give a plan B.

He pulled out his most effective outlet Kangwa just before the goal and Zambia looked short of ideas as they chased the game.

The two substitutes did not have enough time to be rated.


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6 Comments to ZamFoot Crew rater: Zambia 1-2 Zimbabwe

  1. Generalismo says:

    The lowest ranked individual seems to be the coach. The coach is the weak link. Mr aggrey is out of depth and should simply resign

  2. Let faz and the government employ a coach. This is their fault. We saw chiyangi a long time ago that he can’t coach the national team. See now. It will be difficult to recover anymore. Let Zimbabwe and Algeria go to afcon so because in 2021 will be busy campaigning for the next government.

  3. Andy DeRoche says:

    We are still suffering from disappointment here in the USA as we follow Chipolopolo from a distance, but such is life.

    It is time to regroup and refocus. The next big match will be the first World Cup qualifier in March, and then another WC qualifier in June. Those matches offer a clean slate to get back on track. Then, in August/September, there will be two more Africa Cup qualifiers. With no more U23 competition to worry about, all the best young players such as a healthy Fashion Sakala, Edward Chilufya, and possibly Prosper Chiluya can be part of the senior team. Daka and Mwepu showed us they belong with the big boys already. Pick a coach and begin preparing for March. Figure out who should play defense and goalie. Qualification for the Africa Cup is still possible, if the boys can beat Botswana twice and get revenge on the Warriors in Zim. Chipolopolo!

  4. I think the goalkeeper guy is a very good goalkeeper. He made some brilliant saves in the first half that could have seen Zimbabwe lead by at least 2 goals thus the match could have ended 4-1 in favour of Zambia. Problem we have is the defence and a coach. I watched the game. Some of the players like Shonga, Mulenga, Sinkala and so called tripple C should be dropped and replaced by the younger players. I doubt with Sunzu??? I really dont know what is happening with him. Why was Ziyo Tembo ignored?? He is only 33 years and is playing well at Zanaco

  5. Lukanga Kafusha Justice says:

    In favour of Zimbabwe I mean (Love Zambia lol)

  6. Muchofe says:

    Follow the Zimbabwean midfielder’s profile, Marvelous Nakaamba and you’ll understand why the Zambian midfield was nowhere to be seen on Tuesday.

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