Friday, June 14, 2024

Zesco, Nkana gear up for Barclays cup

Newly crowned MTN Super League Champions Zesco Unted and  former Champions Nkana are gearing up for the end of the season finale, the 2014 Barclays Cup final.

Zesco Utd will be without head coach George Lwandamina, who is away in Cameroon for a coach licence.

Lwandamina led Red Arrows to Barclays Cup triumph last season and in his absence assistant coaches Chembo and Alfred Lupiya will be in-charge.

A win for Zescolo will see them claim a league and cup double.

A lot is at stake for Kalampa as the 12th time league champions will not want to end the season trophy less.

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  1. Zesco Unted show them how a double is won…..good luck.

    Things are not looking rosy for Mayuka as the Saints chase another strikers signature:

    More competition for Mayuka as Southamopton seek to sign Mexican striker Jesus

    Already struggling to find a starting place as he competes against recent club striking successes Dusan Tadic, Graziano Pelle, Jay Rodriguez and Senegalese Sadio Mane, Chipolopolo striker Emmanuel Mayuka will face more competition following revelations that Southampton are keen on FC Twente’s Mexico international forward Jesus Corona, who is valued at £2.5million.

    Corona, 21, has a buy-out clause in his contract with the Dutch club and is gaining a reputation as a quick player who sets up chances.
    The Saints have already had great success Dusan Tadic, who was signed from Twente in the summer for £10.9m and has contributed six assists and one goal in 12 league games.

    Boss Ronald Koeman is also Dutch, and brought Southampton’s new star striker Graziano Pelle with him from Fyenoord when he took charge in the off-season.
    Mayuka is yet to start an EPL game and yet to score his first competition goal for the second placed side. The Chipolopolo leading scorer of the 2012 Nations Cup has however vowed to train and work harder and has maintained his squad presence and continues to progress with match appearances as Southampton continues with its strong start to the season

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  2. Ghana to learn U-17 appeal result on Wednesday

    Ghana will learn on Wednesday the outcome of their appeal against the disqualification of their team from the 2015 Under-17 Championship in Niger.

    The Confederation of African Football penalised Ghana for fielding an over-aged player, Isaac Twum, against Cameroon in a qualifying match.

    Ghana won the 13 September first-leg tie 2-1 and went on to record a 6-4 aggregate victory.

    But Cameroon protested and Caf disqualified Twum.

    It declared the player, who represents the junior side of Kpando Heart of Lions, had failed a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) test which was taken to determine his age.

  3. Shame on the zambian corporate world. How can we only have one cup competition? On mayuka,i think a loan move and some game time will bring him back.im sure this time he wont get carried away by initial success but will grab the chance with his very life

  4. The earlier Mayuka realises that football is all about having game time, the better. The fact that his club has not oaffloaded him means they see attributes of a good striker but the current competition @ his club does not favor him at all. The best for him is to find a club that has less competition so he can enjoy game time as that will increase his fitness levels and hence his confidence. Mayuka was at his best when he was at Swiss side Young boys where scoring was like his birthright and no wonder he won the golden boot @ afcon 2012.The same goes for Nathan Sinkala. He is not playing the way we know him. At afcon 2012 he was enjoying game time @ TP Mazembe unlike @ Grasshoppers. What makes Lubambo look sharper is his game time @ Ulisses in Armenia as he mostly plays 90 mins. Another thing that Mayuka needs to know is that a good striker does not just score but also assists. After watching the his missed attempt against cape Verde which he ballooned over the bar @ Levy,i noticed he is in s hurry to score even when he is not in a good position like the just mentioned instance,Kalaba was in a better position but he opted to shoot than to pass. I believe selfishness is what killed Katongo’s game @ afcon 2013. He had just been dropped from the final list for african footballer of the year with fans in Ghana protesting coz they felt he needed to make the final list.You could tell he was playing to prove a point not knowing he was killing his game which made his fans not like his attitude.He became selfish, forgetting team play.Otherwise on a good day CK can be very effective. Up to this point he has been the most disciplined,the most fit Zambian player with a very high fighting spirit. Hope others can learn from that. A good player is a team player and thats why its called “football team”. Team spirit made us beat star studded Ivory Coast & Ghana @ afcon 2012. It’ll be easy to replicate our 2012 feat if we work as a team no matter which league our players play. The technical bench just nids to fix defensive lapses and to sharpen the striking force. I’d want to see how Kampamba & Kangwa would partner as before. I BELIEVE WE CAN DO IT AGAIN.IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING.GO ZAMBIA GOAL!!!!

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