THE CHIPOLOPOLO DIE HARDS WEEKEND WRAP
Lameck Banda opened his goal scoring account in the Italian top-flight in what went down as a historic moment and in the Czech 2nd tier Benson Sakala opened his goal scoring account and over in the Persian Gulf Saith Sakala scored a goal for the Al Lewaa side and smiling assassin Patson Daka contributed with an assist for the ever-improving Leicester City side in what was an action-packed weekend for Zambian Players Abroad. All this and more in the Chipolopolo Die Hards Weekend Wrap.
In the Botswana Premier League, former Lumwana Radiants striker Joseph Pyele came off the bench to play the last 30 minutes of the match for the Jwaneng Galaxy side that managed a 3-1 win over the Security Systems side.
Former Green Eagles FC winger Ronel Manyanga was an unused substitute for the Gaborone United side that secured maximum points following their 2-0 win over the Orapa United side.
In the Mocambola, former Zambia National Team coach Wedson Nyirenda guided his young Ferroviario da Beira charges to a comprehensive 3-0 win over the Costa do Sol side.
Zambian striker Webster Muzaza featured for the log leading Uniao Desportiva do Songo side that grinded out a 1-0 win in their away encounter at Ferroviario de Lichinga.
Elsewhere in the Mocambola, Zambian goalkeeper Sitali Nyambe was not included in the match day squad for the ferroviario de Maputo side that recorded a 2-1 defeat when they traveled away to Nampula to take on the Ferroviario de Maputo side.
In the Debmarine Namibia Premiership, Zambian coach William Chilufya guided his Julinho Sporting Club side to a 2-0 home win when they played host to the Black Africa FC side.
RD CONGO 🇨🇩
The Zambian trio of Rainford Kalaba, Kabaso Chongo and Tandi Mwape had an off weekend as did the ijured Kabaso Chongo.
SOUTH AFRICA 🇿🇦
Zambia’s most capped player Kennedy Mweene was not included in the match day squad for the Mamelodi Sundowns side that toasted to a 3-0 Carling Black Label Cup final win over Amazulu. Former Simba Sports Club midfielder Rally Bwalya came on as a second half substitute to feature for Usuthu.
Mwape Musonda like many of the players plying their trade in South Africa are on a mini break, with most of the matches having to be postponed because of the upcoming World Cup.
The Zambian duo of Toaster Nsabata & Rodrick Kabwe are on season break Sekhukhune United]
Gamphani Lungu and his SuperSport United teammates are on mini season break.
Zambian midfield stalwart Nathan Sinkala is a Free Agent
John Friday Samu and all at Maritzburg United are on mini season break.
2 Time ABSA Premiership golden boot winner/record goal scoring Zambian in South African football Collins Mbesuma continues to fine tune his Collins Mbesuma Academy.
In the Motsepe Foundation Championship, Zambian striker Titus Kapijimpanga watched from the stands as his MM Platinum teammates chaled up a 4-2 win in their home fixture against the Baroka FC side.
Elsewhere in the Motsepe Foundation Championship, Zambian goalkeeper coach Sam Zenga’ Banda was on the technical bench occupying the role of goalkeeper coach for the Black Leopards side that suffered a 1-0 defeat in their home encounter against the Cape Town Spurs side.
Over in the SAFA Regional League, Calvin Chibwe and his TUT teammates had an off weekend.
2012 AFCON winning defender Davies Nkausu is still a Free Agent and working on his coaching badges in South Africa.
In the NBC Premier League, Rodgers Kola was not included in the match day squad for the AZAM side that grinded out a 4-3 win in their away encounter at Mtibwa Sugar.
The Honour Janza coached Namungo FC side suffered a 2-1 defeat in their away fixture at Mbeya City.
Elsewhere in the NBC Premier League, the Simba Sports Club side managed a narrow 1-0 win when they played host to the Ihefu Sports Club side. Zambian striker Moses Phiri featured for Simba, club/country-mate Clatous Chama was serving suspension and as thus not included in the match day squad. On the opposite end, Konkola Blades product Obrey Chola Chirwa featured for Ihefu.
Former Young Africans striker Lazarous Kambole is a Free Agent.
In the PBZ League, former Kaizer Chiefs striker Lewis Macha featured for the Malindi Sport Club side that recorded a heavy 3-0 defeat in their away encounter at KMKM.
On loan Kabwe Warriors midfilder Prince Mumba played 75 minutes of the match for the NK Istra 1961 side that recorded a 2-0 dfeat in their SuperSport HNL encounter against the NK Lokomotiva side.
Over in the Druga NL , Peter Chikola and his NK Zagorec teammates slipped to a 1-0 defeat in their away fixture at the Nk Trnje side.
Elsewhere in the DrugaNL Albert Kangwanda and his NK Hrvatski Dragovaljac teammates picked up a point following their 1-1 home draw against the NK Dugopolje side.
CZECH REPUBLIC 🇨🇿
Zambian midfielder Ngosa Sunzu was not included in the match day squad for the Jiri Jarosik coached FK Teplice side that ran out 2-1 winners when they took on the FC Slovan Liberec side in a Fortuna Liga encounter.
Over in the Fortuna Narodni Liga, Benson Sakala rescued a point in what was hi first goal in the Czech second tier for the FK Viagem Pribram side that came from behind to force a 1-1 draw in their home encounter against the MFK Chrudim side.
Zambian youngster Claude Maurice Kaya has shelved his football ambitions for now for the Fashion industry and is now making his bread and butter on the runway.
Mpande Youth Academy product Edward Chilufya came off the bench to play the last 19 minutes for the FC Midtjylland that dew 0-0 with the Randers FC side.
Elsewhere in the 3F Superliga, Lubambo Musonda contributed with an assist for the AC Horsens side that came from behind twice to force a 3-3 draw in their home encounter against OB.
Over in the NordicBet Liga, Zambian midfielder Valance Nambishi is still out on the treatment table and as thus was not included in the match day squad for the FC Fredericia side that took advantage of their home ground to beat the FC Helsingor side 4-1.
In the Srien, Zambian youngster Charles Ntambakwa Chishimba Manana was not included in the match day squad for the Vejgaard BK side that managed a 4-2 win in their home encounter against the ASA Aarhus side.
In the English Premier League, Brighton and Hove Albion coach Roberto De Zerbi had a meeting with mercurial Zambian midfielder Enock Mwepu who recently retired from the game. De Zerbi wanted to know what Mwepu had in mind regards his future plans, Coach De Zerbi later stated that he iwas open and would welcome the Zambian if he were to choose to stay on at the club whether on the pitch or in the office.
Elsewhere in the English Premier League, the Brendan Rodgers coach Leicester City side chalked up a 2-0 win in their away encounter at West Ham United. Zambian striker Patson Daka contributed with an assist for teammate James Maddison who scored the first goal for Leicester.
In the Sky Bet League 2, British striker of Zambian descent Chanka Zimba was an unused substitute for the Newport County AFC side that was condemned to a 2-1 defeat when they played host to the Stockport County side.
British-born defender of Zambian descent Jadel Katongo and his Manchester City U21 teammates had an off weekend.
British striker [eligible to play for Zambia] Olly Hesford was an unused substitute for the Squires Gate FC that marched on to the next round of the FA Vase after they beat the Emley AFC side 4-2 on post-match penalties.
British born midfielder of Zambian descent Tom Chiabi and his Sunderland AFC U21 teammates had an off weekend.
It was a weekend to forget for British born striker Zambian descent Troy Chiabi, and his Corinthian Casuals teammates who slipped to a 3-2 defeat in their away encounter at Bognor Regis Town F.C.
Zambian attacking midfielder Joe Mwasile featured for the Prescot Cables FC] side that held the City of Liverpool side to a 1-1 draw.
Zambian Left Back Mambwe Chilufya has put football on hold and chosen to take a religious path. He is a Glossop North End AFC player.
Zambian attacking midfielder Donald Chimalilo was not included in the match day squad for the Guiseley AFC side that recorded a 4-2 defeat in their away fixture at Radcliffe 4-2.
Former Wigan U18 striker Mwiya Malumo scored and chipped in with an assist for the Nantwich Town FC side that stamped up a 3-0 win in their Northern Premier League encounter against the Morpeth Town AFC side.
Kafue Celtics product Chanda Mulenga came on as a second half substitute and got himself on the scoresheet scoring the fourth goal for the Nuneaton Griff FC side that thrashed the Stapehnhill FC side 5-0.
Tika Musonda is enjoying working for English side Tottenham Hotspur where he serves as Scout.
Zambian attacking midfielder Emmanuel Mukuka is still perfecting his craft before making another move, he last played for 3rd tier side TIPS.
Over in the Kakkonen [3rd tier] Norwegian striker of Zambian descent Emie Olsen and his Jakobstads BK teammates are on season break.
The Ujpest side recorded a 3-1 defeat in their NB I encounter against the Paksi FC side. Zambian striker Jack Daniel Kalichi Lahne was not included in the Ujpest matchday squad.
Richard Ngoma is nearing a return to action at club side Maccabi Netanya where he turns up for the U19s.
In the Serie A TIM, Zambian winger Lameck Banda enshrined himself into the record books after he scored the second goal of the match for the US Lecce side beat the Sampdoria side 2-0.
In the Campionato Primavera 1, Mannah Chiwisa came off the bench at the 63rd minute mark to play the last 27 minutes of the match for the Atalanta U19 side that chalked up a 2-0 win over the Sassuolo U19 side.
NORTHERN IRELAND 🇬🇧
In the Bluefin Sport Championship, South African-born Irish striker of Zambian descent BJ Banda featured for the Ballinamallard United side that shared the points after playing out to a 1-1 draw in their home fixture against the Ballyclare Comrades side.
In the PostNord Ligaen, Zambian born Norwegian striker Kabamba Tumba Kabalatama and his Moss FK teammates are off season. Bamba and his teammates will be playing in the second tier come next season.
In the Liga 3, Zambian winger Kenneth Kalunga came off the bench in the 34th minute to feature for the Lusitania de Lourossa FC but was withdrawn in the 73rd minute after he picked up a knock in their encounter against the Sport Clube Beira Mar side. The match ended in a 2-2 draw.
Over in the AF Aveiro Campeonato Sabseg Zona Norte, Zambian striker Martin Luther “King” Chibambo [ADC Lobao]
In the Russian First League, Zambian winger Evans Kangwa came on as a late substitute to feature for the Arsenal Tula side that picked up maximum points following their 3-1 win over the Krasnodar 2 side.
In the Cinch Premiership, Fashion Sakala is out still on the injury list and as thus was not included in match day squad for the Rangers FC side that played out to a 1-1 draw in their away encounter at St. Mirren.
Over in the Cinch the Ayr United side dropped 2 valuable points following a 1-1 draw draw in their home fixture against the second placed Greenock Morton side. Zambian defender Frankie Chisenga Musonda was conspicuously missing from the Ayr United match day squad.
Scottish-born midfielder of Zambian descent Mainza Mutenge is a Free Agent
Kings Kangwa played 65 minutes of the match for the Red Star Belgrade] side that posted a narrow 2-1 win in their Mozzart Bet Superliga away encounter at FK Radnik Surdulica.
, Belgian midfielder of Zambian descent Charly Musonda Jr was not part of the Levante UD weekend squad for their Copa del Rey fixture against the UE Olot side. Levante won the match by a 4-0 score.
Over in the Segunda B Segunda Federacion, Francisco Mwepu and his Cadiz B teammates had an off weekend.
In the Tecera Division REEF, Ingoma Mwanza and his Club Deportivo Varea teammates had an off weekend.
Elsewhere in the Tecera Division REEF, Former Brondby midfielder Arthur Sioma Sivalingene was not included in the Las Rozas CF match day squad that played host to the SD Eibar side.
Former Osasuna midfielder Gabriel Kunda Jnr is still a Free Agent.
In the 2° Regional, Luela Mwanza and David Jalabani featured for the Inter de Zamora side in their weekend match.
Zambian midfielder Emmanuel Banda and his Djurgarden IF teammates are off season. Djjurgarden ended their season in 2nd spot on the log table and are guaranteed of playing European football next season.
Over in the U17 Youth League, Daniel Bradley Kalichi Lahne and his IF Brommapojkarna youth teammates are off season.
Zambian goalkeeper Ezra Mwansa Chime is still on the look-out for a new club. He too like his colleague Claude Maurice in the Czech Republic could be swapping the soccer field for the Fashion Runway.
In the Credit Suisse Super League, Miguel Changa Chaiwa was an unused substitute for the BSC Young Boys side that thrashed FC Luzern 3-0.
THE NETHERLANDS 🇳🇱
Dutch goalkeeper of Zambian descent Malcom Mateyo played 90 minutes in goal for the SC Heerenveen U18 side that thrashed the FC Emmen U18 side 7-1 in a Youth League fixture.
Zambian national Josh Mulenga who is youth coach at Goytre United had an off weekend.
Zambian winger Ntazana [Taz] Mayembe is a Free Agent with the former Cardiff City youth product expected to be making a move in the January transfer window.
In the SDL, Zambian attacking midfielder Saith Sakala scored the goal for the Al Lewaa side that picked up a point after playing out to a 1-1 draw with the Al Taraji Club.
In the UAE 1st Division, former ZANACO striker Emmanuel Mwiinde and his Hatta FC teammates picked up a point following their goalless draw [0-0] in their home encounter against the Al Hamriyah side.
Former Jerez CF striker Nenani ‘Nani’ Banda and his Dubai City FC teammates had an off weekend.
Stars of Africa [South Africa] striker Emmanuel Chisala is still in the UAE on trial with an unnamed club.
Zambian striker Ndumba Makeche and his Bayswater City SC teammates are off season.
PR CHINA 🇨🇳
Zambian defense kingpin Stoppila Sunzu was an unused substitute for the Cangzhou Mighty Lions side that battled to a 3-3 draw in their Chinese Super League encounter away at Hangzhou Greentown.
Former Free State Stars midfielder Noah Chivuta has taken up one of the coaching roles at Thai Premier League side Nakhon Ratchasima FC.
In the Canadian Premier League, Lifumpa Yande Mwandwe and his Halifax Wanderers FC teammates are off season.
In the MLS, Zambian defender Aime Mabika and his Inter Miami teammates are off season.
Zambian midfield magician Mutaya Mwape is still over the moon with his Tormenta FC teammates following their USL 1 Championship win.
In the NISA League, American-born midfielder of Zambian descent Mumbi Kwesele of Bay Cities FC is off season.
Elsewhere in the NISA League, Joseph Kalilwa and his NewYork Braveheart SC teammates are off season.
In the MLS Next Pro, Zambian – born American coach Charles Bimbe Renken who serves as Assistant Coach for the St Louis FC 2 side is off season.
Elsewhere in the MLS Next Pro, Golden Mafwenta and his Real Monarchs teammates are off season.
In the UPSL, Mutambo Mwalizi and his Roc City Boom teammates had an off weekend.
Elsewhere in the UPSL, Zambian left back Reuben Phiri and his Valley Football Club Raiders teammates had an off weekend.
Christian Mumbi Kapanda and Mitumbi Simushi had an off weekend as was the case with their Pittsburgh City United teammates.
American goalkeeper [eligible to play for Zambia] Jason Smith and his Utah Valley Wolverines teammates are off season.
Atef Elijah Sikazwe and his Army West Point teammates are off season.
All at Mount Mercy are off eason and that includes British striker of Zambian descent Ingram Kusaloka.
The Zambian-born American quintet of Paul McBride, James Mcbride, Moses Kabuswe, Webby Phiri & Brian Matipa are off season including all members of the Taylor University Trojans team.
Lusaka Youth Soccer Academy product Victor Ndhlovu is off season just as is the case with his WLU teammates.
The Bethel Pilots advanced to the semifinals of the crossroads League following their narrow 1-0 win over Huntington. Zambian attacking midfielder Salifyaji Mugala played 23 minutes of the match for Bethel.
American International School product Moodi Saadi and all members of the Wooster team are off season.
Mpelembe Secondary School product Chewe Mukuka and all his Tiffin Dragons teammates are off season.
Horizon School product Kaliki Mupeta and his West Liberty Soccer teammates are off season.
Ryan Sinkamba and his Brevard College teammates are off season.
Rhodes Park School product Salem Mwelwa and all his Wheeling University Cardinals teammates are season.
Former Zambia U20 National Team player Peter Masikini who serves as assistant coach for the Carroll University Pioneers is off season.
Zambian national Joe Kateule who is assistant coach for the Grace College Men’s Team had an off weekend, but his troops are working hard gearing up for the playoffs.
Former FC Edmonton midfielder Mutanda kwesele who was one the Coaches at the Columbus Crew Academy has is slowly adjusting to his role of Director of coaching for the EPD Program in Washington State.
Zambia-born Canadian coach Rumbani Andrew Munthali [Player Development Coordinator at MLS club side Nashville SC]