Alex Ngonga scored his first official goal for Congolese giants TP Mazembe in their Total Energies CAF Confederations Cup encounter against AS Real Bamako, Saith Sakala scored his 8th goal of the season for the Al Lewaa side in their 3-1 home win over Qilwah Club, youngster Mannah Mwewa Chiwisa was on target for the Atalanta BC U19 side and Kenneth Kalunga helped inspire the the Lusitania de Lourosa side to a vital win. Chipolopolodiehards.com gives a lowdown on how Zambian players abroad performed over the weekend.
In the Botswana Premier League, the Gaborone United side were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw in their home fixture against Eleven Angels.
Elsewhere in the Botswana Premier League, Joseph Pyele was not included in the match day squad for the Jwaneng Galaxy side that posted a convincing 7-0 win in their encounter away at Prisons XI.
RD CONGO 🇨🇩
Alex Ngonga scored the second goal of the match in his 90 minutes of action for the TP Mazembe side that put on a clinic and showed no mercy in their Total Energies CAF Confederations Cup home encounter at the Stade Mazembe in Lubumbashi against visiting Mali outfit Real Bamako. Club/countrymate Rainford Kalaba also featured for Mazembe. Tandi Mwape was an unused substitute; Kabaso Chongo was not included in the match day squad. Mazembe won the match via a 3-1 score.
SOUTH AFRICA 🇿🇦
Zambia’s most capped player Kennedy Mweene was not included in the match day squad but was part of the technical bench playing the part of assistant goalkeeper coach for the Mamelodi Sundowns side that posted a narrow 1-0 home win in their Total Energies CAF Champions League encounter against the Sudanese side Al Hilal.
Amazulu grinded a 3-2 win when they played host to Northern Cape based side Tornado FC in a match Usuthu [Amazulu] won by a 3-2 score. Rally Bwalya played the last 23 minutes of the match for Amazulu.
Stellenbosch FC marched on the ne next round of the Nedbank Cup after they condemned the Swallows FC side to a 3-0 defeat. Former Black Leopards striker Mwape Musonda was not included in the Swallows match day squad.
It was an off weekend for all at Sekhukhune United and that included the Zambian duo of Toaster Nsabata & Rodrick Kabwe.
Gamphani Lungu and his SuperSport United teammates had an off weekend.
John Friday Samu was an unused substitute for the Maritzburg United side that suffered a 2-0 loss in their home encounter at the Harry Gwala Stadium in Pietermaritzburg when they played host to the Kaizer Chiefs side.
Two (2) Time ABSA Premiership golden boot winner/record goal scoring Zambian in South African football Collins Mbesuma who now serves as assistant coach at Pretoria Callies had a weekend to forget following their 2-1 defeat to Golden Arrows, a defeat which marked their exit from the Nedbank Cup.
In the Motsepe Foundation Championship, Zambian striker Titus Kapijimpanga had an off weekend [MM Platinum FC].
Elsewhere in the Motsepe Foundation Championship, Zambian goalkeeper coach Sam Zenga’ Banda and all at Black Leopards FC had an off weekend.
Over in the SAFA Tshwane Regional League Calvin Chibwe of Orbit FC had an off weekend.
2012 AFCON winning defender Davies Nkausu is still a Free Agent and working on his coaching badges in South Africa.
Liniker Mbesuma and Morientes Mbesuma had an off weekend.
The Zambian duo of Clatous Chota Chama and Moses Phiri both featured for the Simba Sports club side that registered a 1 – 0 defeat in their Total Energies CAF Champions League away encounter against Guinea outfit Horoya SC at the Stade General Lansana Conte in Conakry.
Young Africans suffered their first defeat of the year after they were beaten 2-0 in their Total Energies CAF Confederations Cup encounter away at Tunisian side US Monastir. Former Power Dynamos striker Kennedy Musonda came off the bench to play the last 15 minutes of the match for Young Africans.
Over in the NBC Premier League Obrey Chirwa featured for the Ihefu FC side that held Singida Big Stars to a 1-1 draw.
Rodgers Kola was an unused substitute for the AZAM side that beat KMKM 2-0 in a Club Friendly encounter.
In the Supersport HNL, the HNK Rijeka side moved further away from relegation after they bet the bottom placed HNK Gorcia side 2-0. Emmanuel Banda came off the bench to play the last 22 minutes of the match for Rijeka.
CZECH REPUBLIC 🇨🇿
The Jiri Jarosik coached FK Teplice side registered a 2-1 defeat in their Fortuna Liga away encounter at FC Trinity Zlin. Ngosa Sunzu was not included in the FK Teplice match day squad.
Benson Sakala played 90 minutes for the FK Viagem Pribram side that beat the FC Pisek side 2-0 in a Club Friendly encounter.
Mpande Youth Academy product Edward Chilufya featured for the FC Midtjylland side that came from behind to hold Swedish side IF Elfsborg 1-1 in an Atlantic Cup fixture. Midtjylland went on to win the match 4-3 on post-match penalties.
Wing wizard Lubambo Musonda put in an impressive shift for the AC Horsens side in their 2-1 Club Friendly win over Swedish side Kalmar FF.
Zambian midfielder Valance Nambishi played 90 minutes of the match for the FC Fredericia side that held the Vejle BK side to a 1-1 draw in a Club Friendly encounter.
Zambian youngster Charles Ntambakwa Chishimba Manana formerly on the books of theVejgaard BK side is a Free Agent.
Patson Daka was an unused substitute for the Brendan Rodgers coached Leicester City side that gave the Tottenham Hotspur side a 4-1 hiding in an English Premier League encounter that was played at the King Power Stadium in Leicester.
It was an off weekend for Chanka Zimba and his Cardiff City U21 teammates.
In the Premier League 2 Division 1, British-born defender of Zambian descent Jadel Katongo marshalled the backline for the Manchester City U21 side that registered a 3-1 win in their encounter against the Liverpool U21’s.
British striker [eligible to play for Zambia] Olly Hesford was not included in the Squires Gate FC weekend squad.
In the Premier League 2 Division 2, British born midfielder of Zambian descent Tom Chiabi came off the beench at the 50th minute mark to play the last 40 minutes of the match for the Sunderland AFC U21 side that was held to a 2-2 draw in their away encounter against the Sunderland U21’s.
In the Vanarama League, British striker of Zambian descent Troy Chiabi started and played until the half time mark for the Blyth Spartans side that shared the spoils following their 1-1 draw with the Peterborough Sports FC side.
Zambian Left Back Mambwe Chilufya is a Free Agent and looking for a fresh challenge.
In the Northern Premier League, the Marske United side suffered a 2-0 defeat when they played host to the Hyde United side. Zambian attacking midfielder Donald Chimalilo played 76 minutes of the match for Marske United.
Nantwich Town picked up a point on the road after playing out to a 3-3 tie with the Liversedge FC side. Former Wigan U18 striker Mwiya Malumo came on as a second half substitute to play the last 20 minutes of the match for Nantwich Town.
Over in the Midland League, Kafue Celtics product Chanda Mulenga came off the bench at the start of the second half and he played 45 minutes for the Nuneaton Griff side that recorded a 1—0 defeat in their home encounter against the Wolverhampton Sporting FC side.
Tika Musonda hard at work, working for English side Tottenham Hotspur where he serves as a Scout.
In the Kakkonen [3rd tier] Norwegian striker of Zambian descent Emie Olsen and his Jakobstads BK teammates are off season.
Jack Daniel Kalichi Lahne was not included in the match day squad for the Ujpest FC side that posted a vital 1-0 win in their NB I away encounter at Vasas SC.
Richard Ngoma played the full 90 minutes of the match for the Maccabi Netanya U-19 side that stitched up a 3-0 victory in their Youth League fixture against the Beitar Jerusalem U19 side.
Lameck Banda came off the bench in the 73rd minute and went on to play the last 17 minutes of the match for the US Lecce side that registered a 1-1 draw in their home encounter against AS Roma.
In the Campionato Primavera 1, Mannah Chiwisa was an unused substitute for the Atalanta BC U19 side that shared the spoils following their 2-2 draw against the Empoli U19 side.
NORTHERN IRELAND 🇬🇧
South African-born Irish striker of Zambian descent BJ Banda was an unused substitute for the Larne FC side that chalked up a 3-0 home win in their Danske Bank Premiership home encounter against Clenavon FC.
Zambian born Norwegian striker Kabamba Tumba Kabalatama featured for the Moss FK side that managed a 4-2 win in their Club Friendly encounter away at the KFUM Kameratene Oslo side.
Kenneth Kalunga scored the first goal of the match as he helped inspire the Lusitania de Lourosa FC side to a 2-0 win in their Liga 3 encounter away at Guarda Desportiva.
Over in the AF Aveiro Campeonato Sabseg Zona Norte, Zambian striker Martin Luther “King” Chibambo was not included in the ADC Lobao squad that took the short trip to Agueda from Santa Maria da Feira for their derby encounter against LAAC owing to the red card he picked up last week in their match against Mansores. Lobao went on to win the match 2-1.
The Rangers side marched on to the Quarter Finals of the Scottish Cup following their nail biting 3-2 home win over Patrick Thistle. Fashion Sakala was not included in the Rangers match day squad.
Zambian defender Frankie Chisenga Musonda was not included in the match day squad for the Ayr United side that labored to an impressive 4-1 win when they played host to the Elgin City side in a Cinch Championship encounter.
Scottish-born midfielder of Zambian descent Mainza Mutenge formerly on the books of Patrick Thistle [Youth] is a Free Agent.
The Red Star Belgrade side whitewashed the FK Vozdovac side 6-0 in a Mozzartbet Superliga encounter. Zambian midfield dynamo Kings Kangwa scored the fifth goal of the match after coming on as a 60th minute substitute to feature for Red Star.
In the La Liga SmartBank, Belgian midfielder of Zambian descent Charly Musonda Jr watched the full 90 minutes of the match from the Levante UD substitutes bench as they posted a narrow 1-0 home win over FC Andorra.
Francisco Mwepu featured while club/countrymate Peter Chikola was an unused substitute for the Cadiz B side that received a 2-0 hammering in their Segunda B Segunda Federacion encounter against the Mar menor CF side.
In the Tecera Division REEF, Ingoma Mwanza came off the bench to play the last 23 minutes for the CF La Solana side that played out to a goalless draw [0-0] when they played host to the CP Villarrobledo side.
Former Brondby midfielder Arthur Sioma Sivalingene is currently a Free Agent. He is yet to make a move after having parted company with the Las Rozas CF U19 side.
Former Osasuna midfielder Gabriel Kunda Jnr is still a Free Agent.
In the 2° Regional, Luela Mwanza and David Jalabani had an off weekend and so did their Inter de Zamora teammates.
Daniel Bradley Kalichi Lahne and his IF Brommapojkarna U19 teammates are still on break.
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 Pro League, Miguel Changa Chaiwa was an unused substitute for the BSC Young Boys side that thrashed FC St Gallen 1879 5-1.
THE NETHERLANDS 🇳🇱
Dutch goalkeeper of Zambian descent Malcom Mateyo played the full 90 minutes for the SSC Heerenveen U18 side in their 1-1 home draw when they played host to the NAC U18 side.
Shrewsbury Town product Lifumpa Yande Mwandwe played 76 minutes of the match for the Newtown AFC side that picked up a point after playing out to a 1-1 draw in their JD Cymru Premier home encounter against Connah’s Quay.
Zambian national Josh Mulenga who serves as youth coach for the Goytre United side had an off weekend.
Zambian winger Ntazana [Taz] Mayembe formerly on the books of Cardiff City FC is a Free Agent.
In the SDL, Zambian attacking midfielder Saith Sakala scored the first goal of the match for the Al Lewaa side that collected all 3 points following their 3-1 home win over the Qilwah Club side.
In the UAE 1st Division, Emmanuel Mwiinde was part of the 18-man Hatta Club side that edged the Gulf FC side by a 2-1 score.
In the UAE 2nd Division, former Jerez CF striker Nenani ‘Nani’ Banda featured for the Dubai City FC in their narrow 1-0 away win over the Dibba Al Hisn side.
Zambian striker Ndumba Makeche and his Bayswater City SC teammates are off season.
PR CHINA 🇨🇳
Zambian defense kingpin Stoppila Sunzu is on season break and so too are his Cangzhou Mighty Lions teammates.
All is well for former Zambia National Team playerNoah Chivuta who is part of the technical bench at club side Nakhon Ratchasima FC.
Zambian defender Aime Mabika is on preseason with his Inter Miami teammates gearing up for the 2023 MLS season.
Over in the NISA League, Zambian midfield magician Mutaya Mwape and his Chattanooga FC teammates are on preseason.
American-born midfielder of Zambian descent Mumbi Kwesele and his Bay Cities teammates are on preseason.
Elsewhere in the NISA League, Joseph Kalilwa and his NewYork Braveheart SC teammates are on preseason.
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 on preseason.
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 are off season.
Elsewhere in the UPSL, Zambian left back Reuben Phiri is off season as is the case with his [Valley Football Club Raiders teammates.
Christian Mumbi Kapanda and Mitumbi Simushi and their Pittsburgh City United teammates are on season break.
American goalkeeper [eligible to play for Zambia] Jason Smith and his Utah Valley Wolverines teammates are on season break.
American winger of Zambian descent Atef Elijah Sikazwe and his Army West Point teammates are off season.
British – born striker of Zambian descent Ingram Kusaloka and his Mount Mercy teammates are on season break.
The Zambian-born American quintet of Paul McBride, James Mcbride, Moses Kabuswe, Webby Phiri & Brian Matipa and all members of the Taylor University Trojans team are off season.
Lusaka Youth Soccer Academy product Victor Ndhlovu and all at WLU are off season.
Zambian attacking midfielder Salifyaji Mugala, and his Bethel Pillots teammates are off season.
American International School product Moodi Saadi is off season as is the case with his Wooster teammates.
Mpelembe Secondary School product Chewe Mukuka is off season and so too are his Tiffin Dragons teammates.
Horizon School product Kaliki Mupeta is off season [West Liberty Soccer]
Ryan Sinkamba and his Brevard College teammates are off season.
Rhodes Park School product Salem Mwelwa and his Wheeling University Cardinals teammates are off 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 [GC Lancers] is off season.
Zambia-born Canadian coach Rumbani Andrew Munthali who serves as Player Development Coordinator at MLS club side Nashville SC is on season break.