Clatous Chota Chama scored a hattrick; Kennedy Musonda, Calvin Chibwe and Fashion Sakala scored a goal each in what was relatively a good weekend for many of the Zambian players abroad. Chipolopolodiehards.com gives a lowdown on how Zambian players abroad performed at their clubs over the weekend.
In the Botswana Premier League, it was an off weekend for Ronnel Manyanga and his Gaborone United teammates.
Elsewhere in the Botswana Premier \league, it was an off weekend for all at Jwaneng Galaxy and that included former Lumwana Radiants striker Joseph Pyele.
In the Mozambola, Webster Muzaza and his Uniao Desportiva do Songo teammates are on preseason.
RD CONGO 🇨🇩
Congolese giants TP Mazembe suffered a 2-1 defeat and crashed out of the Total Energies CAF Confederations Cup at the hands of Malian side AS Bamako. Former Kabwe Warriors defender Tandi Mwape played 56 minutes of the match for Mazembe. Club/country-mates Rainford Kalaba, Kabaso Chongo and Alex Ngonga were not included in the match day squad.
SOUTH AFRICA 🇿🇦
Stubborn Sudanese side Al Hilal held South African giants Mamelodi Sundowns to a 1-1 draw. Zambia’s most capped player Kennedy Mweene was not included in the Sundowns match day squad.
Rally Bwalya was an unused substitute for the Amazulu side that suffered a 2-0 defeat in their DSTV Premiership encounter away at Stellenbosch.
The relegation threatened Moroka Swallows side slipped to a 1-0 defeat when they played host to the visiting Golden arrows side. Mwape Musonda was not included in the 20 – man Swallows match day squad.
Toaster Nsabata & Rodrick Kabwe both played 90 minutes for the Sekhukhune United side that drew 1-1 in their home fixture against Chippa United.
The Gavin Hunt coached SuperSport United side were condemned to a 1-0 defeat in their away fixture at the Orlando Stadium where they took on giants Orlando Pirates. Gamphani Lungu played the full 90 minutes of the match for SuperSport United.
Elsewhere in the DSTV Premiership, John Friday Samu came off at the Maritzburg United substitutes bench at the 80th minute mark to play the last 10 minutes of their nail biting www2-3 home defeat to Kaizer Chiefs.
The giant killing Pretoria Callies side collected maximum points after beating the Cape Town Spurs side 2 -1 in a Motsepe Foundation Championship encounter at the Athlone Stadium in Cape Town. 2Time ABSA Premiership golden boot winner/record goal scoring Zambian in South African football Collins Mbesuma was on the technical bench for the Pretoria Callies side.
Elsewhere in the Motsepe Foundation Championship, Zambian striker Titus Kapijimpanga was not included in the match day squad for the MM Platinum side that tasted a painful 1-0 defeat in their home encounter against Magesi.
Over in the SAFA Tshwane Regional League Calvin Chibwe scored a goal for the Orbit Football Club side that registered an emphatic 9-0 victory in their home fixture against Highlands City FC.
Zambian midfield marvel Clatous Chota Chama scored a hattrick and added a cherry on top in the form of an assist for the Simba Sports Club side that advanced to the Quarter Finals of the Total Energies CAF Champions League thanks to the 5-star performance against Guinean outfit Horoya SC, a side they beat by a 7-0 scoreline.
Kennedy Musonda scored a goal and chipped in with an assist for the Young Africans side that booked their spot in the Quarter Finals of the Total Energies CAF Confederations Cup Quarter Finals following their impressive 2-0 win over Tunisian side USM.
Over in the NBC Premiership, it was an off weekend for former ZANACO striker Rodgers Kola and his AZAM FC teammates.
Elsewhere in the NBC Premiership, Obrey Chola Chirwa and his Ihefu FC teammates had an off weekend.
Emmanuel Banda came off the bench at the 62nd minute mark to play the last 28 minutes for the HNK Rijeka side that was handed a 1-0 defeat in their SuperSport HNL fixture against the Dinamo Zagreb side.
CZECH REPUBLIC 🇨🇿
Ngosa Sunzu was not included in the match day squad for the FK Teplice side that traveled to Pradubice to take on FK Pradubice in a Fortuna Liga encounter that ended in a 3-1 score in favor of the hosts.
Over in the Fortuna Narodni Liga, the log leading Viagem Pribram side cruised to a convincing 2-0 victory ISK Prostejov. Benson Sakala played the full 90 minutes of the match for Pribram.
Elsewhere in the Fortuna Narodni Liga, Golden Mafwenta was not included in the match day squad for the MFK Vyskov side that posted a 1-0 win in their away encounter at SK Lisen.
FK Kraluv Dvur product 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 played until the 63rd minute for the FC Midtjylland side that played out to a frustrating 3-3 draw when they took on Silkeborg IF in a 3F Superliga fixture.
Elsewhere in the 3F Superliga, wing-wizard Lubambo Musonda played the full 90 minutes of the match for the AC Horsens side that shared the spoils after coming from behind to hold the Lyngby BK side to a 1-1 tie.
Over in the NordicBet Liga, midfield workhorse Valance Nambishi was serving suspension for the red card he received last week in their match against Vejle BK and as a result he was not included in their home encounter against Fremad Amager which they won by a narrow 2-1 final score.
Zambian youngster Charles Ntambakwa Chishimba Manana who was formerly on the books of the Vejgaard BK side is currently a Free Agent.
Brighton and Hove Albion U9s Enock Mwepu was handed the Ministers Award at the Zambia National Sports Awards over the weekend in Lusaka, Zambia.
In the English Premier League, the Brendan Rodgers tutored Leicester City side held Brentford to a 1-1 draw. CAF 2017 Young African Footballer Of The Year Patson Daka played 66 minutes of the match for Leicester.
British-born defender of Zambian descent Jadel Katongo marshalled the backline for the Manchester City U21 side that thrashed their sworn rivals Manchester United (U21’s) 6-0 in an English Premier League 2 fixture.
Elsewhere in the Premier League 2, the Leeds United U21 side picked up maximum points after they condemned the Sunderland U21 side to a 3-1 defeat. British midfielder of Zambian descent Tom Chiabi was not included in the Sunderland AFC U21 match day squad.
British striker of Zambian descent Chanka Zimba was not included in the match day squad for the Cardiff City U21 side that managed a 4-2 win in their PDL fixture against the Ipswich Town U21’s aka ‘The Tractor Boys’ side.
The Blyth Spartans side dropped two valuable points after they were held to a 1-1 draw when they took on the Brackley Town FC side in a Vanarama League encounter. British striker of Zambian descent Troy Chiabi came off the bench at the 65th minute mark to play the last 25 minutes of the match for Blyth.
In the Northern Premier League, Zambian attacking midfielder Donald Chimalilo played 74 minutes of the match for the Marske United side that grinded out a 2-1 win when they played host to the Mattlock Town FC at their home ground of Mount Pleasant in North Yorkshire.
Elsewhere in the Northern Premier League, former Wigan U18 striker Mwiya Malumo was an unused substitute for the Nantwich Town FC side that labored to a narrow 1-0 win in their away fixture at Gainsborough Trinity FC.
British striker Olly Hesford (eligible to play for Zambia) was not included in the 16-man Squires Gate FC match day squad for their North-West Counties Football League encounter against Kendal Town. The match ended with the Squires Gate side recording a 4-0 defeat.
In the Midland Football League, the Nuneaton Giff side were held to a 1-1 draw when they played host to the Wednesfield FC side at the Pringles Stadium in Nuneaton. Kafue Celtics product Chanda Mulenga was not included in the Nuneaton match day squad.
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.
In the Ligat One Zero Youth League, Richard Ngoma is still out injured [Maccabi Netanya Youth]
In the Serie A TIM, the Fiorentina side managed a 1-0 home win when they took on the US Lecce side. Lameck Banda was an unused substitute for Lecce.
Elsewhere in the Serie A TIM, Mannah Chiwisa was called up to the Atalanta BC squad for their home encounter against Empoli. Mannah who is a product of the Lusaka Youth Sports Academy watched the full 90 minutes from the substitutes bench.
NORTHERN IRELAND 🇬🇧
In the Danske Bank Premiership, South African-born Irish striker of Zambian descent BJ Banda was not included in the match day squad for the Larne FC side that narrowly beat the Ballymena United side 1-0.
Zambian born Norwegian striker Kabamba Tumba Kabalatama featured for the Moss FK side in their Club friendly fixture against the Kongsvinger IL. Moss ran out 1-0 winners on the day.
Elsewhere in Norway, the IK Start side recorded a 2-0 victory in their Club Friendly encounter against the Bryne FC side. On – loan Amiens SC striker Jack Daniel Kalichi Lahne was not included in the IK Start match day squad.
In the Liga 3, Zambian winger Kenneth Kalunga came off the Lusitania de Lourossa FC bench at the 60th minute mark to play the last 30 minutes of their 2-0 home win over the Associao Desportiva deMachico.
The ADC Lobao side suffered a 2-0 home defeat in their AF Aveiro Campeonato Sabseg Zona Norte encounter against the Uniao de Lamas Football Club side. Martin Luther “King” Chibambo featured for ADC Lobao.
Fashion Sakala scored the second goal for the Rangers FC side that picked up maximum points after managing a 4-2 win in their Cinch Premiership away encounter against the Motherwell FC side.
Over in the Cinch Championship versatile defender Frankie Chisenga Musonda played the full 90 minutes for the Ayr United side that moved up to 3rd spot on the log table following their 2-0 away win at Hamilton Academical FC.
Scottish-born midfielder of Zambian descent Mainza Mutenge formerly on the books of Patrick Thistle [Youth] is a Free Agent.
Zambian midfield dynamo Kings Kangwa was involved in the build up to the goal for the Red Star Belgrade side that was held to a frustrating 1-1 draw in their Mozzart Bet Super Liga away fixture at FK Napredak Krusevac.
Belgian midfielder of Zambian descent Charly Musonda Jr came on as a late second half substitute and featured for the Levante UD side that shared the points after playing to a goalless draw in their La Liga SmartBank away fixture at Malaga CF.
Over in the Segunda B Segunda Federacion, Francisco Mwepu played the first 60 minutes of the Cadiz B’s 2-0 home win over the Juventud Torremolinos side. Club/ countrymate Peter Chikola was an unused substitute for Cadiz B.
Ingoma Mwanza featured as a second half substitute for the CF La Solana side that recorded a 2-1 defeat in their Tecera Division REEF home encounter against the CD Toledo 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.
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 whitewashed bitter rivals FC Basel 3-0.
THE NETHERLANDS 🇳🇱
Dutch goalkeeper of Zambian descent Malcom Mateyo was in goal for the SC Heerenveen side that received a 2-0 beating in their youth League home encounter when they played host to the Den Bosch FC side.
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 played the full 90 minutes of the Al Lewaa sides 1-0 away win at Arar FC.
In the UAE 1st Division, Emmanuel Mwiinde was part of the 18-man Hatta Club side that beat Al Taawoon 3-1.
Zambian striker Ndumba Makeche played the full 90 minutes for the Bayswater City SC side that kicked off their season with a 4-1 defeat in their Frank Dragao Reserve A Round 1 fixture against Sorrento FC.
PR CHINA 🇨🇳
Zambian defense kingpin Stoppila Sunzu and his Cangzhou Mighty Lions teammates is on season break.
Evans Kangwa and his Qingdao Hainiu teammates is on preseason.
All is well for former Zambian coach Noah Chivuta who is part of the technical bench at club side Nakhon Ratchasima FC
The Toronto FC side eased to a 2-0 home victory when they took on Inter Miami CF in an ML encounter. Zambian defender Aime Mabika was an unused substitute for Inter.
Zambian midfield magician Mutaya Mwape played for the Chattanooga FC side in their pre-season fixture against Huntsville City FC.
In the NISA League, American-born midfielder of Zambian descent Mumbi Kwesele [Bay Cities] American-born midfielder of Zambian descent Mumbi Kwesele is on the lookout for a new club following the pullout of club side Bay Cities FC from the NISA league owing to financial reasons.
Elsewhere in the NISA League, Joseph Kalilwa and his New York 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 is on pre-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 Pilots 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.
In the Canadian Premier League, Lifumpa Yande Mwandwe and his Halifax Wanderers teammates are on pre-season.