Gamphani Lungu helped inspire the SuperSport United side to a win, over in the Far East Stoppila Sunzu and his Jinan Xingzhou teammates kick started their League One campaign, and they were wins for Kennedy Musonda and Clatous Chota Chama in the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederations Cup. Chipolopolodiehards.com gives a lowdown on how Zambian players abroad performed at their clubs over the weekend.
Joseph Pyele was not included in the match day squad for the Jwaneng Galaxy side that marched on to the next round of the Orange FA Cup after they beat the Morupule Wanderers 2-0.
Blue Arrows FC [Zambia] product Ronel Manyanga came off the bench at the 60th minute and went on to score the first spot kick for the Gaborone United side that marched on to the quarter finals Orange FA Cup after playing out to a 1-1 draw in regulation time and 3-0 0n post-match penalties against the Polar side.
In the Mozambola, the AD Vilankulo side posted a narrow 1-0 home victory in their encounter against the UD Do Songo side. Zambian attacking midfielder Webster Muzaza was not included in the 20 man UD Songo match day squad.
RD CONGO 🇨🇩
The Zambian trio of Kabaso Chongo, Tandi Mwape & Alex Ngonga and all at TP Mazembe had an off weekend and that includes the legendary Rainford Kalaba who is poised to be handed a position within the Mazembe set up.
SOUTH AFRICA 🇿🇦
In the DSTV Premiership, Gamphani Lungu scored the first goal of the match and chipped in with an assist for the SuperSport United that beat Amazulu 2-1. Former Simba Sports Club midfielder Rally Bwalya was not included in the Usuthu [Amazulu] match day squad.
Toaster Nsabata was an unused substitute while club Rodrick Kabwe was not included in the match day squad for the Sekhukhune United side that managed a hard fought 1-0 home win over giants Kaizer Chiefs.
Elsewhere in the DSTV Premiership, John Friday Samu played 60 minutes of the match at the Harry Gwala Stadium in Pietermaritzburg for the relegation battling Maritzburg United side that salvaged a point after playing out to a 1-1 draw with the Richards Bay side.
Zambia’s most capped player Kennedy Mweene traveled with his Mamelodi Sundowns teammates but was not included in the match day squad for their Total Energies CAF Champions League 1st leg Quarter Final encounter against Algerian side CR Belouizdad. Sundowns won the match by a 4-1 score.
2 Time ABSA Premiership golden boot winner/record goal scoring Zambian in South African football Collins Mbesuma who is now assistant oach at Pretoria Callies had a weekend to forget following their 2-1 defeat to the MM Platinum side. Titus Kapijimpanga is still awaiting his clearance from Home Affairs which meant that he couldn’t feature for MM Platinum.
Over in the SAFA Tshwane Regional League Calvin Chibwe and his Orbit College FC 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.
The Simba Sports Club side chalked up 1 narrow 1-0 win in their Total Energies CAF Champions League home encounter against Moroccan side Wydad Casablanca. Zambian midfield marvel Clatous Chota Chama played the full 90 minutes of the match. Club/country-mate Moses Phiri was an unused substitute for Simba.
Young Africans SC posted an impressive 2-0 victory on the road in their Total Energies CAF Confederations Cup Quarter Final 1st leg encounter away at Nigerian side Rivers United. Zambian striker Kennedy Musonda was an unused substitute for Young Africans.
Over in the NBC Premier League Rodgers Kola was included in the 20-man weekend match day squad for the AZAM side that beat Ruvu Shooting 3-1.
Elsewhere in the NBC Premier League, the Polisi Tanzania side beat the Ihefu FC side 2-1. Konkola Blades product Obrey Chola Chirwa featured for Ihefu.
Emmanuel Banda came off the HNK Rijeka bench to play the last 22 minutes of their 1-0 defeat to HNK Gorcia in what was a SuperSport HNL encounter.
CZECH REPUBLIC 🇨🇿
In the Fortuna Liga, Ngosa Sunzu has left Fortuna Liga club side FK Teplice and is expected to be signing on the dotted line for a club in Canada.
In the Fortuna Narodni Liga, Golden Mafwenta came on as a substitute and contributed with an assist for the MFK Vyskov side that drew 2-2 in their Fortuna Narodni Liga home encounter against the Slavia Prague B side.
Elsewhere in the Fortuna Narodni Liga, Benson Sakala and his FK Viagem Pribram teammates had an off weekend with their League fixture expected to be played on Monday afternoon.
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.
In the 3F Superliga, Mpande Youth Academy product Edward Chilufya came off the bench at the 75-minute mark to feature for the Midtylland side that recorded a comprehensive 2-0 victory in their away fixture at AC Horsens. Wing wizard Lubambo Musonda came off the Horsens bench at the 75th minute to play the last 25 minutes of the match.
Over in the NordicBet Liga, Zambian midfielder Valance Nambishi played 85 minutes for the FC Fredericia side that collected maximum points after condemning the Hobro IK side to a 1-0 defeat.
In the Srien, Zambian youngster Charles Ntambakwa Chishimba Ntambakwa Manana formerly on the books of the Vejgaard BK side is currently a Free Agent.
In the English Premier League, CAF 2017 Young African Footballer of The Year Patson Daka played the full 90 minutes of the match for the Leicester City side that moved out of the relegation zone after coming from behind to register a hard fought 2-1 win over the Wolverhampton Wanderers side.
Former Zambian midfielder Enock Mwepu is all well in his post of coach of the U9s at Brighton and Hove Albion.
In the Premier League 2, British-born defender of Zambian descent Jadel Katongo was not included in the Manchester City U21 squad in their encounter against the Blackburn Rovers U21 side. City ran out 3-0 victors on the day.
British midfielder of Zambian descent Tom Chiabi and his Sunderland AFC U21 teammates had an off weekend.
In the Professional U23 Development League, Chanka Zimba and his Cardiff City U21 teammates had an off weekend.
British striker of Zambian descent Troy Chiabi is still a free agent after having left Vanarama National League club side Blyth Spartans.
In the Northern Premier League, Donald Chimalilo tasted 90 minutes of action for the Marske United FC side that managed a 1-0 win in their encounter away at Liversedge.
Former Wigan U18 striker Mwiya Malumo was an unused substitute for the Nantwich Town FC that was relegated from the Northern Premier League despite registering a 2-1 win in their home encounter against Radcliffe.
British striker [eligible to play for Zambia] Olly Hesford was not included in the match day squad for the Squires Gate FC side that slipped to a 3-1 defeat in their North -West Counties Football League Premier Division encounter away at Fortuna Virtuis.
Kafue Celtics product Chanda Mulenga was not included I the match day squad for the Nuneaton Griff side that forced a 2-2 draw when they played host to Heath Hayes FC in a Midland League Football encounter.
Tika Musonda hard at work, working for English side Tottenham Hotspur where he serves as a Scout.
Mambwe Chilufya is currently a Free Agent. The former Kendal Town player is looking for a fresh challenge.
Over in the Kakkonen [3rd tier] Norwegian striker of Zambian descent Emie Olsen played for the Jakobstads BK side that cruised to an emphatic 8-1 victory in their home opener against JS Hercules.
Richard Ngoma came off the bench to play the last 55 minutes for the Maccabi Netanya side that lost 3-1 in their Youth League encounter against the Maccabi Tel Aviv youth side.
Lameck Banda played 79 minutes for the US Lecce side that was handed a 2-0 defeat in their Serie A TIM encounter against AC Milan. Banda played 80 minutes of the match.
In the Campionato Primavera 1, Mannah Chiwisa and his Atalanta BC U19 teammates had an off weekend.
NORTHERN IRELAND 🇬🇧
South African-born Irish striker of Zambian descent BJ Banda was not included in the squad for the Larne FC side that toasted to the League title after drawing 1-1 with the Linfield FC side.
In the OBOS Ligaen, Zambian born Norwegian striker Kabamba Tumba Kabalatama was an unused substitute for the Moss FK side in their 2-1 defeat to the Sogndal side.
Elsewhere in the In the OBOS Ligaen, Jack Lahne IK Start is out for the next 5 months and as thus was not included in the match day squad for the IK Start side that traveled to Bryne to take on the Bryne Fotballklub side that shared the points in a match that ended in a 2-2 draw.
In the Liga 3, Zambian winger Kenneth Kalunga and his Lusitania de Lourossa FC teammates had an off weekend.
Over in the AF Aveiro Campeonato Sabseg Zona Norte, Zambian striker Martin Luther “King” Chibambo featured for the ADC Lobao side that registered a 2-1 home defeat when they played host to the Canedo FC side.
In the Cinch Premiership, Fashion Sakala played 89 minutes for the Rangers side that was handed a 2-0 defeat in their away encounter away at Aberdeen FC.
Over in the Cinch Championship, versatile Zambian defender Frankie Chisenga Musonda played the full 90 minutes of the match for the Ayr United side that battled to a goalless draw in their home encounter against Queens Park.
Scottish-born midfielder of Zambian descent Mainza Mutenge formerly on the books of the Shettleston FAC U20 side is a free agent.
Kings Kangwa came off the Red Star Belgrade bench at the 57th minute mark to play the last 33 minutes of their 4-1 home win over the Backa Topola side. The 3 points earned ensured that Red Star secured the Mozzart Bet Superliga league title.
In the La Liga SmartBank, Belgian midfielder of Zambian descent Charly Musonda Jr was an unused for the Levante UD side that drew 0-0 in their away encounter at Las Palmas.
Over in the Segunda B Segunda Federacion, Francisco Mwepu & Peter Chikola featured for the Cadiz B side, that was given a 3-1 hiding when they took on the Real Betis B side.
In the Tecera Division REEF, Ingoma Mwanza featured for the CF La Solana side that received a ‘Baptism of Fire” in the form of a 4-0 defeat in their away encounter at CD Quuintanar del Rey.
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 had an off weekend.
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 came off the bench to play the last 12 minutes for the BSC Young Boys side that thrashed Servette FC 6-1.
THE NETHERLANDS 🇳🇱
Dutch goalkeeper of Zambian descent Malcom Mateyo played 90 minutes in goal for the SC Heerenveen U18 side that grinded out a 2-1 victory in their youth league fixture against the NAC Breda Under 18 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 but is expected to be signing for a new club soon.
In the SDL, Zambian attacking midfielder Saith Sakala is off season and so too are his Al Lewaa teammates.
In the UAE 1st Division, it was an off weekend for Emmanuel Mwiinde and his Hatta Club teammates.
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 featured for the Bayswater City SC side in their 2-3 defeat to the Olympic Kingsway side.
PR CHINA 🇨🇳
Evans Kangwa played 90 minutes of the match for the Qingdao Hainiu side that picked up a point on the road after playing out to a 0-0 draw with the Henan FC side.
In the China League 1, Zambian defense kingpin Stoppila Sunzu was an unused substitute for the Jinan Xingzhou FC side that was handed a 3-0 bashing in their away encounter at Guangxi Baoyun.
All is well for former Zambian coach Noah Chivuta who is part of the technical bench at club side Nakhon Ratchasima FC.
In the Canadian Premier League, the Halifax Wanderers side were held to a 1-1 draw in their away encounter at Forge FC. Lifumpa Yande Mwandwe was not included in the Halifax match day squad.
The Phil Neville coached Inter Miami side suffered a 1-0 defeat in their MLS encounter against the Houston Dynamo side. Zambian defender Aime Mabika was not included in the Inter Miami match day squad.
In the NISA League Zambian midfield magician Mutaya Mwape came on as a second half substitute to feature for the Chattanooga FC side that labored to a narrow 1-0 home win over the Flower City Union side. American-born midfielder of Zambian descent Mumbi Kwesele featured for Flower City Union.
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 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 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.