Fashion Sakala found the back of the net for club side Spartak 2 Moscow in their pre-season friendly draw away at FC Chertanovo Moscow and over in Belgium midfield general Emmanuel Banda helped KV Oostende secure all 3 points in their League fixture against Kortrijk. All this and more, enjoy the Weekend Wrap.
In the BTC Premiership, former ZESCO United FC coach Zlatko Krimpotic guided his Jwaneng Galaxy side to a 2-0 victory over Orapa United. Red Lions product Ronald Chikomo featured for Orapa.
Zambian striker Jeffrey Sikapite has parted ways with Gaborone United.
Richard Musheke was as an unused substitute for the Sharps Shooting Stars side that shared the points with Black Forest following their 1-1 draw. Former Forest Rangers striker Zebron Njobvu [Zebron Ndjovu – Midfielder] put in a full shift for Forest, worth noting that Njobvu scored a hat-trick in midweek for Black Forest.
Bitwell Phiri was not included in the match-day squad for the BDF XI side that drew with Extension Gunners [1-1].
Christopher Musonda and his Sua Flamingos teammates are on mid season break.
Lineker Mwiikisa, Thomas Nyirenda and Gomezani Mkandawire are currently off season.
Nathan Chintu and his Life Fighters teammates are on mid season break.
Namibian- born midfielder of Zambian descent Innocent Saul Tembo and his Orlando Pirates teammates are on mid season break.
RD CONGO 🇨🇩
The Zambian duo of Nathan Sinkala and Kabaso Chongo both featured for the TP Mazembe side that ran out 2-0 victors over JS Groupe Bazano. Midfield maestro Rainford Kalaba [Rainford kalaba 17] was not included in the match-day squad.
SOUTH AFRICA 🇿🇦
In the ABSA Premiership Platinum Stars had to do without Zambian striker BRIAN MWILA [injured] in their crucial encounter against Mamelodi Sundowns. The match ended 3-0 in favor of Sundowns. Zambia National Team Goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene was an unused substitute for Sundowns.
Lewis Macha was an unused substitute for the Baroka side that registered a 1-2 home defeat when they hosted his former employers Kaizer Chiefs.
Rodrick Kabwe was an unused substitute for the Ajax Cape Town side that dropped all 3 points following their 1-0 Ikapa Derby defeat to Cape Town City FC.
Former Nkwazi FC striker Justin Shonga tasted 90 minutes of action for the Orlando Pirates side that came from a goal down to force a late 1-1 Draw with Polokwane City. Shonga’s country-mate Salulani Phiri is currently on the mend [injured] and as a result he wasn’t included in the Polokwane City match day squad.
Davies Phiri [Divers Goalkeeper skool] on their Technical Bench were he serves as their GK coach for the Amazulu side gave SuperSport United 2-0 beating.
Mukuka Mulenga has put football on hold for now.
Collins ntofontofo mbesuma king David will soon be signing on the dotted line at a yet to be named club. You’ll hear it first from us.
Over in the NFD, Davies Nkausu was rock solid in his 90 minutes of action for the Shaun Bartlett coached University of Pretoria side that played out to a barren draw [0-0] with Mbombela United.
Mwape Musonda played 90 minutes of Black Leopards 1-2 home defeat to Cape Town All Stars.
Elsewhere in the NFD, Zambian winger Clifford Mulenga featured for promotion chasing Jomo Cosmos side that received a humbling 1-0 defeat from giant killers Uthongathi.
Zambian attacking midfielder Chileshe Kangwa is still out injured and he wasn’t included in the 18 man Mthatha Bucks match day squad for their encounter against Stellenbosch which ended with Stellenbosch recording a 2-1 win.
Mike Lota [Highlands Park] had an off weekend.
THE KINGDOM OF SWAZILAND 🇸🇿
Zambian coach Texan Phiri is readying his Tambuti lads for the second part of the MTN Swaziland Premier League season
Isaac Steven Mwanza and his Manzini Wanderers teammates are still on mid season break.
Zambian attacking midfielder Michael Musonda and his Mbabane Highlanders teammates are still on mid season break.
The George Lwandamina coached Young Africans side had to do without Obrey Chirwa who is currently serving a 3 game suspension for their match away at Ruvu Shooting which ended 1-0 in favour of Young Africans. Chirwa though is expected to miss one more game before he can return to action.
Elsewhere in Tanzania, former Red Arrows striker Lubinda Mundia is expected to be in action for the Singida United side that will be taking on Maji Maji in an away fixture later today [Monday 22nd], it was a very long road away trip for them [900 km plus] so much so that they started off on Saturday so as to have Sunday as a day to recuperate.
Shadreck Peter Mayembe is currently on pre-season with his FC Platinum teammates.
Zambian wing wizard Lubambo Musonda and his Gandzasar Kapan teammates are currently preparing for the second half of the Armenia Premier League season at their base in Kapan.
Mecurial midfielder Enock Mwepu featured for the Red Bull Salzburg side that thrashed Czech side Viktoria Plezn 5-0 in a pre-season encounter that was played in the Iberian peninsula. 2017 CAF Young African Footballer Of The Year Patson Daka Jnr was given the day off.
In the Jupiler Pro League, Zambian midfield general Emmanuel Banda set up teammate Zarko Tomasevic who scored the first goal of the match for the KV Oostende side that recorded a narrow 2-1 derby victory [West Flemish Derby] over KV Kortrijk
Claude Maurice Kaya and his Kraluv Dvur teammates are currently off season.
Valance Nambishi and his Silkeborg IF teammates are on their mid season break.
Charles Manana and his Randers U19 teammates are on their season break
Belgian-born midfielder of Zambian descent Charly Musonda Jr played the last 10 minutes of the match for the Chelsea side that gave Brighton & Hove a 4-0 beating, worth noting that Charly set up the last goal for teammate Victor Moses.
In the Sky Bet League 2 Championship, British-born defender of Zambian descent Frankie Chisenga Musonda was not included in the 18 man match day squad for the Luton Town side that edged Morecambe 1-0. Luton continue to lead the table with 57 points, six better than second placed Notts County.
In the Evo-Stik Northern Premiership, Zambian winger Joe Mwasile played the full 90 minutes of the match for the Nantwich Town side that picked up maximum points following their impressive 3-0 victory over Lancaster City.
Zambian striker Mwiya Malumo is currently on the mend and he was not included in the match-day squad for the Wigan U18 side that thrashed Walsall 4-0 in their Youth Alliance League encounter, the three points earned helped them maintain their top spot at the summit of the log table.
It was an off weekend for Troy Chiabi and his AFC Wimbledon U-15 teammates.
It was an off weekend for Tom Chiabi and his Millwall FC U-15 teammates.
Emmanuel Mukuka and his Tikkuliran Pallosuera teammates are currently off season.
Zambian defender Emmanuel Mbola put in a very impressive 90 minute shift for the Hapoel Ra’anana side that shared the spoils after playing out to a 1-1 stalemate with Bnei Yehuda. Mbola’s club/countrymate Emmanuel Mayuka did not feature for Ra’anana as he is still awaiting clearance.
Elsewhere in Israel, Zambian attacking midfielder Klings Kangwa put in a full shift for the Hapoel Be’er Sheva U19 side that slipped to a 2-0 defeat in their League encounter away at Ashdod [U19].
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND 🇮🇪
BJ Banda and his Finn Harps teammates have resumed pre-season preparations. Banda has also gone a step further by signing a year long contract extension that will keep him with the Harps up till June 2019.
Moses phiri was an unused substitute for the Sporting Clube da Covilha side that defeated Santa Clara 1-0 in a Ledman LigaPro fixture.
In the Compeonato de Portugal Prio, Martin Luther King Chibambo is still on the road to recovery and he didn’t feature for the Recreio Desportivo de Agueda side that posted a comprehensive 4-0 win over AC Marinhense.
Over in the AF Aveiro Compeonato de Safina, former IKast FS winger Kenneth Kalunga played 90 minutes of SC Esmoriz 1-3 away loss to SC Alba
The Zambian duo of Evans Kangwa [Evans Kangwa Official] and Sunzu Stoppila are currently on mid-season training with their Arsenal Tula teammates in Turkey.
In Russia, Fashion Sakala jnr scored the third goal for the Dmitri Gunko coached Spartak 2 Moscow side that came from behind to force a 3-3 draw in their mid-season friendly encounter away at FC Chertanovo Moscow.
It was an off weekend for Mainza Mutenge and his Motherwell U-15 teammates.
Tika Musonda and Lamisha Musonda had an off weekend. The Belgium-born duo play for UE Llagostera in Spain.
Edward Chilufya and his Djugardens teammates are currently on pre-season in Cape Town, South Africa.
Ezra Chime is currently off season.
In the Spor Toto Super Lig, Zambian midfield magician Chisamba Lungu put in a 52 minute shift for the Alanyaspor side that recorded a 3-2 defeat in their away encounter as Kasimpasa.
In the lower Leagues, Jerry Simfukwe and his Zagnosspor teammates tasted defeat [1-0] in their encounter away at Bahcecikspor.
THE NETHERLANDS 🇳🇱
Zambian-born midfielder of Dutch descent Guus Til put in a full 90 minute shift for the AZ Alkmaar side that picked up a point in their 1-1 Draw away at Utrecht.
Over in the 4th tier, it was an off weekend for Keith Mpishi and his DVS ErMelo Academy teammates.
THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA 🇸🇦
Saith Sakala and his Al Fateh teammates had an off weekend.
James Chamanga is currently on pre-season with his Liaoning Kaixin teammates in Abu Dhabi.
Jacob Mulenga has left club side Shijiazhuang Ever Bright and has a long list of clubs all seeking his services with his next most likely destination being the USA.
Ndumba Makeche and Francis Kasonde are currently off season.
Noah Chivuta is sharpening up for the upcoming season.
Charles Renken [Charles Renken Fan’s] and his Seattle Sounders 2 teammates are currently enjoying the off season.
It was an off weekend for Zambian coach Rumbani Andrew Munthali and his Sporting Kansas U17 team, they are currently off season.
Joel Kazhila and his Omavs teammates are currently off season.
Mutaya Mwape and his Lindsey Wilson College teammates are currently on their season break
Museba Mwape and his Vermont Academy teammates are currently on their season break.
*Cover photo shows Zambian striker Fashion Sakala jnr in action for club side Spartak 2 Moscow in one of their League games.
Compiled by the Chipolopolo Die Hards Admin Team