Lifumpa Mwandwe, BJ Banda and Jacob Mulenga were the only Zambians that scored goals for their clubs at the weekend and it was a very unfruitful trip back home for Augustine Mulenga and Justin Shonga, all this and more in the comprehensive Weekend Wrap.
Ronald Chikomo and his Security Systems teammates are currently on pre-season.
Zambian striker Jasper Mukumbuta Masialeti has left club side Gaborone United.
Former Zamsure FC ‘Tamanga boys’ coach Mike Sithole and his Police XI charges are gearing up for their upcoming season [pre-season].
Zambian goalkeeper Richard Musheke and his UF Santos Orange teammates are currently off season.
The title chasing Ferroviario da Beira side beat Ferroviario de Nacala 1-0 in a Mocambola encounter. Zambian striker Lineker Mwiikisa featured for Beira but club/country-mate Thomas Nyirenda was not included in the match day squad.
Zambian coach William Chilufya who serves as assistant coach at Tura Magic is currently on pre-season.
Nathan Chintu and his Life Fighters teammates are currently on pre-season.
Namibian – born midfielder of Zambian descent Innocent Saul Tembo and his Orlando Pirates teammates are currently on pre-season.
RD CONGO 🇨🇩
Zambian legend/ TP Mazembe Assistant Coach Charles Musonda and his charges who include Zambian Internationals Nathan Sinkala, Kabaso Chongo and Rainford Kalaba as well as son Lamisha Musonda are currently on pre-season, they kick start their season next weekend with a match against OC Bukavu Dawa.
The AZAM Rwanda Premier League is still off season. Zambian coach Albert Mpande who is serving a touchline ban is expected to return to the dugout when the League resumes.
SOUTH AFRICA 🇿🇦
Augustine Mulenga and Justin Shonga’s home coming with their Orlando Pirates teammates did not go as planned as they received a huge shocker in the form of a tough tested Aggrey Chiyangi coached Green Eagles side that condemned them to a 1-0 defeat in what was an Eagles dominated CAF Champions League 1st leg encounter.
Reigning ABSA Premiership Golden Boot winner Mwape Musonda has not been registered for the 2019/2020 season at club side Black Leopards as owner David Thidela is shopping him around in the hope of finding him a new club and he was not included in the Black Leopards side that had Zambian national Sam ‘Zenga’ Banda [Goalkeeper Coach] on their technical bench for their ABSA Premiership encounter against Kaizer Chiefs. Industrious midfielder Donashano Malama is still sorting out his paperwork and he was also not included in the Leopards match day squad. Former ZESCO United striker Lazarus Kambole put in a full 90 minutes shift for Chiefs.
Zambian midfield enforcer Salulani Phiri is still out injured and he and South African-born goalkeeper of Zambian descent Mwenya Chibwe were left out of the match day squad for the Zlatko Krmpotic coached Polokwane City side that managed a 1-0 home win over Amazulu. Zambian National Davies Phiri was on the technical bench for Amazulu where he serves as Goalkeeper coach.
It was an off weekend for former Zambia National Team coach Wedson ‘Wada Wada’ Nyirenda and his Baroka FC side.
Zambia’s most capped player Kennedy Mweene was not included in the match day squad for the Mamelodi Sundowns side that slipped to a 2-1 defeat when they traveled to Brazzaville to take on AS Otoho d’Oyo in a CAF Champions League 1st Leg encounter.
It was an off weekend for Zambian striker Gamphani Lungu and his club/country-mate Billy Mutale [SuperSport United]
Mike Lota is currently unattached after having left club side Highlanders Park.
In the GladAfrica Championship, 2 Time ABSA Premiership Golden Boot winner and record goal scoring Zambian in South African football Collins Mbesuma and his University of Pretoria teammates had an off weekend.
Rodrick Kabwe and his Ajax Cape Town teammates are warming up for their GladAfrica season campaign which kicks off this coming weekend.
Clifford Mulenga is a free agent and still awaiting a verdict from FiFA who are expected to rule in his favor after he reported club side Jomo Cosmos to the disputes chamber over unpaid dues.
Former Sundowns midfielder Mukuka Mulenga is hoping for a return to the MTN FAZ Super League.
2012 AFCON winning defender Davies Nkausu is still a Free Agent
At the Bahir Dar International Stadium in Ethiopia, Zambian striker Obrey Chirwa played for the AZAM side that lost 1-0 in their CAF Confederations Cup 1st leg encounter against Ethiopian outfit Fasil Kenema.
Zambian midfield marvel Clatous Chota Chama put in a very good shift for the Simba Sports Club side that settled for a goalless [0-0] draw when they took on stubborn Mozambican side UD Songo in a CAF Champions League encounter away in Mozambique.
Zambian coach Noel ‘Beckham’ Mwandila was on the technical bench for the Young Africans side that held visiting Botswana side Township Rollers to a 1-1 tie in a CAF Champions League 1st leg encounter that was played in Dar es Salaam. Former ZESCO United striker Maybin Kalengo was not included in the Young Africans match day squad but watched on from the stands.
The Zambian duo of Jonathan Daka and Gilbert Mwale had an off weekend and it was a similar story with all their teammates at Singida United
Former ZANACO midfielder Boyd Musonda and his CS Sfaxien teammates are currently on pre-season, they kick start their League campaign with a Coupe de Tunisie Cup Final fixture against Etoile du Sahel this coming weekend.
Former Monze Swallows striker Peter Nyirenda was not included in the 18 man match day squad for the charging Highlanders side that managed a 1-0 win in their Castle Lager Premier Soccer League fixture against Black Rhinos.
In the Tipico Bundesliga, Patson Daka and Enock Mwepu both featured for the log leading Red Bull Salzburg side that trounced RZ Pellets Wolfsberger AC 5-2. Norwegian striker Erling Haland scored a hat-trick for Salzburg with the others going in via Andre Romalho and an own goal.
Elsewhere in the Tipico Bundesliga, Brian Mwila missed out on SCR Altachs 2-1 loss at SK Rapid Wien.
In the Jupiler Pro League, KV Oostende’s fairytale start to the season ended after they were handed a 2-0 defeat by the visiting Club Brugge side. Fashion Sakala played the first 79 minutes of the match for Oostende but club/country-mate Emmanuel Banda was not included in the Oostende match day squad.
CZECH REPUBLIC 🇨🇿
Claude Maurice Kaya has shelved his football ambitions for now.
Zambian midfielder Valance Nambishi came on off the bench to play the last 45 minutes of the match for the Silkeborg side that picked up their first point of the season when they drew 2-2 with FC Nordsjælland in a 3F encounter away at the Right to Dream Park in Farum. Silkeborg could have bagged all three points deep into stoppage time when they were awarded a penalty which star striker Ronnie Schwartz hit straight at the keeper.
Zambian youngster Charles Ntambakwa Chishimba Manana and his Jammerbugt U18 teammates had an off weekend.
In the Sky Bet Championship, British-born defender of Zambian descent Frankie Chisenga Musonda did not travel with the Luton Town side for their away fixture at Cardiff which ended in a 2-1 score in favor of Cardiff.
Zambian striker Chanka Zimba featured for the Blackburn Rovers U18 side that received a 7-1 hammering when they took on the Liverpool U18 side in an U18 Premier League fixture.
Troy Chiabi and his Wimbledon [U18] teammates had an off weekend.
Zambian attacking midfielder Jo Mwasile featured for the Nantwich Town side that suffered a 2-1 defeat when they took on Leek Town in a pre-season fixture.
Kafue Celtics product Chanda Mulenga is currently a Free Agent.
Former Wigan U18 striker Mwiya Malumo had an off weekend, the former Wigan U18 striker has been featuring for lower league side Irlam FC [U21s].
Emmanuel Mukuka and his TIPS teammates had an off weekend.
In the French Ligue 1, Zambian defense kingpin Stoppila Sunzu and his Metz teammates travelled away to the home of the European Parliament for their league opener against Racing Strasbourg. Senegalese striker Habib Diallo scored the goal for Metz.
Elsewhere in the French Ligue 1, Zambian-born Swedish striker Jack Lahne was not included in the match day squad for the Amiens side that conceded a last minute corner which came back to haunt them in form of a Dante header for the Patrick Viera coached OGC Nice side that picked up a 2-1 win and all 3 points.
Emmanuel Mbola and his Bnei Sakhnin teammates had an off weekend.
Zambian youngster Abel Kanyamuna and his Cagliari Youth teammates had an off weekend.
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND 🇮🇪
South African-born Irish striker of Zambian descent BJ Banda scored a brace for Irish 3rd tier side Letterkenny Rovers in their 5-2 FAI Cup win over UCD Football Club.
In the PKO BP Ekstraklasa, Zambian wing wizard Lubambo Musonda put in a very impressive 90 minutes shift yet again for the Slask Wroclaw side that picked up maximum points in their away fixture at Lech Poznan which they won 3-1. The win kept them up in pole position at the summit of the log table.
Zambian striker Martin Luther King Chibambo is currently on pre season [AD Sanjoanense].
Zambian winger Kenneth Kalunga is currently on pre-season, he will be turning up for club side Benfica Castelo Branco this season competing in the Compeonato de Portugal Prio which is the third tier of Portuguese football, same league as country-mate Martin Chibambo.
A Victor Alvarez goal was all that settled matters for the Arsenal Tula side that edged FC Ufa by a 1-0 score in a Russian Premier League encounter, Zambian attacking midfielder Lameck Banda came on off the bench to feature for Tula and could have grabbed what would have been their second goal of the match. Club/country-mate Kings Kangwa was an unused substitute for Tula while striker Evans Kangwa watched on from the stands as he is still making his way back from injury with a return date scheduled for anytime most likely the coming weekend.
Mainza Mutenge and his Patrick Thistle U17 teammates had an off weekend.
Zambian striker Nenani ‘Nani’ Banda has left Spanish side Jerez CF.
Belgian – born midfielder of Zambian descent Tika Musonda and his Palamos CF teammates had an off weekend.
Former Osasuna midfielder Gabriel Kunda Jnr is still a Free Agent.
In the Allsvenskan, Mpande Youth Academy product Edward Chilufya played the first 66 minutes of the match for the Djugardern side that kept hold of top spot after they thrashed IK Sirius 4-0.
Zambian goalkeeper Ezra Mwansa Chime is still on the look-out for a new club.
THE NETHERLANDS 🇳🇱
In the Eredivisie, Belgian-born midfielder of Zambian descent Charly Musonda Jnr played the last 23 minutes of SBV Vitesse’s comprehensive 2-0 win away at Willem II.
On loan Shrewsbury Town striker Lifumpa Mwandwe scored the first goal of the match in Newton AFC’s 2-0 Nathaniel IMG Cup win over Ammanford AC.
Elsewhere in Wales, the British duo [of Zambian descent] of Ntazana Mayembe and Tom Chiabi both featured for the Cardiff City U18 side that shared the points when they drew 0-0 with the Hull City U18 side in their Youth League season open encounter.
THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA 🇸🇦
Zambian attacking midfielder Saith Sakala and his Al Ansar FC teammates had an off weekend.
PR CHINA 🇨🇳
Jacob Mulenga scored the only goal for the Liaoning Hongyoun side in the 4-1 China League 1 defeat away at Zhejiang Greentown.
Zimbabwean striker Nyasha Mushekwi scored a brace for Zhejiang.
It was an off weekend for former Nkana FC defender Aaron Katebe and his Real Kashmir teammates. Massive respect to Aaron considering that he plays in one of the most unstable places on the planet.
Zambian striker Ndumba Makeche and his Penang FA teammates are off season.
Former Sabah defender Francis Kasonde is currently a Free Agent with a number of clubs in Soccer mad Indonesia still seeking his services.
In the T3, the ever hardworking Noah Chivuta played 90 minutes of the match for the Lamphun Warrior side that was condemned to a 3-1 defeat in their away encounter at Phrae United.
Zambian midfield magician Mutaya Mwape saw 60 minutes of action for the Richmond Kickers side that scrapped to a 1-0 win in their USL League 1 fixture away at Forward Madison.
Zambian – born American midfielder Charles Renken is currently a Free Agent.
Zambian coach Rumbani Andrew Munthali and his Sporting Kansas U17 side are currently on season break.
Museba Mwape and his Vermont Academy teammates are off season.
Brian Mushimba Jnr and his Greenville University Panthers teammates are currently off season.
Peter Masikini and his GVU teammates are currently off season.
Joe Kateule and his GC Lancers charges are currently off season, Kateule serves as Assistant Coach for the Lancers.
Compiled by Chipolopolo DH Mwiinga for Chipolopolo Die Hards.