Chipolopolo Players Abroad: Weekend Roundup

A wrap-up of weekend performances by Chipolopolo stars playing in various leagues across the African continent and beyond.

Denmark – First Division

AC Horsens suffered their first loss in six games in Round 13 of the Danish First Division. Chipolopolo midfielder Lubambo Musonda saw 82 minutes of action before being replaced by Lirim Qamili in the 1-0 loss to Lyngby. Despite the loss, Horsens remain fifth in the 12-team table with 21 points, seven behind leaders FC Helsingor.

England – Premier League

Red-hot Chipolopolo striker Patson Daka played a huge role in Leicester City’s three successive wins in a space of eight days and their first back-to-back victories in the English Premier League since April 2021.

After scoring his EPL debut goal against Manchester United, Daka scored four goals in the comeback win over Spartak Moscow in the UEFA Europa League before unselfishly laying a pass to midfielder James Maddison who had an easy tap in to make it 2-1 for the Foxes against Brentford at Brentford Community stadium.

At Brighton and Hove Albion, midfielder Enock Mwepu was fouled in the box by Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson in the 79th minute for Alexis Mac Allister to slot home the consolation from the spot in the 4-1 loss to the Citizens.

Daka and Mwepu will meet on Wednesday, October 27 as their respective clubs will square off in the EFL Cup.

Sweden – Allsvenskan

If last week’s scorcher by Russia-based Kings Kangwa was anything to go by, then Emmanuel Banda’s strike put him side-by-side with the Arsenal Tula midfielder. Banda calmly chested the ball down before unleashing a super strike that left Kalmar FF goalkeeper Lukas Johansson with no chance.

This was in Djurgardens IF’s 3-2 win over Kalmar in a Week 24 fixture. To add the icing on the cake, Banda’s countrymate, Edward Chilufya also found the back of the net as Djurgardens went top of the Allsvenskan with 47 points and a better goal difference over second placed AIK.

Russia – Premier League

Midfielder Kings Kangwa played 90 minutes for Arsenal Tula who suffered a 4-0 loss away at FC Rostov in a round 12 encounter. Kangwa’s teammate, Evans Kangwa replaced Daniil Khlusevich in the 56th minute as Tula went on to suffer their sixth loss of the 2021/22 season.

Scotland – Scottish Premiership

Rangers came from a goal down to beat St. Mirren 2-1 and go three points clear at the summit thanks to two quick goals from Kemar Roofe (penalty) and Alfredo Morelos. Chipolopolo striker Fashion Sakala replaced Morelos in the 69th minute to taste some Premiership action at St. Mirren Park.

South Africa – DStv Premiership

Fresh from scoring a brace last week, Chipolopolo striker Gamphani Lungu completed 90 minutes for Supersport United in the 2-1 loss to Kaizer Chiefs in the DStv Premiership. Lazarous Kambole was on the bench for Amakhosi who are now unbeaten in four games.

Striker Mwape Musonda played 68 minutes for Moroka Swallows in the goalless draw with Chippa United at Nelson Mandela Bay stadium in Gqeberha. Musonda was replaced by Matlala Keletso Makgalwa as Swallows remained winless in seven matches this season.

Toaster Nsabata’s Sekhukhune United will face-off with Augustine Mulenga’s Amazulu on Wednesday.

CAF Champions League

Midfielder Augustine Mulenga was not involved in Amazulu’s historic qualification to the group stages of the CAF Champions League at the expense of giants TP Mazembe. Usuthu drew 1-1 with the Ravens who had Chipolopolo defender Tandi Mwape in their ranks while Rainford Kalaba and defender Kabaso Chongo were named on the bench. Kalaba replaced Christ Kisangala in the 46th minute but Amazulu held on to relegate Mazembe to the CAF Confederation Cup.

Chipolopolo midfielder Rally Bwalya found the back of the net in Simba Sports Club’s shock 3-1 loss to Jwaneng Galaxy of Botswana in the CAF Champions League second round, second leg qualifier match at Benjamin Mkapa stadium in Dar es Salaam. The tie finished 3-3 on aggregate and Simba will now look to the CAF Confederation Cup for consolation.

CAF Confederation Cup

RS Berkane are through to the CAF Confederation Cup pre-group stage after they thrashed US Ben Guerdane 4-0 (5-0 on aggregate) at Stade Municipal de Berkane in Berkane. Chipolopolo midfielder Clatous Chota Chama was named in the nine-member bench.

Midfielders Charles Zulu and Paul Katema made the first XI for Azam Football Club as George Lwandamina’s side bowed out of the competition following their 1-0 loss at the hands of Pyramids FC of Egypt. The first leg ended goalless.

 

 

 

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