BOLA YAPA ZED WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS
The weekend brought yet again another great experiences to all football fanatics. some disappointments and achievements for the players and clubs around the world. of course will look at some top Zambian international players and local players.
Patson Daka’s dry spells continue at Leicester city making it his 14th game on the run without any goal to his name. though it is still hard to find the back of the net, he is still instrumental in the team contributing positively. On the weekend, he was rated 6 in the game they lost to spurs.
Daka only mastered one shot on goal, he made 1 key pass, had 23 touches and a passing accurate of 81.3 percent.
In addition, he made 4 tackles and was fouled 3 times while he was dispossessed on 2 occasions. The statics showed that he put up a fair display against Tottenham Spurs.
Fashion Sakala is our man of the #Bolayapazed match, the forward like always, did put up a great fight in the Rangers fc Sunday game which saw them drew 1 all. Rangers came from behind in the 64th minute through Sakala to level the scores verses Celtics. He also came close to hitting the target twice, one being denied by the near post.
Enock Mwepu had his chance in the game against Wolves at his club Brighton of Albion, unfortunately was injured in the 65th and had to be limped out of the match for a replacement. Though Albion won 3 goals to nil, the worry is on the Zambian side. How severe is this injury as the AFCON qualifiers are in order.
Racheal Kundananji the Copper Queen forward was on record for scoring the opening goal of the match as Eibar drew with Villareal 1 – 1 in the Spanish Ladies Premier League Encounter.
It was ”hard luck” for our under 17 (U17) girls who were beaten to a merciless 3 – 0 by Cameroon in the 2022 U17 FIFA Third Round, Second leg qualifier giving them a hard 5 – 0 aggregate score.
The ABSA Cup was scooped by what we can term as the under Dogs, Napsa Stars proved themselves worthy after upgrading to the FAZ/MTN Super League and later beat the FAZ champions Red Arrows a goal to nil through Chaniza Zulu in the 58th minute to seal their victory.
Napsa won their second title having won it first in 2012. They became the first National Division One outfit to win the ABSA Cup in history.
The Zambian Women’s soccer team was drawn in group H alongside Cameroon, Tunisia and Togo. Obviously one of the toughest group in the upcoming AWCON tournament that will run July 2nd to July 23rd 2022 in Morocco. And this id the first time that an expanded 12- team will be played.
For now we just wish the girls good luck as they continue to prepare for the upcoming matches. Which one of the games they played last week, an international friendly they managed to carry the day with a 1 goal over Botswana.