Player Rating: How Zambia’s Junior Chipolopolo Dismantled The German Machine To Set Up Italy Clash

AUGUSTINE MUKOKA JEJU, SOUTH KOREA DEFENDER Shemmy Mayembe was the unlikely hero when he poked an extra-time winner to secure Zambia a first FIFA Under-20 World Cup quarter-final berth at Jeju World Cup Stadium. Coach Beston Chambeshi rung one change … Continued

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AUGUSTINE MUKOKA JEJU, SOUTH KOREA DEFENDER Shemmy Mayembe was the unlikely hero when he poked an extra-time winner to secure Zambia a first FIFA Under-20 World Cup quarter-final berth at Jeju World Cup Stadium. Coach Beston Chambeshi rung one change to his starting 11, benching hardworking winger Edward Chilufya who has made all the starting line-ups in a three-man attack system that included the skillful Patson Daka and rip-roaring Fashion Sakala. Zambia Under-20 shortly before battle against Germany Chambeshi’s stronger 4–1–3–2 formation on the day was in response to a German tactical plan that was built around five midfielders. His opposite Guido Streichsbier had other plans. He, too, switched his style by throwing in five defenders in a 5–3–2 system. The Germans weighted towards defence to contain the sharp combination of Daka and Fashion. Their hope for an early goal did not come, but they still went ahead in the 37th minute with a Philipp Ochs stunner off a set-piece. Chambeshi’s vibrant side demonstrated the never-die-spirit and came back strong in the second half to lead 3–1 but gave away two last-minute goals to push the match into extra time where Mayembe rose like an eagle in its flight to defuse the German machine. Here is how they rated. Mangani Banda 7.0/10: It was not the best of days for the agile shot stopper. On a good day, Mangani could have been a lot more alert when German’s Suat Serdar back-healed at near post in the 89th minute to reduce the arrears. No goalkeeper can be faulted for German’s opener. It was a classic that even Mangani had very little to do with. Shemmy Mayembe 9.2/10: Match-winner Mayembe has been hardworking on the right. He found himself in the box on not one occasion and when it mattered the most he was Zambia’s hero with a deft finished that he sliced beyond the German goalkeeper thanks to a Conlyde Luchanga pass. Prosper Chiluya 6.5/10: Chiluya won a place back in the team despite a below par performance against Costa Rica. He was shaky off the ball, and the Germans through Iyoha found him wanting on most occasions. Moses Nyondo 7.5/10: The Nkana defender stayed calm for most of the match coming in to clean the mess created by the defensive midfield. He had his uneasy moments but should have been happy to have captain Solomon Sakala back in the team. He was present to clear to safety one of the many Boyd Musonda breakdowns and also kept German forward Fabian Reese in good check. Solomon Sakala 8.0/10: His presence at the back brought some level of stability, but the captain could have done a lot better to command his backline not to concede two goals in five minutes at a moment when the team was heading for victory. He was overall above board. Boyd Musonda 5.5/10: He may be coach Chambeshi’s first choice for the defensive midfield role, but Boyd has been too clumsy for an anchorman. His marking is loose, his passing cumbersome and his shooting often wide and off target. Musonda Siame 6.0/10: He won a place in the starting line-up as a way of strengthening the midfield to beat the German’s tactical approach. He was occasionally gifted with attacking opportunities but seemingly run out of ideals when it mattered most. He was duly substituted at half-time for Edward Chilufya who made an immediate impact. Emmanuel Banda 8.5/10: Banda is one hardworking player every coach looks out for in a team. His 50th minute equalizer was what a perfect attacking midfielder is expected to do. He rammed in a loose ball that Enock Mwepu attempted to finish with a bicycle kick to put Zambia back in the game. He was involved in many build-ups. He accounted for his time on the pitch very well. Paston Daka 8.8/10: He may not have scored, but Patson was a marvel on the break. His runs put the Germans on their toes. He won set-pieces for junior Chipolopolo even when he was tightly marked. Fashion Sakala 9.0/10: Heavily marked for most parts of the match, Fashion is as deadly as he can get. He scored Zambia’s second goal after unleashing a cracker that beat German goalie Svend Brodersen. He would have loved to stay on but was withdrawn for Luchanga. Enock Mwepu 9.5/10: Mwepu was roaming the German defence like a hungry lion. He was virtually involved in all of Zambia’s build ups and goals. His cool finish in the 86th minute after a counter attack showed his maturity. His presence both in attack and defence guided Zambia to a good finish. Subs Edward Chilufya 8.0/10: His introduction brought life to Zambia’s attack. It was his marvelous run on the right that gifted Emmanuel Banda with the equalizer. Conlyde Luchanga 6.0/10: He had an opportunity at the end of the match but wasted a Daka pass. Muchindu Muchindu: Not Rated Beston Chambeshi 9.2/10: From a 4–1–3–2 to a 5–1–2–2 in extra time, Beston Chambeshi made history to become the first Zambian coach to secure a first World Cup quarterfinal berth. He mastered the German game, but should have done better to maintain the 3–1 lead by doing what he did in extra time. His reaction would have been damaging had Mayembe not redeemed the team in extra time. SOURCE: Zambia Daily Mail The post Player Rating: How Zambia’s Junior Chipolopolo Dismantled The German Machine To Set Up Italy Clash appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Kabimba, Kambwili Renew Political Rivalry Calling Each Other Corrupt

Former Patriotic Front bigwigs Wynter Kabimba and Roan MP Chishimba Kambwili have renewed their political rivalry with the former calling the latter corrupt. Kabimba lashed out at Kambwili saying he had no moral right to call the Patriotic Front corrupt … Continued

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Former Patriotic Front bigwigs Wynter Kabimba and Roan MP Chishimba Kambwili have renewed their political rivalry with the former calling the latter corrupt. Kabimba lashed out at Kambwili saying he had no moral right to call the Patriotic Front corrupt because he himself was allegedly corrupt. At the height of the PF leadership wrangles when Kabimba was party Secretary General, the duo battled fierce jibes but none got the ultimate prize. Both Kabimba and Kambwili have fallen off PF mainstream leadership but continue to seek some relevance. “Now they are calling each other corrupt. You have a Mr Kambwili now who is ranting that there is corruption in PF, that there are people in PF that didn’t have anything before they became MPs and before they became Ministers. What did he have himself? What did Kambwili have before he became PF? He was a personnel officer in Luanshya mine, not even a human resources manager which is too high. He didn’t have a house in Luanshya, he didn’t have a car,†Kabimba lashed at Kambwili. In response, however, Kambwili describes Kabimba as a political non-entity. “Go tell Wynter that he is a political nonentity on whom I can’t waste time responding to,†he said. Kambwili said people would not notice the difference between him and Kabimba if he responded to the allegations. The PF media has since added spice to the feud leaking a letter which Kabimba wrote directing Kambwili to stop collecting financial contributions on behalf of the ruling party. The post Kabimba, Kambwili Renew Political Rivalry Calling Each Other Corrupt appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Opinion: Zambians, Take A Chill Pill; Look At Your Brighter Side

ZAMBIA [The Ignored Side] Funny this. But true. Relax. Don’t sweat it. Stop over-stressing. No need to become hypertensive or develop stomach ulcers. Let’s just remain united and peaceful, focusing only on exploiting our competences, talents and skills for common … Continued

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ZAMBIA [The Ignored Side] Funny this. But true. Relax. Don’t sweat it. Stop over-stressing. No need to become hypertensive or develop stomach ulcers. Let’s just remain united and peaceful, focusing only on exploiting our competences, talents and skills for common wellbeing. Zambia is truly a good place. It is unique and the world knows it. It is the only landlocked country that has eight neighbours in the world. Study the reason. It will make you smile and happy. Zambia is young. Give it time to grow. Of course there will be teething difficulties but Zambia will mature and be very fruitful.This is inevitable. Most Zambians are below 20 […about 9 million are young people below 25]. And when you are young it is difficult to be rich. Same case for Zambia. …Zambia is the richest […naturally] country in Africa after the Congo DRC. …Zambia is potentially richer than the United Kingdom …Zambia has a larger economic growth capacity than many developed countries …Zambia has had more bumper harvests in times when other southern African countries have had droughts …Zambians hardly fight. It is rare to see Zambians fighting each other. Such conduct is frowned upon; millions of people have suffered terribly and have been homeless for years in the Middle East …Not a single Zambian has drowned in the Mediterranean Sea trying to escape to Europe …Only about 4% doctors or lawyers are from poor families in Britain. In Zambia oportunities are better, there is no selective education, nearly all doctors or lawyers are from poor families …Zambia […then Northern Rhodesia] was never a British colony. Many other countries were …When a Zambian is shot by another Zambian, which rarely happens, it is nearly taboo. Shooting each other occurs daily in America …Zambia is the only country in southern Africa with the most refugees. It is a sanctuary […Israelis, Palestinians, Lebanese, Angolans, Congolese, Malians, Somalians, Ukrainians, Indians, Zimbabweans, Tanzanians and the British, they are all here living peacefully and making money]. Even more than the locals …Zambians enjoy equal pay for equal work. America doesn’t …You won’t see animals on Zambia’s roads. There are plenty in India …Many Indians defecate in the open. Such behaviour is frowned upon in Zambia …Women are free to vote in Zambia. They have never been stopped in its entire history. In some parts of Europe […like Lichtenstein] they only started in the 1980s …Zambia is a beacon of hope for Africa. It has changed presidents democratically six times. No other country south of the equator has done that. Zimbabwe is still on one …Zambia has an impressive number of educated citizens per square kilometre …Zambians were running the education and health sectors in Botswana and Namibia for years …Zambia has produced Robert Mugabe, Thabo Mbeki, Hage Geingbob, etc …Zambia is the only country in southern Africa that has won the Africa Cup of Nations at both the senior and U20 levels …Zambia is the only country in southern Africa that has produced football coaches that have gone to other countries and have coached clubs there that became local league champions …Malawians feel inferior to Zambians. I don’t know why …Zambia is the only country that has produced an African Footballer of the Year in southern Africa …Zambia is the only country to have produced two female world boxing champions in two different weight categories in Africa …Zambian women hardly smoke. European and Japanese women hardly NOT smoke …Zambian men don’t bleach their skins. The Congolese ones do …Zambians outlaw homosexuality. America doesn’t …Women freely drive in Zambia; even tractors and cranes. They don’t in Saudi Arabia. Even mini coopers …One can freely kiss a woman in Zambia. In other countries it is illegal …The sun shines in Zambia all year round. It doesn’t do that in the UK …The Kafue National Park a place of residence for only animals in Zambia is larger than Swaziland …Zambians are more aware of public order laws, human rights and democracy than the average black South African …Zambians are not on food stamps. Many people are in the UK and America …Zambians smile and laugh more often than many other nationalities in the world; and now you know why The list is long of good things about Zambia They are many. So cheer up. It’s not all gloom and doom. We are on course. Of course there will be friction along the way. But there can be no movement without friction. It is good to be Zambian. Reaĺly. …And Zambia will soon decriminalise cannabis Tell me how many Zambians have died from earthquakes or hurricanes in the last 50 years? Zero. …Zambia is the only country in southern Africa that has legally governed another country – Southwest Africa. Now Namibia for those under 20. Be proud to be Zambian. And Zambia is the only black country declared legally Christian in the world. Hahahahahaha! You see, God lives in Zambia. Relax. …but go for work tomorrow. And there is more fresh water rivers in Zambia than anywhere on the continent. Pilgrim, look to the brighter side. And work on the ugly, shitty side. It’s called living…a step at a time! Nzambe indeed! Kindly share, Pilgrim. The post Opinion: Zambians, Take A Chill Pill; Look At Your Brighter Side appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Political Drama Overshadows Issues as Lesotho Revisits Polls

[VOA] The Southern African nation of Lesotho has seen more than its share of political drama in recent years. The tiny, landlocked kingdom heads to the polls Saturday, three years earlier than expected, after lawmakers forced out the prime minister. In…

[VOA] The Southern African nation of Lesotho has seen more than its share of political drama in recent years. The tiny, landlocked kingdom heads to the polls Saturday, three years earlier than expected, after lawmakers forced out the prime minister. Instead of stepping down, he called a snap election.

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‘Do or Die’ in Uyo for Super Eagles

[Guardian] Let us face the facts, at this point in the development of African football, Nigeria, is not a country that should miss out on any edition of the African Cup of Nations. As giants of Africa in many facets of life, football should not be an e…

[Guardian] Let us face the facts, at this point in the development of African football, Nigeria, is not a country that should miss out on any edition of the African Cup of Nations. As giants of Africa in many facets of life, football should not be an exception.

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2face Pays Tribute to Mandela At Soweto Home

[Vanguard] Just a few weeks after his withdrawal as one of the judges on popular reality TV music show, The Voice Nigeria, with reason of commitments to other things, African Queen crooner, Innocent ‘2face’ Idibia, visited the Soweto home of Late Nelso…

[Vanguard] Just a few weeks after his withdrawal as one of the judges on popular reality TV music show, The Voice Nigeria, with reason of commitments to other things, African Queen crooner, Innocent '2face' Idibia, visited the Soweto home of Late Nelson Mandela to pay tributes, while on an all-expense paid vacation to South Africa, fully sponsored by Campari, to which 2face is a brand ambassador.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Two African Countries Get Temporary UN Seat

[VOA] U.N. member states elected six countries Friday to temporary seats on the Security Council, the U.N. body responsible for maintaining international peace and security.

[VOA] U.N. member states elected six countries Friday to temporary seats on the Security Council, the U.N. body responsible for maintaining international peace and security.

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Stop Calling Dancers Prostitutes, Dancer Kaffy Begs

[Vanguard] Guinness Book of World Records holder and world class professional dancer cum choreographer, Kafayat Shefau, popularly known as ‘Kaffy’, in an exclusive chat with Showtime has come out to beg people to stop tagging professional dancers and c…

[Vanguard] Guinness Book of World Records holder and world class professional dancer cum choreographer, Kafayat Shefau, popularly known as 'Kaffy', in an exclusive chat with Showtime has come out to beg people to stop tagging professional dancers and choreographers prostitutes and promoters of nudity and sensuality.

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Owning a Record Label Has Always Been My Dream- – Harrysong

[Vanguard] Reggae Blues singer, Harrysong, has revealed that floating an independent record label of his own has been his lifetime dream. The Delta State born singer cum songwriter disclosed this in a recent interview with Planet TV at the official lau…

[Vanguard] Reggae Blues singer, Harrysong, has revealed that floating an independent record label of his own has been his lifetime dream. The Delta State born singer cum songwriter disclosed this in a recent interview with Planet TV at the official launch party of his record label, Alterplate.

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