James Chamanga Shines In China
James Chamanga scored his first hat trick of the season on Sunday to inspire his Chinese club Dalian Shide to their second win of the 2012 campaign.
The Zambian striker was on target in the 9th, 24th and 87th minutes in Shide’s 4-1 home win over 10th placed Tianjin Teda.
He as substituted just after completing his hat-trick with three minutes left to be played.
Shide are fourth from bottom in 13th place with 9 points from as many games played.
Meanwhile, his fellow China-based striker Christopher Katongo had a dry day despite his teams Henan Jianye 2-2 home draw against fourth placed Beijing Guoan.
Henan are 11th after the draw in a match Katongo played the full 90 minutes with 10 points from nine matches played.
And both Chamanga and Katongo are level on four goals each, three goals less than Romanian striker Cristian Danalache of second placed Jiangsu Shuntian.