Kalaba inspires Mazembe to victory


Rainford Kalaba on Sunday inspired TP Mazembe to the top of Group A in the 2014 CAF Champions League.

Kalaba scored a 13th minute goal to send Mazembe from bottom to first in a 1-0 home win over Zamalek of Egypt in Lubumbashi on match-day-three of the competition.

The goal was Kalaba’s first in Group A after helping Mazembe to their second successive win after kicking off their pool stage campaign on May 16 with a 1-0 away loss at Al Hilal in Khartoum.

Mazembe lead Group A on 6 points, two more than A Hilal and AS Vita who are second and third respectively.

Zamalek are bottom on three points.

Meanwhile, Kalaba played the full 90 minutes while compatriots Given Singuluma and Jonas Sakuwaha were on the bench.


  1. Lusaka Times do your editing properly. How can he lead them to their second successive defeat after scoring the only go of the game and by wining 1-0?

    • @Mwenya…..u are right man. I was also wondering about that. I think the writer was looking forward to using those words some day and unfortunately wrong timing. Secondly, Kalaba didn’t play 90 minutes. He was substituted in the second half. I watched the game on sabc 1.

  2. You are busy attcking each other , very tipical of Zambians, instead of inquring why Kalaba was left out of the Zambia- japan game! Inthe recent past there has not been any good news about Zambia apart the Rainfold goal! no wonder africa will be third world for life,

    • i read all Zambian footballers with club continental commitments (i.e Mazembe Boys) this past weekend were excused from national duties.

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