Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Kombe: I was at ease playing against Nkana


Red Arrows striker Francis Kombe says he was not under pressure when scoring against his parent club Nkana in Saturday’s FAZ Super League match which finished 2-0 in favour of the Air Men in Wusakile.

Kombe, who is on loan from the outgoing league champions, stunned Nkana with a spectacular second half goal after youngster Paul Katema had earlier given Arrows a lead.

The ex-Zambia and Power Dynamos forward described scoring against Nkana as a bonus.

“It is a bonus for me to score against Nkana. I didn’t mean exactly to score against Nkana I was just helping my team (Arrows),” Kombe said.

“I thank God for the victory I am here to help the team survive and with a goal I still thank God,” he added.
Kombe is hopeful struggling Arrows, who have 35 pints from 29 games, will survive relegation on the final day of the season.

Albert Kachinga’s side will face leaders Zanaco in their final match set for Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka.

“We have got the chance to survive we just need a draw or a win in the last game,” Kachinga said.


  1. This is a breath of fresh air. The nonsense that is in the English Premier League about a player not being eligible to play against his ‘parent’ team is sickening!..(we don’t need you this season, find a team that you will be able to play games for, help them win games bla, bla…BUT don’t dare play against us because you are such a damn good player…)

    I don’t also subscribe to a player NOT celebrating a goal against their former team. What does that mean to his current team..?!

    I wonder if/and how Kombe celebrated his…

  2. @Vizungu. This also happens in Zambia. When Nyambe Mulenga was on loan to power, he couldn’t be used when power faced zesco because of the clause in their loan agreement. I feel this trend is only with some clubs because Christopher Munthali is on loan to Nkana but always features when Power is playing Nkana.

    • Hey @Yebo, thanks! It means our FA has not harmonized player transfer rules and it depends on the individual agreements. Most leagues in Europe are actually flexible on this rule except the EPL.

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