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Congo-Brazzaville give Kalengo lift for Zambia clash

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Zambia has opponents Congo-Brazzaville to thank after they gave striker Winston Kalengo a ride on their charter flight for Wednesday’s 2017 Africa Cup Group E clash in Ndola.

Kalengo, who plays for Congo champions AC Leopards, has been stuck in Brazzaville since the weekend after the country was in lockdown due to presidential elections that took place there.

The striker failed to get a flight home for 48 hours before hitch-hiking on Congo’s charter flight to Ndola where they landed just after 19h00.

Kalengo then joined his team mates at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium on Tuesday night in the teams’ final training session where the match will be played in an 18h00 kickoff on Wednesday.

However, Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene is only expected to land in Ndola at 11h00 on Tuesday.

This is after he also found himself in the same flight connect jam in Brazzaville over the weekend where Sundowns where in CAF Champions League against against Kalengo’s club that ended 1-1 on Saturday.

However, striker Evans Kangwa of Hapoel Ra’anana in Israel has withdrawn from the match due to injury.

The good news is defender Stopilla Sunzu of French Ligue 1 club Lille and midfielder Lubambo Musonda of Armenian side Gandazsar joined the team on Monday evening.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. ANDREW KAMANGA IS REALLY WORKING, U CAN SEE HE NEGOTIATED WITH CONGO BRAZAVILLE TO HAVE KALENGO WHO HAS NO GRADE 12 CERTIFICATE TO BE IN SAME PLANE , THE MAN HAS REALLY GOOD NEGOTIATION SKILLS I CANT IMAGINE BEING IN SAME PLANE WITH OPPONENTS THEN ON MATCH DAY I HAMMER THEM

  2. anyoko If you had a grade 12 certificate yourself, you should have known better what netiquette is and thus avoid all caps. It seems that you are also not educated enough to use full stops and commas to properly punctuate a sentence. Back to the article, we should just be thankful that we have Kalengo who has so far proved himself to be a good player.

  3. Chaotic Africa, nothing we can do without chaos. Just to have an election we stop flights. We can’t properly schedule our local & international matches. One coach for a club & national team.
    The only thing we know how to do well is to breed (so the children can die of preventable diseases) & steal from ourselves. Ham’s curse indeed.

  4. I Think All The Key Players Who Will Miss The Game, It Means They Were Also Stuck But With No Opportunity That Wich Kalengo Had

  5. What has grade 12 certificate got to do with kalengo been on the same plane with Congo players. Shade more light.

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