Sunday, June 23, 2024

WEEKEND SCORECARD: Chambeshi: It is time for Nkana to shine in Africa


COACH Beston Chambeshi
COACH Beston Chambeshi

Beston Chambeshi says it is time for Nkana to make a mark in continental football.

The record 12-time champions have been surpassed on the continental front by six-time champions Zesco United who have now made four group stage appearances in both the CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup since they were promoted in 2004.

Nkana have only made one appearance, in the 2014 CAF Confederation Cup, in what was also their debut qualification to the league stage of current format of both continental competitions.

The 1999 African runners-up are currently second on the FAZ Super Division table with three games to go and on the cusp of qualifying to the 2018/2019 CAF Champions League should they finish in the top two alongside leaders Zesco.

Nkana have 69 points, eight behind Zesco and one ahead of Green Eagles and Green Buffaloes who are tied on 68 points.

“Nkana has always been championship material so it is not a fluke we are where we are right now,” Chambeshi said.

“We need to play continental football so that we expose the players and we also want the technical staff to face other challenges.”

Nkana can consolidate their quest this Wednesday when they host third placed Eagles at Nkana Stadium in Kitwe.


Kabwe Warriors 0-New Monze Swallows 0

Green Eagles 1(Tapson Kaseba 30′ pen)-Forest Rangers 0

Nchanga Rangers 1(Benson Nzuma ?’)-Buildcon 0

Kitwe United 0-Lumwana Radiants 0
Nakambala Leopards 0-Zesco United 2 (Jesse Were 62′, Lazarus Kamboele 72′)

Green Buffaloes 1(Felix Katongo 45′)-Napsa Stars 0

Nkwazi 0-National Assembly 0

Kabwe Youth Soccer Academy 0-Zanaco 2(Martin Phiri 61′, Chitiya Mususu 89′)

Lusaka Dynamos 2(Emmanuel Habasimbi 55′, Mwila Phiri 87′)-Power Dynamos 4(Jean Mindeke 17′ 41′, Larry Bwalya 67′, Martin Kayuwa 84′)

Red Arrows 1(Yusuf Phiri 46′)-Nkana 1(Fred Tshimenga 40′)


Idris Mbombo(Nkana):18
Tapson Kaseba(Eagles):18

Jesse Were (Zesco):17

Chris Mugalu(Lusaka Dynamos):14

Rahim Osmanu(Buildcon):13

Lazarus Kambole(Zesco):11

Walter Bwalya(Nkana):10
Emmanuel Chabula(Kitwe):10
Anos Tembo(Green Eagles):10
Alex Ngonga(Power Dynamos):10

George Chaloba(Assembly):9

Ronald Kampamba(Nkana):8
Ernest Mbewe (Zanaco):8
Diamond Chikwekwe(Buffaloes):8
Emmanuel Okutu(Warriors):8

Martin Phiri (Zanaco):7
Larry Bwalya(Power Dynamos):7
Bornwell Mwape(Napsa/Nkana):7
Peter Mwaangani(National Assembly):7
Austin Muwowo (Forest/Kitwe United):7
Conlyde Luchanga(Dynamos):7

John Chingandu(Zesco):6
Damiano Kola (Forest):6
Joseph Phiri(Arrows):6
Spencer Sautu (Eagles):6
Youremember Banda(Buffaloes):6

Chanda Mushili (Buildcon):5
Collins Sikombe(Napsa/Dynamos):5
Rogers Kola (Zanaco):5
Obed Masumbuko(Lumwana):5
Charles Zulu(Zanaco):5
Lameck Kafwaya(Power):5
Heritier Nkonko(Kabwe Warriors):5
Rogers Mukenge (Kitwe):5
Sebastian Mwansa (Nkwazi):5

Bruce Musakanya(Arrows):4
Danny Sibanda(Arrows):4
Ian Sililo (KYSA):4
Tchite Mweshi (Assembly):4
Fahad Bayo(Buildcon): 4
Kelvin Mubanga (Nkana/Power Dynamos):4
Brian Mwila (Buildcon):4
Luka Lungu (Napsa):4
Clifford Saidi(KYSA):4
Amity Shamende(Assembly):4
Cletus Chama(Dynamos):4
Gerald Chisha(Forest):4
Kobe Chipeta (Forest):4
Patrick Kasongo(KYSA):4
Nelson Maziwisa (Warriors):4
John Makwatta(Buildcon):4
Alex Mwamba (Napsa):4

Tardelie Ilunga(Lusaka Dynamos):3
Clement Mundia (Warriors):3
Victor Mubanga(Lumwana):3
Maybin Kalengo(Zesco):3
Josphat Kasusu (Arrows):3
Rupert Musonda(Kitwe United):3
Friday Samu (Buffaloes):3
Douglas Muwowo(Forest):3
Shadreck Mulungwe(Swallows/Eagles):3
Enoch Sabumukama (Zesco):3
Christopher Zulu(Nkwazi):3
Wilbroad Mutale(Monze):3
Robin Siame(Kitwe United):3
Moses Lolozi(Kitwe):3
Joseph Mwindilila(Eagles/Swallows):3
Maisha Chavda(Zanaco):3
Lottie Nyimbili(Nkwazi/Nakambala Leopards):3
Festus Mbewe (Nkana):3
Stephen Kabamba(Buffaloes): 3
Lawrence Chungu(Buildcon):3
Laurent Muma(Forest):3
Progress Kalenga (Eagles):3
Steward Chikandiwa (Nkwazi):3
Godfrey Ngwenya(Power):3
Hosea Silwimba(Lumwana):3
Peter Chinyama (KYSA):3
Joseph Ochaya(Dynamos):3


  1. Good performance can be attributed to individual skill and brilliance at Nkana. There is sufficient depth in player selection at Nkana. Chambeshi is tactless.

  2. Comment: Chambeshi work on your team’s technical aspect. There are players that will not perform wonders in your team and need to be replaced,they lack ambition. Players like Sate sate,Walter Binene,Festus Mbewe, etc will never progress. Look for players who are trainable and that are ambitious to bring honor to Nkana like the U20 team u coached.

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