Wednesday, May 29, 2024

THURDAY PRO’S HIT LIST: Chilufya and Banda Head into Knockout Stages


Edward Chilufya and Emmanuel Banda’s lower-tier European campaigns continue into the knockout stages but Kings Kangwa’s race is over after Thursday’s closing group stage matches.

Edward Chilufya came off in the 66th minute of Midtylland’s 2-0 home win over Austrian club Sturm Graz.
The Danish club finished second behind Dutch club Feyenoord in their UEFA Europa League Group F campaign that was separated by goal difference after all four teams finished on 8 points.
Lazio and Graz finished third and fourth respectively.


Kings Kangwa was in the French Riviera on Thursday with Red Star Belgrade where they were humbled 4-1 by Monaco.
Kangwa came on in the 60th minute for Red Star who finished bottom of their UEFA Europa League Group H campaign on 6 points.
Monaco progressed to the playoffs in second spot tied on 10 points with Czech giants Ferencvaros while Turkish club Trabzonspor finished on 9 points.

And in the UEFA Conference League, midfielder Emmanuel Banda came on in the 67th minute of Djurgarden’s 1-0 home win over Shamrock Rovers from the Republic of Ireland.
Djurgarden finished top of Group F on 16 points heading into the quarterfinals after beating their bottom-placed opponents.
The Swedish club finished eight points ahead of Gent of Belgium.

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