A 90th-minute header from Spencer Sautu saw Zambia survive a real scare as the Chipolopolo boys fought Guinee to a standstill in a thrilling one all stalemate and here Zedsoccer takes you through the ratings of the Zambian boys.
ALLAN CHIBWE – 7.8
Allan was a safe pair of gloves throughout the match. He was brave and put his life in the line as he protected the Zambian net with heart, spirit, and personality. He was however lacking in judgment and his slow reaction in cutting set pieces might have cost the team a lot.
ZACHARIAH CHILONGOSHI 8.5.
The Power Dynamo’s left-back had a game to remember. Despite the blunder, he made which gifted Guinea their goal, ZACHARIAH was exceptional on the Zambian rear left. Gifted with some twinkling feet and a deft touch of magic on the ball, he was exquisite in attack and rock solid in defense. The banana curl he powered in from his educated right foot to find Spencer was a well-grilled football delicacy. He looked like a real prospect for future Zambian assignments.
CLEMENT MWAPE 6.2
Though he played in some unfamiliar territory, Clement read the game pretty well as he avoided overlapping since CHILONGOSHI was always on the move. He stayed put and offered enough cution each time the Ginees caught Zambia on the counter. He however need to improve on playing without the ball.
- ADRIAN CHAMA – 8.9
The captain was a concrete fortress in the Zambian central defence. He was given some specific assignment of keeping Yacouba out of the game and he executed his assignment with such grace, loyalty and poise. He stayed close to his man and had him in his pocket.
- LUKA BANDA – 6
Luka Banda looked jittery and out of position most of the times especially in the first half. The quick Guinee forwards kept running round him with such easy and had Allan CHIBWE to thank as he kept coming off his line for rescue. It was his toughest match in National colours hitherto.
- KELVIN KAPUMBU – 7.2
The ZANACO strongman had everything thrown at him in a midfield battle of demons and Angels but he did well not to easily crack. He mantained his energy levels and breathed at the same stability to the end. The Guinee midfielders were too quick for him but what he lacked in speed, he had in intelligence and mental strength. PAUL KATEMA 5.0
Paul Katema failed to cope with the tempo and intensity of the match and was kept off the match through out his stay on the pitch. He barely got involved in play and ended up being a liability in a Zambian midfield triangle that was already out numbered by the Guineaz who were four and compact.
KELVIN KAMPAMBA 7.6
By his standard, Kelvin had a poor game all round. He had so many touches on the ball in the most vital areas but his light of creativity was deem. He lacked penetration and released the ball just too early. Kampamba had the furnace in his nimble feet but lacked the will to use it.
COLLINS SIKOMBE 7.3
He didn’t score but he had a blinder of a game. The Guinea defenders were rough and physical but he kept them on their toes. His ability with the ball is incredible and he keeps getting better as the games come. He can hold, change pace, sprint, glide past his markers, cross and shoot from any angle and he had his opponents on a rapid pulse through out the match.
EMMANUEL CHABULA 4.0
He was flat footed and completely off the match.
AMITY SHAMENDE 4.1
He was another of Zambians flops and the most loud reason Zambia looked that poor going forward in the first half. He lacked match fitness and the match looked way to quick for him.
SPENCER SAUTU 9.7
Spencer Sautu might not be favourite and as good in Micho’s wisdom but he is a fantastic player. Everything about Zambia just changed
the moment Spencer stepped on the field of play. Purpose, driven, hungry and surgically precise he was the most hungrier boy I’m that Guinea box when he rose high to guide home that text header which salvaged a point for Zambia. Each touch he made on the ball kept stinking blood and had danger written all over his moves and again he has proved a point Micho needs to now note.
BRUCE MSAKANYA 8.8
His combination with Spencer had such vernom and kill. He used the few balls he touched with such efficiency and poised grace