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Super League first round review

The MTN/ FAZ Super League resumes this Saturday with week 16 matches after a mid-season break which started on June 2.

SuperSport.com takes a look back at some of the events which highlighted the first half of the season.

Zanaco finished as mid-season champions with 33 points and they were closely followed by Zesco United who amassed 32 while defending champions Power Dynamos finished in third place with 28.

Indeni finished at the bottom with nine points replacing National Assembly who before the appointment of Muhammed Fathy had never won a match under Wesley Mondo.

Top Goal Scorers

If there is one area where there have been difficulties collecting data, it is the number of goals that have been scored by individual players.

Case in point is where three players from Power Dynamos appeared on the MTN/FAZ Super League top-ten scorers chart when only one of them ought to.

Gravin Chitalu, Mukuka Mulenga and Felix Nyaende are all prolific strikers but their goal tallies in the first half of league include goals that were scored in the Charity Shield and the Orange CAF Champions League at the start of the season.

If we take away those goals, Chitalu has scored five goals in the league instead of eight. The other three goals were scored in the Charity Shield where he grabbed a hat trick. Mukuka Mulenga and Felix Nyaende fall out of the top ten after we take away the goals from the CAF Champions League.

Here below are the top ten goal scorers at the half way point of the season:

1) Jackson Mwanza (Zesco United) 7

2) Mwape Musonda (Konkola Mine Police) 7

3) Linos Chalwe (Napsa Stars) 6

4) Bornwell Mwape (Nchanga Rangers) 5

5) Lewis Macha (Zanaco FC) 5

6)Gravin Chitalu (Power Dynamos) 5

7)Chileshe Kabwe (Konkola Blades) 5

8)Reynold Kampamba (Nkana FC) 5

9)Patson Kaimana (Nakambala Leopards) 5

10) Lubinda Mundia (Red Arrows) 4

Players Banned By Fifa

One of the lows of the first half of the 2012 season was the extension globally of a ban of Zambian players who had been convicted of a match-fixing in Finland. The ban was effected on 30th April 2012 and is set to end on 5th April 2013.

The players who were affected by global ban are:

1) Godfrey Chibanga

2) Chileshe Chibwe

3) Stephen Kunda

4) Christopher Musonda

5) Chanda Mwaba

6) Nchimunya Mweetwa

7) Francis Kombe

8) Dominic Yobe

9) Donewell Yobe

Managerial Changes

There were seven managerial changes at various clubs in the first half of the MTN/FAZ Super League:

Power Dynamos

OUT : Fordson Kabole

IN : Beston Chambeshi

National Assembly:

OUT : Wesley Mondo

 

IN : Muhammed Fathy

Konkola Mine Police

OUT : Godfrey Siame

IN : Masautso Mwale

Roan United

OUT : Chris Chibuye

IN : Bruce Mwape

Nchanga Rangers

OUT : Bruce Mwape

Indeni FC

OUT: Emmanuel Siwale

IN : Danny Bwalya

Green Buffaloes

OUT : Justin Chinama

IN : George Chikokola

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One Response to Super League first round review

  1. sizwe

    July 9, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    i cant wait to see zanaco take on zesco this wkend.battle of the z’s.