Maguri stretches goal scoring form in Zambia, Samatta’s Genk stumble  

21Oct 2019
Michael Mwebe
The Guardian
Maguri stretches goal scoring form in Zambia, Samatta’s Genk stumble  

TANZANIAN forward, Elias Maguri, has continued his fine goal scoring form as he led his Zambian club, Nakambala Leopards, to 2-0 win over visiting side Buildcon FC in Zambia Super League match. 

Elias Maguri

Maguri’ goal plus another one from John Gome condemned Buildcon to their first away loss in 13 matches in the league.

The former Simba, Stand United FC and KMC FC striker has now scored four goals in four matches he has played since he joined Nakambala Leopards that had been struggling before his arrival. 

He scored a brace against Kabwe Youth to earn Nakambala Leopards their first win of the season two weeks ago. 

He scored again as Nakambala Leopards went down 2-1 to Forest Rangers in a subsequent match. His current form puts him in a good position to be recalled to senior national football team ‘Taifa Stars’ squad for first time since November 2017 when he scored an equalizer against Benin. 

The absence of former Singida United striker, Eliuter Mpepo, in the Buildcon FC match day squad meant it was a lost opportunity to see two Tanzania strikers go against each other in the Zambia Super League.

In Kitwe, fullback Hassan Ramadhan ‘Kessy’ played the full 90 minutes as his Nkana side continued their poor run of results as they gave away a lead twice to draw 2-2 with Kabwe Warriors at the Godfrey Ucar Chitalu Stadium. 

Struggling Nkana have now gone four matches without victory as they remain in the sixth place having collected eight points in six matches. 

In Belgium, Taifa Stars’ captain, Mbwana Samatta, played the full 90 minutes for his side KRC Genk, as they lost 1-0 against Standard Liege in a Belgium Jupiler Pro League match played on Saturday night. 

The result over has seen Genk slip to sixth place in the 16-team division. Samatta has not scored in the last four matches but he is only three goals from the top scorer, Congolese striker, Dieumerci Mbokani, who the charts with eight goals so far. 

In Morocco, the match involving Simon Msuva’s side Difaa el Jadida and FAR Rabat was postponed. Difaa are winless in their opening three matches of the 2019/20 Botola Pro season. They have drawn two and lost one match. 

They are yet to find the back of the net and hope Msuva, the club top scorer on the last two seasons, will find his scoring form in their next league assignment.

Kielelezo;Elias Maguri