Man of the Match Accolade Elates Sikombe

Chipolopolo midfielder Collins ‘Maloda’ Sikombe says winning the Man of the Match award in the opening game at the African Nations Championship (CHAN) was a huge motivation to him.

Sikombe was named Man of the Match after a stellar performance that saw him weigh with a goal and an assist to give Zambia a 2-0-win victory against Tanzania in a Group D game.

In an interview Sikombe said the team will keep working hard and encouraging each other to deliver for the country.

“I am very happy about today’s game (Tuesday) because it is my first time playing in any CHAN tournament. I am very happy and thank God for what he has done for me in today’s game,” he said.

“This game has motivated me, and we really worked hard as a team. We know why we are here; we just need to keep talking to each other and work together.”

Sikombe said the team will plan for Guinea who is their next opponent on Saturday.

Zambia lies second in Group D, behind Guinea who beat Namibia 3-0.

The two sides square off on Saturday at Limbe Stadium at 18H00 Zambian time.


  1. Tmcs

    At your age playing chan cup. Leave that tournament for young guys like bruce musakanya

  2. Real Ryka

    we started the game poorly in the first half with no identity but did improve a lot in the second. what a display by our young number 3. lets build from the second half on saturday. lets go guys for we behind u.

  3. nshilimbemba

    That is good but you know that you don’t play a lone , you have friends around to pass the ball to you then you score .
    So include your mates

  4. JMS

    The coach should encourage very much on using flat down passes and if long balls, these should be directly on a next player . If it’s over to you it means one was punicking. keep on. But please avoid negative comments.

  5. Alonzo

    I saw long passes, which is good though were not 100% accurately.
    Micho should also encourage players to focus more on creating chances for each other by opening up. If they can. The second goal by chabula was commendable, if we can utilize chances like that one that is well and good. I did not see the skills I know about kampamba, let him play the game not unnecessarily pressure. Bruce m is also needed for team experience, he is an excellent player. Goal keeper should also be steady when managing the box and his defence.
    As fans we shall give you total support…
    Goal….chipolopolo … Goal….

  6. Jahman metal

    Go 🇿🇲 Zambia Go

    Jah bless you all zedians

  7. Cosmas Moonga

    Am surprised soccer fans from a named country in our region are be -littling the CHAN yet year in and year out their country continue hosting the Cosafa. Which of the two is more lucrative and competitive.

  8. Michael

    You should have scored more goals, but am happy we won, keep going, good performance for our Left back.

  9. BEN ONE

    Nice ONE

  10. Danny musonda

    Go💞🙏😀💐🌹🌹🇿🇲we need to continue the winning not motherland tanzania alone and other countries.

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