Zim footballers abroad weekly round-up

By Ray Munyoro

A number of Zimbabwean footballers plying their trade in foreign leagues were in action for their respective clubs at the weekend and had mixed fortunes.
Tino Kadewere scored his sixth goal of the season in the French top-flight as Olympique Lyon won 4-1 at Nice. Kadewere, who was well positioned to grab his second, decided to gift Karl Toko Ekambi with an excellent assist.
Defender Teenage Hadebe played the entire match as his Yeni Malatyaspor recorded a 2-0 win over Kasimpasa in the Turkish Super Lig.
Aston Villa midfielder Marvelous Nakamba, who started in the previous game, was dropped to the bench as Dean Smith’s men won 3-0 at West Bromwich Albion in the English Premier League.
David Moyo started and was later withdrawn as Hamilton Academical won 2-0 at Ross County in the Scottish Premiership.
Adam Chicksen returned to Notts County starting team in their 3-0 win over Morpeth Town in the FA Cup third round.
In South Africa, Khama Billiat and Willard Katsande’s Kaizer Chiefs’ were held to a 1-1 draw by Bloemfontein Celtic.
Billiat played the entire match while Katsande came off the bench to record another disappointing performance.
Chiefs have recorded one win in eight matches in the league so far.
Full-back Divine Lunga played the whole game while Knox Mutizwa rose from the bench as Golden Arrows played to a 1-1 draw against log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns.
Talent Chawapihwa and Butholezwe Ncube rose from the bench in the second half to help AmaZulu come from behind to win 3-1 over Chippa United.
At SuperSport United, coached by Zimbabwean tactician Kaitano Tembo, Kuda Mahachi and Onismor Bhasera were in action as the team won 3-1 over Baroka.
For Baroka, Elvis Chipezeze was in goal, making a return to the starting eleven after four games. Ovidy Karuru played the entire the game in Black Leopards’ 1-2 defeat to Moroka Swallows. Nhau/Indaba

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