Mabika starts in Inter Miami victory

Mabika starts in Inter Miami victory
Chipolopolo defender Aime Mabika shields the ball for goalkeeper Toaster Nsabata in a friendly match against Congo-Brazzaville at Mardan Sports Complex in Antalya,Turkey on 25/03/2022. Pix courtesy of FAZ Media

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Apr 12, 2022. 15:00

Chipolopolo Zambia new boys Aime Mabika and Frankie Musonda had contrasting outings over the weekends at their respective clubs on opposite sides of the Atlantic.

Down in Florida, defender Aime Mabika made his first start this season for USA MLS club Inter Miami on Saturday.

It proved to be a fruitful day for Mabika that saw Inter Miami also ended their winless start to the campaign when they beat fellow strugglers New England Revolution 3-2 at home.

Mabika played the full 90 minutes for Phil Neville’s bottom of the table team who now tied on 4 points with New England at the end of round six.

Meanwhile, across the Ocean in Scotland, Mabika’s central defensive partner Frankie Musonda’s Saturday didn’t go well after Championship club Raith Rovers suffered their second successive league loss.

Raith lost 1-0 at home to fellow mid-table side Greenock Morton and Musonda played the full 90 minutes for his fifth placed club.

Musonda and Mabika made their Chipolopolo debuts in March during Zambia’s friendlies staged in Antalya, Turkey against Congo-Brazzaville on March 25 that they won 3-1 and against Benin on March 27 that they lost 2-1.

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