It doesn’t come as surprise for the in-form striker to be coveted by top sides this window. After putting up an impressive show home and away against Cameroon champions Cotton Sport. Sakala caught the attention of many suitors by scoring the opener in the first leg where he rose high up to nod in a bullet header. Cotton Sport pulled one back before he provided an assist for Zanaco to grab the winner mid way through the second half. The return leg away proved to be the last bait to big clubs like Al Ahly and Orlando Pirates. In what looked like a game that was heading for a draw. Saith Sakala capitalized on a counter attack in a typical goal poacher instinct fashion. He raced through the defenders to collect a cross from the left before calmly slotting it past the goalkeeper in the bottom corner well into the first minute of injury time to grab a dramatic away win. That left Zanaco topping the group of death featuring the likes of record winners Al Ahly and Wydad Casablanca with 3 wins and a draw.
“We’ve been monitoring this player for a while and we are surely interested in him” said Mr Nkosana Khosa , son of the Club Chairman/Owner Irvine Khosa. The latest addition to Joe Mart Sports and Events Mgt is the hottest property in the continent at the moment. Another World Cup Quarter finalist Moses Nyondo who featured in every game at the just ended U20 World Cup in Korea comes in with an African champions medal. It’s a wait and see situation as an unnamed Dubai based club and a Turkish second tier team is also vying for his services. One thing for certain is that Zanaco are sweating to loose their top-man as the Champions League draw closer to it’s final and decisive semi-final knock-out stages.