James Chamanga scored his first goal for Dalian Haichang on Monday.

Chamanga off the mark

Chamanga finally gets off the mark

Posted: 17 September 2008 Time: 12:20 pm

Reigning PSL top scorer James Chamanga has finally broken his goal drought at Chinese Super League club Dalian Haichang after scoring his first goal for the club, four months after he completed his move from Moroka Swallows.

The Zambian striker was on target on Monday night in the 2-1 away loss to Qingdao Jonoon.

Chamanga’s maiden goal came after 70 minutes but by then Jonoon had already scored twice through penalty conversions by Liu Jian and Zhau Zheng and cruised to a comfortable victory.

Since making his debut on May 17 against Shaanxi Zhongxin in a game that ended 1-1, Chamanga has found no joy in front of goal as Haichang have been dismal as a team.

Haichang – China’s most successful club with eight league titles to their name - are in unfamiliar surroundings languishing in 13th position in the 16-team league with just 16 points from the 16 games that they have played. They trail leaders Shandong Luneng by 19 points with 14 games remaining.

“I have realised that football is much more physical and faster here,” Chamanga told KickOff.com a month after his arrival in China, where he said he has signed a one-year contract after being bought out of contract at Swallows.

The Chinese Super League has only resumed on August 30 after a lengthy seven week break to make way for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

With Chamanga’s club chasing shadows, Serbian coach Ratko Dostanic has been fired after achieving just one win in eight games and has since been replaced by fellow countryman Milorad Kosanovic who makes a return to the club.

Chamanga is well out of the race for the top scorer award in China as Nigerian-born Poland striker Emmanuel Olisadebe of Henan Siwu leads the race with nine goals.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 12:38 pm
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Soccer Critic ( Tivani )
posted: 01:28 pm
Kick off we want to comment.kati why we struggle?
Soccer Critic ( Tivani )
posted: 02:12 pm
The going says "to forgive is to set the prisnor free and discover that the prisnor was you".

Lets forgive Gary Goldstone. Gordon says the guy he is no longer enjoying life in training . So, guys i believe Gary has ears and he listen, why do we forgive him? The guy has been punished, Appologised,& try to call Bulu which shows sign he admit the wrong doing. people keep influence war between players " WHICH MUST STOP".Don't influence war between players. It happens in sokka where by a player get out of emotions & misbehave.for instance, Zidane deliberately heat Mettarazi on his face, but they publicly forgive each other and put the matter under the carpet.Gary is longer living healthy life,because of people who a lways after him. An eye for an eye will not solve the problem. lets forgive. SUFFER & PSL dispoint me for wantin 2 take action agaisnt gary, who has already punished. Psl and SUFER want to put themselves under pressure. Fire to fire will not work out.

I'm writing this from a broken heart.
Anonymous
posted: 02:23 pm
SOCCER CRITIC:Please you must learn to understand the what Topic says don't write irrelevant issue,Where does Goldstone issue comes in here Please don't make your mind to be prisoner just free it
Soccer Critic ( Tivani )
posted: 02:26 pm
Hey General in the Morning i did not comment. i was supposed to comment on his topic, unfortunately the Kick off website was busy Up graded.

Psl and Suffer are now beyond FIFA regulation. why they keep chasing after punished player( Gary ). They trying to bend and justify the laws to Charge Charged Goldstone. Hesaid sorry to Bulu, Chiefs Management, Mushin, Bulu's Family, Club and Grodon himself. so , what next ? Zola Mavu you want to Charge Gary, so that you please people ? pls stop that. This not nice. Yes, he idmit a mistake.
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