Chiefs striker exits with a bang

Kaizer Chiefs striker Lazarous Kambole marked his Zesco United departure with a thunderous goal as he bade farewell to his old club.

Kambole rounded of his tenure with a goal and the man of the match award as Zesco claimed a record sixth Absa Cup crown over the weekend.

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The Zambian, who penned a three-year deal with Amakhosi in a transfer reportedly worth around R3-million, saw out his contract as the Zegalacticos continue their domestic duties, despite the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

The reigning Zambian Super League champions faced rivals Zanaco in the League Cup final on Saturday, winning 4-1 as Kambole netted a rocket to close out the scoreline.

“It was an emotional game and this was my last game and I wanted to give fans a very good game, and of course my last goal,” the 25-year-old told reporters, suggesting he would now be headed to Naturena for the start of their pre-season preparations.

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Zesco coach George Lwandamina also gave his take of the Chipolopolo front-man’s move to Chiefs, backing the player to reach greater heights at his new club.

“Him winning the man of the match is a good record. He played well despite having already clinched a deal with Kaizer Chiefs and he tried to help the team,” Lwandamina told ZamFoot.

“[I] am sure if he continues to play the same way, the sky will not be the limit.”

Kambole holds the record for the fastest ever hattrick in the CAF Champions League, after scoring three times in the space of just five minutes against Swazilands’ Mbabane Swallows in August last year.

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