Mbewe eyes Golden Boot award

Festus Mbewe
Festus Mbewe

Zambia’s prolific striker, Festus Mbewe, is leading the chase for the golden boot award at the on-going Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) Senior Challenge cup.

Mbewe’s brace in Zambia’s 4 nil demolishing of Somalia yesterday and a goal against Burundi last Sunday put him in front of the top scorers’ chart on three goals.

His counterpart, Bornwell Mwape, is following him on 2 goals each together with Uganda’s forward, Emmanuel Okwi, Sudan’s Ibrahim Salah and Kenya’s Jockins Atudo.

The last ZambiaN player to win the CECAFA golden boot award was Green Buffaloes striker, Felix Katongo, who netted in a total of four goals at the 2010 CECAFA tournament which was held in Tanzania when Zambia were booted out in the quarter finals.

Meanwhile, Zambia coach, Patrice Beaumelle, said he is happy with the improvement of the team, saying the Chipolopolo boys are now getting sharper.

Beaumelle told MTN Football.com that he is looking forward to quarter final stages which he said is expected to be tough.

Zambia yesterday beat Somalia 4 nil to advance to the quarter finals of the on-going CECAFA Senior championship being hosted by Kenya.