Zambians contest Lionel Messi's calendar year goals record
Zambians are contesting Lionel Messi’s record of the Most Goals scored in a calendar year.
The Barcelona forward smashed the long-standing record of German great Gerd Muller by hitting his 86th goal this year over the weekend in the La Liga match at Real Betis.
According to seasoned Zambian broadcaster Dennis Liwewe, ex Chipolopolo striker Godfrey Chitalu is the ‘true’ holder of the record having scored ‘107 goals in 1972’.
“We have heard the news and read in the papers about this 86 goals by Messi (Lionel) and it has become a complete surprise to us because we had to go into our records and discovered that Godfrey (Chilatu) already scored 107 goals in one season (year) alone in 1972,” Liwewe told the BBC.
“League matches, Cup final matches, Central African competitions, Africa Cup matches, World Cup preliminary matches for Africa and the Olympic Games that we participated in so it was really recorded 107 goals in one season...