ELIZABETH CHATUVELA, ROBINSON KUNDA
Nkoloma Stadium, Lusaka
NATIONAL Division One side Trident and Maestro United Zambia (MUZA) yesterday defied football hierarchy by overcoming Green Eagles and Red Arrows, respectively, to set up the Absa Cup semi-final clash at Arthur Davies Stadium in Kitwe on April 9.
Trident edged Eagles 1-0 while MUZA stunned fellow Super League side Red Arrows 2-0.
TRIDENT 1 EAGLES 0
At first attempt, Trident have reached the last four of Absa Cup.
“I am very happy, this is an exciting moment. We told the boys to play with confidence and I saw that goal coming as it was a highly tactical match,” Trident coach Ezra Mwanza said.
Eagles boss Alex Namazaba described the goal they conceded as silly.
Namazaba said Eagles were in control of the game but failed to score.
ARROWS 0 MUZA 2
Last week, MUZA warned Arrows to brace for defeat in front of their supporters and it happened.
Gift Simanansa and Andrew Phiri contributed a goal apiece in the opening 22 minutes.
MUZA coach Lameck Banda said Arrows lost because most of their players are in the evening of their careers.
“Most of the Arrows players, I played with them; they can’t match us. We knew that they will try to catch us on crosses, so we closed that and they failed to tick. That was it,” Banda said.
He said they will prepare adequately for Trident.
Arrows mentor Chisi Mbewe said MUZA’s early goals unsettled them.
“We did not play our game, we were second in every situation, and the whole 90 minutes we never CLICK TO READ MORE