Dynamos beat Real, reduce gap with Napsa

LUSAKA Dynamos striker Chris Mugalu (left) battles with Real Nakonde’s Felix Bwalya during a Super Division Week 17 match at National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka yesterday. PICTURE: ANGELA NTENTABUNGA

SYLVESTER CHISHIMBA, National Heroes Stadium, Lusaka
LUSAKA Dynamos yesterday edged tailenders Real Nakonde in a Super Division Week 17 match to reduce the gap with leaders Napsa Stars

to five points.
Second-placed Dynamos moved to 29 points while Napsa have 34.
Striker Jimmy Bayindula dispossessed Ken Phiri and beat goalkeeper Moses Mbapolo with a low shot for the opening goal in the 33rd minute.
Real striker Bismarck Kwarten equalised from a spot kick in the 46th minute.
Dynamos defender Patience Ikamba hacked Kwarten and FIFA referee Janny Sikazwe pointed to the spot.
Dynamos ensured victory on 75 minutes when Mwansa Nsofwa scored from a free kick offside the box.
“The boys fought hard from the start, they showed a lot of commitment and confidence towards the game and won,” Dynamos coach Patrick Phiri said.
Real’s George Mpole blasted wide after an interchange of passes with Given Mubanga in the 24th minute.
Dynamos striker Chris Mugalu’s header bounced off the crossbar from Darcy Mbaka’s cross on 31 minutes.
Real striker Bismark Kwarten shot over the crossbar in the box when scoring was the only option in the 39th minute.
The visitors could have scored on 72 minutes when Hendrix Mumpa’s header was blocked by goalkeeper Monga Ndala.
“We have accepted defeat, my players did all they can. We played a good side and Lusaka Dynamos used their experience to win,” Real coach Mathews Njovu said.
Real are bottom with nine points.
Goalkeeper Fred Silwamba was rushed to hospital as Green Buffaloes beat Forest Rangers at Trade Fair Ground in Ndola, MULWANDA LUPIYA reports.
Silwamba collided with Forest midfielder Patrick Ilongo in the 85th minute and was replaced by Davy Kaumbwa.
Both teams struggled to stamp authority on a bumpy pitch but it was Buffaloes who shook the net from a penalty taken by Fellon Sitonya in the 77th minute.
Forest defender Benson Chali handled and Sitonya scored sending goalkeeper Daniel Mutshimenu in the wrong direction.
Forest midfielder Nawa Nawa’s header missed the target by some inches in the 12th minute.
Third-placed Buffaloes have 28 points, four better than Forest.

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