Football Sport

Zanaco back to winning ways

ALEX NJOVU, Sunset Stadium, Lusaka
SUBSTITUTE Luka Lungu yesterday came from the bench to net a brace as Power Dynamos overcame Lusaka Dynamos in a Super Division week 17 match.
Lungu replaced Kennedy Mudenda on the hour mark and did not disappoint acting coach Anderson Phiri.
Lungu restored parity on 74 minutes, heading in a cross from Martin Phiri to cancel Chola Simuyamba’s goal in the 50th minute in this lunch time kick-off.
Simuyamba jumped high to meet Emmanuel Habasimba’s free kick. Defender Christopher Munthali fouled Habasimba outside the box.
Lungu ensured Power kept leaders Zesco United in sight with a 78th minute strike.
Junior international midfielder Kelvin Mubanga and Phiri interchanged passes and the latter laid the ball to Lungu, who beat goalkeeper Robert Nsama.
The win pushed Power to 36 points, two behind Zesco, who face Napsa Stars in Lusaka today.
In a late match at Sunset Stadium, Zanaco returned to winning ways edging Forest Rangers, MATTHEWS KABAMBA reports.
After 1-0 losses to Zesco and Power, Zanaco’s Aubrey Funga made the difference in the 47th minute tapping in a cross from Moses Phiri.
Forest created few scoring opportunities.
Third-placed Zanaco have 32 points while Forest have 23.
Mufulira Wanderers skipper Taonga Bwembya scored a classic free-kick as the legendary side came from behind to hold Nkwazi at Shinde Stadium, MULWANDA LUPIYA reports.
Nkwazi striker Steward Chikandiwa beat goalkeeper Danny Phiri from a free-kick in the 53rd minute.
Bwembya’s thunderbolt from a free-kick hit the cross-bar in the 68thminute and five minutes later he unleashed a cracker which goalkeeper Makasa Kalaba had a touch on before the ball hit the cross-bar and rolled into the net sending the crowd into frenzy.
Nkwazi have 29 points, three better than Wanderers.
Nchanga Rangers’ aspirations of playing elite football next season suffered a setback when they went down to Red
Arrows in Chingola, HONE SIAME reports.
Festus Mbewe opened the scoring in the fifth minute, Bruce Musakanya doubled the lead on 20 minutes and Emmanuel Banda reduced arrears for Rangers in the 40th minute.
Banda equalised in the 50th minute but Danny Sibanda sealed Arrows’ victory on 73 minutes.
Rangers have 22 points while fourth-from-bottom Rangers have 16.
Nkana failed to hold on to the lead allowing Konkola Blades to collect a point in Kitwe.
Simon Bwalya fired Nkana ahead in the 24th minute but Blades restored parity on 43 minutes after Happy Kaunda pounced on a defensive lapse.
Nkana, whose last win was on May 30, were reduced to ten men in the 79th minute after referee Milton Mweemba sent defender Masautso Zimba for an early shower for a second bookable offence.
Both teams have 19 points.
Coach Patrick Phiri got his first win as Nakambala Leopards beat National Assembly in Mazabuka, ROBINSON KUNDA reports.
Moses Siyanda scored both goals in either half to hand the ‘Sweet Boys’ the second victory of the season.
Nakambala are still bottom with 13 points, one behind Assembly and Napsa.

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