Zanaco held, Zesco face Dynamos

LUMWANA Radiants striker Mushili Chanda (right) battles with Zanaco defender Peter Banda during a Super Division rescheduled Week 12 match at National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka yesterday. The match ended goalless. PICTURE: CHANDA MWENYA

ALEX NJOVU and VICTOR KUMWENDA, National Heroes Stadium, Lusaka
ZANACO were yesterday frustrated by Lumwana Radiants in a Super Division rescheduled Week 12 match that left the reigning

champions six points behind leaders Zesco United.
The Bankers, who have four games in hand, have 32 points at par with Nkana and Lumwana.
Zanaco defender George Chilufya’s header zoomed over the crossbar from Charles Zulu’s corner on 22 minutes.
Three minutes later, defender Taonga Bwembya’s long-range cracker was saved by Lumwana goalkeeper Charles Mweemba.
Zanaco coach Mumamba Numba introduced veteran midfielder Isaac Chansa for Richard Kasonde on 55 minutes but still the team failed to shake the net.
Lumwana players Kelvin Kapumpu and Hosea Silwimba rattled the crossbar late in the match.
Meanwhile, Zesco United will today seek to maintain a grip on the Super Division table when they engage Lusaka Dynamos in a rescheduled Week 12 match at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.
Leaders Zesco have 38 points, one better than second-placed Napsa Stars, while Dynamos are fifth with 33.
Last season, Zesco beat Dynamos 2-0 in Lusaka and triumphed 2-1 in the reverse tie.
Buoyed by Sunday’s 2-0 victory over Nakambala Leopards, Zesco are favourites to collect maximum points.
Coach Zlatko Krmpotic will look to Jesse Were, Dave Daka, Kondwani Mtonga and Davis Kasirye to keep the push for the sixth league title on track.
Smarting from a 1-1 draw with Nkwazi, Dynamos manager Patrick Phiri will rely on Chris Mugalu, Fwayo Tembo, Marvin Jere, Mwila Nsofu, Potipher Zulu and skipper Clatous Chama to halt Zesco’s cruise.
Chama, who was instrumental in Zesco’s CAF Champions League semi-final berth last year, will be eager to score against his former employers.

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