Power Complete Derby Double Over Nkana
Nkana 0- Power Dynamos 2
Power Dynamos leaped from 6th to 2nd on the Faz Premier League table after a thorough 3-0 home win over Nkana in their big Kitwe derby played on Wednesday.
The Arthur Davies side completed a league brace in the derby over troubled Nkana this season whom they beat 1-0 away last June.
The win leaves Nkana, who returned to the top-flight this season after a four-year hiatus in division 1 north, still deeply bogged down in the relegation mire perched in 14th place and 3rd from bottom with two matches left to play.
Power secured the 3 points thanks to a brace courtesy of striker Elson Mkandwire with goals in the 41st and 57th minute.
Ex-Kitwe United midfielder Joseph Sitali sealed Powers home-win seven minutes after the hour-mark to see Fordson Kabole’s side move to 43 points and 4 points behind leaders Zesco United.
Green Buffaloes 0- Zanaco 1
Zanaco moved up to 4th place with a 1-0 away win over troubled Green Buffaloes in their Lusaka derby at Woodlands Stadium.
Winston Kalengo 33rd minute goal secured Zanaco’s win.
However, Buffaloes will feel a little hard done by in this scrappy encounter after referee Wellington Kaoma strangely ruled out a clear 70th minute goal scored by Reuben Tembo from long-range for an infringement.
Buffaloes are 7th after Wednesdays defeat on 41 points with two matches left to play.
UNDER-20 COSAFA UPDATE
An 18-member Zambia Under-20 team flew into Johannesburg from Lusaka on Wednesday morning before taking a seven hour drive to Kimberly ahead of Fridays opening ceremony and matches of this years Cosafa Youth Cup.
Zambia kickoff their preliminary round Group A matches against Seychelles on Friday before facing hosts and 2007 runners-up South Africa over the weekend.
The side will face Lesotho in their final Group A match in mid-week.
Goalkeepers: William Chibale (Lusaka Dynamos), Richard Masheka
Defenders: Collins Chipili (Lusaka Youth Academy), Boyd Chipeta (Lusaka Dynamos), Jimmy Chisenga (Red Arrows), Michael Katongo (Kabwe Warriors), Derrick Mwansa (Nkwazi) Arthur Shiwila (Power Dynamos)
Midfielders:Henry Banda (Zanaco), Musonda Munaile (Young Zanaco), Innocent Mwaba (Zesco United), Nathan Sinkala (Green Buffaloes),Miguel Zulu (Zamtel), Evans Musonda
Forwards: John Ching’andu (Zesco United), Morgan Kaoma (City of Lusaka), Saint Nkhoma (Young Arrows), Kasongo Mwepya (Paramilitary)
Coach: Oswald Mutapa Jnr
Assistant Coach: Alfred Mulao & Emmanuel Siwale