Chilumba’s Power hands Zesco shock loss
Power Dynamos defied their skeptics today to thump 10-man Zesco United 3-1 at Arthur Davies Stadium in Kitwe.
The win was coach Tennant Chilumba’s first seven games ago since June 30 when Power beat Lime Hotspurs 1-0 at the same venue.
Leaders Zesco Uniteds defeat see their lead at the top of the FAz SAuper Division table to one point after Nkana drew 0-0 away at Konkola Mine Police.
Mathews Nkowani put Power ahead in the 10th minute after some good work from man-of-the-match Kennedy Mudenda.
Alfred Luputa headed in the equaliser two minutes later but their joy was short-lived when Graven Chitalu fired in the second, again Mudenda was on hand with the assist.
On-fire Cletus Chota almost added Power’s third in the 36th minute again Mudenda with the assist but his shot went inches wide of Zesco’s post.
Zesco were later reduced to 10 men in the 44th minute when Jackson Mwanza was sent off in a 50-50 duel for the ball with Maybin Chishimba as Power headed into the break at 2-1.
Power extended their a minute after the restart through Chota who made no mistake this time after the break when whipped in Power’s third in the 36th minute as Zesco’s defence when to sleep.
Zesco stay top on 37 points, one ahead of second placed Nkana while Power stay put in 11th despite that key home win.
Red Arrows remained third on 30 points after a 3-0 home win over Konkola Blades to hand Beston Chambeshi his first loss in charge from five games.
Goals from Shadreck Malambo, Stanley Banda and Evans Musonda made sure Red Arrows stayed three points behind second placed Nkana.
Lime Hotspurs 0-Napsa Stars 1
Power Dynamos 3-Zesco United 1
Konkola Mine Police 0-Nkana 0
Red Arrows 3-Konkola Blades 0
Green Buffaloes 0-Zanaco 2
Roan United 3-Nkwazi 1
Kalulushi Modern Stars 1-Nchanga Rangers 2
Forest Rangers 1-Kabwe Warriors 0
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