Zesco United this afternoon collected the 2007 league seasons first cup honor with a 5-3 post-match penalty win over Kabwe Warriors in the final of this year’s Charity Shield played Woodland stadium in Lusaka.

The Ndola side came from behind to equalize through Rainford Kalaba in the 33rd minute.

This is after Emmanuel Matuka had given Warriors the lead just five minutes earlier before the match was settled via penalties at the end of the 90 minutes.

In the semifinals on the two side’s road to Saturday’s final, Zesco beat Green Buffaloes 2-1 in Kitwe on February 17 while Warriors were 1-0 winners over the 2006 Charity Shield champions Zanaco at Woodlands on the same date.

BUFFALOES HEAD FOR SUNNY REUNION.

Green Buffaloes on Sunday leave the country ahead of their opening match in the Caf Confederations Cup against St Pauloise FC of The Reunion Island in a 1st round, 1st leg tie.

Buffaloes were on bye from the preliminary round while St Pauloise reached the 1st round on away goals rule after a 2-2 aggregate score line against neighbors St Michel of The Seychelles.

Meanwhile, Zambia’s Caf Africa Champions League representative Zanaco depart for Tunisia on Monday ahead of their weekend 1st round, 1st leg match away to Esperance.

POWER LOSES TO CHAMBISHI.

Power Dynamos this afternoon lost 2-0 at home to relegate Chambishi FC in a pre-season friendly as the two teams put final touches before the season kicks off next weekend March 3.

Two first half goals from Thomas Kapelembe and Avenacious Mapanda sealed the win for Aggrey Chiyengi’s SIDE before withering a late Power comeback in the final 10 minutes of the warm-up match played at Arthur Davies stadium in Kitwe.

courtesy of Kalumiana Kalumiana

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