Green Buffaloes will for a second successive year represent Zambia in Africa after finishing second in the Faz Premier League despite going down 2-1 at home against Young Arrows in their final top-flight match of the season today at Edwin Emboela Stadium in Lusaka.

For finishing league runners-up, Buffaloes will be Zambia’s representatives in next years CAF Confederations Cup that kicks off in February.

Buffaloes finish their league campaign in second position on 53, two more than third placed Power Dynamos who finished on the same number of points with the team they’ve displaced Kabwe Warriors today after the latter drew 1-1 away to Konkola Blades in Chililabombwe this afternoon.

Meanwhile, Buffaloes and Young Arrows teams were deadlocked until late in the 78th minute of the game on a rain-swept pitch at Buffaloes temporal home while Independence stadium is getting a new artificial playing surface laid.

Young Arrows and Zambia striker Kruger Mwansa opened scores in 11 minutes from time with a low shot before Newa Mwewa equalised a minute into injury time.

Just as it looked like the match was heading for a draw ex-Zambia Under-17 striker Lottie Phiri thumped in the winner from close-range a minute after Newa’s equalizer.

Buffaloes wrapped-up their season trailing 15 points behind champions Zesco United who beat hosts City of Lusaka 2-0 at the same venue in a lunchtime kickoff through a brace from Zambia midfielder Jonas Sakuwaha in the 25th and 51st minutes.

City have over the last month now played all their home games away from Woodlands stadium after the Lusaka City Council shut down the iconic venue due to poor sanitation there.

In the days other results, Power Dynamos finished strongly in third place after a 1-0 away win over Nchanga Rangers while Lusaka Dynamos faded in sixth place despite a 1-0 away win over Red Arrows at Nkoloma Stadium.

2006 league champions Zanaco wrapped-up their forgettable season in seventh place after a 1-0 win over Roan United thanks to a goal from junior international Chisamba Lungu.

FAZ PREMIER LEAGUE WEEK 30

17/11/2007

Konkola Blades 1 – Kabwe Warriors 1
Nchanga 0- Power Dynamos 1
Green Buffaloes 1 – Young Arrows 2
Red Arrows 0 – Lusaka Dynamos 1
City of Lusaka 0 – Zesco United 2
Zamtel 2 – National Assembly 0
Zanaco 1 – Roan United 0
Forest Rangers 1 – Nakambala Leopards 1

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11 COMMENTS

  1. Does anyone have an idea of the final Premier League table?Which teams are relegated and which ones have been promoted from division one north and south?

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  2. Olympic debut for Ivory Coast

    Chelsea’s Salomon Kalou was included in the Ivory Coast squad
    Victory against Mali on Sunday has guaranteed Ivory Coast a place at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
    The 4-1 win gives the Young Elephants an unassailable lead at the top of Group B, with one round of matches remaining.

    They have never played at the Olympic Games before, and will be aiming to become the third African team to win football gold.

    Nigeria won the 1996 tournament, and Cameroon too

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  3. This is the latest on BBC sports. I am sure it is just a mistake, it should be Ivory Coast 4 Zambia 1. I guess Peter Kaumba still thinks Ivory Cosat is afraid of Zambia by bringing Solomon Kalou! When are we ever going to learn to take game preparations and team selection seriously. Look at the Senior Team, we are having ‘trials’ when team that qualified is known. We are having preparatory matches with players who have little or no chance of making the final team – LORD HAVE MERCY!

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  4. Aggrey Chiyangi would have done it or George CHICKEN Lwandamina.Kaumba has failed to keep his house how would he manage U23?It’s time now to use pipo in position who are managing their homes well.Kaumba is a failure even at club level where is club fired him, ba FAZ ati coach waba U23, shaaa!

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  5. zambia has been developing these young players, kalaba, since kalu’s time. he’s been playing senior team, gaining experience all this time, going to france… not to use him and all our potential was a big waste, we have thrown away all this good hard work to develop players, and then think them to good. we have been developing, investing in youth and team, the ivorians not as much, we should be the cool finishers. nothing can condone this decision. i feel those players have been let down.

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  6. All are a making noise. KALABA or Mulenga can not do anything in Abijan. Just accept that we are not good enough yet.

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  7. at least we could have come back with a repeectable score line there is just no way u can leave out your best players and expect to get away with it some times even just two players can change a game.

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