Zesco United exorcised ghosts of their recent past when they beat Lusaka Dynamos 5-4 in on post-match penalties after a scoreless draw in their Barclays Cup semifinal match-up played at the Trade Fair Grounds in Ndola today.
Zesco finally got some relief over Dynamos who beat them 1-0 in the BP Top 8 final played on November 8 at Nchanga Stadium in Chingola.
The defending Barclays Cup champions will face Power Dynamos in the finals on December 6 at a venue to be advised in an all Copperbelt cup derby.
Power also won via post-match penalties after beating Green Buffaloes 4-2 in their semifinal match that ended scoreless at the same venue.
This will be Power’s first cup final since 2003 when they won the Mosi and Coca Cola Cup’s.
Meanwhile in the Zesco-Dynamos match, defender Hichani Himoonde stepped up to convert the first penalty before Jonas Sakuwaha leveled shortly thereafter for Zesco.
Dynamos midfielder William Njovu made it 2-1 before Zesco defender Rogers Kamwandi restored parity.
Dynamos striker Stanley Nshimbi sent Zesco goalkeeper Jacob Banda the other way while Innocent Mwaba kept the defending champions in the hunt to make it 3-3.
However, former Zesco midfielder Donwell Yobe handed his old club the advantage when he skied his penalty.
Zesco’s burden was taking care of by striker Lottie Phiri kept his cool to convert the deciding penalty to send the defending champions through to the finals.
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