Power Dynamos Secretary Justin Kapoma stormed the referees change room to complain over what he termed as poor officiating after his side’s 1-0 defeat by Forest Rangers in Wednesday’s Faz Super Division Week 24 encounter played at Arthur Davies Stadium in Kitwe.
Determined Forest defended a Larry Siyakasipa 35th minute spectacular long-range goal to condemn Power to unlikely loss at Arthur Davies.
Kapoma confronted Lusaka-Referee Francis Lombe in the changing room and shouldered his team’s loss on match officials.
The Power official was heard shouting at Lombe:” You denied us a clear penalty and showed Forest keeper two yellow cards without producing a red card. If it were at Nkana you can’t survive like that”.
Power’s misery on the day ended with Striker Luka Lungu receiving marching orders from Lombe after he head-batted Forest centre-half Jonas Phiri three minutes from full time.
But Forest Coach Hector Chilombo defended the match official and described his officiating on the day as fair.
“Losing sides always complain, the referee was fair but we were playing away so thumbs up to the referee,” said Chilombo.
He added that:” This is a sweet victory and we prepared well for this
game although we were notified late.
Credit should go to my players we were on top of the game from the word go.”