The saga continues in the FAZ division 1, north league. After week 15, Lumwana Radiant’s are back on top after they capitalised on Kalulushi’s loss.
Kalulushi Modern stars travelled to Solwezi to meet Kansanshi Dynamos. The Dynamos who lost their week 14 match redeemed themselves in front of their home supporters on Saturday and beat table leaders Kalulushi Modern Stars 2-1. The Modern stars who were leading the league by a single point needed this win to stay on top. They stubbed the Real Nakonde winning streak in week 14 with their 2-0 win but have now been displaced to second position.
Mining Rangers held Roan United to a one-all draw and kept them in 4th place with 25points. Kitwe United managed to come back with a point from Nakonde in a game that saw no goals scored. Real Nakonde drop two slots and are sitting in 7th position with 24points. Mufulira Blackpool is holding onto the third place slot with 27 points after beating Copperbelt Buffaloes 3- and is now two points ahead of Roan United.
The game of the day was the Solwezi derby between Lumwana Radiants, at home, and FQMO. The visitors made it known from the onset that they were not going to make it easy for Radiant’s to go tops. FQMO opened the scoring and led momentarily before the Radiant’s equalised. The goal built confidence in the home team as they followed up with another goal from Mike Banda to make it 2-1 just before the end of the first half.
In Ndola, the “oil men” Indeni beat struggling and newly promoted side ZESCO solwezi. They, however, seem to be better performers than their sister team ZESCO Luapula who were beaten by Chambishi 2-1 to make it their 9th loss of the season. The only team with less points than the Luapula team is Konkola Mine Police who lost at home to Ndola United, 1-2 . In Kabwe, the Chindwin Sentries recorded their 5th loss when they hosted Gomes from Ndola. Gomes carried the day beating the army outfit 3-1.
There are only two games to go before the mid-season break. The battle now is between Lumwana Radiant’s and Kalulushi Modern stars for a chance to play in the Barclays cup. We cannot rule out Mufulira Blackpool as they too have a mathematical chance to finish on top by 29th June 2015.
By Besa Kansumba