Power Dynamos coach Tennant Chilumba ended an elusive three-year cup drought when his side lifted the 2016 Samuel ‘Zoom’ Ndhlovu Memorial Charity Shield on Wednesday.
Power beat Green Buffaloes 1-0 in a hard-fought-for final at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka to lift their first silverware since 2013 when they won the same accolade under Beston Chambeshi.
Chilumba, who replaced Chambeshi in June of that year, then went trophyless until today with a 2nd and 3rd place finish in 2014 and 2015 respectively the highlights of his tenure.
Meanwhile, Buffaloes dominated the first 25 minutes of the game before Power found their stride.
Buffaloes then had goalkeeper Davy Kaumbwa to thank after denying Kelvin Mubanga twice in the 22nd and 29th minutes including Julius Situmbeko in-between before the sides went into the break scoreless.
The deadlock was broken in the 77th minute when midfielder Larry Bwalya curled in a sublime shot.
Buffaloes then went on a rampaged as Power held on their precious lead to end their three-year silverware drought.
aba yellow baisa chokako mugila
cha chine ba lapoka aka basa abene?
Mwalunda namba yama teams aya cha kwata ifi basa, olo mulesonkela not kula shupa ukulipila.
Nangu mu wine from 2013 no ka cup.
Am a Zimbabwean here in Harare. I love Zambian soccer. Yesterday i was watching that match on Supersport 9. I was supporting the Buffalo soldiers captained by captain fantastica(Chris Katongo). Power Dynamos had an upper hand. They have a good player who scored the only goal. Is he (Bwalya) in the national team?
Buffaloes head coach Bilton Musonda, gave an excuse that, most of his players were on national duty and were tired. The question is, are they the only players at Buffaloes?
It’s not called a “hard fought for” final. It’s “a hard fought final”
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