Nkana beat FQM in friendly,Buffaloes boosted after Napsa training game


Nkana romped to a 4-0 home win over division 1 side FQM Operations FC in a pre-season friendly played at Nkana Stadium in Kitwe on Saturday.

The hosts’ scorers list read like a script Nkana’s much-demanding fans will be hoping will be music to their ears this season but saw Idris Mbombo not amongst the scorers.

Dieugo Apanene opened scores from the penalty spot before Festus Mbewe and Ronald Kampamba added the second and third goals respectively.

Mbombo, though, was architect of Mbewe’s goal from his pass to ensure he had a place in the spotlight on the day.

Walter Bwalya completed the rout with a close range shot.

Meanwhile at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka, Green Buffaloes warmed-up for their 2018 CAF Confederation Cup preliminary stage, final leg home date against El Masry of Egypt with a win and draw against Napsa Stars on the same date.

In game one, Eddie Sinyangwe’s goal gave Buffaloes a 1-0 win.

Buffaloes later rallied for one -down to finish 1-1 in game two.

Robson Phiri put Napsa ahead in the 33rd minute before Felix Katongo equalized in the 43rd minute.

The game comes four days before Buffaloes attempt to overturn a 4-0 away loss in Egypt on February 10 at Port Said.

Buffaloes will host El Masry at Nkoloma on February 20.