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Zesco crushed by Buffaloes stampede, Power escape with a draw

Sports Zesco crushed by Buffaloes stampede, Power escape with a draw

Zesco United’s woes continued on Sunday when they lost away to Green Buffaloes in their top two battle at Edwin Emboela Stadium in Lusaka.

The defending FAZ Super Division champions were beaten 2-0 by leaders Buffaloes who opened up a five point lead at the summit of the log.

Sunday’s defeat came barely 24 hours after Zesco landed in Lusaka from Tunisia where they had lost 2-1 to Etoile du Sahel on May 16 in a 2018 CAF Champions League Group D fixture.

The first half ended scoreless but was marred by Zesco coach George Lwandamina’s sending off midway through that period following a sideline altercation with referee Derrick Kafuli.

Buffaloes then took the lead in the 47th minute through Youremember Banda and Diamond Chikwekwe sealed the victory in the 81st minute.

The Army Men rise to 27 points from 12 games played while Zesco stay put at number two on 22 points with two games in hand.

Meanwhile, Power Dynamos fell short of taking second spot but settled for 3rd on their away trip to Lusaka at Napsa Stars on the same day.

Power, on 21 points, salvaged a 1-1 away draw at struggling Napsa.

Napsa went ahead in the 74th minute through an Alex Mwamba penalty that Lottie Phiri won after he was fouled by Power defender Faustin Bakodila.

But Power equalized from a spot-kick of their own in stoppage time that was converted by midfielder Kelvin Mubanga.

Napsa, though, stay put third from bottom at number 18 on 7 points where they occupy one of the four relegation slot.

WEEK 12 RESULTS

19/05/2018
New Monze Swallows 0-Zanaco 1
Nakambala Leopards 0-Buildcon 2
Kitwe United 3-National Assembly 0
Nchanga Rangers 0-Green Eagles 0
Kabwe Warriors 3-Lumwana Radiants 1
20/05/2018
Kabwe Youth Soccer Academy 2-Nkana 2
Napsa Stars 1-Power Dynamos 1
Red Arrows 1-Forest Rangers 1
Nkwazi 1-Lusaka Dynamos 2
Green Buffaloes 2-Zesco United 0

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5 COMMENTS

  1. This Chicken George will never grow. After all these years in football he still misbehaves. At least during his absence we were spared. Whenever his team looses he blames the match officials.

  2. This chicken will kill us before our time,ma lose yanyanya twapapata just GO! with your losing spirit from TZ.

  3. I couldn’t see any different result from that lineup, I mentioned that local coaches like experimenting. He saw that his team didn’t do well three days ago, how do you bring in people who did not have even the drive to win the game? Yet, there are guys like Mwelwa, Zikiru, Silengo, Logic and Banda who are eager to impress. Its sorry site to see teams fail like that. Do you learn anything from TP Mazembe, year in year out they are playing sweet football like they have started now. What is wrong with Zambian teams? I don’t think ZESCO should be satisfied with just few league cups and Champions semi-final. After testing the near glory stage, they should have come out more hungry but I doubt whether they will even return the league this year from that performance. Terrible is the least…

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