Power Dynamos coach Kelvin Kaindu has commended his team for battling to third place up the 2018 FAZ Super Division table despite having six regulars out due to short and long-term injuries.
Power recorded a 1-0 home win over Lusaka Dynamos on Wednesday night at Arthur Davies Stadium in Kitwe to jump from 6th to 3rd.
Out are first and second choice goalkeepers Joshua Titima and Allan Chibwe both on long term injuries leaving Power to bank on third-choice goalkeeper Lawrence Mulenga who has conceded just three goals in his last seven games between the posts.
Others on Power’s casualty list are defenders Kondwani Chimboni and Billy Mutale including midfielders Godfrey Ngwenya and Kennedy Mudenda.
“If you lose six players to injuries, plus Gampani Lungu who has gone to South Africa and Kelvin Mubanga who has gone to Nkana, that shows you have a team. But I am happy with the guys given the responsibility and to come up with a win, it is a plus for us,” Kaindu said.
Lameck Kafwaya scored the game’s only goal in the 11th minute to hand Power their second successive league win and also take his tally to five goals in his first season at the club.
Power have 44 points, eight behind second placed Green Buffaloes and another thirteen adrift of leaders Zesco United whom they hosts in a Copperbelt derby showdown on Sunday at Arthur Davies.