Thursday, July 18, 2024

Kabala Stars As Nkana Deforests Forest Rangers


Nkana new boy David Kabala scored his fourth and fifth goal of for his new employers since his January arrival in a thorough 3-1 away win over ambitious Forest Rangers at Arthur Davies Stadium in Kitwe.

Critically, Saturday’s result sees Nkana collect three successive league wins for the first time this season and are unbeaten in their last five games in which they have also posted two draws.

Forest was forced to play their live televised home game away at  Arthur Davies in  Kitwe and not their renovated home at Dola Hill Stadium in Ndola due to technical reasons with the broadcaster sponsors.

Unlike their more successful archrivals and Ndola neighbours Zesco United who also played their home game in Kitwe last week across the road at Nkana’s home ground under similar circumstances where they beat Napsa  Stars  2-0,  Forest was not that fortunate.

Nkana captain and midfielder Harrison Chisala put Nkana one-up into halftime with a superb 37th-minute goal.

DR Congo-born striker Kabala then scored his debut brace for the legendary 13-time Zambian champions in the 47th and 85th minutes.

Forest, though, left Kitwe with a consolation own-goal scored by Nkana defender Derrick Mukombozi in stoppage time.

Nkana’s away triumph sees them jump from 11th number 9th on 34 points.

Forest stay put at number two on 41 points despite losing their second successive league match.

Leaders Power who enjoy a five-point lead on 46 points are in action 24 hours later at the same venue at home against a resurgent Kabwe Warriors who are 12th on 30 points and unbeaten in their last three games.


Forest Rangers 1-Nkana 3
FC MUZA 1-Zesco United 0
Napsa Stars 0-Kansanshi Dynamos 0
Green Eagles 4-Buildcon 0
Lumwana Radiants 1-Zanaco 1
Nkwazi 0-Green Buffaloes 2
Prison Leopards 1-Nchanga Rangers 0

Power Dynamos-Kabwe Warriors

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