Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Red Arrows are a Spent Force Says MUZA Coach


FC MUZA coach Lameck Banda has described their 2023 ABSA Cup quarterfinal win over Red Arrows as a result
over a spent force.

The promoted side from Mazabuka stunned the 2022 ABSA CUP losing finalist 2-0 to make their debut ABSA Cup semifinals MUZA’s second appearance in the competition.

On top of that, Arrows are the defending FAZ Super League champions but struggling this season at number six on 40 points.

Arrows are three points behind MUZA who is making a strong case in the top two race sitting at number three tied on points with second-placed Green Buffaloes and seven points behind leaders Power with eight games to go.
In the league, MUZA held Arrows 0-0 away in Lusaka last November.

“Quality yes but I think they are worn-out because most of them are in the evening of their carries,” Banda told SuperSport.

“I played with most of them so I think that’s what gave us hope that if we can apply the speed and pace, then they cannot march us.”

Both of MUZA’s goals came before the opening 30 minutes of the first half had elapsed.

Gift Simanansa fired in a quality strike from range before Andrew Phiri dusted himself off to convert a 22nd minute penalty.

MUZA will face fellow giant-killers Trident in the semifinals during the weekend of April 8-9.

Trident took care of Green Eagles via a 1-0 win that came courtesy of a Peter Musukuma goal in the 83rd minute.

“Trident is a good team they have beaten Green Eagles SO we will just plan for them accordingly because we cannot afford to underrate them,” Banda said.

The other semifinal will see Power Dynamos face Forest Rangers.


  1. What an idyot of coach, which player in Red Arrows is older than Christian Ronaldo? Bring lazy doesn’t mean old. Mayuka is same age as Sadio Mane, they were together at Southampton, but you fuuls helped him retire.

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