21 April 2013

Zambia: Nkana Maintain Lead

REYNOLDS 'sate-sate' Kampampa gave record 11-time Zambian league champions Nkana a hard-fought three points for the league leaders to maintain their supremacy of the MTN-FAZ Premier Division.

The ever-enterprising Kampamba gave the red-and-whites, their deserved win after he scored in the 47th minute.

Coach Masautso Mwale, who was facing his immediate past team, must be the happiest man today.

The win takes Nkana to 13 points on the log, two adrift second -placed Konkola Blades, who also won their game against Red Arrows.

Blades 1 Arrows 0

At Konkola Stadium in Chililabombwe, Konkola Blades lived up to their name when they sliced Red Arrows yesterday to keep their hopes for a league title on high in this exciting game where they have moved within two points of pace setters, Nkana.

Hard working Lazarous Kambole scored the all-important goal to lift Blades to 11 points, while for Red Arrows, it was a gloomy start to the season when they were handed their first loss to stay at eight points, five behind Nkana.

Nkwazi 0 Roan 2

SHAMAOMA MUSONDA reports from Edwin Imboela that 'Sylish' Roan United yesterday sent Nkwazi to the cleaners with a solid performance that also lifted them from the base of the MTN-FAZ Premier table.

Up against an otherwise stubborn Nkwazi side when home, Roan got off to a dream start, netting just 30 seconds after kick off, with Zachariah Simukonda being the benefactor from a smooth build up to put his side ahead.

And with eight minutes left on the clock, Lyton Sikaonga slammed home after escaping the ball- watching Nkwazi defence and jump to four points, same as their victims of the day.

Zesco 1 Power 1

From the Trade Fair grounds, MOSES CHIMFWEMBE reports that, Zesco United squandered an opportunity to snatch three vital points at home when they allowed Power Dynamos to share the spoils in this thrilling MTN Week Five tie.

The match witnessed by a capacity crowd, saw Power maintain their dominance over Zesco that has seen the Copperbelt Energy Corporation-sponsored side extend their unbeaten run against the Ndola outfit to six games.

Zesco, who move to eight points, opened the scores through Daut Musekwa's 70th minute spot kick after Kabwe-based referee, Wisdon Chewe awarded a penalty to the home side for a foul on striker Lottie Phiri.

The turning point of the game came two minutes into added time when substitute Graven Chitalu nodded in an equaliser from Kamuzati Kabwe outside the penalty area. Power now move to six points.

Napsa 3 Lime 0

YVONNE SAKALA

reports from Woodlands Stadium that Napsa Stars yesterday earned three points off limping Lime Hotspurs in an exciting MTN-FAZ Week Five fixture in Lusaka.

Napsa, who commanded the game from the first whistle, recorded all their three goals in the first half of the match.

The Patrick Kaumba-coached side opened the scores on 13 minutes when Michael Silavwe scored from a penalty awarded to them when Lime's central defender, Bobby Chansa handled the ball in side the penalty box.

Adubelo Phiri accounted for a brace with his first goal coming on 39 minutes when he headed in a brilliant header from a Harry Milanzi cross to send the Napsa fans into wild celebrations his second and final goal that sealed victory for Napsa came at the half-hour mark.

In the second half, Lime seemed to be more hungry to beat the score, but luck was not on their side.

Nchanga 1 Kalulushi 0

Felix Nyaeda yesterday gave Nchanga Rangers yet another boost of the season, this time against recently promoted, Kalulushi Modern Stars.

In a tight game played before a packed crowd in Chingola, Rangers saved the best for last, scoring the all-important goal on 78th minutes and moved into third position with 10 points, while Kalulushi who were handed their third loss of the season, remain on six points.

TODAY'S FIXTURES:

KABWE WARRIORS V FOREST RANGERS

ZANACO V GREEN BUFFALOES

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