By KALUMIANA KALUMIANA –
Wanderers 0 Lumwana 2
‘MIGHTY’ Mufulira Wanderers woes continued yesterday when they fell to a home defeat at Shinde Stadium in Mufulira at the hands of Lumwana Radiants, who sneaked back into top spot with the away win.
It also marked a bad start for newly appointed coach Wilson Mwale and his assistant Justin Chinama as the legendary side have now lost all their opening matches conceding 15 goals and scoring one and riveted to the bottom of the table.
Simon Nkhata and Chanda Mushili scored the goals that catapulted Lumwana back to the summit for at least 24 hours.
Nkhata found the target in the 42nd minute while Mushili added to Wanderer’s misery in stoppage time of full time. Lumwana went one point clear of Zesco United after the victory ahead of the latter’s big Copperbelt showdown away at Nkana this afternoon in Kitwe.
Blades 0 Zanaco 2
ZANACO confirmed their comeback was authentic when they downed Konkola Blades 2-0 away at Nchanga Stadium in Chingola in the lunch time kickoff beamed live on SuperSport.
Ernest Mbewe and Saith Sakala secured the champions second consecutive league victory a week after they dumped ailing Mufulira Wanderers 6-0 at home in Lusaka.
But it took 40 minutes for Zanaco break the deadlock against Blades lucky backline when Mbewe head-in the opening goal in the 40th minute.
Sakala made it 2-0 a minute before the break after turning Blades highly-rated defender Bob Chansa inside-out before whipping in a superb volley.
The goals were Mbewe and Sakala second in as many matches after shining in last Sunday’s big kill over Wanderers.
Rangers 1 Buffaloes 1
IN the late kick off at Nchanga Stadium, it ended all square as Green Buffaloes held Nchanga Rangers.
Buffaloes scored through Adrian Chama with Nichodemus Kabungo on target for the hosts who are now on four points same as the army side.
Nkwazi 0 Napsa 1
AT Edwin Imboela Stadium, SANDRA MWILA writes that Napsa Star got back to winning ways after suffering two straight defeats following a narrow but important win over their landlords Nkwazi.
The match only goal came through Chitiya Mususu in the 28th minute after a clever back heel off a Austin Banda pass.
Earlier, Banda had a chance to score Napsa’s second but hit the bar.
Arrows 1 Warriors 1
COACH Kampamba Chintu was left still searching for his first win after Kabwe Warriors fought from a goal down against Red Arrows to force a draw which left them third from the drop, reports GODFREY DUBE at Nkoloma Stadium.
Daniel Sibanda scored direct from a corner in the 16th minute to give his side a deserved lead but went to sleep allowing their visitors to level matters in the 46th minute through Clement Mwape who headed in a George Quashie corner.
Stanley Nshimbi came close to restoring Arrows lead but his strike outside the box just went wide after he was nicely setup by Lubinda Mundia in the 49 minute. Mwape saw his shot parried for a corner while Mundia’s strike hit the post in the 84th minute.
Warriors would have won it in the 90th minute but Mwape sadly watched on as his effort hit the post with the Kabwe side moving to three points while Arrows are on six points.
Nakambala 1 City 2
FROM Mazabuka, JIM FIKOLOMA reports that City of Lusaka bounced back from last week 2-1 defeat at home against Konkola Blades to beat Nakambala Leopards by an identical score in an exciting game at Nakambala Stadium.
City, who moved to six points, took the lead through Dominic Mulenshi who found himself in space to head in a free header after connecting a Eric Chibuye cross in the 39th minute.
Mulenshi then got his brace as he doubled City’s lead in the 46th minute after he took advantage of a communication lapse between Shadreck Mayembe and Reagan Lulendo.
Nakambala pulled one back through an artful Junior Zulu finish on the far right post in the 61st minute but the wasteful ‘Sugarcane Boys’ failed to find the second gaol to salvage a point as Martin Daka and Lameck Silwaba failed to converted countless chances setup for them by hard working Dickson Kashito. Nakambala are on four points.
Eagles 0 Real Nakonde 0
SECOND from bottom Real Nakonde snatched a vital away point in Choma against Green Eagles to be on three points in a match that both sides created chances but failed to find the back of the net.
Eagles, who lost 1-0 to Lumwana last week, have now got seven points.