By Kalumiana Kalumiana At Arthur Davies –
Power 1 Arrows 0
POWER Dynamos yesterday laboured to get this win off a 10-man Red Arrows but they will not care as it not just helped them bounce back to winning ways but also into joint leadership of the MTN-FAZ Premier table.
Power toiled to score and were clearly suffering from a lingering hangover from that 1-2 away loss to Zesco United in their last game out. Yesterday’s victory put Power at par with Green Buffaloes on 16 points for at least 24 hours.
It took 84 minutes for Power break their longest deadlock this season when Gampani Lungu headed-in Kennedy Mudenda’s cross from the left to score his debut Power goal.
The win came a week after Zesco United dispatched Power to their first loss of the 2018 season while the loss for Arrows saw them suffer their third successive league defeat.
Eagles 4 KYSA 0
GREEN Eagles were merciless yesterday in battering promotion side Kabwe Youth Soccer Academy whom they hit for four to rise to nine points on the log with 10 points.
A brace from Jonathan Manongo set the Aggrey Chiyangi side up for a third win in six outings this season and leave KYSA still looking for a first win of their maiden premier division season.
Two other goals from their top scorer Tapson Kaseba and another from Caesar Hakaluba gave Eagles one of their biggest wins in recent years.
Buildcon 2 Swallows 1
BUILDCON finally saw light at the end of a dark tunnel after recording their first win of the season, thanks to a first-half brace from former Mufulira Wanderers forward Rahim Osumanu reports NDINAWE SIMPELWE from Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.
After failing to pick a win in the first five games which also resulted in changes on the technical bench, Osumanu eased the pressure with a brace that sent Buildcon temporarily out of the relegation Zone to 16th position with five points.
Osumanu put the hosts ahead after just seven minutes heading in a Chisamba Lungu free-kick before bagging his brace nine minutes later benefiting from another Lungu assist.
Swallows pulled one back in the 78th minute through Joseph Mwindilila to give the game a nervy end but Buildcon held on to the lead to pick their first maximum points of the season.
Swallows remain rooted to the bottom of the table, winless and with just two points.
Assembly 3 Napsa 2
PROMOTION side National Assembly scored five minutes from time to get all points from this five-goal feast which had two braces, writes ADRIAN MWANZA from Sunset Stadium.
Assembly drew first blood through a George Chaloba cracker from outside the box to beat Napsa’s comeback goalie Masosa Bola after just six minute but parity was restored four minutes later through an Alex Mwamba well struck spot-kick after t an Austin Banda was floored by Luka Ng’uni.
Assembly went back in front in the 59th from a Chaloba penalty to complete his brace after Mwamba handled in the box with the later also registering his brace in the 83rd minute by heading in an equaliser off a corner kick.
With Napsa believing they had done enough to grab a point, Tchite Mweshi dribbled past a horde of defenders in the 85th minute to net the winner for the Parliamentarians whose rose to eight points, leaving the pensioners on just two points.
Nkwazi 1 Nakambala 0
In an early kick off at Sunset stadium, newly appointed Nkwazi coach Chris Kaunda started with a win to hand the Zambia Police outfit only its second win of the season writes SANDRA MWILA.
Nkwazi scored an early goal and it came as early as the seventh minute through Kalaba Chikwanda who finished off a Sebastian Mwansa cross.
Rangers 1 Kitwe 0
In Chingola, hosts Nchanga Rangers finally got its bearings right after edging an impressive Kitwe United to pick up only their second win of the season, reports RONALD CHAWE.
A Nasha Kaaya’s 34th minute overhead kick was the difference between these two sides as Kitwe got its first defeat in five matches.
Rangers rose to 13th on the table with eight points while Kitwe United remained stuck on 11 points and dropped to seventh place.