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...as Forest triumph in Ndola derby

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  • Striker Idris Mbombo was the deference in the Kitwe derby as he scored a brace to propel Nkana to 12th on the 18-team Super Division table.

By MICHAEL MIYOBA

Barely a day after he was unveiled as Nkana FC head coach, Kelvin Kaindu picked his first win as team gaffer after the Kitwe giants beat city rivals Kitwe United 2-0 in a rescheduled week six fixture MTN/FAZ Super Division match at Nkana Stadium.

Striker Idris Mbombo was the deference in the Kitwe derby as he scored a brace to propel Nkana to 12th on the 18-team Super Division table.

Mbombo broke the deadlock on the half-hour mark after benefiting from a great pass from Duke Abuya to give Nkana the lead.

The Nkana captain doubled the advantage in the 43rd minute when he took advantage of Kitwe United’s clumsy defending to give Nkana a 2-0 victory.

The win in the Kitwe derby escalated Nkana to 11-points, on par with Kabwe Warriors and Green Eagles.

Meanwhile Buildcon FC’s quest to open a three point lead at the summit of the league table suffered a major blow when they gave up a one nil lead to lose 2-1 to Forest Rangers in a Ndola derby at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.

Emmanuel Okutu had given Buildcon an early lead in the 12th minute as “Team Kopala” as they are famously called looked set to maintain their super run in the Super Division.

However two second half goals from Amenu Moro and Quadri Kola gave Forest the important win which propelled them to seventh on the league table.

Moro who came in as a substitute got the equaliser in the 68th minute after benefiting from Kola’s assist.

Kola put Forest ahead with a 75th minute strike which protected Forest Rangers’ unbeaten record in the Super Division.

Forest Rangers second goal triggered some protests from Buildcon who were reduced to ten men after goalie Tressor Ndjana was given a straight red card.

At Arthur Davis Stadium in Kitwe, Power Dynamos and NAPSA Stars shared the spoils following a 2-2 draw in a rescheduled week five match.

Midfielder Benson Sakala had given Power Dynamos the lead before

Jacob Ngulube leveled the scores  in the 80th minute.

Laudit Mavugo put NAPSA ahead three minutes later before Benson Chali Equalised in the dying minutes as the game ended 2-2.

The stalemate left NAPSA in the relegation zone where they lie 17th with seven points.

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