By MICHAEL MIYOBA
Two first half goals from midfielder Godfrey Ngwenya and Kennedy Musonda propelled Power Dynamos to third on the MTN/FAZ Super Division table after beating Napsa Stars 2-0 in a Week-22 rescheduled fixture played yesterday at Woodlands Stadium in Lusaka.
Ngwenya broke the deadlock within two minutes of kick off beating Napsa Stars goal keeper Philip Banda who was caught napping with a long range volley.
Musonda doubled the lead in the 12th minute with another long range low strike.
Napsa Stars attempt to get back into the game saw them hitting the cross bar twice as the first half ended 2-0 in favour of the Kitwe outfit.
In the second half, Mohammed Fathi introduced Jimmy Mukeya who came in for 2012 AFCON winner Emmanuel Mayuka while Perry Mutapa withdrew Dave Daka for Lameck Kafwaya.
After a boring start to the first quarter of the second half, Fathi made another change, introducing Bornwell Mwape who replaced Doisy Soko while Laudit Mavugo came in for Danny Silavwe.
The changes made no positive impact as Power Dynamos managed to hold to their lead and almost got a third goal in the dying minutes of the game.
However the Pensioners were lucky as the goal post came to their rescue, denying Kafwaya from finding the back of the net with his sublime shot.
It was all smiles for Mutapa who described the win as a sweet victory after the final whistle.
The win propelled Power Dynamos to 34 points, six points behind the league leaders Zesco United who are on 40 points.
Meanwhile, Fathi attributed the defeat to his team’s lack of focus in the first quarter of the game.
Fathi is however confident that the Pensioners will bounce back when they take on Cameroon’s Coton Sport in their next game which will be a CAF Confederation Cup fixture scheduled for Sunday.