…as Bankers edge Crocs, Zesco, Forest draw
By MICHAEL MIOBA
AFTER conceding two penalties, Choma’s Green Eagles fought back to hold Kitwe giants Nkana FC 2-2 in an entertaining Week-12 MTN/FAZ Super League fixture yesterday at Nkana Stadium in Kitwe.
Nkana had beneftited from two penalties which were converted by strikers Alex Ngonga and Ronald “Sate Sate” Kampamba.
Ngonga converted the first spot kick won when striker Patrick Gondwe was brought down in the box after some great exchange of passes with Ronald Kampamba upfront.
Kampamba scored the second penalty won after two Green Eagles defenders fouled Alex Ngo’nga in the box.
However, Eagles did not give up and managed to pull one goal back through striker Derick Bulaya who inspired the comeback with an 82nd minute strike.
Hosea Silwimba grabbed the equaliser two minutes before the final whistle for the two sides to share the points as Eagles moved to fourth on the log with 17 points while Nkana moved to ninth with 15 points.
Meanwhile, Zanaco FC bounced back to winning ways after edging Kafue Celtics 1-0 thanks to left back Taonga Bwembya’s first half goal at Sunset Stadium in Lusaka.
The “Bankers” who looked disjointed in the entire 90 minutes of the match moved to 11th on the Super League table with 14 points, on par with the Crocs who have now gone six games without a win.
At Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola, defending champions Zesco United came from behind to rescue a point against rivals Forest Rangers.
Captain Adrian Chama scored a 68th minute penalty to cancel out Thomas Chideu’s 66th minute opener for Forest as the fierce local derby ended in a draw.
Meanwhile, former under-20 star Conlyde Luchanga scored a late equaliser for Prison Leopards who were involved in a 1-1 stalemate with Kansanshi Dynamos in Solwezi.
Super sub Victor Mubanga had given Kansanshi Dynamos some hopes of a win with a 72nd minute goal. However, Luchanga grabbed the equaliser for the two sides to share the points.