By MICHAEL MIYOBA
THERE was drama at Nkoloma Stadium where Nkana and Red Arrows fans clashed in a war of missiles following Nkana’s 3-0 humiliating defeat to Red Arrows in a FAZ Super League fixture at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka.
Three second half goals from Joseph Phiri, Ricky Banda and Fred Tshimenga handed Arrows the sweet victory and maintained Red Arrows five-point lead at the summit of the Super League table.
After a goalless first half, Arrows caught Nkana napping with a counter attack which led to Phiri breaking the deadlock after benefitting from Tshimenga’s assist.
Banda doubled Arrows lead six minutes later after benefitting from Nkana’s clumsy defenders who failed to clear the ball inside the 18-yard box.
Nkana donned a borrowed green jersey after their away jersey clashed with the home team’s red and white jersey.
The Kitwe giants continued to struggle in defence and it didn’t take them long to concede their third goal.
Former Kalampa striker Tshimenga punished his former employers after he rose high to head in James Chamanga’s cross 10 minutes before the final whistle.
The agony of losing unsettled some Nkana fans who resolved to throwing bottles on the pitch before engaging in a serious battle of missiles with the home fans forcing the referee to halt the game five minutes before the final whistle.
The game was allowed to continue after the clash of the two sets of fans but it was too late for Nkana to deny Arrows a memorable victory 3-0.
Arrows moved to 39 points, five points ahead of second- placed Zesco United who beat Chambishi FC 1-0 thanks to John Chingandu’s second minute goal at Chambishi Stadium.
In the early kick off at Kitwe’s Arthur Davies Stadium, Indeni thumped Kafue Celtics 2-1 thanks to Mathews Tolopa and Lawrence Mweenga’s goals. Crocs top striker Albert Kangwanda grabbed the consolation goal which was not enough to help his team avoid defeat.
Meanwhile Power Dynamos and Prison Leopards settled for a goalless draw in the second fixture of the double header.
At Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola, Buildcon FC stunned Forest Rangers 2-0 to move to fourth on the Super League table.
Timothy Sakala’s first half goal and an own goal from Billy Mutale gifted Buildcon the three points to move to 31 points.
Green Buffaloes came from behind to secure a 1-1 draw with Zanaco in local derby played at Sunset Stadium in Lusaka.
A late equaliser from Jack Ngulube cancelled Abraham Siamkombo’s opener in the 72nd minute for the sides to share the points while Kabwe Warriors and Kansanshi Dynamos settled for a goalless draw in Kabwe.
Today’s Super League action will see Nkwazi hosting Konkola Blades at Edwin Imboela Stadium while Lusaka Dynamos will host Green Eagles at Nkoloma Stadium.
MTN SUPER LEAGUE RESULTS
- Indeni 2-1 Kafue Celtics Red
- Arrows 3-0 Nkana
- Power Dynamos 0-0 Prison Leopards
- Buildcon 2-0 Forest Rangers
- Chambishi 0-1 ZESCO United
- Kabwe Warriors 0-0 Kansanshi Dynamos
- Zanaco 1-1 Green Buffaloes
EPL SCORE BOARD
- Everton 0 – 1 Aston Villa
- Brentford 1 – 2 Wolves
- Leeds 0 – 1 Newcastle
- Man Utd 1 – 0 West Ham.