…Go top of the league, as Wada and Chicken George settle for stalemate
By MICHAEL MIYOBA
KABWE Warriors have assumed top spot on the MTN Zambia Super League table after slaughtering Green Buffaloes 3-0 in a Week-10 fixture at Godfrey Chitalu Stadium in Kabwe.
A brace from Mwamba Mutombo and a lone goal from Zimbabwean international Ocean Mushure secured the crucial win for Warriors to move to 21 points.
Warriors impressive form has seen them beat Zesco United and Power Dynamos in the last two games and outclassed Buffaloes from the first whistle. They were rewarded in the 12th minute as Mutombo broke the deadlock.
Warriors doubled their lead three minutes before the hour mark thanks to Mushure who scored a screamer with his weaker foot.
Mutombo made things worse for Buffaloes when he completed his brace in the 75th minute after being put through by Chifundo Mphasi.
Meanwhile, Red Arrows missed a chance to maintain top spot on the Super League table after giving up a 1-0 lead to draw 1-1 with the defending champions Power Dynamos.
Alassane Diarra had given the “Airmen” the lead in the 32nd minute after benefitting from Saddam Phiri’s assist.
However, winger Joshua Mutale punished the Airmen with a late equaliser to rescue Power from defeat.
The stalemate relegated Arrows to third with 19, points, two points, behind Warriors and one point behind FC Muza who claimed second position after beating Prison Leopards 2-0 at Nakambala Stadium in Mazabuka.
Goals from Emmanuel Manda and Andrew Phiri gifted Muza the win as they remain the only unbeaten side in the Super League.
In the lunch time kick off at Nkoloma Stadium, young Abraham Siankombo scored a late equaliser against his former club led by George Lwandamina who has failed to lead the Ndola giants to victory in the last three matches.
After a goalless first half, striker Brian Mwila silenced Zesco fans with a sublime strike from outside the 18-yard box to give the Bankers the lead after benefitting from Charles Zulu’s assist five minutes into the second half.
Siankombo had to wait until the 82nd minute to punish his former club which didn’t want to renew his contract during the last transfer window for the two titans to settle for a draw.
At the Dola Hill Stadium in Ndola, Forest Rangers bounced back to winning ways after edging Napsa Stars 1-0 thanks to Jack Chirwa’s first half goal.
At Arthur Davies Stadium in Kitwe, Konkola Blades picked their second win of the season after deeming Mutondo Stars 1-0.
Eric Etienne’s 59th minute goal redeemed Blades who moved to 13th on the Super League table with 10 points.
Mufulira Wanderers moved to sixth on the log with 15 points after beating struggling Trident FC 2-1 at Nkana Stadium in Kitwe.
Today’s Super League action will see rejuvenated Nkana host High Flying Nkwazi FC at Woodlands Stadium while Kansanshi Dynamos will host Green Eagles at Nchanga Stadium in Chililabombwe.