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Power slaughter Eagles 

By MICHAEL MIYOBA

OSWARD Mutapa began his reign as Power Dynamos coach on an impressive note by handing Green Eagles one of their worst defeats of the season following a 4-0 bashing in a Week-21 fixture at the Independence Stadium in Choma.

A brace from Austin Muwowo and goals apiece from Andy Boyeli and Linos Makwaza Junior gifted Power their first win in three seasons in Choma.

It was Eagles second biggest defeat of the season with the first having been a 4-0 thrashing by FC Muza in Southern derby which was also played at Independence Stadium in Choma. 

Power needed only three minutes to break the deadlock and silence the noisy home fans thanks to Boyeli’s strike.

Gift Mwansa made things worse for the Alex Namazaba-drilled Eagles when he deflected Linos Makwaza’s shot into his own net six minutes after the half hour mark.

Two minutes before the break, former Olando Pirates striker Muwowo made it 3-0 in favour of the Kitwe giants who were in total control of the match. 

Muwowo beat goalkeeper Rodwell Mulungushi after benefitting from Boyeli’s defence-splitting pass as the first half ended 3-0 in favour of the visitors.

In the second half, Power continued to dominate play with Muwowo completing his brace four minutes after the hour mark after benefitting from Joshua Mutale’s superb play from the right wing.

Mutale beat his marker before laying the ball for Muwowo to easily tap in for his second of the day.

Namazaba attributed the loss to a shaky defence and pool finishing from the home side who were missing the services of Cameroonian striker Freddy Michael who was signed by Tanzanian giants Simba FC during the last transfer window after he impressed in the first round of the Super League season in Choma.

Mutapa said Eagles were unlucky as they played better than Power but were not clinical enough to convert their chances.

He said the win away from home will motivate the defending champions as they prepare to face Zesco United in a clash of the titans next week.

The win in Choma propelled Power to 36 points, five points behind the new leaders Red Arrows who claimed top spot after beating Trident FC on Saturday.

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