UNLIKE the English Premier League leaders Arsenal who slipped up by drawing 2 all with West Ham yesterday and allowing second-placed Manchester City to start catching up, Super League leaders Power Dynamos yesterday registered an even clearer intention of winning the league title, for the seventh time.
The Kitwe-based Power Dynamos last won the league championship in 2011.
Dynamos, coached by Mwenya Chipepo, beat Chambishi FC 3-1 at Arthur Davies Stadium in Kitwe yesterday, to maintain its position at the apex of the Super League table.
Conversely, ABSA Cup finalists in Maestro United (FC MUZA) and Forest Rangers all lost their week 29 encounters on Saturday.
FC MUZA lost 0 – 2 to Zambia Railways-sponsored Kabwe Warriors at Nakambala Stadium in Mazabuka while Forest Rangers, bankrolled by the Zambia Forest and Forestry Industry Corporation (ZAFFICO), suffered a 2 – 1 loss to Zambia Police side, Nkwazi FC at Edwin Imboela Stadium in Sikanze Police Camp, Lusaka.
The other results of the matches played on Saturday saw NAPSA beating Zambia Army’s Green Buffaloes 4-1 at National Heroes Stadium in the capital city.
Lumwana Radiants and Nkana shared the spoils in a goalless draw at Lumwana Stadium in the minerals rich Kalumbila district in North-Western Province.
Defending champions Red Arrows scored three goals against Zambia Correctional Service (ZCS) side Prisons Leopards’ one goal at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka.
Zambia National Service (ZNS)-sponsored Green Eagles, who rarely loses at their Independence Stadium in Choma, failed to contain the Aggrey Chiyangi-coached Nchanga Rangers and lost 1 -2
The Zesco versus Zanaco match at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola ended 3-2, as if to give Zanaco’s new coach, Wedson Nyirenda, the same pressure Frank Lampard is facing at Chelsea in England.
Meanwhile, Solwezi-based Kansanshi Dynamos had a walkover benefit as demoted Ndola side Buildcon FC did not show up at Lumwana Stadium yesterday.
Buildcon FC, coached by Nchimunya Mweetwa, is not only lying low on the Super League table, but also low on cash, thereby making players to protest against non-payment of bonuses, for instance.
Kalemba April 17, 2023