Green buffaloes end Nkana’s unbeaten run

There was plenty of drama as Green Buffaloes ended Nkana’s unbeaten run this season following a 3 – 1 victory at Independence Stadium on Saturday.
Nkana were dealt an early blow as they had first choice goalkeeper Scott Ngokene sent off in the 27th minute while they were trailing to an own goal by Christopher Munthali scored on 16 minutes and Christopher Katongo’s goal scored in the nineteenth minute.
The league leaders looked hapless as their troubles would be worsened in first half additional time when Diamond Chikwekwe made it 3-0 in favour of the hosts.
They pulled a goal back when Green Buffaloes goalkeeper Geoffrey Silavwe was credited with an own goal after he was adjudged to have gone over the line with the ball after having made a save.
The victory meant that Buffaloes moved into third position with fourteen points, five adrift of Nkana.
And in Kabwe, Zesco United had to come from a goal down to draw 1-1 with Kabwe Warriors.
Josephat Kasusu dispatched a penalty on 47 minutes following a handball inside the box by Kondwani Mtonga but their lead was short-lived as Jesse Jackson Were equalised moments later to score his ninth league goal, making him the only player to have found the back of the net in four successive matches this season.
The draw allowed the champions, who have a game in hand, to close the gap to just two points on Nkana.
Meanwhile, Power Dynamos in their first match after the departure of Tenant Chilumba rose to fifth on the standings after they defeated Nkwazi 1-0 thanks to Benson Sakala’s second half goal.
Sakala scored the only goal of the match in the 56th minute when he headed home from Govenda Simwala’s free kick following a handball on the left flank by Michael Bwalya.
There was also a victory for Nchanga Rangers who are sixth on the standings after defeating Lumwana Radiants 1-0 thanks to Bwalya Kasonde’s goal.
Green Eagles were the only side in the bottom half of the table to collect maximum points as they won 1-0 at home to Forest Rangers thanks to Spencer Sautu’s goal.
Mufulira Blackpool gave up an early lead to draw 1-1 with Red Arrows and Lusaka Tigers played out a goalless draw against Napsa Stars.
On Sunday, Lusaka Dynamos match up against Mufulira Wanderers in the early kick off of the double header scheduled for Sunset Stadium with Zanaco coming up against Nakambala Leopards later.

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