Nkana trounce Nakambala


NKANA United reduced the gap at the top to five points with a 6-3 win over Nakambala Leopards in a Super League week 29 thriller at Nkana Stadium in Kitwe. The ‘Kalampa boys” dominated the first half opening the scores in the first minute through Simon Bwalya. But Walter Bwalya denied Nkana the second goal when he fired the spot kick over the bar after Nakambala handed the ball in the 16th minute. Nkana continued to pile pressure on the Sweet Boys and Ronald ‘Sate Sate” doubled the score line in the 27th minute. Walter compensated for the wasted spot kick with a struck to send Nkana with a 3-0 lead at half-time. Nakambala looked more coordinated after the break and showed urgency on target. But the Mazabuka outfit suffered another blow in the 56th  minute when Walter completed a brace to make  it 4-0 for Nkana. Ben Maleka pulled one back with a beautiful header in the 63rd minute and Keegan Bwalya added the second for Nakambala four minutes later. However, Given Sinyangwe increased the tally to 5-2 for Nkana in the 70th minute but Lameck Banda reduce the scoreline when he scored in the 82nd minute. Walter sealed off Nkana’s victory with a penalty converted by Walter after Nakambala again handed the ball in a bid to stop the Kitwe outfit. The victory pushed Nkana to 60 points , five points behind leaders Zanaco. At Sunset Stadium in Lusaka, Napsa Stars caused more injury to Lusaka Dynamos hope of survival with a 2-0 beating during a lunch-time kick-off of the double header. The first half did not produce any sparks with both teams failing to convert clear chances. It was a different story in second half as Napsa picked up speed and camped in Dynamos territory. Chitiya Mususu broke the deadlock in the 76th minute with a cracker in the right corner of the net. Alex Mwamba netted a late goal in the 89th minute to give Napsa the much needed victory. In super league match , Zesco United and  Zanaco dropped points settling for a goalless draw  at a fully packed Sunset. Jesse Were and  Idriss Mbombo did not utilise scoring opportunities which denied Zesco victory while Rodrick Kabwe and Charles Zulu were Zanaco causalities. Green Eagles and Mufulira Blackpool drew 1-all at John Kachofa Stadium in Mufulira.