Sunday Oct 03, 2021. 14:00
Kabwe Warriors will go into the two-week October FIFA International Match break finally armed with a point after ending their three-match losing start to the 2021/2022 FAZ Super League season.
Warriors on Saturday stunned fifth placed Konkola Blades 2-1 at Godfrey ‘Ucar’ Chitalu Stadium in Kabwe who have held their own since their promotion this season.
The hosts went ahead in the 34th minute when Twiza Chaibela a scored his second goal in as many games.
But the aptly-named striker Saviour Konkola levelled three minutes from halftime for Blades.
Warriors’ victory was sealed from the spot when Jimmy Ndhlovu converted a 67th minute penalty to hand The Railwaymen their first points of the campaign.
The Kabwe club moves three places up from bottom of the log to number 15 and have pushed Red Arrows down to last.
Arrows have 1 point and only play on Sunday at home in Lusaka against Green Eagles.
At Arthur Davies Stadium in Kitwe, Power Dynamos slow recovery continued after a 0-0 home draw against promoted Kafue Celtic to see them collect two points in as many games played.
Power’s arch-foes Nkana too had a fairly good Saturday when they settled for a 1-1 away draw at Indeni in Ndola.
The draw came just three days after promoted Chambishi beat the record 12-time Zambian champions 1-0 at home in Kitwe.
Alex Ngonga put Nkana ahead in the 31st minute to see him break away from the pack after scoring his fourth goal of the season from six games played.
Sadly, Indeni denied Nkana a return to winning ways in the 80th minute when Lawrence Mwenga equalized for the Ndola team.
At Sunset Stadium in Lusaka, last season’s league runners-up Zanaco stay second from last with 2 points from four matches following a 0-0 home draw with Prison Leopards.
In the lunchtime kickoff at the same venue, Nkwazi’s 1-1 home draw against Forest Rangers was enough to see them go second on 11 points and move five points behind leaders Green Buffaloes.
Pride Mwansa equalized for Nkwazi in the 80th minute to cancel out Jonathan Munalula’s 50th minute goal for fourth placed Forest who have 9 points.
The FAZ Super League now takes a two-week break to make way for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group B qualifiers that will see Zambia face Equatorial Guinea away on October 7 in Malabo and October 10 in Lusaka.