Monday Oct 18, 2021. 09:00
Power Dynamos won their first FAZ Super League game of the 2021/2022 season on Sunday following a 1-0 home win over Lusaka Dynamos 1-0 at Arthur Davies Stadium in Kitwe.
The result at Arthur Davies Stadium also ended Lusaka Dynamos’ unbeaten start to the 2021/22 season and leaves leaders Green Buffaloes as the only side yet to lose this term after seven rounds of matches played.
But Power were made to earn their first league win the hard way and in rather controversial fashion.
This is after referee Shem Nyondo awarded a questionable penalty in the 31st minute on the edge of the area where Lusaka Dynamos defender Arafat Ilunga had hacked Power striker Kennedy Musonda.
Power captain Godfrey Ngwenya stepped up to convert the penalty that was held up for over two minutes as Lusaka Dynamos players protested the decision.
But prior to the penalty, Lusaka Dynamos goalkeeper Daniel Munyao was in inspired form when he shut-out two great chances by Musonda in the 13th and 19th minute before the latter won the penalty.
Overall, Power were the better side against a Lusaka Dynamos side that is reportedly going through financial problems and even travelled to Kitwe without head coach Chris Kaunda who elected to rather stay home.
Meanwhile, Power’s victory also marked their new coach Mwenya’s Chipepo’s first day on the job following his appointment in the middle of the October FIFA match window.
Power climbed one place up inside the bottom four relegation zone from 17th to 16th with 5 points while Lusaka Dynamos are at number 10 on 8 points.