Thursday Oct 28, 2021. 12:00
Striker Moses Phiri has received praise from coach Kelvin Kaindu for inspiring Zanaco with a brace in Wednesday’s away win over Forest Rangers that ended last season’s FAZ Golden Boot winners’ 2021/2022 goal drought.
Phiri struck twice in the last three minutes of the second half to guide Zanaco to a 2-0 away FAZ Super League win over Forest in a rescheduled Week 7 fixture played at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.
“It is good to have Moses scoring a brace. We have been crying for this moment after seeing him not scoring this season,” Kaindu said.
Phiri found the target in the 87th minute and in stoppage time after going nine competitive games this season without a goal.
Zanaco’s victory saw them stretch their unbeaten run to four league games with two wins and as many draws from six fixtures played as they begin to clear a three-match backlog brought about by their CAF Champions League engagements this season.
“What is good is we have kept a clean sheet and got maximum points,” Kaindu said.
“It is important when you get maximum points in unplayed games because it also is always a challenge when you are playing in the Champions League and then to play unplayed league games.”
The result also sees last season’s FAZ Super League runners-up crawl one spot out of the bottom four relegation zone from 15th to 14th on 8 points from six games.
Zanaco will remain on the Copperbelt for another four days ahead of Sunday’s away fixture just up the road in Kitwe against Power Dynamos.
“So for us to pick up 3 points and move up a bit on the log is an advantage for us as we prepare for the weekend game,” Kaindu said.