Power sink to last despite six goal feast

Power sink to last despite six goal feast

by Staff Reporter

Monday Nov 01, 2021. 09:00

Power Dynamos rallied from two-down to serve up a six-goal thriller following a 3-3 home draw on Sunday at Arthur Davies Stadium in Kitwe against Zanaco.

The match exploded after the hour-mark after Zanaco had taken a two-nil first half lead through goals by Moussa Souleymanou in the 2nd minute and Moses Phiri on the stroke of halftime.

Power’s fightback started in the 64th minute when Captain Godfrey Ngwenya converted a penalty that sent Zanaco goalkeeper Charles Lawu the other way.

Ngwenya’s penalty made up for his earlier first half effort in the 8th minute that came off the post.

The Power captain then turned provider five minutes later for Luka Chamanga to hammer in a breathtaking long-range effort that was too hot for Lawu to stop.

But the woodwork again conspired against Power in the 72nd minute, this time Kennedy Musonda was the unfortunate party.

Meanwhile, Chamanga’s hopes of making headlines with his goal were dashed in the 82nd minute by Ackim Mumba equaled the act from similar range to hand Zanaco back the lead.

However, Zanaco’s dreams of a third successive win were dashed just before fulltime.

Lawu kept out Joshua Mutale’s shot in the 88th minute but the resultant corner was not wasted by Power when Faustin Bakodila stomped in the ball to see the two sides share the spoils.

Sadly, for all its entertainment value, the result does very little for Power who drop to bottom of the log from 17th to 18th on 6 points.

This is after Prison Leopards, who were bottom on 5 points prior to their game on Sunday; beat fellow strugglers Chambishi 2-1 at home in Kabwe.

Levy Zulu and his namesake Junior Zulu struck in the 19th and 49th minutes respectively for Prison while Kelvin Chomba converted a 71st minute penalty for Chambishi.

Prison have jumped to 16th on 8 points after the win displacing Chambishi who have 7 points.

Red Arrows also stayed in the top four half of the relegation zone after drawing 0-0 away to 5th positioned Buildcon at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.

Arrows have 8 points, two points behind fellow CAF Confederation Cup envoys Zanaco who had just served up an entertaining draw up the road in Kitwe.


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