Buffaloes down Blades to open 6-point lead

Buffaloes down Blades to open 6-point lead

by Staff Reporter

Saturday Nov 20, 2021. 21:27

Green Buffaloes on Saturday opened a six-point lead at the summit of the FAZ Super League log following a 2-1 home win over Konkola Blades at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka.

A brace from Martin Njobvu settled the contest against stubborn Blades to see Buffaloes move to 28 points from twelve games played with five matches left before the mid-way point of the 2021/2022 campaign.

His first goal came in the 15th minute when the current league top scorer on 11 goals Friday Samu beat three defenders before rolling the ball into Njobvu’s path.

But Buffaloes lead lasted just four minutes when Blades equalized through Edward Mwenya.

Mwenya fired in a fine volley from the edge of the box after Owen Tembo teed off the ball for him to see the two sides go one-all into the break.

Buffaloes returned from the break in commanding form and reclaimed their lead in the 56th minute when Njobvu headed in the ball just seconds after his initial effort came off the post.

Blades then had goalkeeper Willard Mwanza to thank in the 75th minute when he kept out Robin Siames’s shot from an acute angle close to the left post.

The result left Blades one place above the bottom four relegation zone at number 14 on 11 points from eleven matches played.

Buffaloes’ victory on the other hand has left second placed Nkwazi trailing on 22 points after the latter lost 1-0 in the second kickoff of Saturday’s doubleheader at Nkoloma.

Ricky Banda scored Arrows’ winner in the 34th minute to see them extend their unbeaten run to six successive games.

Last season’s third place finishers are now slowly moving closer to familiar territory at number five on 17 points after battling their way out of the bottom four relegation zone in their opening five games.


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