LEAGUE champions Zesco United remained on course of defending the title they won last season after they defeated Konkola Blades 1 – 0 in a week 22 match played at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium on Sunday. Kenyan defender David Owino popped up to head home a free kick driven into the area by Justin Zulu following a foul on Mwape Mwelwa by Godfrey Chibanga. The victory meant that Zesco United moved to 52 points and maintained a seven point lead from second placed Power Dynamos.
The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) and Barclays Bank have launched the K2.2 Million Barclays Cup that will see defending Champions Zesco United face division one group leaders Kabwe Warriors in what is expected to be an exciting encounter. The 2015 Barclays Cup will have some added attraction after Lumwana Radiants qualified for this year’s tournament. The 8th edition of the Barclay’s Cup will also see Legendary Cup fighters Mighty Mufulira Wanderers battle it with Nkwazi While Power Dynamos will face Green Buffaloes
THE MTN/FAZ supper league will today come to life with mouth-watering games expected today and tomorrow. Today at 15:00hrs the Army sponsored side Green Buffaloes will hope to upset visiting Forest Rangers at the newly renovated Independence Stadium in Lusaka. Buffaloes will however be without the veteran skipper Christopher Katongo who was ruled out of action for two weeks following a muscle injury. The former Chipolopolo captain last Sunday missed Green Buffaloes’ 1-0 away victory to Power Dynamos due to injury.
THE University of Zambia Lecturers and Researchers Union (UNZALARU) has urged Minister of Information and Broadcasting Hon. Chishimba Kambwili to leave academic matters be handled by education minister Michael Kaingu. Speaking to the Lusaka Star in an interview, UNZALARU president Euston Chiputa, said only the minister of education understands the intricacies involved in the running of a university or any other learning institution.
Kabwe Warriors supporters are confident their team will win back promotion to the MTN-FAZ Super League. The Warriors are at the top 0f the FAZ Division One South table with 44 points and six clear of second placed Lusaka Tigers prior to the weekend games. Kabwe Warriors fan Michael Chishimba said he was sure the team would bounce back to the elite league looking at the rate it was progressing in its quest to win promotion. Mr Chishimba said the team under Coach Mohammed Fathy has improved enormously.
NKANA’S hope to move further away from the MTN Super League relegation zone have been thwarted by a one all draw with Red Arrows. Nkana, who were sitting on 17 points before the game would have easily escaped relegation zone with an outright win climbing up to ninth position on the log table. The draw sees Nkana retaining the 12th position with 18 points, one behind 13th placed National Assembly who have a game in hand.