Nkana still close to relegation waters

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.

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. 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.

The game which was played at Nkoloma stadium saw a lot of chances being created, with both teams failing to find the back of the net on several occasions.

It was Red Arrows who drew first blood when they opened the score line in the 65th minute through an emphatic strike by Stanley Nshimbi within the 16 area.

However, Red Arrows failed to hold on to their one goal lead and in the 78th minute Nkana equalized through Simon Bwalya.

Nkana failed to take full control of the game despite having a lot of talent in their squad with the likes of veteran defender Joseph Musonda, top Kenyan striker Jacob Keli, Ghanaian Osman Kamil and midfielder Richard Kasonde among others.

Red Arrows remained confident throughout the game with Under-23 players Shadreck Malambo, Bruce Musakanya, Kenny Mumba and Patrick Ngoma boosting the team’s moral.
The Zambia Air Force outfit defeated Nkana 1-0 in the first round match in Wusakile.

“This was a very important game that we needed to win, but we failed,” Nkana head coach Aggrey Chiyangi said after the game.

Chiyanga, who replaced Beston Chambeshi in May this year is under pressure to deliver and is expected to rise to the occasion.

Nkana will this Saturday try to restore their fan’s confidence when they host Konkola Blades at Nkana stadium while Red Arrows will visit Nchanga Rangers at Nchanga stadium.
 

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