The Zambia super league got back to action today after going on an international break and today saw two games being played with a lot of stake for the teams involved.
Ema Emison fluently writes about football especially the Zambian super league and FAZ Eden university national league.
Nkana were away to Young Green Eagles at Kafue’s Khosa stadium as they lost 3-2 leaving them on 37 points and still in the relegation zone.
Damiano Kola opened the scores for the home side when Kelvin Malunga failed to collect the bounced ball from a well-taken free-kick which the Young Green Eagles forward nicely tappen behind the back of the net in 36th minutes.
Three minutes later Savoir Konkola doubled the lead for the home side after he runs throw the Nkana defense from a long-range cross and overpowered Moses Nyondo to slot in the second for Tonka Tusike.
The game went at half time Nkana trailing by 2-0 and drama came in the second stanza which saw the visitors scoring two quick goals within the space of three minutes before Young Green Eagles sealed the victory in the dying minutes of the added time.
Ronald Kampamba’s header in the 87th minutes from a corner kick did give Kalampa a morale booster and three minutes later they equalized from a similar set-piece occasion the time Moses Nyondo heading in the second goal for Nkana to level the matters.
It all looked like the winning goal will come from Nkana during the last three minutes of the four added time as the visitors kept on pushing for that win but it turned out the opposite as Young Green Eagles capitalized on the weak Nkana defense to retain their lead in the dying minutes of the added time.
It was Isaac Ngoma with a sucker punch which happened to be his third of the season and did help his side move to 10th position with 42 points.
In Solwezi Red Arrows scored all three goals for either side as they defeated Lumwana Radiants 2-1 away and pick up a crucial away win which will boost their chances of playing continental football next season.
Saddam Yussuf opened the scores through an assist from James Chamanga in 53rd minutes but the home side was brought back into the game when Chewe Mukuka scored an own goal trying to clear a Lumwana Radiants to cross in 78th minutes.
Arrows scored late and again Saddam Yussuf completing his double in 90+2 additional time with a beautiful header from a well-taken cross to end the match 2-1.
That win means Arrows now needs to collect at least three points from their last two games to be sure of continental football next season.
Lumwana Radiants now are technically demoted though mathematically they remain with a slim chance of survival which their maximum number of points they can end the league will be 39 points and will have to win all the last two games they remain with and hope for either Napsa Stars, Nkana and Indeni to loose all their last three games.