Nkana football record their first ever victory against Zesco United in a thrilling 3 – 2 goals. This was in the MTN FAZ super league week 32 hosted by Zesco at Levy Mwanawasa in Ndola.
Since 2004 Nkana has failed to make a breakthrough against the 5 times league champions. Instead they have suffered 15 loses and have endured 6 draws.
HISTORY BETWEEN THE TWO TEAMS ZSL 2004: Nkana 0-0 Zesco United | Zesco United 1-0 Nkana COCA COLA CUP 2005: Nkana 0-1 Zesco United COCA COLA CUP 2007: Zesco United 5-0 Nkana ZSL 2008: Zesco United 2-0 Nkana Nkana 0-2 Zesco United ZSL 2010: Zesco United 0-0 Nkana Nkana 0-0 Zesco United CHARITY SHIELD FINAL 2011: Zesco United 3-0 Nkana ZSL 2011: Zesco United 2-1 Nkana Nkana 2-3 Zesco United ZSL 2012: Nkana 2-2 Zesco United Zesco United 1-0 Nkana ZSL 2013: Zesco United 3-1 Nkana Nkana 1-1 Zesco United ZSL 2014: Nkana 0-1 Zesco United | Zesco United 3-0 Nkana 2014 BARCLAYS CUP: Zesco United 3-0 Nkana ZSL 2015: Nkana 0-0 Zesco United | Zesco United 5-3 Nkana ZSL 2016: Nkana 0-1 Zesco United | Zesco United 2-3 Nkana Credit James Nyirenda
The Walter Bwalya penalty and later a header with Simon Bwalya goal pushed Nkana to the 3 goals ahead of Zesco
Idriss Mbombo brace is what served Zesco into play. But the final whistle into 6+ added minutes saw the loss for the 10 man host
A thrilling game for Nkana as they came from a goal behind. Idriss Mbombo made a breakthrough in the 17th minute with a brilliant header crushing down the goalie. A chip from Clatous Chama had passed Joseph Musonda and and Donashano was late.
It was later just before the break that Walter Bwalya converted from the spot.
Two minutes after the break Simon Bwalya apt the game with a surpriser. Shadreck Musonda’s chip-replica found Simon Bwalya before Ben Adama Banh could react. The 10 man Zesco put up defense after aerials of advances from the determined visitors.
Three minutes minutes before the full regulation time another chip now from Diego Apene found Walter Bwalya amid confused Zesco defence and header into the net proved 3 against the host.
In the 90th minute from nowhere there was the Idriss Mbombo header from Ben’s cross. But time was up and Zesco recorded the 3 – 1 loss. The win ensures Nkana contends for the second position in the league.
WEEK 32 LEAGUE STAKES
MTN FAZ SUPER LEAGUE – WEEK 32 FULL TIME SCORES
Wednesday, 2nd November
Lumwana Radiants 1 – 0 Nakambala Leopards
Saturday, 5th November
Mufulira Blackpool 0-1 Lusaka Tigers
Napsa Stars 1-2 Mufulira Wanderers
Green Eagles 0-1 Nchanga Rangers
Red Arrows 1-1 Green Buffaloes
Sunday, November 6
Forest Rangers 1-0 Lusaka Dynamos
Zesco United 2 – 3 Nkana
MTN FAZ Super League Table 2016