Power Dynamos, Zanaco and Nkana have progressed to the semi finals of the Zambia Barclays Cup 2016 edition. They each qualified after beating their opponents in the events that flowed with a total of 10 clear goals.
The three closely knitted super league giants have shown the potential difference in the competition, demonstrating why they are Zambia’s super league giants.
Beginning with Saturday 17th September, the early kickoff, Nkana against Kabwe Youth Academy, saw the later beaten to an astounding three to one. The first half preceded goalless though Nkana was reduced to 10 man after Walter Bwalya send off.
Daniel Chama from the young Academy broke the scoreboard few minutes into the second half. Four minutes later the lead was countered by Bornwell Mwape equaliser from a Jacob Ngulube assist. Mwape went to record a brace again from the Ngulube assist in the 72nd minute
Mwape recently joined Nkana and the goals in the Barclays counts as his first for the Wusakili side. The Youth Academy was put to rest with the final goal a minute before the end of the regulation time.
The second kick off saw the league leader of Numamba devastate Kabwe Warriors. A 3 nil victory over the Warriors was recorded by the bankers. From the Saith Sakala in the first half to Isaac Chansa’s goal after the break, and finally to the killer strike from Kwame, in the late minutes, showed Kabwe Warriors was no match to the victors.
Sunday game saw Green Buffaloes take on Power Dynamos. Just 7 days earlier the Buffaloes, legendary CK7′ side, suffered an embarrassing defeat at Arthur Davies. In the Barclays cup 2016 deadly blows was struck from Patson Daka (3 goals in two matches) and the swift Kennedy Mudenda.
At the regulation time final result was 2-1. Green Buffaloes consolation goal came from Lottie Phiri.
The 17th and 18th September events have confirmed three teams through to the semi final of BarclaysCup 2016.
Power Dynamos Club
Nkana Football Club
Zanaco Football Club
The remaining fourth team will be decided in the rescheduled game to be played between the #CAFCL semi-finalist Zesco United and Konkola Blades.