Green Buffaloes have had a horror season and the nightmare just got worse when they were handed a 3-0 beating by fellow combatants Red Arrows. And given that with Mike Katiba positioned in the right-back things have not gotten any better for the army side.
So why has the brilliant likes of Katiba been converted to the right back from being the winger? Well lets see the match day 18.
Woes of the day began with James Chamanga who made yogurt of a loose of Green Buffaloes defense, twisting and gliding past a barricade of ball-watching Green Buffaloes defenders before he opened fire from the edge of the 18th to put Arrows in front.
Ten minutes later, the Buffaloes’ defense cracked and it was James Chamanga leading the Arrows crack-squad again as he dropped some quick lightning wits to leave the Buffalo defenders and goal keeper seated and out of the equation. Then a display of sweet composure birthed from the glories of experience saw him trickle the ball across the frame of the upright to register his second of the day.
Alidor Kayeme then completed the day’s work with an emphatic tap-in flying in between two Buffalo defenders who looked as dead as poles and Buffaloes spiraled back into the relegation zone.
Green Buffaloes Player Mike Katiba
It has been this leaking defense that has been Green Buffaloes’ biggest weakness and when Mike Katiba was deployed to the right-back position, everyone thought it was a tactical move to solve the defense predicament but a shock revelation from the Buffaloes assistant coach tells otherwise.
“Katiba complained that he had short sight after his head injury” the Buffaloes second in command responded to Jason Dube who wanted to find out why Mike Katiba has been turned into a right back.
In other matches played for week 18
- Prison LEOPARDS continued with their fine run after seeing off Kitwe United With a 1-0 win. In the early kickoff
- Lumwana Radiants held Nkwazi to a scoreless draw in Lusaka while
- ZANACO ran riots as they put Indeni to the grinder with a 4-1 bashing. Rodger kola scored a quickfire brace before the man of the moment Siankobo creamed it with a late strike. Tranquil Mwepu had pulled one back in the 68th minute but it was too little as ZANACO went back to the top of the league.