POWER Dynamos coach says his technical bench took 10 weeks of preparations to beat rivals Nkana and he is happy it worked.
And Beston Chambeshi says it pains him a lot to have his unbeaten record against Power broken in the first game of his return to Nkana.
Power won the city’s bragging rights with a 2-1 victory at Nkana stadium in a week 12 MTN/FAZ Super League match on Saturday.
Nkana started brightly with coordinated play, putting pressure on Power and Shadreck Musonda thumped in the opening goal in the 19th minute.
Power regained momentum and replied with the attack of their own and typical of the derby, Martin Phiri equalised in the 43rdminute, with Nkana defenders literally escorting him inside their own 18-yard box.
On resumption, the home team threatened early on the restart but man-of-the match goal keeper Allan Chibwe put up important saves to keep the match at 1-1.
But in the 56th minute, the worst defensive blunder happened when Given Sinyangwe’s wrongly headed ball found an unmarked Phiri inside the box who fired in the second goal.
Immediately, the pendulum swung from Wusakili to Ndeke with Power players employing delaying tactics as Nkana mounted a late wave of attacks trying to force a draw.
“It took us 10 weeks to prepare for Nkana and we have got it,” Kabwe said.
“It is a good win and it has given us motivation to fight in the remaining games. Players falling over is a tactic that we have learnt from other teams. Nchanga Rangers came at our home ground last week and they were sleeping, not falling but sleeping so…”
Meanwhile, Chambeshi, who before Saturday had not lost the derby as Nkana coach, said his side was still in strong contention to win the league title despite dropping points.
“It pains a lot especially when you consider my record against