NKANA coach Beston Chambeshi says he is looking forward to his side’s next game. Chambeshi was left all smiles on Sunday after his team beat Forest Rangers 3-1 to remain fourth on the Super League table and move within four points of leaders Zesco United. Striker Ronald Kampamba was the architect of Nkana’s win over midtable Forest as he created all the three chances that resulted into goals.
Defender Kateta Ilunga scored an own goal after failing to deal with Kampamba’s cross for the opening goal on 21 minutes. Two minutes later Kampamba deftly beat two defenders and his split pass found Shadreck Musonda who made no mistake for the second goal. For Nkana’s third, Kampamba’s pin-point long range pass from his own area found strike partner Walter Bwalya who turned his marker inside-out before lobbing the goalkeeper on 40 minutes.
A resolute 10-man Forest scored its consolation through Webster Muzaza after Nkana goalie Moses Mapulanga parried Logic Ching’andu’s free kick into his path.
“It’s not easy when you are playing at the end of the season because every team is playing very well for these points. I am happy with the way the team has played. We are looking forward to the next game,” said Chambeshi.
In Chingola, Nchanga Rangers brightened their chances of avoiding relegation after beating Red Arrows 2-0. Meanwhile, Real Nakonde have been relegated after drawing 0-0 with NAPSA Stars.
Two more teams remain to be relegated from the Super League, with Mufulira Wanderers, Konkola Blades, Kabwe Warriors and Nakambala Leopards all potential candidates.
“The season was challenging. The team did its best, but that’s football,” said Nakonde coach Mathews Njovu. “There is nothing we can do.”