BLUNT striking force and clumsy goalkeeping was the order of the match for losing Zanaco FC at the Super League play-offs yesterday.
Zanaco, who had most of their players away on off season holidays, played a sub team which Buildcon FC managed to beat with ease.
Congolese striker Eleuter Mpepo put Buildcon in the lead when he opened the flood gates in the fourth minute after Zanaco keeper Toaster Nsabata failed to secure the ball.
23 minutes later, Mpepo doubled the lead with a 26th minute goal and made it a hat trick three minutes later.
Efforts by Zanaco to pull one back paid off in the 66th minute after playing some impressive and coordinated football.
Everything else that the bankers attempted following their goal proved futile as Buildcon defended well at the same time attacked.
Having lost this game 3-1, Zanaco shipped more goals in the just ended transitional league.
Numba Mumamba, the Zanaco FC coach, said he was now working on building a stronger side.
“We are working on strengthening our team so that we can have a squad that can play in the super league as well as in the continental league. And that is why we gave our foreign players time to go and be with their families so that they can return energised,” said Numba.
Winning coach Tenant Chembo said his players; “Derserve a pat on the back, they sacrificed everything to get this victory. We never doubted our depth.”
This was the first win that Buildcon has ever recorded against Zanaco.
In victory, Buildcon has emerged third in the Super League while Zanaco took the final continental spot, the fourth place on the log.