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Kitwe turns yellow on Chambeshi’s return as unbeaten Dinamo go top

No fairy-tale third coming for “Quicksilver” Bestone Chambeshi as a Martin Phiri double condemned Nkana to a 1-2 loss to Power Dynamos.

Nkana, in Chambeshi’s first match after taking over from Zeddy Saileti who is now Lumwana Radiants coach, started off like a house on full before a near capacity crowd at Nkana Stadium.

But the best chances fell to Power in quick succession. At the centre of the two was the revitalised Fwayo Tembo.

First the Zambia international broke loose on the right and whipped a wicked cross in the area but Phiri could not get to the end of it.

Then Tembo tore three Nkana defenders to shreds but hit a tame shot straight at Kelvin Malunga.

Chibwe started ahead of Joshua Titima despite returning to Kitwe only a few days ago after helping Zambia to a 2-1 win over South Africa at the Moruleng Stadium on Tuesday.

But there was no chance for the goalkeeper who was voted man-of-the match on 19 minutes when he was beaten by a fiercely struck shot by Shadreck Musonda.

The ball was laid in the path of Musonda by Tembo rather fortuitously. The crisp shot off the edge of the box had nothing to do with Lady Luck. It was well taken.

It was a dream start for Chambeshi. The homecoming party was stopped in its tracks with three minutes from the half-time.

Tembo nutmegged Given Sinyangwe and Phiri ghosted past a posse of Nkana defenders and shot past Kelvin Malunga.


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The second half was only a minute old when Phiri found himself in acres of space on the right before hammering a shot that cannoned into the net off the bottom left of the upright.

Phiri hit his Power badge repeatedly in celebration. A few bottles flew from the stands disappointingly to pelt the brace hero.

There was no coming back. Walter Bwalya, after a week touching on his heritage to forget, was all over but was a pale shadow of himself.

His notable contributions were a cut back to Jacob Ngulube from which the former Mufulira Wanderers midfield man hit the crossbar in the first half and a free-kick in the second half which Chibwe beat away.

Once feared forward Ronald Kampamba never got going and paved way for the big Ronald Chibwe.

But there was no coming back.

Ronald Chibwe who had declared to his brother, Alan, the man who kept goal against South Africa in mid-week, that “no brotherhood for 90 plus sorry” had no tangible shots to trouble the Power Dynamos custodian.

When asked about the sibling rivalry when getting his GOTV decoder and MTN K500 airtime as reward for an excellent display Allan told pitch side presenter Matimba Nkonje

“The talk in the family starts way before the encounter. I thank God for the opportunity to play today. I thought Ronald would start but I was relieved to see him on the bench.”

But there was no such relief for Chambeshi at his former home as a flying winger with a ‘slow-silver’ start in his third spell as boss.

The El-Copala was lost thanks in part to Martin Phiri’s brilliant brace.

Power coach Daniel Kabwe was a contented man as his unbeaten club went top of the Super Divsion table on superior goal difference to erstwhile leaders Lusaka Dynamos

9 Comments to Kitwe turns yellow on Chambeshi’s return as unbeaten Dinamo go top

  1. SHI MWEWA says:

    Iam a Kalampa fan and not impressed with our executives lack of patience and their fickle loyalty towards the technical bench.Their quick “chop and change” solutions in regards to the coaches is costing Nkana dearly. Isn’t this the same coach who posted poor results poor results in 2015 and was fired?What has changed now?Is it because of the Zambia under 20 heroics that he has suddenly become very appealing? This appointment is a potential double edged sword and i only hope it will not back fire.And sadly,the coach will shoulder the blame again and not the the Nkana executives.

    • Positive thinking says:

      Good point brother. This sounds like knee jerk reactionary management that needs more thought and foresight. Bestons heroics with the U-20 will not automatically translate to the club that axed him.

  2. GSK11 says:

    Welcome back zamfoot!

  3. Positive thinking says:

    Welcome back Zamfoot. What happened?

  4. Prince says:

    Zamfoot don’t do that again…you are needed in Zambian football cycles!!

  5. Sibs says:

    Indeed welcome back Ba ZAMFOOT. I know you guys (Francis & Team) you doing this for passion. Despite all the challenges you have kept the site going.

  6. soccerguru says:

    Mwewa is right …Beston is a clueless coach …He will be fired before the end of the season….how do u lose a game after playing more than 1 half with a man advantage….useless.

  7. Logic says:

    Beston’s tactics rely on a potent offense that simply scores more than the opponent. He was exposed at Under 20 when he ran into a defensively disciplined team. At Nkana he lacks both so he will probably be looking for a new job shortly given Nkana’s instant gratification executive and fans.

  8. Mwebantu says:

    Critics with no foundation! Ba Beston you have done us pride! At present, there is no better coach than you in Zambia! Please don’t listen to them guys from the party – you know which!

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