Lumwana pound Zesco as Kapumbu ends match in goal
Zesco United missed a chance to move into third position when they were humiliated at home by visiting Lumwana Radiants who beat them 3-0 in a dramatic match that saw left back Fackson Kapumbu finish the match in goal.
With one eye on the CAF Confederations Cup tie against SuperSport United this weekend, Zescl United coach Zlatko Krmpotic featured a weakened side making up to five changes to the team that pulled off a draw in South Africa in first leg of the CAF Confederations Cup quarter final match.
Chisenga Lukwembe put Lumwana ahead in the 45th minute to stun the home side.
Krmpotic rang the changes after the restart bringing in Lazarous Kambole for Dave Daka and Jesse Were for Davies Kasirye.
But there was nothing to stop the boys from the mine as Mushili Chanda easily beat Zesco United goalkeeper Dieudonne Ntibahezwa in the 73rd minute for Lumwana’s second.
With Enock Sabamukuma having already replaced Mwape Mwelwa, Ntibahezwa went down injured and had to be rushed to the hospital leaving Zesco with no option but to turn to Chipolopolo full back Fackson Kapumbu to cover in goal with 15 minutes to play as they had already made three changes.
Radiants showed no mercy and finished off their hosts with an injury time goal to seal the win.
The Zeddy Saileti coached side now moves into 9th position on 42 points while Zesco remain 6 points behind leaders Green Buffaloes with two games in hand.
Zesco United XI
Dieudonne Ntibahezwa, Shemmy Mayembe, Fackson Kapumbu, Marcel Kalonde, Dauti Musekwa, Misheck Chaila, Mwape Mwelwa, Dave Daka, Davies Kasirye, John Chingandu
Subs played: Were, Sabamukuma, Kambole
Lumwana Radiants XI
Mweemba, Banda, Mukuka, Kapila, Chingwele, Kapumbu, Masumbuko, Mushili, Kasusu, Silwimba, Lukwembe
Subs played: Sikalinda
Photo courtesy of Lumwana Radiants
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