Nkana bank Zanaco to reach Charity Shield final
FULL TIME: Zanaco 1-2 Nkana (Maisha Chavda 6′ | Festus Mbewe 56′, Idriss Mbombo 85′ )
Idriss Mbombo came off the bench to inspire Nkana to a 2 – 1 win over Zanaco in the Samuel ‘Zoom’ Ndhlovu Charity Shield semi final match played at Nkoloma stadium on Thursday afternoon.
In terms of attendance, there was nothing to suggest it was a midweek game as the stadium was filled to near capacity by fans as fans turned up to watch two teams expected to challenge for the title.
But when the team lists were released, it as clear both teams were keeping an eye on te CAF games coming ahead in less than a week rested their key players with Zanaco making 11 changes to the team that beat Gambia Armed Forces in their last game in the Champions League.
New signing Chavda Maisha opened the scores in the 6th minute but Nkana looked stronger in the second half after the introduction of Mbombo and Freddie Tshimenga.
But it was Festus Mbewe who leveled for Nkana on his first return to Nkoloma stadium where he played last season before Mbombo glanced in one past former U20 goal minder Mangani Banda.
Nkana will play the winner between Zesco and Napsa Stars in the final of the Charity Shield.
(18) Mangani Banada, (02) Jimmy Nakena, (05) Chongo Chirwa, (04) Andrew Kwiliko, (06) Peter Banda, (17) Richard Kasonde (Diddy Kitumbo), (27) Romaric Pitroipa (Guily Manziba), (29) Timothy Sakala (Moussa Souleymanou), (14) Maisha Chavda, (28) Chitiya Mususu, (07) Chitoshi Mukuma
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