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Ugly scenes as Zesco, Nkana game is abandoned

There were shameful scenes at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium on Friday evening when the fans took center stage and caused the match to be abandoned with the two teams tied 1 – 1.

The match lived up to its billing in terms of action on the pitch.

Zesco United settled quickly and they were unfortunate not to go ahead when Lazarous Kambole made a run to the right and crossed for Winstone Kalengo who fluffed his shot with only the keeper to beat.

As the first half wore on, Nkana were coming more into the game and it was not long before the prodigal son Kelvin Mubanga Kampamba’s cross from the right found Ronald ‘Sate Sate’ Kampamba who headed with accuracy in the 44th minute to give Nkana the lead.

Zesco pulled one back in the 65th minute when Lazarous Kambole reacted first to a loose ball in the 6 yard box to shoot home from close range.

However scenes turned ugly when Nkana fans started throwing missiles onto the pitch after substitute Idriss Mbombo disputed a decision by the referee and Nkana fans by this time were feeling the referee was not blowing in their favor.

The match was stopped for about 7 minutes after the 81st minute but resumed once calm had been restored.

To everyone’s surprise, the referee only added 3 minute of stoppage time and just after the board was raised to indicate the stoppage time, Nkana were rightfully awarded a penalty after Marcel Kalonda used his hand to deny Mbombo a clear header on goal.

This time it was the Zesco fans who threw missiles onto the pitch incessantly causing the match to be abandoned after referee Wiseman Musako and the other officials waited for over 15 minutes.

The match will now be decided in the boardroom.

Nkana have already benefited twice with decisions in the boardroom.

Below is how the events unfolded at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium on Friday the 13th.

Summary by Roystrings Mutombo.

84′ Game stopped. Nkana fans throw missiles on to the pitch after ref cautioned Mbombo.

89′ Game resumed.

90′ Fourth official indicated 3 minutes of added time.

90’+2 Ref awarded penalty Nkana after Kalonda clearly tipped the ball using his hand denying his former Kabwe Warriors teammate Mbombo a scoring opportunity.

90’+3 Zesco fans starting throwing missiles towards their goal post.

90’+4 Game stopped.

90’+13 Game abandoned.






5 Comments to Ugly scenes as Zesco, Nkana game is abandoned

  1. Phil football says:

    The match officials were wrong not to stop the game the first time glass and plastic bottles were thrown onto the pitch. Adding 3 minutes was very surprising.
    FAZ must be very hard on Nkana or holigans who throw missiles onto the pitch. Fining clubs 5,000-15,000 does not work. Moreover funs of these clubs are not very patriotic as to feel sad if their team is fined. Let them give heavy fines plus letting such a team play behind closed doors.

  2. FOOTBALL IS A BUSINESS OF RESULTS says:

    I don’t understand and it gives an ill feeling fairness in this KAMANGA FAZ . The referee was suppose to dismiss Kalonda from the field of play;
    There’s this case from division one match below reported to FAZ ”
    THE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION OF ZAMBIA.
    ALICK NKHATA ROAD
    LUSAKA.

    3RD JUNE,2018.

    REPORT ON POOR OFFICIATING FOR SOME REFEREES IN DIVISION ONE – EASTERN PROVINCE.

    On 2nd June,2018 there was a Division ONE match played between Chipata City Council Fc and Katete Rangers Fc which kicked off at 15:00hrs . This match took place at DAVID KAUNDA (D.K) Stadium in Chipata.
    The complaints are that the Centre REFEREE was very biased favoring the home team, 90percent of the decisions he made against the visiting team(Katete Rangers) were wrong.
    He gave a false penalty to Chipata City Council, fake fouls against Rangers, two players for Katete Rangers were fouled simultaneously unfortunately he didn’t blew the whitle and it took him three minutes to stop the game after pressure from the fans and players. Again for those players to return to the field of play he didn’t allow them until about 10 minutes after massive pressure from Players and Soccer ⚽ fans and this time fans almost caused chaos and the Police 👮 had to maintain peace and order in controlling the situation and that’s when the referee allowed the two players who were injured to join the play.
    In addition, he was giving Corner kicks to Chipata city Fc for their own misplaced balls instead of free Kicks to Katete Rangers fc.
    Other notable actions by the referee are that several times when the ball rolls out of play by a Chipata City council player the referee gives the Chipata City council throw in instead of giving it Katete Rangers; On this day the main objectives of this referee was to rescue the Hosting Team.

    May we know if FAZ train these match officials before they can be approved to handle these games! It was like we were watching the game in the village and not a FAZ calendar 📅 match which are manned by rules and regulations.

    Do the Division ONE games have Match Official who can handle these negativities which spoils our good game of football in the country.

    I think this is why some of these village referees do not progress in their careers ( Are they corrupt or it’s just their desire to support the local clubs? ) The rules of the referee are that they don’t need to be a supporter of any of the two teams he/she is officiating because it disadvantages the visiting team.Or the other Team.

    Therefore, we are asking FAZ to take this complaint seriously because if such wrong trends are torareted in Football it will destroy the good image of Zambian referees accross the globe.

    Yours sincerely,
    Concerned Soccer ⚽ Lover.
    Ellias Siyanjere Tembo – Chipata.

    UP TO NOW NO ACTION BY FAZ !

  3. FOOTBALL SOCCER ⚽ IS A BUSINESS OF RESULTS says:

    THE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION OF ZAMBIA.
    ALICK NKHATA ROAD
    LUSAKA.

    3RD JUNE,2018.

    REPORT ON POOR OFFICIATING FOR SOME REFEREES IN DIVISION ONE – EASTERN PROVINCE.

    On 2nd June,2018 there was a Division ONE match played between Chipata City Council Fc and Katete Rangers Fc which kicked off at 15:00hrs . This match took place at DAVID KAUNDA (D.K) Stadium in Chipata.
    The complaints are that the Centre REFEREE was very biased favoring the home team, 90percent of the decisions he made against the visiting team(Katete Rangers) were wrong.
    He gave a false penalty to Chipata City Council, fake fouls against Rangers, two players for Katete Rangers were fouled simultaneously unfortunately he didn’t blew the whitle and it took him three minutes to stop the game after pressure from the fans and players. Again for those players to return to the field of play he didn’t allow them until about 10 minutes after massive pressure from Players and Soccer ⚽ fans and this time fans almost caused chaos and the Police 👮 had to maintain peace and order in controlling the situation and that’s when the referee allowed the two players who were injured to join the play.
    In addition, he was giving Corner kicks to Chipata city Fc for their own misplaced balls instead of free Kicks to Katete Rangers fc.
    Other notable actions by the referee are that several times when the ball rolls out of play by a Chipata City council player the referee gives the Chipata City council throw in instead of giving it Katete Rangers; On this day the main objectives of this referee was to rescue the Hosting Team.

    May we know if FAZ train these match officials before they can be approved to handle these games! It was like we were watching the game in the village and not a FAZ calendar 📅 match which are manned by rules and regulations.

    Do the Division ONE games have Match Official who can handle these negativities which spoils our good game of football in the country.

    I think this is why some of these village referees do not progress in their careers ( Are they corrupt or it’s just their desire to support the local clubs? ) The rules of the referee are that they don’t need to be a supporter of any of the two teams he/she is officiating because it disadvantages the visiting team.Or the other Team.

    Therefore, we are asking FAZ to take this complaint seriously because if such wrong trends are torareted in Football it will destroy the good image of Zambian referees accross the globe.

    Yours sincerely,
    Concerned Soccer ⚽ Lover.
    Ellias Siyanjere Tembo – Chipata.

  4. Discipline says:

    watched that game between ZEGA and Devils that ref sacked big time should be dropped to division one and that kalonda chap no good one of these games he will cost zesco dearly

  5. Joshua-bwalya says:

    The-zesco-defender-should-have-been-redcarded-just-for-using-a-hand-willfully-so-as-to-prevent-mbombo-from-scorring-a-header.zesco-fans-did-that-because-they-were-not-happy-if-nkana-took-that-penaut-in-nor-more-time-and-fears-that-nkana-headed-for-victory-because-mbombo-was-not-going-to-miss.

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