Sunday, July 14, 2024

ABSA CUP: Mulombwa ‘heads’ Forest Rangers into the final

Forest Rangers have qualified to their first ever ABSA Cup final following an inspired performance that saw them come from a goal down to beat Power Dynamos 2-1 at Arthur Davies Stadium. 

Fredrick Mulambia put the two time Champions in the lead just after six minutes off a Thomas Chideu assist. 

Forest Rangers however fought back in the second half to secure a well deserved 2-1 win. 

Moyela Libamba drew Forest Rangers level in the 69th minute before Cephas Mulombwa could steal the win at the death with a bullet header. 

Cephas Mulombwa who snatched the winner walked away with the man of the match award that comes with K15,000 from the sponsors, Absa Bank Zambia.

Fole Malembe will face the winner between FC MUZA and Trident FC who square off tomorrow at 15:00 at Arthur Davies Stadium. 

The Champions of the 2023 edition will walk away with K700,000 while the runners up will pocket K350,000. 

The final will take place on 13th May at the National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka. 

Absa Cup 2023 Semi-Final 1

FULL-TIME: Forest Rangers 2-1 Power Dynamos

(Moyela Libamba 69′, Cephas Mulombwa 90+2′ | Fredrick Mulambia 6′)

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