Green Eagles beat Zesco to fly continental
Choma based Green Eagles made history when they when they beat Zesco United 1 – 0 to confirm their spot in the CAF Confederations Cup and become the first side from Southern Province to represent Zambia in the continental games.
Eagles went in the game knowing that their position was under threat from 5th placed Zanaco who were just a point behind. The odds seemed stuck against Eagles who were taking on Champions Zesco United while Zanaco were taking on Nkwazi who were in the bottom half of the table.
The Aggrey Chiyangi coached side rose to the occasion on what was their final game of the season and did not need any favors from Nkwazi as they scored a late winner through Tapson Kaseba who converted from the spot to secure maximum points in the 80th minute.
Zanaco on the other hand were beaten 1 – 0 thanks to a loan goal by Davy Kalndanya scored in the third minute.
Runners-up Nkana also ended the league on a high when they beat Lusaka Dynamos 4 – 0 to end the Airmen’s 12 game unbeaten run since stand-in coach Chisi Mbewe took over from Honor Janza. Nkana end the league as the highest scoring team with 66 goals scored.
Green Buffaloes also sealed a 3 – 0 victory over relegated Kabwe Youth Soccer Academy thanks to a brace from Friday Samu and another goal from E Sinyangwe.
With the deadline of submitting representatives in the CAF competitions set for 15th October, 2018, the Football Association of Zambia FAZ brought forward the four final league games for the teams that had a chance of making it into the top four.
The rest of the final league games will be played on 17th November.
Final League Standings for top 5 teams
1. Zesco United – 80 points
2. Nkana – 76 points
3. Green Buffaloes – 74 points
4. Green Eagles – 71 points
5. Zanaco – 67 points
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Kabwe Youth 0-3 Green Buffaloes
( F. Samu x2, E. Sinyangwe)
Nkwazi FC 1-0 Zanaco FC
(D. Kalandanya 3′)
Lusaka Dynamos 0-4 Nkana FC
(R. Kampamba 2′,23′, I. Mbombo 61′, W. Bwalya 84′ )
Green Eagles FC 1-0 Zesco United
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