Mbombo shines as Nkana stun Zesco
Nkana came from a goal down as they defeated Zesco United 2-1 in the Barclays Cup 2018 second quarter final played at the Arthur Davies Stadium on Saturday.
It was substitute Maybin Kalengo who had put the Ndola-based outfit in front on the stroke of halftime, against the run of play, when he intercepted Musa Mohammed’s defensive pass to open the scoring with a low effort, ten minutes after replacing Mwape Mwelwa, who had been stretchered off with injury.
However, Nkana would equalize six minutes after the break with man-of-the-match Idris Mbombo equalizing from short range, before breaking the hearts of Zesco United faithfulls with a headed goal from a cross by Musa Mohammed in additional time.
The victory meant that Nkana joined Young Green Buffaloes in the semi-finals. They will play the winner of the fourth quarter final between Mufulira Wanderers and Power Dynamos.
Zesco United: Jacob Banda, Solomon Sakala, Fackson Kapumbu, Marcel Kalonda, Anthony Akumu, Misheck Chaila, Jesse Were, Kondwani Mtonga, Lazarous Kambole, John Ching’andu, Mwelwa Mwape.
Substitutes: Dieudonne Ntibahezwa, Jackson Mwanza, Shemmy Mayembe, Logic Ching’andu, Dauti Musekwa, Zikiru Adams, Maybin Kalengo.
Nkana: Allan Chibwe, Hassan Ramadhan, Dieugo Apanane, Richard Ocran, Musa Mohammed, Shadreck Malambo, Kelvin Mubanga, Harrison Chisala, Ronald Kampamba, Jacob Ngulube, Idris Mbombo
Substitutes: Kelvin Malunga, Given Sinyangwe, Festus Mbewe , Freddy Tshimenga, Yannick Mulenda , Gift Zulu, Walter Bwalya.
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