Goalkeeper Yasin Mugabi communicates to his Lusaka Dynamos defenders during the game Credit: Courtesy

Zambia Premier League (Match Day 7 Results):

  • Lusaka Dynamos 1-0 Green Buffaloes
  • Buildcon 2-1 New Monze Swallows
  • Zesco United 3-0 Lumwana Radiants
  • Green Eagles 4-0 KYSA
  • Nkwazi 1-0 Nakambala Leopards
  • Nchanga Rangers 1-0 Kitwe United
  • Power Dynamos 1-0 Red Arrows
  • National Assembly 3-2 Napsa Stars
[/media-credit] Goalkeeper Yasin Mugabi communicates to his Lusaka Dynamos defenders during the game Credit: Courtesy

Two Ugandans, goalkeeper Yasin “Gabis” Mugabi and left back Joseph Benson Ochaya played full time as Lusaka Dynamos overcame Green Buffaloes 1-0 in a Zambia Premier League duel at the Sunset Stadium on Sunday.

Lusaka Dynamos team captain Clatous Chama scored the lone goal of the match as early as the fourth minute. Mwila Phiri is credited to have assisted Chama for the decisive goal.

The home side dominated the early stages of the game and Ochaya would have doubled the advantage in the 9th minute had he optimally utilized Sikombe’s delivery.

Mugabi, making his debut in the Zambian top flight football was alert throughout the game. First, saving Aubrey Chellah on 13 minutes in what seemed like a clear cut goal scoring moment.

Mwila missed inside the goal area on the half hour mark after a decent combination with his captain Chama.

The Buffaloes had one more chance to make amends to put the game even but Friday Samu missed a sitter in the third minute of added time before the teams broke off for the mandatory half time recess.

Upon restart for the second stanza, Lusaka Dynamos called for a double substitution 10 minutes later. Godfrey Chibanga and Conlyde Luchanga replaced Collins Sikombe and Simon Mulenga respectively. Later, Mwila Phiri paved way for Fwayo Tembo with less than seven minutes on the clock.

[/media-credit] Joseph Benson Ochaya controls an air borne ball during Lusaka Dynamos’ 1-0 home win against Green Buffaloes Credit:

Luchanga was culprit with two missed glorious goal scoring moments as the game neared its climax.

The visitors ended the game with 10 men after a sending off for Friday Samu in added minutes of the game.

Lusaka Dyanoms thus earned the maximum points, a swift recovery from the 1-0 loss on the road to Kabwe Warriors on  the previous match day six.

Green Buffaloes suffered their first loss of the season in 7 games with the immediate past result ending 2 all with Green Eagles.

Zesco United who won 3-0 at home to visiting Zesco United 3-0 Lumwana Radiants overtakes Green Buffaloes at the league summit whilst Lusaka Dynamos is now 9th with 10 points.

Meanwhile, Buildcon FC, home to Geofrey Sserunkumam Fahad Bayo and Hood Kaweesa, won 2-1 at home to Monze Swallows. Rahim Osumanu scored twice inside the opening 20 minutes of the game.

Bayo was the only Ugandan who featured in the match and missed a glorious scoring opportunity in the 85th minute. Zambian legend Chisamba Lungu was named man of the match.

Nkwazi Stars, home to Lawrence Ndugga won 1-0 against Nakambala Leopards to go 11th on the 20 team log.

Lusaka Dynamos XI:

Yasin Mugabi (G.K), Paul “Sergio” Banda, Joseph Benson Ochaya, Tiberius Lombard, Eric Kabulo Ngoy, Sydine Kalume, Collins Sikombe, Marvin Jere, Simon Mulenga, Mwila Phiri, Clatous Chota Chama (Captain)


Daniel Sikanyika, Lee Ngoma, Godfrey Chibanga, Ruben Chansa, Conlyde Luchanga, Twiza Chaibela, Fwayo Tembo

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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