Arrows hold Nchanga Rangers
Time Posted: August 17, 2014 3:50 pm
Red Arrows held Nchanga Rangers to a goalless draw to salvage a point in a FAZ Super League Week 20 match played at Konkola Stadium in Chililabombwe on Sunday.
Arrows goalkeeper Ken Mumba and his Nchanga rival Toaster Nsabata put up inspiring performances in this lunch-time game watched by a handful of fans.
Mumba denied Nchanga a chance to a take a lead into the half time break when he stopped four shots on target from Patrick Musonda and Spencer Ngalande with one coming in the 34th minute and another four minutes later.
However, Arrows were the first one to create a serious opportunity with striker Francis Kombe, who was voted man-of-the-match, firing slightly wide from outside the box after 13 minutes.
After the restart, Arrows who looked rejuvenated almost took a 63rd minute lead when talented midfielder Shadreck Malambo shot wide from close range after he was set up by Bruce Musakanya.
Another highlight of the second half came in the 66 minutes when Nchanga coach Fighton Simukonda was sent to the stands by Mufulira referee Francis Lombe for disputing a decision that went against his side.
Simukonda’s day could have been worsened but thanks to Nsabata who cleverly grabbed a ball from Lubinda Mundia’s foot in a one-on-one situation just few seconds before the final whistle.
This is Arrows’s second straight draw under new coach Albert Kachinga from two matches played after inheriting a side that had endured an eight-game losing streak.