Power Dynamos kept their unbeaten run in the MTN FAZ Super League intact by registering a comfortable 3-1 victory over 10-man Green Buffaloes in a week 5 top of the bill fixture at Arthur Davies Stadium on Sunday.
Former Dynamos midfielder Sebastian Mwansa was sent off for the visitors with 20 minutes left on the clock for a late challenge on Lubambo Musonda.
Kennedy Mudenda’s goal from the penalty spot at the stroke of half time and a goal each from substitutes Ignitius Lwipa and Julius Situmbeko after the break gave the hosts maximum points. Buffaloes’ lone goal came by way of Joshua Titima’s clearance ricochetting off Friday Samu before falling into the empty net in the 78th minute.
The win extended Power’s unbeaten run to five league matches while Buffaloes who have had a shaky start to the season walked away with their fourth defeat in five and came into the match on the back of a 1-0 loss at home to Zesco United a week ago.
And Zesco United, who have a game in hand, maintained second position on the log with 12 points following a hard fought 2-1victory over Roan United. The win was Zesco’s fourth without defeat.
After a goalless first half, two penalties were awarded to both sides in quick succession with Clatous Chama converting for Zesco while Anos Tembo scored for Roan. The match looked like it was destined for a draw but substitute Maybin Mwaba sealed victory for the visitors with a chip over Evans Mwewa in goal for Roan United in additional time following good work by fellow substitute Lazarus Kambole who squared a pass from the left byline.
At Nkoloma Stadium, a third minute goal from the spot by Adubelo Phiri was enough for Red Arrows to see off the challenge of Nchanga Rangers ending a run of draws recorded in two previous matches.
At Woodlands Stadium, Timothy Mbewe’s 85th minute penalty earned unbeaten National Assembly all three points against Konkola Mine Police. Skipper Morgan Kanjolo missed a penalty in the 80th minute for Assembly.
A goal each from Friday Kabubi and Martin Tembo gave Napsa Stars maximum points over visiting Nakambala Leopards at Sunset Stadium.
Elsewhere, promoted Green Eagles failed to register their first home win as they could only play out a goalless draw against Indeni.
The match between Nkana and Zanaco was postponed due to the former’ s involvement in the Caf Confederation Cup.
Konkola Blades host Kabwe Warriors at Konkola Stadium on Easter Monday.