Player rains blows on referee after getting Red Card


A CHAVUMA Secondary School player yesterday rained blows on referee Kondwani Phiri after he was shown a red card in the quarterfinals of the ongoing COPA Coca-Cola Schools Football tournament in Lusaka yesterday.
The player, Teddy Fwolosha went berserk manhandling the referee and anybody who dared stop him after he was shown a red cared when his school was down 4-0 with goals yet to come.
Fwolosha was given marching orders by the referee on 56 minutes after a deliberate tackle on a Kasama Boys’ player when his side was trailing 4-0.
Fwolosha got incensed after the referee had earlier given his teammate, Kayombo Malasha marching orders on 43rd minutes for unsportsman conduct in the game.
Fwolosha could not be restrained by his teacher and teammates and it had to take Zambia Police officers to control the irate player.
Referee, Phiri had to stop the match for close to five minutes for calm to be restored.
The spectacle was witnessed by national under-17 national team coach Oswald Mutapa and part of his technical staff, including team manager, Daniel Jere.
In this Group B fixture, Kasama Boys went on rampage scoring six unanswered goals with three players registering a brace each.
Oswald Chileshe opened the scoresheet five minutes into the game before registering his second goal on 66 minutes, with Kampamba Mwila also registering his goals on 23 and 36 minutes.
Marlon Chitambala scored his on 26 and 58 minutes respectively.
Meanwhile Copperbelt representatives Kansenshi and Southern Province flag carriers, Monze Boys have qualified to the semi finals of the Copa Coca-Cola Schools national competition.
Kansenshi, Monze and Mpika were all tied on nine points after recording three victories each to tie on nine points in group A, but Mpika for allowing in more goals were sent packing; leaving Kansenshi and Moomba to sail through to the next stage.
On their way to the semi-finals Kansenshi beat Moomba Secondary School of Central Province 1-0.
The all important goal of the match came through Sydney Phiri who scored on the 17th minute to send the Copperbelt heroes into wild celebrations.
Monze eliminated Mpika Boys out of the competition after posting a 3-1 victory to book the place in the semis with Monze’s goals coming through Steven Mwanza and Peter Mwanza (unrelated) who scored on 33, 48 and 57 minutes, respectively.
In other games Moomba beat Senanga 3-0 while Kasama beat Chassa Secondary school of Eastern province with Parklands eliminating St Charles Lwanga of Luapula.
In group B, Lusaka’s Parklands and Kasama Boys will represent the group in the semi finals after defeating their opponents.
Parklands beat St Charles Lwanga 4-2 for them to book a place in the semi finals, while Kasama edged notorious Chavuma secondary school 6-0.