Zambia Super League: Kigonya’s Forest Rangers held, Bayo nets brace for Buildcon

Forest Rangers team that played to a 2 all draw with Nkana [Photo: Forest Rangers media]

Zambia Super League:

Forest Rangers 2-2 Nkana

Buildcon 4-1 Lumwana Radiants

Napsa Stars 1-1 Circuit

Mighty Mufulira Wanderers 0-0 Lusaka Dynamos

There were mixed fortunes for Ugandan football ambassadors in the Zambia Super League over the weekend.

Goalkeeper Mathias Kigonya, strikers Fahad Aziz Bayo and Geofrey Sserunkuma were all in action for their respective clubs.

Kigonya’s Forest Rangers twice squandered the lead as they drew with Nkana in a 2 all stalemate.

Bayo struck a brace for Buildcon in their 4-1 win over Lumwana Radiants.

Ironically, both games were played at the gigantic Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola town.

Yvan Mballa struck the foresters ahead as early as the 8th minute.

The lead was neutralized by Freddy Tshimenga 10 minutes from the half time break.

Mbelenge Ngulakwey restored the lead for Forest Rangers on the stroke of half time before the mandatory half time recess.

However, in a show of fighting spirit, Nkana once again equalized 8 minutes into the second stanza through Walter Bwalya as the two sides shared the spoils.

Lumwana Radiants were the first to score through Chrispin Mulenga after 21 minutes.

With a quarter of an hour later, Moses Okoro Osas brought the game even.

Striker Fahad Bayo celebrates the one of his two goals for Buildcon against Lumwana Radiants. [Photo: Buildcon FC Media]

Bayo’s first of the two goals arrived in the 46th minute, moments after the second half kick-off.

His second goal arrived with six minutes to play before former Gor Mahia forward, Ephraim Guikan, from  West African nation Ivory Coast sealed the victory.

This was Guikan’s first match for Buildcon.

Napsa Stars, home to veteran striker Geofrey Sserunkuma played to a one all home draw with visiting Circuit at the Edwin Imboela Stadium in a game both sides finished with ten men.

Sserunkuma made the 18 man squad but started the game on the bench.

Former Simba Sports Club striker Laudit Mavugo scored Napsa Stars’ equalizer on 48 minutes after trailing in the first half.

Albert Ngosa (Circuit) and Austin Banda (Napsa Stars) were shown marching orders by the day’s referee.

Meanwhile, the other Ugandan, goalkeeper Benjamin Ochan had a day off duty because Kabwe Warriors, his club was not in action.

This followed the postponement of their game against Zesco United Football club that had been scheduled to be played at the Railway stadium.

The duel was shifted to a later date as Zesco would be traveling to Ghana for their CAF Confederation Cup group match against Asante Kotoko.

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