Dynamos win Kitwe friendly
Thomas Nyirenda scored in the opening five minutes and Graven Chitalu
added a second two minutes from time as Power Dynamos brushed aside
Kitwe United of the FAZ Division One North in a low key friendly match
played at Garden Park Stadium on Wednesday.
Power Dynamos used the friendly match as part of their preparations
ahead of the second leg of the preliminary stage of the CAF
Confederation Cup against Clube Recreativo de Caala of Angola on
The first leg played at Arthur Davies Stadium on 17th February
finished 1-0 in favour of Power when Chitalu scored the lone
goal in the second half.
And speaking to fazfootball.com in a post-match interview,
Dynamos assistant coach Hector Chilombo said the match was important
because it helped in gauging the readiness of the players ahead of a
make or break encounter.
“Our game plan is to attack and score an early goal. I am happy with
how the boys played today because they responded by scoring early,”
“Playing away from home will not be easy but our aim is to progress to
the next round. We are aware that Recreativo lost 3-0 in their season
opening match but that does not mean it will be easy for us. Each
match is different and that loss could have come as a wake-up call for
them to work on their weaknesses,” he said.
Chilombo also revealed that Govenda Simwala was still sidelined due to
an injury he sustained in a friendly match against Kalulushi Modern
Stars in late January.
Meanwhile, Kitwe United Club Secretary Harold Kang’wane is confident
that his team will earn promotion to the MTN/FAZ Super League at the
end of the 2013 season.
“We nearly got promoted last season but certain decisions did not go
our way. We have hired Knight Mpundu as our coach and we have
recruited young players who can help us achieve our objectives.”
“So far we have played friendly matches against Super League
opposition and we have not faired badly. We have already played Zesco
United, Nchanga Rangers, Chambishi and Power Dynamos. We will also
play friendly matches against Nkana FC and City of Lusaka in the next
few days. That should indicate to you how committed we are,” said