Chilumba fires warning shots

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POWER Dynamos’ coach Tenant Chilumba says his team’s victory over leaders Zesco United is a warning to the rest of the teams in the Super Division to brace themselves for tough matches in the remainder of the season.
Chilumba said in Kitwe on Saturday that his players are ‘hungry’ for more victories after going through a rough patch.
He commended his players for putting up a splendid performance in Saturday’s MTN Super Division Week 20 match in Kitwe.
Power trounced Zesco 3-1 courtesy of Matthews Nkowani, Graven Chitalu and Clatus Chota’s goals while Zesco got their consolation through Alfred Luputa.
“It was a tough match but the boys have shown their real character. We’ll strive to build on that performance in our remaining matches,” Chilumba said.
Chilumba urged his players to continue working hard for Power to finish in a respectable position on the log.
Zesco coach Tenant Chembo said the straight red card referee Janny Sikazwe gave striker Jackson Mwanza for hacking Nkowani worked against his team.
“Our fight to win the league will continue despite this defeat,” said Chembo, who was equally given marching orders in the 90th minute for openly complaining over officiating.
“I will not say much about the officiating in general because I am not the kind of person who moans about refereeing. But if you look at the red card, it was the first offence and it did not warrant to be a red, card honestly speaking.
“It is not a pleasant feeling when you lose. But I think we underrated Power because they have not been doing well of late. We knew that they would come at us but we sat too much at the back and the goals we conceded came from inside the box,” Chembo said.

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