‘MIGHTY’ Mufulira Wanderers yesterday retained fifth position on the Super Division table after beating Nchanga Rangers 2-0 in a week 28 fixture at Shinde Stadium.
Meanwhile, Wanderers first assistant coach Chewe Mulenga was sent off the bench in second half by referee Wisdom Chewe for abusive language.
The first half did not produce any tactical play but yellow cards took the show as both teams looked unsettled much to the dismay of fans.
Kasonde Bwalya and Chella Siame were booked for yellow in the 38th minute which raised tempers among the Mufulira Wanderers players.
In second half, Mufulira Wanderers dominated the game play with Toanga Bwembya and Jacob Ngulube causing terror in the Nchanga defence.
Mufulira Wanderers could have opened the scores in the 51st minute but Bwembya ‘s free kick was parried off the cross bar by the goal keeper.
However, Bwembya’s had work paid off in the 56th minute, when his cracker free kick found the back of the net.
Mufulira Wanderers coach Manfred Chabinga substituted Brian Ambuengeni for Moses Nyambe after he was handed a yellow card.
The second goal came in the 85th minute through Jacob Ngulube’s close range shot and dismantled Nchanga’s game plan.
Chabinga commended the boys for putting up a good fight to bag three points at home.
He said the boys’ had prepared for the game and delivered according to instruction in second half.
“It was a rough game in first half but its good we changed the tempo in the last half. We camped in Nchanga defence causing them to make silly fouls,” he said.
Nchanga Rangers coach Fighton Simukonda said the boys now needed to win the last two games to finish the season on a better position.
“We lost the game in second half. The boys lost a bit of concentration and the match was so intense with many yellow cards. We will work extra hard to win the remaining games,” he said.
Mufulira Wanderers are position fifth on 45 points after dislodging Red Arrows on 42 while Nchanga is placed 11th on 30 points.