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PENSIONERS RECORD THEIR FOURTH DRAW

Points were shared at Nakambala Grounds after Napsa went through a 1 all draw against Zeddy Saileti’s drilled side Nakambala Leopards FC.

Napsa Stars have struggled to win a single match at Nakambala Grounds since their promotion into the super division in 2012.

The week 13 encounter saw Nakambala Leopards score their early goal in the 5th minute to enjoy the home lead up-to the 86th minute when Bornwel Mwape restored parity through a penalty kick.

The penalty was conceded by Nakambala in the 85th minute when Timothy Bwalya handled inside the box, a shot from Isaac Simbuwa.

Napsa Stars missed a number of good chances despite having what most of its fans described as worst performance for the pensioners this season thus far.

Coach Mohamed Fathi who is Napsa Stars FC head coach said in his post-match interview that a point away from home was not bad result for his side.

Fathi also accepted that absence of Simon Nkhata in the midfield somehow affected his team’s performance.

Nkhata has been on the starting line-up from week one up until this match which he missed owing to an injury.

“Two of my key players Austin Banda and Simon Nkhata are injured and maybe that might have affected us. Simon always starts so maybe it might have confused the plan a little bit,

“For Austin, he is a very fast player and that confuses most opponents whenever he is introduced into the game. His absence was also felt but we have players who are equal to task and it will be better in the next game,” Coach Fathi added.

And Nakambala Leopard FC head Cocah Zeddy Saileti said his team could have done better saying they equally missed a number of chances which could have got them the maximum points.

“Going forward we just need push ourselves and collect more positive results,” Saileti added.

The draw still kept the pensioners on second position with 25 points, while Nakambala are also still third from bottom with eight points.

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