Nkana Football club has won the 2018 Samuel Zoom Ndhlovu Charity Shield after they defeated defending Champions and 2017 league winners Zesco United by 4 goals to 3.
This was in the final played at Nkoloma stadium in Lusaka.
Nkana were first to score through Ronald ‘Sate Sate’ Kampamba in the 27th minute before Zesco midfielder Anthony Akumu Agay leveled in the 41st minute.
The Ndola side increased the goal tally to 2 goals to 1 as free kick specialist Bornwel Silengo was on hand again beating Nkana Keeper Moses Mapulanga at 90 decree angle in the 45th minute.
After the break Nkana coach Beston Chambeshi rested Shadreck Musonda for Mostapha Essum and the change played off immediately as former Zesco hitman Idriss Mbombo scored twice in a space of five minute for his Nkana side to lead 3 goals to 2.
Zesco Coach Tenant Chembo rested Adams Zikiru for Jackson Jesse Were, while ChambeshI introduced veteran defender and 2012 Chipolopolo Africa cup winner Joseph Musonda for John Mwangeni.
And Sate Sate competed his brace in the 65th minute as Nkana led by four goals to two.
After sensing danger, Chembo rested veteran striker Winstone Kalengo for Lameck Banda who immediately made an impact and pulled one back for the electricity boys to end the match four goals to two in favour of Nkana.
The Charity Shield is a curtain raiser for the FAZ/MTN Super League and this year, the league kicks off on March 17th.
Both Nkana and Zesco were using the match to also prepare for their CAF champions league and CAF confederations cup games against ASEC Mimosa of Ivory Coast and Cr Belouizdad of Algeria respectively.
Zesco trail Asec Mimosa by a goal to nil at home while Nkana were walloped by three goals to nil in Algeria.
And Chambeshi has described the win as good for his side.
Meanwhile, his counterpart Tenant Chembo says his boys accounted for themselves well despite the loss.