NKANA WINS BARCLAYS CUP

Nkana Football Club are the 2018 Barclays Cup Champions.
The Kitwe based super league side beat Young Buffaloes 3-nil to win their maiden Barclays Cup trophy.
Two goals from striker, Ronald Kampamba and another from Captain Walter Bwalya were enough to seal the victory.
Apart from the trophy, Nkana have also pocketed 400,000 Kwacha while Young Buffaloes went away with 200,000 Kwacha.
And President Edgar Lungu who was Guest of honour, implored government and corporate institutions to invest in various sports activities.
President Edgar Chagwa Lungu (centre) watching the Barclays Cup between Young Green Buffaloes and Nkana Football Club at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka on Saturday,November 10,2018. PICTURE BY SALIM HENRY/STATE HOUSE ©2018
President Edgar Chagwa Lungu (right) takes a selfie with Nkana’s Richard Ocran before the start of the Barclays Cup Final between his team and Young Green Buffaloes at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka on Saturday,November 10,2018. PICTURE BY SALIM HENRY/STATE HOUSE ©2018
President Lungu said the existence of stakeholders and various institutions should create an enabling environment for all sports federations to thrive in the country.
He further reiterated that the government will continue to support physical fitness across all sport’s disciplines in Zambia.
President Lungu said this through his Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda.
President Edgar Chagwa Lungu (centre) watching the Barclays Cup between Young Green Buffaloes and Nkana Football Club at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka on Saturday,November 10,2018. PICTURE BY SALIM HENRY/STATE HOUSE ©2018
Speaking after the match, Nkana Coach Beston Chambeshi praised his boys for putting up a splendid performance.
Meanwhile, Young Buffaloes Coach Josphat Mulenga has blamed the match official for the first goal which he believes was an off side.
Mulenga however observed that his side needs to improve in defence.
And Football Association of Zambia -FAZ- Secretary General Adrian Kashala said the organisation is happy with the organization of the Barclays Cup and the turnout of this year’s edition.

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