SUPERSPORT the world of Champions this week brings to you Bola Yapa Zed with a mouth watering double header on Saturday, August 26 and Sunday 27th in Lusaka.
Bola Yapa Zed thriller will begin with the World of Champions bringing excitement from Sunset Stadium where Lusaka Dynamos will face Green Eagles in the opening fixture of the day. In the second match, defending Champions Zanaco will be up against Nchanga Rangers.
Lusaka Dynamos seated 4th on the log with 42 points will play host to the Choma based outfit, Green Eagles. This is a must watch game as the 13th placed Eagles travel to Lusaka to meet league contenders Dynamos. Eagles has 29 points and a win away from home will be a double bonus for the Aggrey Chiyangi tutored lads who not long ago whitewashed Kabwe Warriors 0-3 in another away fixture.
Dynamos on the other hand, are keen to reclaim the top slot they commanded weeks ago. The elite side has 42 points and a win will take them back to the summit of the log. This is a must watch game and Supersport the World of Champions will bring the blow-to-blow drama on SS9. Later in the 15:00 hours games at Sunset Stadium, hosts and league defending champions Zanaco will battle it out against Nchanga Rangers. This game against a team that is fighting to beat the relegation waters will not be a walk in the park for Zanaco. Rangers, lying in the red zone, on 15th position with 22 points will travel to Lusaka with nothing but a win in mind. Zanaco on the other side will have to be at their best to beat the not so ‘Brave’ Nchanga Rangers who so far have only won 4 games. Zanaco has 40 point from 21 games having won 10 and recorded 10 draws. This game will also set a stage for a thrilling encounter curtsey the World of Champions.
And on Sunday, August 27, the excitement moves to the newly refurbished Woodlands Stadium where another double dose of fan awaits soccer enthusiasts. In the lunch hour, at 13H00 action, Green Buffaloes will welcome log leaders Zesco United. Once again, SS9 will be on hand to unleash the details of the punch for punch fixture of the two league giants. Buffaloes are 2nd on the log while Zesco commands the top slot hence this Sunday’s fixture will be nothing but a contest of the best. Separated by just 2 points, the host will not accept to be dehorned at their own turf hence this game will be nothing but one to look forward to.
Buffaloes have 43 points while Zesco have 45 having recorded 12 wins and 13 respectively. This is a final before the final, which most soccer lovers will be looking forward to; a win for either sides will change the outlook of then MTN/FAZ log…missing this game will be at own peril. Later at 15H00, ‘CITE YAMOTO’ City of Lusaka face Nkana in another exciting fixture. With a fresh wound still staring in their faces having lost 3-1 at home at the hands of Green Buffaloes, Nkana will have to be at their best to beat relegation bound City. Though at the bottom of the log, the Chilenje side will not want to lose another point at the hands of Nkana at home.
With the home fans behind them, City will want to disgrace the legendary side, which so far has not lived up to their famous name. Nkana are seated 6th on the log with 38 points from 24 games. They have so far recorded 11 wins, 5 draws and 8 loses. City on the other hand, has only recorded 2 wins from 24 games. They have 12 points from 6 draws and 16 loses.
All this and many more sporting activities only on the World of Champions.
…Bola Yapa Zed just got better!
Toxic marriage leads to death of two innocent children aged 2 and 7
A toxic marriage of 27 years has ended in the merciless murder of two children on the Copperbelt.
Esther Meleki aged, 45, reported that her 47-year-old husband Peter Chimbala, allegedly killed their two daughters, 7, and, 3, by burning them to death in a house fire.
It is alleged that the marriage between the two could be characterized by perpetual disputes and death threats.
Police have since launched a manhunt for Mr Chimbala.
Copperbelt Province commanding officer Peacewell Mweemba said the incident occurred on December 1, between 21:00 hours and 22:00 hours in Lufwanyama district.
“Brief facts are that the couple had been experiencing perpetual marital disputes for a long time in their 27 year old marriage which had been characterized by death threats from the husband.On November 29th at about 20:00 hours while retiring to bed, the couple experienced a dispute which turned violent,” he said.
Mr Mweemba explained that the physical abuse persisted until November 30th, resulting in the wife escaping from her marital home to her relative’s.
He said her stay with relatives was disrupted by her husband who followed her, while riding a bicycle with one of her daughters, Melicious Chimbala, 7, to claim custody of all the seven children.
“On December 1st at about 14:00 hours, he later left for Katembula section and was later seen by the eldest daughter Annie Chimbala on his way back with the same daughter and carrying a five litres container of petrol on his bicycle,” he said.
Mr Mweemba said on the same day, at about 21:00 hours, the suspect went back to Meleki village where his wife was and turned violent while demanding custody of all his children .
He said the wife was forced to hide in the bushes out of fear.
“While in Katembula, where she had retreated to, she was awakened by her daughter, at about 22:00 hours, who claimed that she had received a call from one of her siblings to the effect that her parents’ house was set on fire by her father leading to the death of some of her siblings.
Police visited the scene and confirmed the incident and later recovered two corpses of juveniles which were burnt to ashes and were identified by the mother,” he said.
(Mwebantu, Monday, 4th December, 2023)
Ndola teacher dragged to court for alleged rape on pupil
A Ndola teacher has been dragged to court for allegedly sexually abusing a grade 11 pupil at a school he teaches.
David Kunda aged 31 is alleged to have lured the victim to his office where he sexually abused her.
The incident is alleged to have occurred on September 28th, this year at around 21:00 hours at the school premises.
When the matter came up for before Ndola magistrate Brian Simachela, Kunda denied the accusations.
It is alleged that on the material date, the victim had gone to accused’s office to call her parents.
It was heard that after the call, when the pupil wanted to walk out from the office, Kunda allegedly locked the door and raped her.
The victim then reported the incident to other teachers the following day.
However, after denying the allegations, the matter was adjourned to December 14th for commencement of trial.
Before it’s adjournment, advocate representing the accused , Kenneth Tembo applied for bail pending trial.
Magistrate Simachela granted bail of K25,000 in accused’s own recognisance and ordered that he also bring two working surieties from well known institutions.
(Mwebantu, Thursday, 30th November, 2023)
LAZ strongly condemns brutal attack on Its member at High Court
THE Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) has condemned the thuggery and barbaric behavior that unfolded at the High Court yesterday, where a lawyer, Linus Eyaa, was physically attacked by aggrieved members of the public.
In a statement LAZ president Lungisani Zulu said the Association has established that Mr Eyaa was merely discharging his role as a Legal Practitioner in line with the provisions of the Legal Practitioners Act, Chapter 30 of the Laws of Zambia, when he met the unfortunate fate, from an opposing group in the case involving Money Grow Cooperative.
He reminded members of the public of the critical role lawyers play in the development of society, in line with every lawyer’s statutory mandate.
Mr Zulu said acts of physical violence against members of the legal profession are inimical to the advancement of the public interest, which lawyers advance.
He said lawyers have always stood and continue to stand on the side of society, even offering pro bono services to indigents.
“That the unfortunate incident happened in the precincts of the High Court, which are considered as a “holy ground of justice” makes the incident more distressing and any efforts by any citizens to take the law into their own hands deserves condemnation in the strongest terms, by all well-meaning citizens,” he said.
Mr Zulu has since commended police for its quick action in saving the lawyer.
“We are happy to also learn that six suspects of the violence have since been arrested by Kabwata. Police and now await subsequent court appearance to answer for their irresponsible actions,” he said.
(Mwebantu, Thursday, 30th November, 2023)