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ZESCO United are 2015 Samuel ‘Zoom’ Ndhlovu Charity Shield champions

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ZESCO United are the 2015 Samuel ‘Zoom’ Ndhlovu Charity Shield champions after beating Power Dynamos at Kitwe’s Nkana Stadium this afternoon.

Kenyan defender David ‘Calabar’ Owino Odiambo scored a headed brace before Power hitman Alex Ng’onga halved the areers with a late penalty, only for his team mate to score an own goal a minute later to hand the Ndola-based side their third trophy in under four months .

A minute of silence was observed before Kickoff in honour of Napsa Stars Striker Elson Mkandawire who died in a road traffic accident on Tuesday.

Power were the first to threaten in the early exchanges but close range efforts by Ng’onga were either blocked or sent wide of target.

Zesco United’s first chance fell to forward Jackson Mwanza who broke through on the right flank but could not get past Dynamos defender White Mwanambaba in the 18th minute.

A minute later Mwanza thought he had won a penalty but referee Wellington Kaoma booked the striker for simulation.

Zesco continued to press forward until they were rewarded in the 31st minute when Odiambo rose highest to head in John Ching’andu’s corner to announced his arrival on the Zambian scene.

Zesco United finished the first half stronger but it was Power Dynamos who emerged with purpose for the second half as they searched for an early equaliser.

Thomas Nyirenda and Alex Ng’onga had good chances in the opening three minutes but they went begging.

Despite Dynamos’ pressure it was Odiambo who once again broke the hearts of the Ndeke-based outfit’s faithfuls with a powerful header from a corner delivered by John Ching’andu.

Alex Ng’onga pulled a goal back in the 77th minute from the penalty spot but a minute later defender Billy Mutale kicked the ball into his own net as he attempted to clear Ching’andu’s cross into the area

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