Kitwe Comes To A Standstill As Power Host Nkana In The Mother Of All Derbies

Kitwe Comes To A Standstill As Power Host Nkana In The Mother Of All Derbies

By Chinyemba Becks Kalama and Mukuka Museba

“Pass-masters” Power Dynamos entertain legendary 11-times League Champions, Nkana FC “Kalampa” in one of the most fiercely contested local derbies on African soil slated for one of Zambia’s finest playing surfaces, Arthur Walter Davies Stadium in Kitwe.

Against the back drop of Chipolopolo’s less than impressive performances in recent games that has sparked heavy criticism and widespread calls across the nation to include players like Clifford Mulenga and the Power skipper, Joseph Sitali among others in the Chipolopolo squad, the highly demanding Zambian soccer fans will look forward to this derby to have their insatiable appetite for the beautiful game whetted.

“Kalampa” buoyed by the change of fortunes since the sacking of Power Dynamos legend, Linos Makwaza have rediscovered their form under the tutelage of former Nkana great, Zeddy Saileti. An intriguing midfield contest is looming in Saturday’s epic battle for Kitwe’s bragging rights where Nkana’s new skipper, Sydney Kalume, Mwila Kabwe and Gomezyani will fight for supremacy with Power’s fantastic four. The versatile, Kalume capped in the CAF Confederations Cup with Zanaco before trekking to Zesco last year brings with him assured anchorman abilities to the “Kalampa” midfield.

However, it is Nkana’s striking sensation of Evans Kangwa and

‘Sate Sate’

Reynolds “Sate Sate” Kampamba that pose the biggest threat. The former Malaysia based professional, Kamuzati Kabwe has been rock-solid at the heart of the Power defence. However, it remains to be seen whether his defence partner, Billy Imonda can contend with either of the two Nkana’s young strikers widely seen as the most potent striking partnership in the ZPL.

On the flipside of the coin, MTN-FAZ Premier League reigning champions, Power Dynamos come into this game boasting of probably the most talented side in the league epitomized by their “fantastic four” resource base in midfield. Leading Power’s engine room is the slippery skipper, Joseph “Adepoju” Sitali, whom most soccer pundits have declared as the most sophisticated playmaker in the league. The magical Mukuka “Deco” Mulenga, who recently mesmerized Herve Renard in the Mali U-20 outing prompting the Frenchman to include him in the senior national team, international Thomas Nyirenda and dribbling wizard Kennedy Mudenda (the 2008 Zambian Player of the Year) complete Power’s fluid midfield. Mr. reliable Emmanuel Chimpinde alongside former U-20 World Cup skipper Sebastian Mwansa are Power’s other rich options. To get the goals, Power will count on Simon “Diego” Bwalya. This diminutive man has a penchant for scoring in big games. Graven “Killer” Chitalu, U-20 international Felix Nyaende and Francis “Boban panga bola” Kamfwa might come to the party in the front line.

Nkana eager to turn around the 5-1 massacre they suffered in the reverse fixture at Estadio de Levy have steadily climbed on the log in eighth position and Power placed second are chasing their second successive league title in as many years.
The fact that Nkana have an inspiring fighting-spirit and are capable of beating any side while Power’s methodical passing football can make even Barcelona proud makes this particular local derby a cut above the rest and certainly one to watch!

Previous Local Derby Results Courtesy of Mukuka Museba

Year First Leg Second Leg
2008 Nkana 0 Power 1 (K.Mudenda) Power 3 Nkana 0 (E.Mkandawire-2 &
2010 Nkana 1 Power 2 (D.Chiwaya – Power 1 Nkana 1 (S.Bwalya for Power)
M.Mulenga & J.Sitali for Power)

2011 Nkana 0 Power 0 Power 0 Nkana 1 (Evans Kangwa)

2012 Nkana 1 Power 5 (M.Mulenga,
E.Chimpinde, J.Sitali, G.Chitalu
& K.Mudenda) & J.Milanzi-Nk

Probable Lineups
Power Dynamos                  Nkana FC
1.Joshua Titima                 1.Brown Nyirenda
2.Govenda Simwala         2.“Lilayi”
3.Lawrence Chungu         3.Mateyo
4.Kamuzati Kabwe            4.Charles Samujomba
5.Billy Imonda                   5.Malani Gondwe
6.Thomas Nyirenda         6.Sydney Kalume (C)
7.Simon Bwalya                 7.Gomezyani
8. Joseph Sitali (C )           8.Mwila Kabwe
9.Felix Nyaende                9.Reynolds Kampamba
10.Mukuka Mulenga       10.Evans Kangwa
11.Kennedy Mudenda     11. Philemon

20 Responses to "Kitwe Comes To A Standstill As Power Host Nkana In The Mother Of All Derbies"

  1. ShiMpundu   October 20, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Nkana Red Devils Kalampa, guys let us show power that despite poor sponsorship its football made at Nkana.

  2. Chris Mwansa   October 20, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Devils for life until the return of someone.
    Power alelala lelo no matter what happens. its unfortunate i will not watch the game live.

  3. debs   October 20, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    GO,NKANA,GO…., top 8

  4.   October 20, 2012 at 12:55 pm


  5. Lufwi Nyemba   October 20, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Na lelo eeeeh… ba Nkana ba winner!!!

  6. henry   October 20, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Tuli bapachilata fweana Bkana goooo Nkana go

  7. MINDOLO MISESHI CHACHACHA   October 20, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    I used to sing this song about two and half decades ago..”mangalawila ni league ya ba devil..etc ..I think I can still sing or..the clump, when insulated, can stop the power

  8. MINDOLO MISESHI CHACHACHA   October 20, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Further..congrats for the technical writing that is contained herein, good piece…18 out 20..intial mark mark zali (100%) …the chaps that wrote this might have gone to MUKUBA and KITWE BOYS…just look at the statistical and narrative framework…

  9. Lufwi Nyemba   October 20, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Anyone with current scores update for this derby? Please fellas. Some of us in diaspora are dying to know.

  10. Mbala Mafia   October 20, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    viva power 90.Can u also allow me talk about the Zambia National Team selection to be specific. Can someone tell me why the French boy Renard leaves out Singuluma in the team. After watching him in the Champions League against Esperance I have come to believe he is currently our best striker. The question is, why does the coach ignore him in preference of finished players in the likes of Chamanga, Felix Katongo, etc. Renard might have won us the Africa cup, but that does not mean he should be segragative when it comes to team selection by preferring his boot lickers at the expense of merited players. We want to see best players represent our nation team. Watch the game on the link below and you will agree with me.

  11. Mbala Mafia   October 20, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Ba Tumfweko-you are a batch of cowards-so what was so bad about my posting about Renard that you could not allow it-Pa Zed problem you have inferiority complex-you still see a white man like small gods who can not be crtised-ni bwebo ba ngwele sana!!

  12. Kalu   October 20, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Nkana 0 – 2 Power

  13. Mbala Mafia   October 20, 2012 at 8:08 pm


    Power Dynamos 2 – 0 Nkana

    Nchanga Rangers 0 – 2 Zesco United

    Indeni 1 – 2 Konkola Blades

    Forest Rangers 2 – 3 Roan United

    National Assembly 1 – 0 Napsa Stars

    Green Eagles 1 – 1 Red Arrows

    Konkola Mine Police 3 – 2 Nakambala Leopards

  14. Mbala Mafia.   October 20, 2012 at 8:10 pm


    Power Dynamos 2 – 0 Nkana

    Nchanga Rangers 0 – 2 Zesco United

    Indeni 1 – 2 Konkola Blades

    Forest Rangers 2 – 3 Roan United

    National Assembly 1 – 0 Napsa Stars

    Green Eagles 1 – 1 Red Arrows

    Konkola Mine Police 3 – 2 Nakambala Leopards

  15. Mbala Mafia.   October 20, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Saturday 20 October 2012

    Black Leopards 0-2 Orlando Pirates (Mbesuma ‘6, ’80) Peter Mokaba Stadium – result

  16. el clasico   October 21, 2012 at 12:00 am

    el kopala

  17. core i7   October 21, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Ati sate sate, kwisa you start throwing stones because you cant stand deco mukuka,killer chitalu, ade buje stali and spacio mudenda. abayellow for life!!!!

  18. Abayellow   October 21, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Power is Power, It sounds bad but the truth is Nkana is not a match for Power Dynamos. To the auther of this article i say BRAVO. YELLOW for lyf

  19. MUNTU WA BONSE   October 22, 2012 at 9:19 am

    kalampa my foot, balimuponona kalampa ayamba ukutala amabwe. dats power for u