Zambia coach Wedson Nyirenda has praised 2nd placed Power Dynamos and struggling ‘Mighty’ Mufulira Wanderers for producing a quality game despite their varying status in Saturday’s 1-1 draw in Kitwe.

Nyirenda was in Kitwe on Saturday to monitor his Chipolopolo CHAN players in action predominately at Power in the match played at Arthur Davies Stadium.

Power dominated the first half bit could only score one goal in the 9th minute through Jimmy Ndhlovu.

Fourth from last Wanderers returned from the break with more belief against a wasteful Power and equalised in the 48th minute through Guily Manziba.

The draw saw Wanderers maintain their unbeaten run against Power since they were promoted back in 2015 .

Wandrerers have three draws and as many wins against Power since ending their 10-year absence from the FAZ Super Division in 2015.

“The rivalry will always continue to be there but this game was so special in that it pitted a team that, one: is fighting relegation, and very difficult team to beat in the name ‘Mighty’ Mufulira Wanderers, who are a big team in Zambian football,” Nyirenda said.

“And secondly, Power Dynamos are fighting for the championship, so it was an interesting game.

“That is why I had to come all the way from Lusaka to come and see what exactly is happening and especially to see the character of the players and also to look at the players who are passing through our
national team.”