Green Buffaloes held Zesco United to a 2 all draw at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium and would have won the match if not for some poor defending. Buffaloes scored through Brian Mwila and Diamond Chikwekwe while Ben Adama Bahn and David Odhiambo Owino scored Zesco United’s goals
Buffaloes have now gotten four valuable points from two giants of Zambian Football in Nkana ( Who they beat on Saturday) and Zesco united within a space of five days. On paper these two games seemed to be favouring the opponents of the Army sponsored out-fit but on the pitch the show belonged to Buffaloes.
Looking at the squad of Green Buffaloes, They don’t have many players you would single out as match winners, Like Walter Bwalya for Nkana, Ziyo Tembo or Augustine Mulenga for Zanaco and ofcourse Cletus Chota Chama for Lusaka Dynamos. This now brings the question, Do names really make up a team?, Well Leicester city would beg to differ as their foolish dream turned into a beautiful reality with just average players but Barcelona can point to MSN and claim they have a big role to play in their European football dominance.
Diamond Chikwekwe may stake a claim to the throne of Buffaloes saviour but does he really effect the team more than other players?. It is clear Buffaloes are a functioning unit and not reliant on a single player. The players almost always complement each other and each have to play their part for the system to work out.
It is certainly early days but if they keep up such performances and just work on their defensive relapses they can fight for the title.