Lusaka Dynamos returned to third place in the Zambia Super League after a 1-1 home draw with Green Buffaloes at Woodlands Stadium in Lusaka on Wednesday.
The result keeps Dynamos in the chase for a debut CAF Confederation Cup qualification position with two games now left for Wedson Nyirenda’s side to seal a top-four spot.
Striker Emmanuel Chabula ended a seven-game goal drought when he gave Dynamos a 1-0 half-time lead with a 14th-minute goal to bag his sixth for the season.
It looked like Dynamos were heading to a crucial 3 points until defender Paul Banda’s 87th-minute handball gave Buffaloes a chance to equalise.
Friday Samu stepped up to successfully convert the penalty and fortunately for him, a full-stretched Dynamos goalkeeper Monga Ndala fell just a few inches short of the ball that squeezed into the near post to see ninth-placed Buffaloes pick up a point to take their tally to 42 points for this season’s campaign in the top-flight of football in Zambia.
Dynamos moved from sixth to third tied on 47 points with Kabwe Warriors who have are behind the Lusaka side on goal difference after 32 games played.
They are now six points behind second-placed Zanaco who have three games left with the latter trailing ZESCO by eight points.