Alone second-half strike gave Lunzu FC the inaugural Gerald Tasaukadala Trophy following their 1-0 win over Nansengwe Swallows on Sunday.
Played before a packed Lunzu Community Centre ground, the match looked destined for penalty shoot-outs. With two minutes to go,Sam Kadangwe broke the deadlock.
In a solo effort, he picked the ball in the centre, beat three opponents and unleashed a powerful shot outside the 18-yard-box that gave Swallows keeper no chance.
In netball finals, Pomiyo Sisters defeated Hammers Sisters 19-12.
New Soccer Boys and Super Natural Sisters finished third in football and netball respectively.
Speaking during prize presentation, guest of honour Jack Chamangwana said he was impressed with skills showcased by the two football teams.
“I am not flattering you. The two teams showed great skills today. Some of the players here are more skilled than some of those in the Super League.
“We will mobilise a select team from the trophy to play Super League teams so that some of you can get the chance of being spotted. We also thank Tasaukadala for the sponsorship as this is the only football competition in Lunzu,” said Chamangwana.
Tasaukadala promised to sponsor another competition in the near future.
“I am impressed by the organisation of the competition and I promise to come back with another one. I decided to sponsor this trophy after noting that Lunzu as big as it is had no competitive football tournament. Lunzu has in the past produced big-name players and we do not want that legacy to just be history, we want it to be ongoing,” said Tasaukadala.