THE Chisumbanje football community had a double celebration on Saturday as Greenfuel beat Sheasham 1-0 in a Castle Lager Premiership match at their Greenfuel Stadium.
It was the first time a Premiership match was played in Chisumbanje while the three points moved Greenfuel further away from the relegation zone, guaranteeing another year of Premier League football.
On Saturday, children of different races, who were in the stands, had all the reason to smile as they celebrated this historic moment.
The Chisumbanje community had to wait until Premiership’s Match Day 22 before they could enjoy this moment after finally getting the nod to use the Greenfuel Stadium.
One parent, who identified himself as Franklyn Andrew, said this giant step will help the growth of football in Chisumbanje.
“I’m happy for this community, this is a win for the children and this is definitely going to give these kids a reason to believe.
“I would also want to see local schools start taking sport seriously, because learning institutions have a big role to play to make our wishes possible.
“I also want to urge locals to bring their children to watch PSL games.”
Collins Dhuwa’s solitary strike in the 22th minute made all the difference.
Dhuwa was the first Triangle player to score two hat-tricks in the league’s 2018 campaign.
He said he was keen to make more history with the EthanolBoys.
“This moment will last forever, I am very happy that the team won our first match at home and, being the scorer, made me happier,” said Dhuwa.
“I made history with Triangle, I was there when the team won the Chibuku Super Cup and I also feel that I have to make a mark at this club.
“We are not getting carried away with this success, we are going to keep fighting to remain in PSL, we still have some work to do to move ourselves out of the relegation picture.”