By Musonda Chibulu
In 1991, Power Dynamos became the first Zambian club ever to win a CAF inter-club competition.
Todate that feat remains unmatched. On the Power bench was a Briton Jim Bone technical advising Fred Mwila.
Power lost 3-2 Benue Cement Company (BCC) Lions in Nigeria in the first leg.
Wedson Nyirenda who they purchased from Nchanga Rangers to help ‘Baby Born with Teeth’ bagged a brace.
In the return at a full to overflow Independence Stadium, Power suffered an early blow.
Skipper Webby Chilufya conceded an early own goal. 4-2 on aggregate.
But goals from Richard “Sharp” Sikanyika direct from a corner, centre back Robert Watyakeni and Nyirenda turned the match round as ‘Power 90’ emerged victorious 5-4 on aggregate.
The man behind the brains in the board that gave birth to the giant was Hanson Sindowe.
The legend started his football life as an administrator just a decade shy of half a century.
40 years ago. He was a corporate guru.
In the 1980s, Sindowe served on the Mighty Mufulira Wanderers executive commitee.
When he went to Nchanga Division of the Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines (ZCCM), Sindowe served as the Brave Nchanga Rangers chairman for four years.