Zesco Win, Power Redeem Themselves To Stay A Close Second
Zesco United continue to maintain a narrow one-point lead at the top of the Faz Super Division table after dramatic 3-0 away win over promoted Konkola Mine Police at Konkola Stadium in Chililabombwe.
The result has some recent background for both teams coming into this match.
Mine Police are coached by ex-Zesco trainer Masauso Mwale whose contract was not renewed at the end of the 2011 season after a six month spell in temporal charge of the team where he replaced his fired boss Fighton Simukonda last July.
Meanwhile, Zesco striker Winston Kalengo fired in the opening goal in the 17th minute from a corner taken by midfielder Portipher Zulu.
John Chingandu made sure Zesco went 2-0 into the break in the 40th minute before Simon Silwimba sealed the three points three minutes after the hour-mark.
Power remain second after also winning by a similar margin at Arthur Davies Stadium in Kitwe to redeem themselves from their first league defeat of the season this past Wednesday.
Beston Chambeshi’s side lost 1-0 away to Nchanga Rangers on May 2 to suffer their first league loss of the season.
Kennedy Mudenda put Power ahead in the 5th minute before Kamuzati Kabwe fired in a ferocious free kick on 44 minutes to see the defending league champions go 2-0 into the break.
Unpopular Arthur Davies striker Graven Chitalu headed in the third goal in the 70th minute to receive a rare salute from the home fans.
Zesco have 17th points, Power are a point behind them in second place while Red Arrows stay third after a 1-1 home draw against Roan United at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka.
Still in Lusaka and at Edwin Emboela stadium, ex-Nkana coach Patrick Phiri had the last laugh against his old side when Napsa Stars beat the record 11-time champions 2-1.
Napsa’s first goal came from a blast from the past in the form of striker Linos Chalwe in the 54th minute before Mike Silavuwe added the second seven minutes before full time.
Nkana scored their consolation goal deep into time added on through Reynold Kampamba but it was not enough for them to take the five hour back to Kitwe with a smile.
WEEK 7 RESULTS AND TABLE
Konkola Mine Police 0- Zesco United 3
Forest Rangers 1-Indeni 0
Napsa Stars 2-Nkana 1
Power Dynamos 3-Zanaco 0
Red Arrows 1-Roan United 1
Nchanga Rangers 1-Nakambala Leopards 0
Green Eagles 1-Konkola Blades 0
National Assembly 1-Green Buffaloes 1