Nkana FC remained top of the Faz division 1 north today after recording their sixth successive win since the start of the season after defeating INDENI 2-0 in a week 6 Good Friday fixture played at Wusakile stadium in Kitwe today.
A first half brace by striker Morgan Kapembwa in the 21st and 39th minutes handed the fallen record 11-time top-flight champions the valuable 3 points to see them stay firmly in the driving seat.
Nkana dominated INDENI for most of the game albeit at an almost casual pace especially in the opening half in which the visitors hardly had a sniff at their hosts’ goal.
INDENI looked more accretive after the break when Nkana took their foot off the pedal.
However, the visitors from Ndola still failed to come anywhere close to raising their game especially in attack despite enjoying vast amounts of the ball.
Then in the 74th minute, Nkana goalkeeper Kelvin Mulenga almost presented INDENI with a consolation goal following a howler from the Zambia Under 23 player.
Mulenga’s miss-kick on the edge of his area flew over his head and bounced helplessly towards his goalmouth but the ball was saved from going in after a late goal line clearance by an Nkana defender for a corner.
Nkana are on a maximum 18 points from six matches, three more than second placed Lime Hotspurs who beat bottom of the table Police Blue Eagles 2-0 in Ndola this afternoon.
In the days other division 1 north matches played, Mufulira Blackpool beat visiting Medical Stars 1-0 while Prison Leopards and Muchindu drew 1-1 in Mufulira.
Mid-table Chambishi FC were 1-0 winners at troubled former giants Mufulira Wanderers today and Afrisports beat Ndola United 1-0 in Kitwe.
Kitwe United faces Kalewa away tomorrow, Saturday in Ndola.