Zesco United on Sunday began their Faz Premier Division title defense with a 2-1 home win over visiting City of Lusaka at the Trade fair Grounds in Ndola.
It was a good start for new coach Fighton Simukonda against his old club City who fired him in July last year.
Defender Roger Kamwandi put Zesco ahead in the 18th minute before Geoffrey Nsama equalized for City in the 38th minute.
On-loan signing midfield Josphat Nkhoma scored the winner in the 59th minute to record his first goal for Zesco since joining them in January from Lusaka Dynamos.
Zesco nestle in 6th place on 3 points, three behind Power Dynamos who maintained their 100 percent start to the new season under Mohamed Fathy with a 3-1 away win over Nakambala Leopards on Saturday.
Faz Premier Division
Zesco United 2- City of Lusaka 1
Green Buffaloes 3- Zamtel 1
Forest Rangers 2- Konkola Blades 0
Roan United 3-Choma Eagles 2
Nakambala Leopards 1- Power Dynamos 3
Zanaco 3-Young Arrows 1
Red Arrows-Lusaka Dynamos