Zesco United and Nchanga Rangers on Wednesday both made significant advances in their top-flight and promotion ambitions with respective away and home wins.
Zesco won 1-0 away to 12th placed Lusaka Dynamos to move into second place on the Faz Super Division table at Queensmead Stadium in Lusaka.
At Nchanga Stadium in Chingola, Nchanga Rangers maintained second place with a 2-0 home win over Afrisports of Kitwe.
Zesco replaced Zanaco at the top of the Faz Premier Division table thanks to a lone goal scored in the 22nd minute by Clifford Chipalo.
The game could have easily finished 1-1 had striker Joseph Milanzi not blasted a penalty straight at goalkeeper Lennon Mumba 10 minutes before Zesco found the net.
“Lusaka (Dynamos) are a stubborn side,” Zesco coach Fighton Simukonda said after the game.
“But it is good we won today and hope to do better in our remaining games.”
Zesco are now one point ahead of former leaders Zanaco on 50 and 51 points respectively.
Meanwhile, Rangers kept close to Division 1 promotion leaders Nkana thanks to goals from striker Nasha Kaya and defender Moses Mulembi.
Rangers are second on 50 points, one less than leaders Nkana after 28 games in the 18-team division 1 North league.
In other news, this years Barclays Cup kicks off next Saturday on October 24.
The semifinals will be played on November 7 while the final will be held a fornight later on the 21st.
Draws for the revised-club tournament will be made next week.
Rescheduled Matches Results
Faz Premier League
Lusaka Dynamos 0- Zesco United 1(Clifford Chipalo 22″)
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Faz Division 1 North
Nchanga Rangers 2-Afrisports 0
Mufulira Blackpool 1- Chingola Leopards 0
Prison Leopards 1- Kalulushi Modern Stars 0
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