Mufulira Blackpool on Sunday ended a 16-year absence from the FAZ Super Division by securing promotion on the final day of the Division One North campaign after thumping Chindwin Sentries 5-0 at John Kachofa Stadium.
The huge victory ensured that Blackpool finished second in Division One North with 63 points from 34 games.
A superior goal difference of +25 separated Blackpool and Kalulushi Kalulushi Modern Stars who also finished the season with 63 points but a had a goal difference of +23 after beating Ndola United 1-0 on the same day.
Coach Weston Mumba’s Blackpool scored 48 goals and allowed 23 while their closest rivals Kalulushi registered 43 goals and conceded 20.
Meanwhile, Blackpool’s decisive match against Chindwin started 40 minutes late owing to the alleged late arrival of the visiting side in Mufulira.
On the pitch, Charles Chomba’s hat-trick and a brace by Innocent Mwansa propelled Blackpool to the emphatic victory.
The Mufulira outfit joins Division On North champions Lumwana Radiants on the promotion.
FAZ DIVISION ONE NORTH RESULTS FOR WEEK 34
Sunday, November 8
Mufulira Blackpool 5-0 Chindwin Sentries
Kalulushi Modern Stars 1-0 Ndola United
Kitwe United 3-0 Konkola Mine Police
Roan United 0-0 Kansanshi Dynamos
Zesco Solwezi 0-1 Lumwana Radiants
Zesco Luapula 3-2 Indeni
Gomes 2-0 Mining Rangers
Copperbelt Buffaloes 0-2 Chambishi
FQMO Mining vs Nakonde (Game not played)