Kitwe United’s promotion ambitions suffered a blow at the weekend when the Buchi Boys succumbed to a 3-1 loss at Chambishi to relinquish the FAZ Division One Zone Two top spot.
Early goals in this Week 23 encounter played at Chambishi Stadium in Kalulushi on Saturday unsettled Chingalika.
A brace by Niza Mpande and a goal by Jackson Mwanza helped Chambishi to sank Kitwe who could only manage to score a lone goal through captain Moses Loloji.
Kitwe drops from top to second position and remain stuck on 43 points after 22 matches played.
Konkola Blades reclaimed top spot after a rare 3-1 away win at Kansanshi Dynamos in Solwezi.
A brace registered by Dickson Chapa and John Sikaumbwa’s goal pushed Konkola to 45 points, two above second placed Kitwe United.
Elsewhere, third placed Roan United were immovable despite losing 2-1 at FQMO Mining Operation in Solwezi.
Coach Hilary Makasa’s Luanshya club sits on 41 points after playing 23 matches.
Struggling Kalulushi Modern Stars stole a point at Indeni following a 1-1 draw in Ndola.
FAZ DIVISION ONE ZONE TWO – WEEK 23
Bresmar United 0-0 Chingola Police Blue Stars
Ndola United 0-0 ZNS Lwamfumu
Zesco Solwezi 0-2 Gomes
Kansanshi Dynamos 1-3 Konkola Blades
FQMO Mining Operation 2-1 Roan United
Indeni 1-1 Kalulushi Modern Stars
Chambishi 3-1 Kitwe United
Mining Rangers 1-1 Copperbelt Buffaloes