It was a dark Wednesday for Mufulira’s two legacy clubs who both suffered defeats in their critical battle for survival in the 2016 FAZ Super Division.
Zambia’s second most successful club ‘Mighty’ Mufulira Wanderers and its poorer archrival Mufulira Blackpool are both in the bottom four relegation zone and lost in their respective FAZ Super Division Week 27 games on Wednesday.
At Independence Stadium in Lusaka, Wanderers took a serious hit when they lost 4-1 away at Green Buffaloes.
Wanderers made a false start when Joseph Kasongo put them ahead in the 12th minute.
But Buffaloes then struck back to take a 2-1 halftime lead when Allan Mukuka replied with a brace in the 25th and 38th minutes.
Brian Mwila made it 3-1 in the 72nd minute before Happy Kaunda cemented the three points in stoppage time.
Buffaloes rise to 4th place on 45 points from 27 games to exchanging places with defending champions Zesco United who have 43 points from 20 matches with seven fixtures in hand.
Buffaloes are now 16 points behind leaders Zanaco with seven games left before the 2016 season comes to a close.
However, Wanderers stand still in the top part of the bottom four relegation zone on 27 points from as many games played.
And at John Kachofa Stadium in Mufulira, winless and last placed Blackpool lost 2-0 against Forest Rangers.
Goals from Felix Nyaende and Logic Chingandu in the 10th and 44th minutes respectively handed Forest the win and lifted them five places up the table to 8th place on 33 points.
Blackpool sadly look like they are hurtling to a historic first as the first Zambian club to go through a season without a win.
They are also in contention to break their 1999 record when they went down with just one league win.
FAZ SUPER DIVISION
Kabwe Warriors 0-Red Arrows 1
Green Buffaloes 4-Mufulira Wanderers 1
Green Eagles 0-Nkwazi 0
Mufulira Blackpool 0-Forest Rangers 2
Lusaka Dynamos-Nakambala Leopards
Lusaka Tigers- Zesco United