Beston Chambeshi is delighted to see Nkana bounce back into the top four.
Nkana beat ailing Nchanga Rangers 2-0 on Wednesday at Nkana Stadium in Kitwe to jump four places up the log just five days after they were held to a 0-0 away draw by Nkwazi in Lusaka.
“We have agreed as a team that we ant to finish the first half of the season in a comfortable position and we have maintained 4th slot which is good for us,” Chambeshi said.
“We needed these maximum three points and we are happy with the way the boys played especially in the first half.”
A brace from striker Idris Mbombo handed the record 12-time champions the home victory after he struck from the penalty spot in the 39th minute and 75th minute.
Nkana have 30 points, nine behind leaders Zesco United who returned to winning ways on Friday after two successive draws when they beat Nkwazi 2-0 at home in Ndola.
2018 COSAFA Cup returnees John Chingandu and Lazarus Kambole starred for Zesco and were on target in the 4th ad 58th minutes respectively.
The defending champions maintain a one point lead over second placed Green Buffaloes and have now garnered five wins and two draws since the latter beat them 2-0 away in Lusaka on May 20.
FAZ SUPER DIVISION
Power Dynamos 2-Forest Rangers 2
Kabwe Warriors 0-Green Buffaloes 1
National Assembly 1-Green Eagles 5
Nkana 2-Nchanga Rangers 0
Napsa Stars 0-Kitwe United 0
Zanaco 1-Nakambala Leopards 0
New Monze Swallows 0-Kabwe Youth Soccer Academy 1
Lumwana Radiants 3-Red Arrows 0
Buildcon 3-Lusaka Dynamos 1
Zesco United 2-Nkwazi 0