Zesco United have stated that it will be difficult to unseat them at the summit of the 2018 FAZ Super Division table.
The defending champions on Friday beat Green Eagles 3-1 at home in Ndola to open a seven-point lead for 24 hours before Green Buffaloes cut it back to four following their 2-1 home win over Kabwe Youth Soccer Academy on Saturday in Lusaka.
“We are on top, we can never look back, we need to retain our title and no one is going to remove us from here,” Zesco assistant coach Alfred Lupiya said, who has been handling press duties as Lwandamina continues to maintain his media silence.
“We will double our efforts in the second round, we have the depth, and we will never look back.
“We have set goals. Our goals are to win the league and any other silverware. We are not here to participate; we are here to compete for honours.”
The defending champions, who lead on 45 points at the half-way point of the 2018 season, are unbeaten in their last nine matches with seven wins and two draws.
Zesco trace their last defeat to May 20 when Buffaloes beat them 1-0 in Lusaka.
Meanwhile, Zesco are back in action on Wednesday when they hosts 10th placed Lusaka Dynamos who are fresh from a 2-0 away win over Nkana on Saturday in Kitwe.