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Zesco collect 7th league title to cement big gun status


Zesco United reaffirmed their status as a big gun of Zambian football on Wednesday when they collected their seventh FAZ Super Division title.

Zesco retained the FAZ Super Division title with two matches to spare when they beat Nchanga Rangers 4-0 at home at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola to walk away with their seventh crown since they returned to the top-flight in 2004.

The Ndola side sealed their triumph on an unassailable 80 points, eight ahead of record champions Nkana who are currently at number two after 36 games played.

Goals from Mwape Mwelwa, Solomon Sakala, Jesse Were from a penalty, and Marcel Kalonda in the 3rd,7th,10th and 45th respectively saw Zesco retain their crown.

But it was the end of the road for two-time champions Nchanga who were demoted for only the second time in their history since 2008.

Nchanga join Monze Swallows and Kabwe Youth Soccer Academy down to the second tier next season.

Meanwhile, Zesco join Zanaco on seven titles leaving old guards Power Dynamos, Green Buffaloes on six but are two shy of Mufulira Wanderers while Nkana rule with 12 titles.


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