Unbeaten Kabwe Warriors top two ambitions in Pool A got a massive lift after the FAZ Disciplinary committee ruled in their favour over their abandoned game against Nakambala Leopards.
The game was abandoned on April 20after the visiting Nakamabala players walked off the pitch in the 88th minute at Godfrey ‘Ucar’ Chitalu Stadium in Kabwe to protest Tandi Mwape’s goal.
Mwape’s goal put Warriors 2-0 ahead with two minutes left before the match was abandoned.
“The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) Disciplinary Committee has awarded Super Division side Kabwe Warriors three points for the abandoned Week 13 Stream A fixture played at Godfrey ‘Ucar’ Chitalu Stadium on April 20, 2019 against Nakambala Leopards,” FAZ spokesperson Mwaz Chanda.
“According to the verdict by the Joseph Jalasi committee, Nakambala Leopards has been sanctioned and fined K5, 000 for causing the abandonment.
“The verdict states that, Nakambala Leopards officials refused their players from continuing with the match in the 88th minute after Kabwe Warriors had scored their second goal.”
Warriors jump from fifth to first and now have 29 points, displacing Zesco United to number two who have 27 points while Nakambala are seventh on 15 points with three games left to play.
But Zesco could take the overnight lead on Saturday if they beat Red Arrows at home in Ndola ahead of Warriors’ home match against third from bottom Mufulira Wanderers in Kabwe on Sunday.