This seasons’ only unbeaten side Kabwe Warriors are second after drawing 1-1 at home against their old foes Mighty Mufulira Wanderers.
The result at Godfrey ‘Ucar’ Chitalu Stadium in Kabwe saw Warriors move from third to join Pool A leaders and defending champions Zesco on 31 points with two games left before the coveted top two positions are determined.
Mighty on the other hand stay put third from bottom on 13 points needing to win their last two matches to avoid making a quick return to Division One football.
And it was Mighty who made a promising start when Kwame Attram put them ahead in the 13th minute after he turned Warriors defender Derrick Mwansa inside-out with his back to the goal before spinning round to smash in the opener.
But Warriors equalized in the 24th minute when striker Jimmy Ndhlovu finished off a sweeping five-pass move that stretched Mighty’s defence.
Mighty had their chances before halftime but Mathews Macha shot high and over in the 35th minute before sending wide another effort three minutes later.
But Warriors too failed to punish Mighty late in the second half when Akakulubelwa Mwachiyaba saw his 80th minute shot parried by Wanderers goalkeeper Joshua Manyongo.
Two minutes later, Warriors striker Heritier Nkonko sent his 82nd minute header onto the post and later nodded wide another opportunity in the 88th minute.