Zanaco Kept Razor Lead, Zesco Move One Point Behind Them


Zanaco stayed marginally ahead of the pack on Saturday following a 1-1 Lusaka derby away draw against Red Arrows.

Arrows and Zanaco went into the break scoreless but it took the last eighteen minutes of the game for the goals to come.

This season’s FAZ Super Division top scorer Moses Phiri put Zanaco ahead in the 72nd minute to net his ninth goal of the season after seventeen games played.

But the lead was short-lived when Joseph Phiri leveled three minutes later to see the two sides share the spoils.

Zanaco crawled to 29 points, one more than second placed Forest Rangers who stayed put at 28 points following a 1-0 away loss at tricky Nkwazi in Lusaka.
Pride Mwansa, there, scored the game’s lone goal for Nkwazi in the 10th minute.

Meanwhile, Zesco United roared from one-down in their Ndola derby against Buildcon at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium to record a dramatic 3-1home win.

Buildcon took the lead in the 7th minute when Najeeb Abbas tapped in from close-range a poor clearance that ping-ponged off Zesco striker Jesse Were and his Kenyan compatriot and goalkeeper Ian Otieno.

But the lead lasted just twenty minutes when an unmarked Thabani Kamusoko who was lurking on the far post equalized when he turned in Kelvin Mubanga’s corner as the game raced into the break at 1-1.

Zesco then took the lead in the 50th minute through a very unlikely source when Brian Mwila striker attributes overwhelmed him from a defensive position after he headed the ball into his own net while attempting to clear a Mubanga free -kick.

The eight-time champions cemented the 3 points in the 90th minute when 87th minute substitute Enock Sakala, who had replaced Jesse Were, fired in a fine shot to send Zesco from sixth to third spot to sneak within a point of Zanaco.


Prison Leopards 2-Green Buffaloes 2
Red Arrows 1-Zanaco 1
Zesco United 3-Buildcon 1
Green Eagles 2-Lumwana Radiants 1
Nkwazi 1-Forest Rangers 0
Indeni 0-Kabwe Warriors 0
Lusaka Dynamos-Young Green Eagles
Power Dynamos-Kitwe United