Zesco United striker Pedro Miguel handed his new employers a much needed win on Sunday in Ndola where they beat Kabwe Warriors.
The defending FAZ Super League champions beat Warriors 1-0 at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.
Miguel scored in the 16th minute to net his debut goal in his second appearance for the nine-time Zambian champions.
The Angolan came with a reputation from FAZ National Division 1 side Trident FC where he scored 14 goals in 17 games in the first half of the season before making the upward ladder move.
Zesco move to third after the win on 31 points, four points behind contenders Red Arrows after 19 matches played.
The defending league champions join second placed Green Buffaloes on points who failed to close the five point gap with leaders Red Arrows following a 1-0 home loss to Nkwazi who were their chief chasers during their fifteen week reign in the first half of the season.
Bernard Kumwenda struck in the 53rd minute for now midtable Nkwazi.
In Choma, Green Eagles and Power Dynamos finished scoreless.