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ZescoUnited Rise to Number Six


Zesco United on Sunday efficiently dispatched Napsa Stars to a 2-0 home win at Nkana Stadium in Kitwe.

Two goals in each half saw Zesco extend their unbeaten run to eight successive matches dating back to December 10.

It was also Zesco’s third league win since the start of 2023 in which period they have played seven matches.

Chanda Mukuka put Zesco ahead in the 40th minute when he headed in a long throw-in from Kelvin Mubanga.

But it took until the 90th minute for Zesco’s second goal that Collins Sikombe scored following a powerful run through Napsa’s defence.

Meanwhile, the talking point was striker Lazarus Kambole, who for the first time, failed to find the target after scoring four goals in the first three matches since joining Zesco in January on a six-month loan from Young Africans of Tanzania.

Kambole, though, had two great opportunities in the 34th and 52nd minutes that went wide and saved respectively.

However, Zesco still did the business and rise from 10th to 6th on the table with 34 points, twelve points behind leaders Power dynamos with ten games left to play.
Napsa is 8th on 32 points.


Kansanshi Dynamos 1-Power Dynamos 3

Nchanga Rangers 2-Forest Rangers 0

Nkana 1-FC MUZA 0

Chambishi 2-Prison Leopards 1

Kabwe Warriors 2-Green Eagles 0

Green Buffaloes 1-Red Arrows 1

Zanaco 0-Nkwazi 1

Buildcon 1-Lumwana Radiants 0

Zesco United 2-Napsa Stars 0

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