Zesco United are still in control of the 2018 FAZ Super Division on Tuesday following a 1-0 home win over Napsa Stars at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.
The win came 24 hours after Napsa Stars coach Elijah Chikwanda declared that the defending FAZ Super Division champions were beatable.
However, it took just 11 minutes for Zesco to put that statement to the test when John Chingandu rifled in a fine left footed shot.
The goal would prove to be the winner but Zesco continued to ask questions of Napsa state of health this season who are winless, second from bottom and with just 2 points after nine games played.
Winston Kalengo’s 40th-minute goal was ruled out for offside when the striker clearly pounced on a rebound after Napsa goalkeeper Philip Banda parried Chingandu’s shot into his path.
Two minutes later, Chingandu sent his shot across the face of goal as Zesco finished the half strongly.
But Napsa Stars did show some resilience in the second half through Luka Lungu who headed wide in the 58th minute and later Zesco goalkeeper Jacob Banda had to be at his best to flap out his second header in the 80 minute.
Zesco rise to 22 points, while Kabwe Warriors have moved from 4th to 2nd on 18 points displacing Green Buffaloes on goal difference after a 3-2 away win over National Assembly at Woodlands Stadium in Lusaka.
Peter Mwangani put Assembly ahead in the 9th minute but Warriors equalized in the 26th minute through Clement Mundia and extended their lead in the 29th minute through Emmanuel Okutu.
Warriors, who are unbeaten in eight successive games, were three-up in the 53rd minute through Akakulubelwa Mwachiaba before Assembly pulled one back in the 71st minute through Francis Zulu. This is how other teams played today:
Nkana 3 – 0 New Monze Swallows
National Assembly 2 – 3 Kabwe Warriors
Forest Rangers 1 – 1 Kabwe Youth Soccer Academy
Buildcon 1- 1 Green Buffaloes
Zesco United 1- 0 Napsa Stars
Here are the teams that will be playing tomorrow:
Lusaka Dynamos vs Kitwe United
Lumwana Radiants vs Zanaco
Nchanga Rangers vs Red Arrows
Green Eagles vs Nakambala Leopards
Power Dynamos vs Nkwazi
Source: Lusaka Times