Zesco United opened the 40 point bracket at the top of the FAZ Super
Division table on Sunday after a 1-0 away win over Nchanga Rangers
at Konkola Stadium in Chililabombwe.
The victory is a welcome development after losing 2-1 last Thursday
at home against Lusaka Dynamos that saw Zesco suffer its third
league defeat of the season just four days after going to the top of
It wasn’t easy going against a plucky Nchanga who looked determined
but Zesco’s experience reigned over Nchanga’s persistence.
Jesse Were had the first real opportunity on goal when he tested
Nchanga goalkeeper Sebastian Mwenge in the 4th minute but his tame
effort was saved.
The game’s lone goal came eight minutes later when Jackson Mwanza
slotted in a cross from Dave Daka that Mwenge failed to deal with
the initial delivery.
But Zesco had goalkeeper Jacob Banda too thanks for shutting- out
Nchanga who superbly parried Kasonde Bwalya left footed shot in the
Banda was again called into action in the 57th minute when he denid
Samson Mubanga’s shot.
Nchanga,though,did manage to get the ball behind the net but Adams
Zikiru’ 68th minute header was ruled out for offside.
Meanwhile,Sunday’s away win is a massive boost for Zesco who have a
big home date against Nkana this Wednesday.
Zesco have 41 points from 19 games with three matches in hand while
Lusaka Dynamos are second on 39 points.