tough last four days for the club.
Zesco on Wednesday rebounded with a 3-2 home win over Nchanga Rangers at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.
The win came in the wake of coach George Lwandamina’s resignation on November 7 and the 3-2 home defeat to Nkana 24 hours earlier at the same venue that ended Zesco’s unbeaten run against the latter since they were promoted in 2004.
Chembo, who took the reins after Lwandamina’s departure, also enjoyed a good start as interim coach.
“When you lose the head of the group in that fashion it can affect the team. It is human nature when you lose someone like coach George with
his experience and if you are not careful, you will crumble. It is good that we have regrouped well,” Chembo said.
“It is nice to bounce back to winning ways.
“It was about time and credit must go to the players they fought and worked hard.”
Zesco rallied from one-down when Idris Mbombo equalized for Zesco in the 31st minute after Kabwe Chileshe scored Nchanga’ opening goal in the 11th minute.
John Chingandu and Jesse Were put the result beyond doubt in the 47th and 56th minutes to hand Zesco its first league win since October 18
when they beat Red Arrows 4-1 away in Lusaka.
The victory also ended a four-match winless run that saw them collect two draws and as many defeats that were sandwiched by the Arrows and Nchanga wins.
Zesco rise to 54 points, fourteen behind leaders Zanaco but stay in 4th position.