MATHEWS KABAMBA, Nkana Stadium, Kitwe
NKANA 4 ZANACO 0
FORWARD Walter Bwalya yesterday netted a hat-trick as Nkana demolished Zanaco in a Super Division Week 26 match on the Copperbelt.
The win took fifth-placed Nkana to 44 points at par with Zanaco but the Bankers have a healthier goal aggregate.
Leaders Green Buffaloes have 47 points, one better than Power Dynamos and Zesco United.
Bwalya gave Nkana the lead with a thunderbolt beating goalkeeper Mangani Banda on 10 minutes.
Bwalya netted the second nodding in Austin Muwowo corner in the 44th minute.
Bwalya got his hat-trick with a header from Shadreck Musonda corner in the 59th minute.
Midfielder Jacob Ngulube completed the rout with a header from Bwalya’s cross in the 73rd minute.
Nkana goalkeeper Mangani Banda parried defender Taonga Bwembya’s free kick in the fifth minute.
BUFFALOES 1 NAPSA 0
Green Buffaloes edged struggling Napsa Stars at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka to dislodge Zesco from the summit, SYLVESTER CHISHIMBA reports.
Midfielder Jackson Chirwa scored from the spot in the 41st minute after goalkeeper Rabson Mucheleng’anga fouled Mike Katiba.
After the match, Napsa supporters called for the dismissal of coach Tenant Chilumba.
At the same venue, Red Arrows and Nkwazi settled for a goalless draw.
WANDERERS 1 DYNAMOS 0
Mufulira Wanderers stunned Lusaka Dynamos at Shinde Stadium to climb to 17th position.
Midfielder Joseph Sitali scored the winner in added time taking Wanderers to 23 points while Dynamos are stuck with 43.
FOREST 3 BUILDCON 0
Forest Rangers battered Buildcon in a Ndola derby at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium, MULWANDA LUPIYA reports.
Forest went in front when defender Arafat Ilunga headed in Benson Chali free kick past goalkeeper Abdoul Keita in the 45th minute.
Midfielder Gerald Chisha doubled the advantage nodding in Logic Ching’andu corner on 50 minutes.
Midfielder Kobe Chipeta grabbed the third after pouncing on a defensive lapse and rounded up Keita to slot the ball into the empty net.
Buildcon have 37 points, two better than Forest.
RANGERS 1 LUMWANA 0
Midfielder Kasonde Bwalya’s solitary goal was enough for Nchanga Rangers to overcome Lumwana Radiants in Chingola.
NAKAMBALA 1 REAL 1
Nakambala Leopards and Real Nakonde shared points in Mazabuka.
The hosts were on target through Roy Sakwanda while George Mpole scored for Real.
EAGLES 0 POWER 0
Green Eagles and Power Dynamos missed several scoring opportunities at Independence Stadium in Choma, FRANCIS CHEWE reports.
Konkola Blades and Kabwe Warriors drew 0-0 in Chililabombwe