By CECILIA ZULU
ZANACO 1 WARRIORS 0 (abandoned)
KABWE Warriors fans yesterday assaulted assistant referee Mizinga Zohara for disallowing Lameck Kafwayaâ€™s late goal during the MTN Super Division Week 23 match at Sunset Stadium in Lusaka.
Last weekend, Warriors fans caused the abandonment of a Week 22 match against Nkana at Godfrey Chitalu Stadium in Kabwe when they threw missiles on the pitch after referee Milton Mweemba ruled Josephat Kasusuâ€™s goal for offside.
The confusion started when referee Chiwoyu Sinyangwe disallowed Kafwayaâ€™s goal in the 87th minute, a decision which angered Warriors fans who invaded the pitch to sort out the match officials.
Police had to fire tear gas canisters to disperse the irate fans who exchanged punches with security officers.
Zanaco scored through Mathews Macha in the 85th minute.
ARROWS 1 POWER 2
Power Dynamos moved to the summit of the league when they edged struggling Red Arrows at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka.
Alex Ngâ€™onga put Power ahead and Kobe Chipeta doubled the lead before Patrick Ngoma netted a second-half consolation.
Power inch their tally to 46 points, two better than Zanaco.
ASSEMBLY 1 ZESCO 1
At Woodlands Stadium in Lusaka, DIANA MUTAKAFIMBO reports that 10-man National Assembly came from behind to force a draw with Zesco United.
Jackson Mwanza put Zesco ahead in the 11th minute and Assemblyâ€™s Malela Supu equalised three minutes before the break.
Assembly suffered a setback in the 37th minute after Kabamba Chilibwe was sent off for a crude tackle on Lazarous Kambole.
Zesco have 43 points, 16 better than Assembly.
NAPSA 2 POLICE 1
Konkola Mine Police players almost lynched referee Aldrick Nkole after their injury time equaliser was ruled for offside.
Police had Warren Kundaâ€™s equaliser recalled, a situation that infuriated both the players and the technical bench.
Napsa opened the scores through Saith Sakalaâ€™s penalty in the 48th minute while Ivorian Jean Paul Semaho doubled the lead in the 67th minute.
Emmanuel Phiri pulled one back in the 71st minute when he stabbed home from close range but it was too late as the damage had already been done.
Police are second from the bottom with 20 points.
NKANA 1 INDENI 1
Nkanaâ€™s aspirations of retaining the Super Division title suffered a setback when Indeni held them to a draw at Nkana Stadium in Kitwe, HONE SIAME reports.
Indeni scored through Djunes Kanda, who slotted home a penalty in the 48th minute that was awarded by referee Stanley Hachiwa after Amos Simwanza hacked Norman Munthali in the box.
Nkana equalised in the 80th minute when Simon Bwalya headed in Shadrick Musondaâ€™s cross.
Nkana have 33 points while Indeni have 23.
ROAN 1 NAKAMBALA 1
Relegation-threatened Roan United and Nakambala Leopards shared spoils in an early kick-off in a tightly-contested match at the same venue, MULWANDA LUPIYA reports.
Striker Friday Konga broke the deadlock for Nakambala on 78 minutes after pouncing on a rebound from Bernard Simakwezi whose shot had hit the upright.
Roan levelled the scores in stoppage time through substitute Derrick Kabwe.
BLADES 1 RANGERS 0
Humphrey Masenekoâ€™s 52nd minute goal was all Konkola Blades needed to beat Nchanga Rangers in Chililabombwe.
EAGLES 1 BUFFALOES 1
Green Eagles battled to a draw with Green Buffaloes in a defence force affair at Independence Stadium in Choma, ROBINSON KUNDA reports.
Buffaloes scored through defender Stephen Kabambaâ€™s deflection while Spencer Sautu equalised for Eagles.
Warriors fans at it again
By CECILIA ZULU