Zesco United win 7th league title

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Zesco United have retained the MTN/FAZ Super League title after trouncing Nchanga Rangers 4-0 at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola to amass an unassailable 80 points which none of the chasing pack can accumulate.

Goals from Mwape Mwelwa, Solomon Sakala, Jesse Were and Marcel Kalonda in the third, seventh, 10th and 45th minutes respectively saw Zesco win their seventh league title with two games left to play, while condemning Nchanga to relegation from the top flight.

And Nkana have tightened their grip on second spot after edging third-placed Green Eagles 1-0 courtesy of a Festus Mbewe strike in a match played at Nkana Stadium in Kitwe on Wednesday.

Mbewe netted in the 14th minute goal to end the visitors 17-match unbeaten run. The Kitwe giants move to 72 points and need one more win to join newly-crowned champions Zesco United in the 2018/2019 CAF Champions League.

Eagles stay third on 68 points tied with Green Buffaloes who also lost today across the road at Arthur Davies Stadium where sixth placed Power beat them 2-1.

Chipili Mungule put Buffaloes ahead in the 20th minute but Power hit back through an Alex Ngonga brace in the 45th and 47th minutes.

Fifth placed Zanaco kept their slim top four hopes alive following a 2-2 home draw at Sunset Stadium in their Lusaka derby against Red Arrows.

Tafadzwa Ruskie and Ernest Mbewe scored in the 4th and 21st minutes respectively but mid-table Arrows hit back through Josphat Kasusu in the 71st minute and Jimmy Chisenga in the 78th minute.

Zanaco have 64 points after the draw against mid-table Arrows.

New Monze Swallows and Kabwe Youth Soccer Academy join Nchanga Rangers in getting relegated to the second tier of Zambian football.

MIDWEEK SCOREBOARD

Zesco United 4-0 Nchanga Rangers

Nkana 1-0 Green Eagles

Zanaco 2-2 Red Arrows

Napsa Stars 3-1 Nakambala Leopards

National Assembly 2-0 Lusaka Dynamos

Buildcon 0-1 Forest Rangers

Kabwe Warriors 1-1 Kabwe Youth Academy

Power Dynamos 2-1 Green Buffaloes

Lumwana Radiants 2-0 Nkwazi

New Monze Swallows 0-2 Kitwe United

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