Saturday Nov 27, 2021. 21:06
Nkana extended their dry spell to a month on Saturday following a 1-0 away loss at Prison Leopards in Kabwe.
The record 13-time Zambian champions have now gone three straight matches without a victory since beating Kafue Celtic 1-0 on October 30 away in Lusaka.
Isaac Ngoma scored Prison’s winner in the 12th minute at Presidents Stadium in Kabwe to aid in their on-going recovery in which they are unbeaten in their last four games with three wins and a draw.
Nkana are 11th on 15 points after picking up two points from their last three league games.
Prisons sit at number 13, also on 15 points, but have an inferior goal difference.
Meanwhile, there was good news for Nkana’s Kitwe arch-rivals who have continued on the path to recovery under new boss Mwenya Chipepo.
Power won 3-0 at home on Saturday when they beat Chipepo’s former club Indeni at Arthur Davies Stadium in Kitwe.
Chipepo left Indeni in early October to take up the Power job
Power captain and midfielder Godfrey Ngwenya put Power ahead in 22 minute and then Joshua Mutale made it two-nil in the 50th minute.
Kilo Mwepu scored in stoppage time to see Power leapfrog Nkana from 13th to number nine on 16 points after recording their third straight league win to remain unbeaten in their last five games.
Kabwe Warriors too continued to show improvement when they beat second placed Nkwazi 1-0 to move from 5th to 3rd courtesy of an Akakulubelwa Mwachiyaba 72nd minute goal.
Warriors are now within two points of Nkwazi on 20 and 22 points respectively.
Meanwhile, defending FAZ Super League champions Zesco United are in action this Sunday in an Ndola derby against Buildcon.
Zesco are 10th on 15 points while Buildcon are at number five on 18 points.
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