Zesco United beat Zanaco to league title in 2017 photo finish
Zesco United claimed a 6th Zambia FAZ MTN Super League title with aplomb when they came from behind to thump 10 man relegated Mighty Mufurila Wanderers 4-2.
It was a photo finish to the league with leaders Zesco, defending champions Zanaco, Green Buffaloes and record champions Nkana all going into the final round of games with a chance to win the title.
Things were looking good for the chasing pack as Zesco trailed Mufulira Wanderers 2 – 1 after Guily Manziba had given the Maite the lead with a brace.
This was after John Chingandu had opened the scores in the second minute.
Jackson Were then buried a Fackson Kapumbu cross before he scored another from a Kambole assist.
With Mbengele red carded, Zesco added another through man of the match Kambole.
Zanaco will claim second position after they beat Forest Rangers 2 – 0.
Chipolopolo striker Augustine Mulenga scored a second half brace but it was not enough to win the title which they missed by a point.
Nkana were in uncompromising mood on the final day as they beat Konkola Blades 4 – 0 to move a step ahead of Green Buffaloes into third position.
Buffaloes who drew 0-0 against Green Eagles finish fourth.
Mighty Mufulira Wanderers have been sunk into Division One joining City of Lusaka, Real Nakonde and Konkola Blades
1. Zesco Utd (74 Pts)
2. Zanaco (73 Pts)
3. Nkana (71 Pts)
4. Green Buffaloes (71 Pts)
17. Muf Wanderers (39 Pts)
18. Konkola Blds (28 Pts)
19. Real Nakonde (28 Pts)
20. City Of Lsk (16 Pts)
WEEK 38 FULL TIME RESULTS & SCORERS
Lusaka Dynamos 5-2Napsa Stars (Emmanuel Habasimbi 27′, Clatous Chama 39′)
Nchanga Rangers 1-2 Nakambala Leopards (Timothy Sakala | ?)
Kabwe Warriors 2-2 Power Dynamos (Nseka Felly 3′, Clement Mwape | Larry Bwalya, Godfrey Ngwenya)
Nkana 4-0 Konkola Blades (Walter Bwalya 6′ 67′, Sate Sate, Harrison Chisala)
Real Nakonde 0-0 Nkwazi
Zesco United 3-2 Mufulira Wanderers (John Chingandu, Jesse Were x2 | Guily Manziba x2)
Lumwana Radiants 1-2 Buildcon (Chanda Mushili 54′ | Geoffrey Sserunkuma 32′, 90′)
Zanaco 2-0 Forest Rangers (Augustine Mulenga)
City of Lusaka 1-2 Red Arrows (? | Bronson Chama, Patrick Ngoma)
Green Buffaloes 0-1 Green Eagles
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