Nkana beat Nchanga Rangers 1-0 away on Saturday to maintain their unstoppable run at the top of the MTN/FAZ Super Division table.
The match however was marred by two sending offs in the second half on both sides of this Week Nine match played at Nchanga Stadium in Chingola after a scoreless first half.
The first to go was Nchanga midfielder McDuff Chungu for simulation when FIFA referee Jan Sikazwe sent him off in the 55th minute.
Nineteen minutes later, Nkana took the lead through midfielder Kelvin Mubanga who beat Nchanga goalkeeper Rabson Muchelenganga with a low shot to score the game’s lone goal.
Mubanga turned from hero to villain in two minutes of time added-on after the 90 minutes when he picked up his second yellow card of the day.
Nkana move up from 19 to 22 points, and maintain the four-point gap between themselves and second placed Zesco United who won 3-0 at home against promoted Kalulushi Modern Stars.
Nchanga meanwhile tumble from third to fourth on 14 points after suffering their second successive defeat just a week after falling 3-1 away in Ndola to second from bottom Lime Hotspur who rallied in the last five minutes to score their three winning goals.
And in the days other Week Nine games, Kabwe Warriors replaced Nchanga in third after they equalised to draw 1-1 at home with Lime at Godfrey ‘Ucar’ Chitalu Stadium in Kabwe.
Lime went ahead in the 2nd minute through Isaac Namakube but Warriors levelled in the 42nd minute courtesy of an Owen Mwendabai goal to bring his tally to four goals in nine games so far this season.
At Konkola Stadium in Chilabombwe, Green Buffaloes beat hosts Konkola Blades 1-0 to pick up their first win after two successive defeats, Percy Bilyoti there was the scorer of the lone goal.
MTN/FAZ SUPER DIVISION
Week Nine Results 18/05/2013
Napsa Stars 1- 1 Zanaco
Red Arrows 1- 1 Roan United
Nchanga Rangers 0- 1 Nkana
Power Dynamos 2- 0 Forest Rangers
Kabwe Warriors 1- 1 Lime Hotspurs
Zesco United 3- 0 Kalulushi Modern Stars
Nkwazi 1- 2 Konkola Mine Police
Konkola Blades 0- 1 Green Buffaloes