Nkana 7 points clear at the top of the MTN-FAZ Premier League table

Nkana FC
Kalulushi 1 Nkana 4

A REYNOLDS ‘Sate Sate’ Kampamba hat trick sent Nkana seven points clear at the summit of the MTN-FAZ Premier League table after an away win over Kalulushi Modern Stars at Independence Stadium in Kalulushi yesterday.
Nkana moved up to 54 points leaving second-placed Zesco United trailing in their wake with five games each left before the 2013 league title is decided.
Kampamba’s three goals sees the striker rise to the top of the top scorers chart on 14 goals and is now just one shy of his tally for 2012 when he also won that season’s golden boot.
Kalulushi started off brightly matching Nkana in the first half but lacked the quality and depth their visitors possessed in the match that saw the visitors surviving an early scare when Josephat Kasusu tested goalkeeper Charles Mweemba in the fourth minute.
Nkana made no mistake on the opposite in the 11th minute when Kampamba turned his marker to fire in the opening goal after some good work from Claude Bwalya. Kalulushi equalised in 10 minutes later through Kasusu who rattled the net with an unstoppable volley.
However, Kalulushi’s celebration was short-lived as four minutes later, Kampamba pounced again to put Nkana back in the lead.
Nkana then suffered a setback when defender Christopher Munthali failed to continue after suffering a recurrence of an ankle injury that has dogged him of late.
His replacement Eugene Shamakamba was equal to the task as Nkana headed 2-1 into the break before Kampamba completed his hat trick in the 76th minute before Jimmy Ndhlovu finished their rout in the 86th minute after turning Angels Kalungu to beat goalkeeper Lennon Muma.
Nkwazi 0 Arrows 0
From Edwin Imboela Stadium, CLEVER ZULU reports that Red Arrows poor spell continued after being held to a barren draw by relegation-threatened Nkwazi leaving the airmen 11 points behind Nkana in the title race.
Arrows are now on 42 points, while Nkwazi moved to 29 points to relegate Konkola Mine Police into 13th place and in the bottom four thanks to a superior goal difference over the Chililabombwe side.
The best chance fell for Nkwazi in the 35th minute for Steward Chikwandia whose free-kick was saved by Arrows keeper Medson Luwawa, who also denied Nkwazi a winner in the 85th minute after stopping a Chipungu Musukuma shot.