By Mercy Chewe
Konkola Blades have become the inaugural champions of the FAZ Copperbelt Provincial Cup after beating Ndola United in the final played at Nkana Stadium in Kitwe on Saturday.
National Division One side Konkola needed post-match penalties to overcome Copperbelt Provincial side Ndola 4-3 on penalties following a 1-1 draw.
Experienced striker Ryan Bellingtone put Ndola in the driving seat after 14 minutes with a solo effort to beat keeper Willard Mwanza.
Ndola allowed a painful late equaliser two minutes away from the final whistle with an own goal from a Konkola free kick.
Champions Konkola received K20, 000 as the top prize with runners up Ndola walking away with K10, 000.
Copperbelt Division One side Jumulo won bronze after beating Mufulira Blackpool 7-6 on penalties after a goalless draw in 90 minutes in the third and fourth match.
Jumulo received K7,500 and Blackpool got K5,000 for emerging fourth.
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