By Mercy Chewe
Kitwe’s Mutondo Stars, Riflemen, Aguila and Mpulungu Harbour are celebrating after winning promotion to the FAZ National Division One League ahead of the 2022/23 season.
Mutondo secured promotion with a perfect record after winning all their four Group B matches to amass 12 points during the playoffs staged in Lusaka.
Aguila Stars of Central Province finished second in Group B on seven points after a 2-2 draw with Blue Arrows in their final game on Monday afternoon.
Northern Province’s Mpulungu secured qualification to the National Division One League after beating Katete Rangers 2-0 on Monday to finish second in Group A on seven points.
Unbeaten Riflemen of Lusaka won Group A on 10 points after posting three wins and a draw.
Unlucky Real Nakonde missed out on promotion despite beating Mansa Wanderers 9-0 in their final match on Monday.
Ten provincial champions took part in the Division One Playoffs in Lusaka.