By Mercy Chewe
Zesco United have opened a seven point lead at the top of the FAZ Super Division table after edging Zanaco 2-1 at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola on Sunday.
Defenders Simon Silwimba and Adrian Chama were the scorers for Zesco who have moved to 43 points from 21 matches played.
Zanaco took a 36 minutes lead via a powerful free kick scored by striker Moses Phiri from outside the box.
Zesco started the come back twelve minutes after the half break when Chipolopolo defender Chama converted from the spot.
Luanshya referee Darius Kafuli awarded Zesco a penalty after Zanaco captain Ziyo Tembo fouled Silwamba in the box.
Zanaco remain second on the table with 36 points after playing 21 matches.
Meanwhile, Buildcon have beaten Forest Rangers 2-1 in the earlier match played at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.
The victory moved Buildcon two places up to number five after increasing their tally to 34.
Forest have dropped one place down to sixth place as they remain on 32 points after playing 21 matches.