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Zimbabwe Soccer Premier League: ZESCO Thumps Leopards to Mount Title Hunt

Zambia Electricity and Supply Corporation United Football Club (ZESCO United) has launched its hunt for the league title after beating Nakambala Leopards to go top.

The title has eluded Team Zega, the club’s nickname, since 2015, finishing second last season, nine points behind arch rivals Zanaco.

The Ndola-based outfit is hoping to go a step further this year and has launched the season on an incredible note, beating Nakambala Leopards to settle for the top spot.

A point separates them with second-placed NAPA Stars who lost to Dynamo Powers 3-3 in a five-goal-thriller duel at the Woodlands Stadium on Sunday in Lusaka.

In other results, Lumwana Radiants drew one-all with Red Arrows while Real Nakonde got the better of Forest Rangers as joint-fifth-placed Nkana, tied Nchanga Rangers 1-1.

Third-placed Green Buffaloes labored to a 1-0 win over Konkola Blades while the City of Lusaka shared the spoils with Mufulira Wanderers.

Zim. League: Ngezi Platinum Stretches Lead, Chick Inn Held

Ngezi Platinum are back to where they’ve been last week – top of the log standings.

Ngezi now leads by a solitary point after beating hosts How Mine 2-1.

Fellow title chasers Chicken Inn, on Saturday, drew one-all consequently allowing Ngezi to reclaim top spot in the Castle Lager-sponsored Zimbabwe Soccer Premier League.

The race for the stated prize is very much alive with ten more games to end the championship race.

Bulawayo City breezed past Shabanie Mine 3-0 with Yadah getting held by Tsholotsho to a goalless affair as Dynamos whipped Black Rhinos 1-0.

Highlanders slugged it out to a 0-0 stalemate with Harare City while champions and free-falling CAPS United pulled off a rare 1-0 win over Kariba as Hwange mauled Chapunga United 1-0, all in other matches across Zimbabwe’s top division.

Triangle United punished second-from-bottom Bantu Rovers 1-0.



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