ZANACO moved a step further to the target of winning the Super League title when they punished Forest Rangers 3-0 in a Week 31 match played at Sunset Stadium in Lusaka yesterday.
The scoring chance for the host came in the 11th minute when Charles Zulu dribbled through the Forest defense, but the ball trickled wide.
Zulu compensated for the wasted chance in the 14th minute when he scored the opener for the bankers.
Zanaco continued to put up a good play but Saith Sakala and Aubrey Funga wasted clear chances.
Skipper Ziyo Tembo doubled the scores for Zanaco just before the break creating more problems for Forest.
In second half, Zanaco were in possession and manned their territory well but failed to crack down a strong looking Forest defence.
Goal keeper Racha Kola put up good saves to deny the visitors an equalizer 10 minutes before the final whistle.
Zanaco’s third goal came in injury time when Augustine Mulenga burst through the defence with a long range shot that flew into the corner of the net.
The bankers enjoy dominance on the summit of the table with 68 points, five above rivals Nkana.
In a lunch-time kick off at Sunset, relegation threatened Lusaka Dynamos crashed the Zambia Air Force (ZAF) men Red Arrows 2-1.
The game started on a high note with both teams enjoying share of possession.
The first half ended on a stalemate, Festus Mbewe of Arrows wasted two clear chances denying his team the lead.
Lusaka Dynamos returned strong breaking the deadlock in the 48th minute through Kennedy Musonda strike.
Luka Chamanga scored the second goal for Lusaka Dynamos when he converted a penalty in 57th minute.
Festus Mbewe scored the only goal for Arrows in 71st minute.
At Nkana Stadium in Kitwe, Nkana edged visiting Napsa Stars 2-1 in a tightly contested affair.
Nkana took the lead in the 21st minute through Simon Bwalya before Walter Bwalya doubled the score. But five minutes later, Collins Sikombe scored the consolation for the visitors.
The second half saw both teams fail to convert several chances, and the game failed to produce any sparks.