KABWE Warriors have maintained top slot in Division One South despite registering a barren draw at home to fourth-placed Prison Leopards in a week 23 match and are in hot pursuit for an MTN/FAZ premier league soccer next season.
Warriors have so far bagged 56 points from 23 matches played and are 11 points clear of second-placed Lusaka Tigers who suffered a 1-0 loss to Kafue Celtic last weekend.
Zesco United beat Warriors 3-1 on the closure of the 2014 to consign the Mohammed Fathy drilled side to division one football where they have performed exceptionally well this season with promotion within touching distance following their scintillating run of form.
That demotion left bitter memories in the Warriors camp who only needed a win to remain in topflight football but the loss swapped the fortunes with Green Buffaloes who beat Indeni 3-0 in Lusaka.
Last week, Warriors’ resurgence was temporarily halted after drawing against Leopards.
Meanwhile, City of Lusaka last week put their off-the-pitch woes behind them with a 3-2 win over Pirates while the game between Katete Rangers and Luena Buffaloes ended in a stalemate with Rifflemen switching off Malaiti Rangers 1-0.
Meanwhile Mongu Youth Soccer Academy may as well be bidding farewell to division one football after failing to win a single match out of 23 games played in the league with only three draws and losing the rest.
The Mongu-based team is sitting at the bottom of the log with three points.