NKANA yesterday thrashed ‘Mighty’ Mufulira Wanderers with a 3-0 victory in a week 29 Super Division match watched by President Edgar Lungu at Nkana Stadium in Kitwe.
Fred Tshimenga was hero of the day after recording a hatrick to give his team the victory.
Mufulira Wanderers started on a high note and terrorised Nkana’s defence but could not convert the chances but it was Tshimenga’s strike on the 35th minute that changed the tide in favour of the Wusakile outfit.
The goal sparked Nkana to life as they continued piling pressure on their visitors as their quick interchange of passes mesmerised the noisy home crowd, but it was Tshimenga was not yet done with the visitors as he inked his name on the score sheet twice to bring his tally of the afternoon to three goals.
Meanwhile in Chingola, Power Dynamos remained hot on the heels of Zanaco for continental football after beating Nchanga Rangers 2-1.
The first half started on a slow pace with Power producing blunt shots on target.
Power came back from the break more reinvigorated and camped into their opponents side as the Nchanga Rangers defence which looked solid until Power opened the scores on 51minutes.
Three minutes later, Martin Phiri rocketed a shot onto the roof of the net to double the advantage but Nchanga Rangers found the back of the net in the 86th minute through Ignatius Mukota.
Power went into this game knowing too well that any slip ups would move their bitter rivals Zanaco into continental football after the bankers walloped Zesco United 4-0 on Saturday though the power utility sponsored outfit had already won the league and eased their way into the CAF championship.
The Kitwe giants are still behind second placed Zanaco by three points on 57 points, though any slip up by the bankers in the last fixture and a win with a cricket score line by Power will grant them flag bearers in the Confederations cup.
Elsewhere, Napsa Stars and Konkola Blades settled for a 1-all draw and still face possibilities of demotion.
Saith Sakala scored the only goal for Napsa in the 37th minute but Konkola Blades equalised through Mathews Maleka in the 48th minute.