Zesco United were crowned 2020/2021 Zambian champions on June 13, as they won FAZ Super League title for the ninth time.
Zesco beat NAPSA Stars 2-0 on Sunday at home in Ndola, to reach an unassailable 64 points and clinch the league title with three games to spare.
Kenya international striker Jesse Were put ZESCO ahead in the 41st minute to score his 101 competitive goal at Zesco since joining the Ndola club in 2016.
Chipolopolo Zambia midfielder Kelvin Mubanga completed the victory with a long-range shot in the 80th minute to dispatch relegation battling NAPSA to their sixth successive league loss, with two games left for them to avoid demotion.
Zesco are now the joint second most successful Zambian club, tied with ‘Mighty’ Mufulira Wanderers after accomplishing that feat in a space of fifteen years.
The club is now four titles shy of record champions and their predecessors Nkana, who have struggled throughout this season and are currently fighting relegation at the opposite end of the table.
Zesco’s league win also marked a memorable first season in charge for coach Mumamba Numba following his appointment last September, after George Lwandamina stepped down when the club relinquished the league title to Nkana at the end of the 2019/2020 campaign.