Burundian striker Laudit Mavugo scored a hatrick to guide Napsa Stars edge Forest Rangers in five goal thriller away in Ndola.
Napsa starred strong and took the lead early on as Laudit Mavugo tapped in from close range from a Austin Banda cross just four minutes into the match. Zikiru Adams leveled matters in the 32 minute finishing off a Masauso Zimba cross.
Napsa took the lead again 21 minutes into the second half after Laudit Mavugo was fouled inside the box and he stepped up to finish off with easy. Austin Muwowo leveled matters seven minuted to time as he converted from the spot.
Benson Chali handled the ball in the box with two minutes left to play and Laudit Mavugo stepped up, Dispaching it off with easy to complete his hatrick and secure maximum points for Napsa Stars.
Forest Ranger 2-3 Napsa Stars
(Z. Adams 32', A.Muwowo 83' p|L. Mavugo 4' 61' (p) 88' (p) )