Zesco United missed an opportunity to go top of the MTN/FAZ Super League log as they suffered their fifth defeat of the season away in Kabwe this afternoon in a rescheduled encounter.
The Ndola based outfit was hoping to regain leadership of the log with a win away in Kabwe in a rescheduled encounter while Kabwe Warriors were looking to get back to winning ways after failing to win in their last two games.
The home side settled quickly with Zimbabwean midfielder Ali Sadiki, Akakulubelwa Mwachiaba, and Mathews Nkowani combining well to create some good chances but they could not capitalize.
Tafadzwa Rusike was also having a good game in the Zesco United midfield. Despite having end to end action the first half finished in a goalless draw.
Warriors finally broke the. deadlock just four minutes into the second stanza, As Jimmy Ndhlovu headed home a Sydney Siame cross beating Jacob Banda in the Zesco United goal.
Coach George Lwandamina made changes to his squad as he brought in Kenyan talisman Jesse Jackson were and John Ching'andu for Logic Ching'andu and Winston Kalengo. The changes paid off as Jesse Were leveled matters in the 82nd minute from close range.
Chabby Chabala also made changes of his own with Heritier Nkoko and Clement Mundia being introduced for Salty Phiri and injured Mwachiaba.
With the match headed for a draw, Nkoko put Warriors back in the lead heading home a Jimmy Ndhlovu corner to seal a 2-1 win sending Warriors to sixth place on the log.
Kabwe Warriors 2-1 Zesco United
(J. Ndhlovu 49', H. Nkoko 90+4'| J. Were 82')