Arrows shoot to the top of the MTN Super League

football17 February 2024 15:54| © Mzansi Football

Red Arrows moved to the top of the MTN Super League as they profited from a slip-up by ZESCO United on Saturday, as the competition returned to action following a month-long hiatus due to the Africa Cup of Nations.

Arrows defeated bottom side Trident 1-0 as the latter’s search for a first win of the season goes on having drawn 10 and lost 11 of their 21 matches.

They ran Arrows close but a first-half goal from Zimbabwean Yusuf Saddam settled the contest in Arrows’ favour.

ZESCO United were held to a 1-1 draw at mid-table Konkola Blades as they let a lead slip.

Eswatini international Lindo Mkhonta put them ahead, but Blades equalised 13 minutes from the end.

Arrows top the table with 41 points from 21 games, one ahead of ZESCO and eight in front of third-placed Power Dynamos, who have a game in hand and play on Sunday.

Relegation-threatened Nkana FC claimed a precious 1-0 win at FC MUZA as Ilondo Itaka scored the only goal of the game.

It is a third win in five matches for Nkana and moves them to within five points of safety after what has been a difficult season.


Mufulira Wanderers completed a comprehensive 5-0 victory over ZANACO, one of the heaviest defeats for the latter in recent times.

Evans Chisanaga and Patson Kwataine scored a brace each and Clive Biyeta scored the other in a comprehensive own win.

NAPSA Stars completed a 1-0 victory over 10-man Kabwe Warriors as Leonard Mulenga scored the only goal, while Forest Rangers won 2-1 at home to Mutondo Stars.

Debora Mavambo put Stars in front but goals in the second half from Nigerian Wasiu Jimoh and Lazarous Chishimba turned the game on its head and gave the three points to the home side.

Nkwazi also secured a 2-1 home win as they defeated Green Buffaloes.

Mathews Mashimikilo put them ahead but John Kosamu equalized for the visitors. But Wezzy Kumwenda grabbed the win for Nkwazi.

Finally, Prison Leopards were 2-1 winners at home to Kansanshi Dynamos.

Ugandan Kizito Keziron put the visitors in front but the game turned in the second half when goals from Maximillien Elimbi and a David Obashi penalty secured the win for the home side.