NAPSA Stars moved into second place in the MTN Super League following a thumping 4-1 victory over Breen Buffaloes on Saturday.
Stars are seven points behind leaders Power Dynamos, but the latter are in action on Sunday against lowly Chambishi and have a game in hand.
Zikiru Adams scored a brace for Stars and Augustine Mulenga and Jimmy Mukeya were also on target as they romped to the win over Buffaloes, who they overtake in second place.
Defending champions Red Arrows move up to fourth with a 3-1 win over Prison Leopards, eight points behind Dynamos but perhaps more realistically well in the hunt for the second CAF Champions League qualification place.
Arrows left it late with goals in the final three minutes from Ricky Banda and George Mandu, after they took the lead via Albert Kangwanda. David Obashi scored what proved to be a consolation for Leopards.
FC MUZA were dealt a blow in their bid for CAF places next season when they were 2-0 losers at home to Kabwe Warriors. Bartuel Tembo and Samuel Onyango scored for the latter.
ZESCO United moved up to sixth with a 3-2 victory over ZANACO, with all the goals scored before the hour-mark.
Collins Sikombe scored ZESCO’s first and Enock Sakala Jr grabbed a brace, all within 32 minutes, but a goal from Moussa Soulemanou and a penalty by Chawanangwa Kaonga kept the visitors in the game.
Forest Rangers’ poor run continued as they lost 2-1 at Nkwazi, whose victory takes them out of the relegation places.
Justin Shonga grabbed a brace for Nkwazi, scoring either side of a goal by Lazarous Chishimba for the visitors.
Nkana FC were held to a 0-0 draw at Lumwana Radiants, while Nchanga Rangers claimed a 2-1 success at Green Eagles.
Pedro Miguel and Elliot Kampukesa scored for the visitors, while Aaron Musore netted a penalty for Eagles.