FC Muza moved back into second place in the MTN Super League and are on course for Caf Confederation Cup qualification following a thumping 4-1 victory over Nkwazi on Sunday.
It is incredibly tight in the race for second place with just a single point separating Muza and Green Eagles in sixth, with all those sides still very much in contention, though the former have a game in hand on them.
The league title was wrapped up on Saturday when Power Dynamos claimed a first championship since 2011, with two rounds still to play in the season. They will play in the Champions League next season, with one spot up for grabs in the Confederation Cup.
MUZA, who were promoted to the topflight at the end of last season, are now best placed following their success at relegation-threatened Nkwazi.
Andrew Phiri scored a hat-trick for Muza to seal the win after they had fallen behind to Justin Shonga’s early goal for the hosts, who are now a point from safety going into the final two rounds.
Green Buffaloes saw their hopes of finishing second suffer a blow when they were held to a 2-2 draw at home by Kabwe Warriors.
Joseph Chandwila and Harry Milanzi put Buffaloes 2-0 up inside 14 minutes, but before the half-hour mark, Warriors had drawn level in an incredible start to the game. Their goals came via Tinklar Sinkala and Bartuel Tembo, but neither side could find a winner.
Zanaco took a giant step towards safety as they thumped already relegated Buildcon 4-0 thanks to goals from Mousa Souleymanou, Francis Moustapha, Wilson Chisala and Obino Chisala.
They are now six points clear of the drop zone with two rounds to play.