NAPSA Stars suffered a major setback when they failed to reclaim the MTN FAZ League leadership after going down 1-0 on Saturday at Nkana Stadium in Wusakile.
Napsa are winless in the previous five matches after recording Two defeats and drawing Three matches.
Nkana could have taken a lead on 6th minute when Jacob Ngulube failed to convert a John Sikaumbwe pass that went straight into the palms of Rabson Muchelenganga.
Four minutes later Jacob Ngulube set up Shadreck Musonda with a brilliant pass but his shot was blocked by alert Luka Banda.
Napsa came close to scoring in 15th when Mangani Phiri forced his was through Nkana defense but Dieugo Apanane cleared the ball away.
In 17th minute, Phiri unleashed a strong shot outside 18 yard area and went straight in Moses Mapulanga’s palms.
Nkana wasted another chance in 24th minute after Jacob Ngulube failed to score from a Walter Bwalya pass.
Austin Banda could have separated the two side on 28th minute had his shot not gone slightly off target.
Striker Ronald Kampamba’s chance to put the home side in front came on 29th minute but Napsa defense was equal to the task to clear the ball.
Kalampa came out strong in second half and their pressure paid off in 53rd minute when striker Ronald Kampamba scored from a John Sikaumbwe pass.
In 88th minute Nkana were awarded penalty after Luka Banda fouled Nkana striker Walter Bwalya but Napsa goalkeeper denied Bwalya a chance to double the advantage.
Kalampa move to 6th position on the table with 35 points while Napsa drop to 4th position on 37 points.
Week 22 results
Nkana 1-0 Napsa Stars
Nkwazi 1-1 Power Dynamos
Nakambala Leopards 1-1 Green Buffaloes
Red Arrows 3-0 Real Nakonde
Mufulira Wanderers 1-1 Zanaco
Green Eagles 0-0 Lumwana Radiants
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