The magnificent sea of blue and white kept their chase for continental football flawless this afternoon after an impressive 2-0 victory over ZANACO in Lusaka.
The match that looked too tense and tactical to open up ended goalless in the first half. However, at the birth of the second Stanza, ZANACO decided to swim headfirst into death when they opted to push for a goal leaving the midfield and defence vulnerable.
It was Okutu who opened the deadlock when he outran Kapumbu before outpowering Banda in the box and lay the ball for the oncoming Akakulubelwa Mwachiyaba. Aka pulled the trigger and the ball curled off A Zanaco defender before it deep into the net past the hapless Nsabata for the opener in the 47th minute.
Meanwhile, Jimmy Beleki Ndhlovu kept patronising the danger zone with the territorial greedy of a glutton and Ten minutes later, he produced some audacious slices of football magic when he fired in a blinder from twenty-five yards.
The former Power Dynamos man collected the ball with cunning flexibility before making a right incline to release a thunderbolt that sailed wickedly into the net to put the match beyond Zanaco’s reach.
Elsewhere in the league, Nkana survived by the skin of their teeth when Simon Bwalya scored a last-minute goal to force a 1-1 draw against Eagles.
FULL SCOREBOARD Week 15
Red Arrows 1-0 Kitwe United
Zanaco 0-2 Kabwe Warriors
Mufulira Wanderers 2-1 Nakambala Leopards
Prison Leopards 1-2 Zesco United
Forest Rangers 2-3 NAPSA Stars
Buildcon 0-0 Nkwazi
Green Eagles 1-1 Nkana
Power Dynamos 1-1 Lumwana Radiants
MUZA 1-1 Circuit City