Mighty Mufulira Wanderers’ slump continued this afternoon following a 6-0 away defeat to Zanaco.
The 9-time champions loss at National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka at the hands of the defending league champions saw them sustain their third straight loss since the season began on April 8.
Sunday’s match also saw Mighty begin a new chapter minus their Egyptian-born coach Sulieman Ahmed who was sacked last week for insubordination.
This is after Ahmed attacked the club executive in the media for selling and loaning four key players but failed to bring in any quality replacements.
But interim coach Moses Kashimoto had a first glimpse of the job at hand on his first day as he witnessed his charges go down 4-0 at halftime.
Zanaco were even three-up before the opening half-hour mark after Kennedy Musonda scored the first goal in the 2nd minute before Augustine Mulenga made it 2-0 in the 14th minute and Ernest Mbewe added a third in the 21st minute.
Saith Sakala sent Zanaco 4-0 into the break with a 40th minute strike.
Boyd Musonda added the fifth goal in the 66th minute before Richard Kasonde completed the rout in the 82nd minute.
Zanaco are 7th after the win on 4 points while Mighty are 20th on zero points, with one goal for and 13 scored against them.
Meanwhile, in the lunchtime kickoff at the same venue, Nakambala Leopards beat hosts Green Buffaloes 1-0 thanks to an Ignatius Lwipa’s goal in the 70th minute.
Nakambala are unbeaten and in 9th place on 4 points from two games ahead of Wednesday’s home date against Zesco United in a delayed Week 2 game in Mazabuka.
Buffaloes are 12th on 3 points from as many games after the home loss.