Power host arch-foe Zanaco in Premature Homecoming
The 2009 league seasons kicks off with four matches taking place on Saturday and another two to follow on Sunday.
The biggest match in Week 1 will see Power Dynamos host Zanaco at Arthur Davies Stadium in Kitwe.
Both sides will have new coaches on the bench with Mohamed Fathy for Power and Wedson Nyirenda at Zanaco but it will be an emotional return to Arthur Davies for the homeside after one year of playing their home games away from home.
Arthur Davies was shut for rehabilitation works last season only to suffer a protracted delay and the stadium reopens with spectators only enjoying access to one-third of the venue.
The grandstand and one half of the open wing will be accessible for spectators while the closed-off section of the terraces get a short-term touch-up.
Meanwhile, Zanaco will have a score to settle against Power on day 1 of the league.
This match will be a repeat of last seasons Week 1 fixture that Power won 5-0 away at Sunset Stadium in Lusaka.
And in the rest of Saturdays Week 1 games, Green Buffaloes visit Konkola Blades in Chililabombwe, Kabwe Warriors host promoted Nakambala Leopards and Choma Eagles await fellow promoted team Forest Rangers.
City of Lusaka and Chambishi’s match at Woodlands Stadium in Lusaka including Roan United’s visit across town at Queensmead to Lusaka Dynamos will be played on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Zesco and Red Arrows Week 1 away fixtures against Zamtel and Young Arrows respectively have been posted due to their African club competition commitments this weekend.