Zesco United march in the Barclays Cup continues on Saturday when they host Red Arrows in a quarterfinal doubleheader at Trade Fair Grounds in Ndola.
The defending champions come into this match on the back of an embarrassing home defeat in the league against Power Dynamos who beat them 2-0 at Trade Fair on Wednesday.
Zesco’s defeat at the hands of Power was their first in the league in since September, 2006.
The Barclays Cup defending champions will be looking to make amends for the loss against Arrows in their 15:00 kickoff whom they drew 1-1 with in their last meeting this season in Ndola in the league in May.
And in the lunchtime kickoff at the same venue, Green Buffaloes will be looking to making their second semifinal appearance when they face Division 1 south promotion chasers Nakambala Leopards.
Nakambala will be the second Southern Province club Buffaloes will face in the competition this year after disposing of Division 2 side Kascol Rangers 2-1 in Mazabuka in the preliminary stage on October 4.
And in the other quarterfinal doubleheader at Woodlands Stadium in Lusaka, Zanaco take on Lusaka Dynamos in a lunchtime kickoff.
Dynamos coach Fighton Simukonda comes into this clash with an edge after leading his men to a 1-0 win over the same side in the BP Top 8 semifinals last weekend.
Zanaco will surely be hoping to avoid another embarrassing defeat against Simukonda whom they fired in July last year.
And in the second kickoff, Kabwe Warriors and Power Dynamos face-off in the potential match of the Barclays Cup quarterfinals.