With the business of the 2011 Faz Super Division championship, runners-up spot and relegation sorted out, Nkana will try and steal the show on Saturday in the last round of league game.
Nkana visit 7th placed Green Buffaloes on 47 points in the two teams’ last game of the season at Woodlands Stadium in Lusaka on Saturday.
Zambia’s most popular club and record 11-time league champion Nkana are on the verge of their first top five finish since winning their last league crown in 2001.
They are currently 5th on 46 points one less than third placed Konkola Blades and are level with 2010 champions Zesco United who are 4th.
Nkana, who returned to the Super Division last year after six years of Division 1 football, last season finished 6th and have shown the same consistency this term despite operating on a shoestring budget and the specter of hooliganism hanging over the Kitwe giants.
Furthermore they are unbeaten against Buffaloes since they returned last year with two successive wins.
One fixture was played last year after a mass boycott of the league following an administrative impasse that rocked Zambian football from October, 2010 to May this year.