Power Dynamos hopes of ending their four-match derby winless run have been hit with news that striker Jimmy Ndhlovu is ineligible to feature against Nkana.
Ndhlovu is in his second season on loan at Power from Nkana after dumping the 12-time champions last February as their embarked on their 2014 CAF Champions League campaign.
A new clause in the extended deal bars Ndhlovu from playing in a Kitwe derby.
Ndhlovu, though, did play in both legs of the 2014 derbies but did not score a goal.
The striker has scored four league goals for Power so far this season and is also setting the pace on the top scorers charts after six rounds of games played.
His absence is not good news for Power who are already without their top scorer in all-competition this season Alex Ngonga with five goals who is still trying to tie-up a deal with CF Mounana of Gabon.
Ngonga has scored a league and cup goal on top of the three in continental action.
The development has left Power coach Tennant Chilumba to bank on Ignatius Lwipa as the next best potent striker in his arsenal right now.
Lwipa, who usually comes on as a substitute, has one goal that he scored in Week 2 on March 21 in a 3-0 home win over Lusaka Dynamos.
Power have two draws and two defeats against Nkana and trace their last derby win to October 10, 2012 when they won 2-0 at Arthur Davies Stadium.
All those winless results have come in Chilumba reign.