The Barclays Cup reaches the semifinals on Sunday with a doubleheader clash at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka.

Defending champions Zesco United will play Green Buffaloes in a lunchtime kickoff while Zanaco will take on Nkwazi.

Zesco head into the semifinals depleted due to international duty.

Goalkeeper Jacob Banda, defender Dauti Musekwa and striker Winston Kalengo are away on Zambia duty in Dubai to pay Egypt in a friendly on Sunday.

Also away in defender David Owino will will be in action with Kenya against Mauritius in a 2018 world Cup first round qualifier.

Zesco coach George Lwandamina is also in Dubai wearing the Zambia coach hat on Sunday.

Tenant Chembo will be in charge for the semifinals in Lwandamina’s absence.

Meanwhile, Zanaco and Nkwazi clash in the late kickoff.

The meeting interestingly comes just three days after the two sides drew 1-1 in a Lusaka derby league match at Edwin Emboela Stadium.

It was the same result in the first leg league meeting on June 6.

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