Power Dynamos defender Billy Mutale has warned that the Kitwe giants must be at their best if they are to beat champions Zesco United in Saturday’s FAZ Super Division Week 3 showdown at Arthur Davies Stadium.
Power face Zesco in the big Copperbelt derby just a week after losing 2-1 away at Nchanga Rangers – to drop from top spot to 7th on the log after two rounds of matches played.
This match will mark Zesco’s first game of the season having missed the opening two rounds of the new league season due to their 2016 Caf Champions League engagements in March.
In a pre-match interview, Mutale predicted a tough match against George Lwandamina’s side.
“It’s not going to be an easy game Zesco has a good side. We have to work extra hard for us to carry maximum points,” the ex-Under-23 defender said.
Power beat Zesco this season in the 2016 Charity Shield semi-finals that they won 4-2 on post-match penalties after a 1-1 draw.
But Mutale said the Charity Shield victory won’t be a factor when Power and Zesco clash heads in Kitwe.
“That’s water under the bridge but I know we can do it. If I look at Power Dynamos we are the best,” he said.
Power endured a forgettable 2015 against Zesco after losing 3-1 in the Charity Shield final last season including a 2-0 home defeat and a 3-0 away loss in the league
9 hours ago.
In the 13h00 kick-off match at Arthur Davies Stadium, league leaders Nkana will face promoted Mufulira Blackpool with the hope of maintaining their perfect start.
Nkana leads the table by two points after recording to wins to amass 6 points.
Blackpool have so far played one game which they lost 1-0 to Lusaka Dynamos on day one of the league campaign.
FAZ Super Division Week 3
Saturday, 2nd April 2016
13h00 Mufulira Blackpool vs Nkana
15h00 Power Dynamos vs Zesco United
15h00 Red Arrows vs Napsa Stars
15h00 Lusaka Tigers vs Lusaka Dynamos
15h00 Forest Rangers vs Lumwana Radiants
15h00 Kabwe Warriors vs Green Buffaloes
15h00 Nkwazi vs Nakambala Leopards
15h00 Green Eagles vs Mufullira Wanderers
Sunday, 3rd April 2016
15h00 Nchanga Rangers vs Zanaco