Ailing Nchanga Rangers insist their can pull-off an upset on Saturday at Nchanga Stadium in Chingola against Zesco United despite losing to the latter in their last nine successive league games.
Nchanga trace their last victory over Zesco to the 2013 season when they beat the six-time champions 2-1 away in Ndola.
17th placed Nchanga also come into their home game at Nchanga after losing their four successive games and have also picked up just one point from their last seven games since beating Red Arrows 2-1 at the same venue on May 2.
It doesn’t get any easier for Nchanga just four days after they fell 2-0 away at 4th placed Nkana.
“We will be playing at home against Zesco, another big team, but we hope to do better this time,” Nchanga coach Hector Chilombo said.
“We have to start winning because we are approaching the halfway point but at home we hope do better this time.”
But they face the mighty fury of Zesco who have a loaded attack led by Jesse Were and Lazarus Kambole who have six goals each heading to Chingola in this Week 18 fixture and looking determined to stay top and maintain their slender lead over second placed Green Buffaloes.
Victory will take Zesco to 42 points and see them take a four point overnight lead before Buffaloes host Power Dynamos in Lusaka on Sunday.
Lusaka Dynamos-National Assembly
Kitwe United-New Monze Swallows
Nakambala Leopards-Napsa Stars
Nchanga Rangers-Zesco United
13h35:Kabwe Youth Soccer Academy-Kabwe Warriors
13h00:Green Buffaloes-Power Dynamos