Zesco United’s quest to maintain their eight-point lead faces a massive test on Wednesday when they visit nemesis Nkwazi at Edwin Emboela stadium in Lusaka.
Nkwazi may be 10th on the log but have been a stubborn customer for Zesco over the years despite the latter even beating the Lusaka side 2-0 in the first leg this season at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.
Zesco have not beaten Nkwazi away in their last seven meetings since the Policemen bounced back to the top flight in 2015.
All three wins have come at home in Ndola but Nkwazi have left Levy Stadium with one of their two victories over the six-time FAZ Super Division champions during the last three seasons.
And so Zesco must dig deep on Wednesday at Edwin Embolea where they drew 1-1 last November.
Furthermore, Zesco trace their last away win at Nkwazi to 2010 when they beat their hosts 3-1.
With five games left, Zesco lead on 73 points while Nkana are second on 65 points tied with Green Buffaloes.
Meanwhile, a draw will not be a good result with in-form Nkana taking the short trip up the road to Chingola to face second from bottom Nchanga Rangers whom they beat 2-0 in the first leg in June.
However,Nchanga will be a bit relieved to hear that their tormentor in the first leg Idris Mbombo ,who scored a brace in that 2-0 win for Nkana in Kitwe, is still sidelined with a head injury he sustained at training last week that saw him also miss the 3-0 home win over Nakambala Leopards last Sunday.
FAZ SUPER DIVISION
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Green Eagles-National Assembly
Kitwe United-Napsa Stars
Kabwe Youth Soccer Academy-New Monze Swallows
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13h00:Green Buffaloes-Kabwe Warriors