Power Dynamos coach Kelvin Kaindu says Green Eagles will be a big litmus test for his side after making a flying start to the 2019 FAZ Super Division season.
Power head to Eagles a week after they out-passed new boys MUZA but struggled to put the ball over the line against the visitors in a 2-0 home win on January 27 at Arthur Davies Stadium in Kitwe.
On Saturday, Power face seasoned Eagles whom they have not beaten in their last three league games.
Last season, Eagles left Kitwe with a convincing 1-1 draw and later beat Power 1-0 in Choma on their way to finishing fourth and making their debut CAF Confederation qualification while the Kitwe side settled for sixth position.
“We are playing Eagles away, they lost in their first league game and they want to bounce back,” Power coach Kelvin Kaindu said.
“It has never been easy playing them away. Last season I think we suffered a narrow loss when we fielded mostly youngsters but it was punch-for-punch.
“But we hope this time, our plans and strategy for that game will help us.”
Eagles head into the home game after losing 1-0 away to Forest Rangers in Ndola last Sunday.
But the pressure is still on Power who looked convincing in all departments against MUZA but their blunt in attack where Alex Ngonga was absent due to an injury and is only expected to return in a month.
The spotlight will be on Power’s attacking trio of striker Elvis Rupia, midfielders Godfrey Ngwenya and Larry Bwalya to try and collect the sides’ first away win in Choma since 2012.
2019 FAZ Super Division Week 2 Fixtures
Godfrey ‘Ucar’ Chitalu Stadium, Kabwe
15h00:Prison Leopards-Green Buffaloes
15h00:Kitwe United-Kabwe Warriors
Red Arrows-Mufulira Wanderers
Levy Mwanawasa Stadium, Ndola
15h00:Zesco United-Nakambala Leopards
Nakambala Stadium, Mazabuka
13h00:Circuit City-Lumwana Radiants
Independence Stadium, Choma
15h00:Green Eagles-Power Dynamos
Edwin Imboela Stadium,Lusaka