Nkana coach Beston Chambeshi says the win over FC MUZA has motivated them heading into Wednesday’s big test against top-two contenders Nkwazi in their rescheduled Week 7 away date at Edwin Emboela Stadium in Lusaka.

Nkana rallied to beat bottom placed FC MUZA 2-1 last Saturday to dodge the prospect of a third straight home defeat after losing 2-1 to Lumwana Radiants on March 30 and a 4-1 defeat on April 24 to Pool B leaders Green Eagles.

The record 12-time champions sandwiched those defeats with a 2-0 Kitwe derby win away at Power Dynamos on April 20.

“We needed this win very much. We are still in the race to fight for the top slot. We are starting on a good note with this win we are looking forward to the game on Wednesday,” Chambeshi said.

“It was a big win at home after we lost against Eagles at home but we have come out of it. We are now looking forward to the Nkwazi game and I think the boy’s morale is now very high.”

Seventh placed Nkana and number three side Nkwazi are on 15 and 24 points from ten and thirteen games played respectively in Pool B.

Victory for Nkana on Wednesday will see them move into sixth place, exchanging places with Napsa Stars on goal difference as the Kitwe giants continue to clear their now four-match backlog brought about due to their recent continental engagements.

Nkana begun clearing that five-match backlog began with that home loss to Eagles.

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