Nkana coach Beston Chambeshi insists their FAZ Super Division Pool B top two ambitions are still very much alive heading into today’s must-win home date against Nkwazi at Nkana Stadium in Kitwe.
With two games in hand, Nkana are still languishing in seventh place on 18 points and twelve points behind leaders Green Eagles after collecting just two points from three of their five games in hand played.
Defeat this afternoon at home against third placed Nkwazi who are eight points ahead will make it a bridge too far for them.
“You never know; you cannot say we are out of contention. All that I can say is we have to finish the last game of the season and then you can say, yes, we have run our race,” Chambeshi said.
“So far, the race is still on and all that we need to do is encourage our players and look forward to the remaining games.”
Nkana must amass at least 30 points in their remaining matches to have a realistic chance of finishing in the top two.
However, Nkwazi just need a draw against them and a win in one of their next two games to put them out of contention.