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Alba Iulia
Wednesday, August 12, 2020

National Assembly FC defiant despite promotion playoff setback

Sports National Assembly FC defiant despite promotion playoff setback

National Assembly are defiant they can still overturn Saturday’s first leg loss in the FAZ Super Division playoff promotion battle against Kabwe Youth Soccer Academy.

Assembly lost 1-0 away in the first leg to KYSA at Presidents Stadium in Kabwe on July 6.

It was also the two sides first meeting since they last meeting in the Super Division in 2018 when they both made a quick return to Division One football following promotion that season.

“We have the capacity to overturn the result. We have played the first 90 minutes and we have another game to go,” Assembly coach Davy Musole said.

“We will beat them without problems and we are returning to the Super Division. We created three chances but our strikers failed to utilize them.”

Veteran striker Maunga Kabuku scored the winner in the 65th minute to hand KYSA the 3 points as they attempt to bounce back after making their top flight debut in 2018.

The final leg is scheduled for July 13 in Lusaka.

Assembly are battling for be promoted back to the FAZ Super Division for a fifth time after they were first promoted in 2003 that saw them enjoy five successive seasons in the top flight before they were demoted in 2007.

Since then, the Lusaka side has been a yo-yo club after suffering three brief stints in the FAZ Super Division in 2010, 2012 and 2018 but briefly enjoyed two seasons up in 2014 and 2015.

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