Saturday, April 20, 2024

Nkwazi Tests Zesco United’s Appetite For Number One


Zesco United have an opportunity to go top of the FAZ Super Division log and open a two point lead on Wednesday when they host Nkwazi at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.

Zesco are currently second with 22 points, one behind leaders and promoted Prison Leopards from 12 and 13 games played respectively.

The hosts head into the match in fine form armed with a seven match unbeaten run with four victories and three draws and stretching back to November 25 when the lost 3-1 away to Zanaco.

Zesco’s good spell includes a 2-1 away win in Kitwe over defending league champions Nkana on January 17.

“Of course it is a good motivation to the team going seven games without a loss, they are doing a commendable job,” Numba said.

“It is something that we appreciate from the players so we just need to keep encouraging them so that we try as much as possible not to drop points.”

But Nkwazi head to Zesco with a win and draw in their last two meetings and have lost just once to the latter in their previous four games.

“I must say it will be a tough game playing a determined and well organized Nkwazi FC, they play as a unit so for us to get a victory we really need to work hard,” Numba said.

However, Nkwazi have collected just two points from their last three games so far this season that have seen them hovering at the top four part of the relegation zone.

And in Wednesdays other rescheduled fixture, third from bottom Napsa Stars host Forest Rangers at Woodlands Stadium in Lusaka.

Napsa will be hoping to bounce back from a two match winless round in which space they have summoned just a point while Forest are bruised following a 2-0 away loss at leaders Prison last Saturday in Kabwe.


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