Storm clouds are gathering in Kitwe and Lusaka ahead Nkana and Napsa Stars’ Wednesdays match-day-two CAF Confederation Cup group home games against their respective North African opponents.
Both Nkana and Napsa are rock bottom of Group D and B respectively following their March 10 defeats in North Africa.
Napsa’s guest JS Kabylie of Algeria, who are second in Group B on 3 points, arrived late Sunday evening in Lusaka.
JSK is second in Group B after a 1-0 home win over Cameroon side Coton Sport.
Napsa are seeking their first points after losing 2-0 away in Morocco against CAF Confederation Cup defending champions and Group B leaders RS Berkane.
Meanwhile, Nkana’s opponents Raja Casablanca of Morocco were due to arrive by press-time late on Monday evening in Ndola ahead of their match there at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium.
Nkana, like Napsa, lost in North Africa in mid-week following a 3-0 defeat in Egypt against Cairo side and Group D leaders Pyramids FC.
Raja is second on 3 points after a 1-0 home win over Tanzanian side Namungo.
2021 ABSA CUP QUARTERFINALS
Woodlands Stadium, Lusaka
Forest 0 Rangers -Konkola Blades 1(Emmanuel Mwaba 73′)
*Zesco United 1(Tafadzwa Rusike 89′)-Kansanshi Dynamos 1(Scotch Mwanza 90’+1 pen)
*Zesco advance 5-3 on pp
*Lusaka Dynamos 1(Tshite Mweshi 15’og)-Prison Leopards 1(Taddy Etekiama 35′)
*Lusaka Dynamos advance 3-1 pp
*Zanaco 2(Moses Phiri 50′,Roger Kola 88′)-Kabwe Warriors 2(Akakulubewa Mwachiyaba 26′, Field Kandela 82′)
Zanaco advance 6-5 on pp
Arthur Davies Stadium,Kitwe