By KALUMIANA KALUMIANA-
ZESCO United today have a chance to move level on points with leaders Power Dynamos when they take on troubled Konkola Mine Police in a Week Two rescheduled MTN-FAZ Premier League encounter.
Champions Nkana will be eyeing their second victory of the campaign and have a chance to move in seventh position on the table with a win over Konkola Blades.
Power lead the log with 17 points, three clear of Zesco United, with Blades in seventh position with nine points while Nkana are down the ladder with six points having played three games less.
These games were postponed owing to Nkana and Zesco’s involvements in the CAF interclub competition.
Mine Police v Zesco
At Konkola Stadium in Chililabombwe, Zesco visit Mine Police seeking their first win after two successive draws.
The draws have cost Zesco second place that they surrendered to Zanaco after the Bankers toppled them from the number two spot following Sunday’s 4-0 home win over promoted Nakambala Leopards.
Zesco could be without striker Jackson Mwanza, who missed the 1-all draw away to Red Arrows, due to injury after joining defender Hichani Himonde on the sidelines.
A win for Zesco at Mine Police will send them level on 17 points with leaders Power who will stay top thanks to their very healthy goal difference.
And Mine Police head into the game still without a win since beating Green Buffaloes 2-1 on March 15 and have since then garnered just two points from six games.
Nkana v Blades
Nkana return to action in a rescheduled Week Two game hoping to build on the momentum of last Saturday’s 5-nil demolition of bottom placed Kabwe Warriors at the same venue.
But they face a Blades side that has bounced back from three successive defeats to win their subsequent three matches under ex-Nkana coach Beston Chambeshi.
“Of course he (Chambeshi) is a good coach and Blades is a good team but we also want to achieve something. We are focused that we want to amass every point we find along the way,” Mwale said.
Victory this afternoon will see Nkana join seventh placed Blades on nine points and relegated the latter to eighth thanks to a better goal difference.
And Mwale will be pleased by what he saw against Warriors especially from striker Evans Kangwa and will be hoping for a repeat performance against Blades.