Leopards, Rangers in the hunt
Published On April 22, 2016 » 1972 Views» By Davies M.M Chanda » Football, Sports
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By NDINAWE SIMPELWE –
THE MTN/FAZ Super League enters week seven this weekend with two teams seeking to close the gap on pace setters and league leaders Nkana whose game against Zanaco has been postponed.
Nkana lead the table with 16 points and followed by Nakambala Leopards and Nchanga Rangers on second and third respectively both with nine points.
The postponement will delay the much anticipated return of Nkana coach Aggrey Chiyangi to Sunset Stadium where he guided Zanaco to a third finish in a year they had all the chances to win the league in 2014.
However, the weekend promises sparks as defending champions Zesco United visit Green Eagles while an early battle for survival grips Mufulira town where Napsa Stars face fellow strugglers Mufulira Blackpool.
Eagles vs Zesco
Defending champions Zesco United look like there is nothing stopping them from achieving their objectives this season a trip to Choma looks like another routine win for them.
Choma’s Independence Stadium is a difficult venue for visiting sides but Zesco has got what it takes to pick maximum points anywhere.
Bubbling with confidence after their CAF Champions League group stage qualifications, Zesco have no reason to doubt their chances against a team that has won only one game in their last seven matches.
Justin Chinama knows his side has not shown consistency this season and they will need a big win to reignite their confidence going forward.
The Choma based side is languishing in the relegation zone and a defeat today will complicate their season further making the encounter an interesting one.
Power vs Forest
This fixture brings together two teams whose coaches are under pressure to deliver results so early in the season.
Power coach Tenant Chilumba is on a five match ultimatum to save his job and the first two have gone his way with a win and a draw.
On the other hand, Forest coach Kaunda Simonda knows that if results continue to be poor like in the first five matches questions will start being asked and he will need to provide answers.
The teams are separated by two points with Power seven on fifth position while Forest is lying on 14th.
Dynamos vs Buffaloes
Green Buffaloes visits Lusaka Dynamos today in a quest to jump start their season after a disappointing start.
Buffaloes were tipped to be serious title contenders this season after a good performance last year but have failed to live up to expectations so far.
The Bilton Musonda tutored Buffaloes have enough material to beat any side on their day but confidence had eluded them but will fancy their chances against a Lusaka Dynamos side that has struggled and has been
engulfed in technical bench wrangles.
Young striker Conlyde Luchanga has not been himself since his failed move to Power Dynamos and if the team has to tick they will need their star man to get back to his best.
Nkwazi vs Arrows
Despite their delay to start the season Red Arrows has not shown any sign of a team that many fancied to be ranked among title contenders and a visit to Imboela Stadium against Nkwazi will not be good news for the fans.
Nkwazi under Elijah Chikwanda has been become a formidable side that plays without fear and they will be the favorites against the airmen.
The Zambia Police sponsored outfit will be eager to bounce back from a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Zesco United and Arrows will offer the best victim for it.
Other fixtures will see Mufulira Blackpool host Napsa Stars while Lusaka Tigers host Nakambala Leopards and Kabwe Warriors will welcome Lumwana Radiants.
Tomorrow Nchanga Rangers will face Mufulira Wanderers.

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