ABSA CUP: Can Blades be the 2021 Young Buffaloes

By Aaron Mubanga Jnr | April 5, 2021

The ABSA Cup every year comes up with surprises, twists, and turns and this year seems to be no different.

The FAZ/ Eden University National League leaders Konkola Blades looks to be a team not to take lightly after they eliminated Forest Rangers in the quarter-finals.

It was not a fluke that they beat Forest Rangers but they completely dominated the match and put up a great show.

During the 2018 ABSA Cup, Young Green Buffaloes went all the way to the final despite being from the lower tier.

The team beat MUZA 3-1 on post-match penalties before edging Zanaco 2-1 in the quarter-finals, after which they went on to finish off their elder brothers Green Buffaloes 4-3 on post-match penalties only to lose 3-0 to Nkana in the final.

It was not a perfect ride for Young Buffaloes but they sure raised some eyebrows, with the likes of Michael Mulenga, Emmanuel Mwiinde, and Nerbert Musamba.

Blades will face a very dangerous Zesco United in the Semifinals but impossible is nothing in football.

With their colorful social media banter, we are promised a lively build-up to this encounter.

ABSA Cup Semifinals | Saturday 17th April 2021

12:30 Lusaka Dynamos vs Zanaco

15:00 Zesco United vs Konkola Blades


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