By Osward Hamanyuma | April 27, 2019
The sweet boys of Nakambala will be searching for a victory as they face on song Zanaco in Mazabuka. Nakambala Leopards has struggled in the past games a situation which puts them 3 points above the relegation zone.
Nakambala was at the center of controversy when they refused to return to the playing field after their week 13 match against Kabwe Warriors was abandoned after a police officer fired a teargas canister into the terraces and that caused unrest among the fans. Kabwe Warriors was leading 2-nil before the game was abandoned.
While Zanaco is fresh from humiliating Zesco United at Sunset Stadium, the Stream A log leaders will be hoping to stretch their lead at the summit after second Place Lusaka Dynamos were docked points by the Football Association which gives Zanaco a 3 points lead.
Nakambala coach Zeddy Salaiti has dropped Potipher Zulu, Jacob Mupeta, Dada Banda, Poso mayenge, Keke Sipuke and Chattaba Kabole and has since replaced them with Jeff Banda, Felix Bulaya, Evans Chisenga and Junior Zulu.
Zanaco FC assistant coach Dabid Chilufya has confirmed that influential attacker Tafadzwa Rusike and Kelvin Kapumbu are fully fit after they picked up knocks in training, Rodger Kola is the only major doubt after the striker twisted his shoulder.
Zanaco has dominated this fixture in the recent past, since 2011 the two teams have met 7 times with Zanaco winning 4 of those and drawing twice. Nakambala has only managed to beat Zanaco once.