The Zambia Super League week 16 action will conclude this afternoon with two top-notch fixtures as Lusaka Dynamos battle Zanaco and Red Arrows welcome Kabwe Warriors in a double at Nkoloma Stadium.
Following Forest Rangers win over Zesco United yesterday, Red Arrows are desperate to collect maximum points to move to 29 points to reduce the gap between them and the log leaders to just two despite being sixth on the log while Zanaco is targeting ending a five-match winless run.
- Lusaka Dynamos Vs Zanaco
- Time: 13:00hrs
- Venue: Nkoloma Stadium
Elite Lusaka Dynamos were handed a 4-2 bashing by Kabwe Warriors last weekend and will be hoping to put that loss behind them as they welcome out of form Sensational Zanaco.
Zanaco has not recorded a win in their last seven matches in all competitions and last won a match in October last year when they beat Forest Rangers 1-0 thanks to a Tafadzwa Rusike lone strike. Today's match will be the first game Numba Mumamba's team will play since the departure of their midfield ace Tafadzwa Rusike who has since joined Zesco United and it will be interesting to see how the Bankers will line up.
The Bankers have dominated this encounter in the last five years winning five times compared to Lusaka dynamos' three with two matches ending in draws.
2017 golden boot winner Chris Mugalu started training last week but it's however unclear if he will play a part in today's match considering the transfer saga involving his alleged move to Zesco United.
- Red Arrows Vs Kabwe Warriors
- Time : 15:00hrs
- Venue: Nkoloma Stadium
Red Arrows and Kabwe Warriors will take to the field in the second match of the day with maximum points being a necessity for either side.
The Airmen are winless in their last four matches and desperately need a win to stay within reach of the top four but face a tricky Kabwe Warriors side who are highly motivated following their 4-2 win over Lusaka dynamos last weekend.
Chisi Mbewe will be banking on 2012 AFCON winner James Chamanga to lead the charge for maximum points. The 39-year-old seems to have rolled back the years and has been banging in goals for Arrows with eight to his name already this season.
For Kabwe Warriors, Twiza Chaibela and Akalubelwa Mwachiaba are the men expected to lead the charge for maximum points and having scored brilliant goals last weekend the duo will be looking to add to their tally for the season this afternoon.
Since Kabwe Warriors return to the top flight in 2016 this match has not produced too many goals with only ten scored in eight matches. The two teams have managed two wins apiece in the last eight matches with four games ending in stalemates.