Power pursue leaders Zesco


TITLE-CHASING Power Dynamos will seek closing the gap with leaders Zesco United to four points today when they tackle Red Arrows in a Super Division Week 23 match.


Zesco, who were supposed to be away to Nkwazi, are not in action because they have five players on international duty.
Goalkeeper Jacob Banda, strikers Jackson Mwanza and Winston Kalengo are with the Chipolopolo while defender David Odhiambo and midfielder Juma Liuzio are with the Kenya and Tanzania national teams, respectively.



Zesco have 52 points, seven better than Power while third-placed Zanaco have 43.
Buoyed by last Saturday’s 2-1 win over Nkana, Power will seek to maintain momentum when they face Arrows.
Power will rely on Luka Lungu, whose brace sank Nkana, Martin Phiri and Kennedy Mudenda to romp to victory at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka.
Power beat Arrows 1-0 at home.
But Arrows will be eager to dent Power’s title chase.
Festus Mbewe, Bruce Musakanya and Shadreck Malambo need to raise their game if they are to halt Power from clinching the 15th win.
Arrows have 32 points.
Zanaco will seek bouncing back from last Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Nakambala Leopards when they face Wanderers at Luanshya’s Kafubu Stadium.
Coach Mumamba Numba will unleash Aubrey Funga, Moses Phiri, Isaac Chansa and Henry Banda to breach the Warren Kunda-marshalled defence and complete a double over Wanderers.
Zanaco won 3-2 in Lusaka.
But Wanderers will look to Eric Chibuye, Brian Ambungeni and Fumbani Muwowo to keep the chase for the 10th Super Division title alive.
Wanderers have 35 points.
Both teams will seek to bounce back from last weekend’s defeats when they meet at Kitwe’s Nkana Stadium.
Nkana lost 1-2 to Power while Forest suffered a 0-2 defeat at the hands of Wanderers.
On paper, Nkana are favourites to push Forest to the exit door.
Nkana have 28 points, five better than 12th-placed Forest.
Elsewhere, Napsa Stars face Green Buffaloes at Woodlands Stadium in Lusaka, Konkola Blades host Green Eagles, Nakambala Leopards engage Lusaka Dynamos in Mazabuka and Nchanga Rangers entertain National Assembly in Chingola.