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KITWE BRACES FOR EPIC DERBY

POWER Dynamos host arch-rivals Nkana in an epic battle of the MTN/FAZ Super League week 23 match at Arthur Davies Stadium.

The best local derby takes centre stage today spiced up by the two teams’ inconsistent performances and will both be seeking recovery at the expense of their sworn ‘enemy.’

Nkana lost 2-1 in the first leg played at Nkana stadium and would be looking to revenge that loss.

The two teams are only separated by a point on the log with Nkana marginally above their rivals with 38 points in 4th place and Power in 6thplace at 37 points.

“Power is one of the teams in the league, there is no way we can avoid them. I am sure 90 minutes will tell. We need to fight for three points and we will see how we will handle that game,” said Nkana coach Beston Chambeshi.

Chambeshi’s biggest undoing has been his leaky defence that concedes just as much their strike force scores.

Power coach Kelvin Kaindu whose team succumbed to a 1-0 loss to determined Kitwe United will be looking for recovery and against their traditional rivals, they do come to the party.

“We always tend to do better against the so-called big teams. If you have seen, we have struggled against teams below us but we will account for ourselves,” said Kaindu.

The city of Kitwe will once again be divided into two colours representing the two teams – yellow and red – with rival fans taunting each other long before and after the game as is usually the case.

Earlier in Lusaka, Lusaka Dynamos plays in an early kick-off against relegation-threatened NAPSA Stars live on SuperSport which will be followed by improved Red Arrows against Kabwe Youth Soccer Academy.

Buildcon will be looking to recover from the 2-0 midweek loss to Zesco United when they host stubborn Lumwana Radiants at Levy Mwanawasa stadium in Ndola.

Nakambala Leopards face in-form Kitwe United while Forest Rangers host former champions Zanaco.

Struggling Nchanga Rangers hosts the team of the season thus far, Kabwe Warriors while Green Eagles and Monze Swallows lock horns in a provincial derby.

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