MTN/FAZ Super League early pace-setters Red Arrows this afternoon faces a stern test when they visit fifth-placed Nkana in a week nine fixture.
Arrows are yet to lose a match this season, their only blemish being a 1-1 draw recorded against Lusaka Dynamos at the weekend which led them surrendering top position to defending champions Zesco United.
Nkana on the other hand recovered broke a four-match winless streak after they beat Dynamos 1-0 to leap into fifth position on the log.
“We can stop Arrows. We can end their unbeaten run. This is football, they are unbeaten but that doesn’t mean they cannot be beaten. It will be a tough game yes, but we are ready,” said Nkana stand-in coach Manfred Chabinga.
Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola hosts a spectacular triple-header with trouble-hit Power Dynamos kicking off at 12:00 hours against Forest Rangers.
This is a game that promises everything there is in football as Power find themselves in unfamiliar territory, fighting relegation early in the season with Gaston Mutobo at the helm and already under pressure.
Then at 14:00 hours, Buildcon host NAPSA Stars to be followed by Zesco versus Lusaka Dynamos.
Police outfit Nkwazi will be looking to recover from Sunday’s 2-0 defeat to Green Buffaloes when they host relegation-threatened and not-so ‘Mighty’ Mufulira Wanderers at Edwin Imboela Stadium.
Kabwe Warriors, fresh from winning in Mazabuka, will be seeking to maintain their good run on the road when they visit rejuvenated Lumwana Radiants who recorded their first win last week under veteran tactician Patrick Phiri.
Kabwe Youth Soccer Academy, smarting from their win over Power Dynamos last Saturday, will be facing a totally different test when they host an inspired Buffaloes side buoyed by the victory over Nkwazi last Sunday.
The fixture involving Zanaco and Nakambala has been postponed – due to the bankers’ involvement in the CAF Confederation Cup – as has been the Green Eagles versus Kansanshi Dynamos match.