The MTN/FAZ super league enters week 25 with a lot of crunch encounters all around the country. Sunset stadium will host a double header on saturday with Log leaders Sensational Zanaco welcoming Mighty Mufurila wanderers while Lusaka Dynamos play host to 12 time Champions Nkana Football Club.
TOP OF THE TABLE
The race for the title keeps getting interesting week in week out with Sensational Zanaco in the driving seat. 12 time Champions Nkana are only 5 points behind the Bankers although the Kitwe giants have played a game more than Zanaco. Defending Champions Zesco United are now just 15 points having come out triumphant in thursday’s Ndola Derby and have 5 games in hand. Power Dynamos who beat Nkana last weekend in the Kopala Derby are also another serious title contender being just 6 points away from log leaders Zanaco. Green Buffaloes mathematically still have a chance at winning the title provided Zanaco lose a minimum of 6 games and themselves need to win their games.
The race for survivor seems like one which will go to the wire. Mufurila Blackpool remain stuck at the bottom with 9 points and still chasing their first win of the season. Lusaka Tigers are second bottom with 21 points while Lumwana Radiants and Lusaka Dynamos Complete the bottom 4 with 24 and 25 points respectively.
POWER DYNAMOS VS GREEN BUFFALOES.
This is undoubtedly the biggest fixture of the weekend. Powerful Power Dynamos are Coming from a big win ,having beaten Nkana in the Kopala Derby and will be looking to close the gap between them and Zanaco. Green Buffaloes are no push overs and Power are aware of the threat they pose having lost the reverse fixture 2-1.
LUSAKA TIGERS VS LUMWANA RADIANTS
This match will be interesting as both teams are fighting to survive relegation. A win for Lumwana Radiants may take them out of relegation, depending on the out come of other fixtures. Lusaka tigers will also been relishing a win in this fixture to boost their chance of survivor. The reverse fixture ended in a barren Draw.
ZANACO VS MUFURILA WANDERERS
This is also another epic fixture that promises great action. The Bankers won the reverse fixture a aware in Mufurila 2-1 and are looking like favourites to win this game. Coach Pauolo. Da Silva and his team are desperate for points and need to start winning as only one points stand between them and the relegation zone.
NKANA VS LUSAKA DYNAMOS
Lusaka Dynamos started the season with a lot of promise. A lot was written about their sponsorship and how good it is but some how somewhere things just fail apart. They lost their talisman Conlyde Luchanga just 2 days ago. He has joined Hapoel Ra’anana is Esrael hence, this fixture cold not come at a worse time for them. Nkana Football Club on the other hand are still mourning their Kopala Derby loss but they will need to put it past them in order to beat a determined Lusaka Dynamos. The reverse fixture ended with Nkana winning 3-0, goals courtesy of Walter Bwalya and GUilly Manziba X2.
BLACKPOOL VS ZESCO UNITED
Mufurila blackpool will play host to Zesco United a team that hammered them 5-0 in the reverse fixture. This game leaves little hope for a maiden win for Blackpool. Jesse Jackson
Were put four past the Blackpool goal minder last time they met. A loss for Blackpool will most definately condemn them to Division one come next season.
FULL MTN/FAZ SUPER WEEK 25 FIXTURES
Friday, 9th September, 2016
15:00 Kabwe Warriors vs NAPSA Stars – Godfrey
Saturday, 10th September, 2016
13:00 Lusaka Dynamos vs Nkana – Sunset
15:00 Zanaco vs Mufulira Wanderers – Sunset
15:00 Power Dynamos vs Green Buffaloes –
Arthur Davies Stadium
15:00 Green Eagles vs Red Arrows –
15:00 Nchanga Rangers vs Nakambala Leopards
Sunday, 11th September, 2016
13:00 Nkwazi vs Forest Rangers – Independence
15:00 Lusaka Tigers vs Lumwana Radiants –
15:00 Mufulira Blackpool vs ZESCO United – John
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Sunday, 11th September 20
Nampundwe vs Konkola Blades
Kabwe Youth vs Zesco Vic Falls