Who ends in the bottom four?
It is becoming evident that New Monze Swallows , Nchanga Rangers and Kabwe Youth Soccer Academy are making it back to division one next season. The big task that pundits are doing is to give permutations of the fourth team likely to join these three teams.
Looks like we shall be having these permutations weekly in the run in of the 2018 season. Ahead of week 33 in the FAZ MTN Super League, here are the three teams with the likelihood of one being in the bottom four after this coming weekend:
Napsa Stars (32)
Host Kabwe Warriors and are on 32 points , one point above National Assembly and Lumwana Radiants. Only a win against the Kabwe Outfit will keep them out of the bottom four for another week. A draw and loss opens doors for either Lumwana Radiants or National Assembly but those teams should win their games to leapfrog Napsa Stars. A loss for Napsa Stars coupled by draws for the other teams keeps Napsa out of the bottom four.
National Assembly (31)
They are at home to a good looking Red Arrows all of a sudden. who are also looking at improving their position on the table under Chisi Mbewe. The parliamentarians will stay away from bottom four with a win as long as we don’t have a cricket scoreline win in the game involving Lumwana Radiants and Kabwe Youth Soccer Academy in Lumwana. Should National Assembly fail to win and Lumwana Beats KYSA , then Lumwana gets out of the Red Zone and pushes down Assembly.
Lumwana Radiants (31)
Lumwana Radiants are at home and this could be one of the most important games for them the entire season. they host another relegation threatened team in Kabwe Youth Soccer Academy. They know what they want here, beat KYSA and hope for results that favours them in games involving National Assembly and Red Arrows in Lusaka. They could still leapfrog National Assembly even if both teams win but they have to outscore Assembly to get rid of that inferior goal difference. They will also go above Napsa Stars if Napsa fail to beat Warriors and they themselves beat KYSA.
Lumwana Radiants will beat Kabwe Youth Soccer Academy with National Assembly drawing at home against Red Arrows and it looks like another draw for Napsa Stars Vs Kabwe Warriors.
That will mean Lumwana Radiants could be the biggest winners among these three and going above the two while pushing National Assembly in the Red Zone.