Lusaka Dynamos Vs Zesco United
Emmanuel Siwale takes charge of in-form Zesco United side to Sunset for Wednesday ’s week one rescheduled fixture, as the defending champions aim to put a halt to any premature title resurgence in Lusaka Dynamos after beating New Monze Swallows with the first heaviest victory of the season. A win takes them above the hosts who are also on 7 points but have one goal advantage over Zesco United.
A 1st minute Jesse Were goal silenced Lusaka Dynamos the last time these two sides met, on an overcast Sunday back in October 2017. Zesco won that game 3-0 With the other goals coming from John Chingandu in the 62nd minute and Lazarus Kambole in the 84that minute. Lusaka Dynamos tried all they could that afternoon , but the resilience of United meant all three points were destined to travel back to Ndola.
They go into this Wednesday’s encounter as favorites after beating Nkana on Sunday and even after this game, the defending champions will still have one game in hand.
Jacob Banda has been excellent in goal so far with only one goal conceded but he will come up against one lethal striker in Chris Mugalu who is already the top scorer with three goals.
Renowned as a master tactician, Dan Kabwe will have to devise a means of combating the Zesco United team especially with Jesse Were who is just discovering his form at the right time whose combination of Adams Zikiru and Lazarous Kambole, along with the input of Logic, has been devastating in recent weeks. Dan Kabwe will be confident of drawing upon his often used trump card in midfielder Cletous Chama, former Zesco United player, to conjure up something special and put the Elite within touching distance of the chase for the top.
Zesco United has only lost once in the last 16 encounters between these sides and that loss came last season in Ndola when Lusaka Dynamos won 2-1. Zesco has won 9 times in that period and drew 6 times.
In the last 16 games between these two sides Zesco United has scored 21 goals with only 6 from Lusaka Dynamos. In that period Zesco has collected 33 points with nine going to Lusaka Dynamos .
Lusaka Dynamos will have to know that this is a different proposition from the New Monze Swallows test. Zesco may be struggling with the technical bench currently but they have the players to win games. I don’t think they will lose this one but Lusaka Dynamos is also gaining confidence as games are played. This will be an interesting encounter.
My Prediction : Lusaka Dynamos 1-1 Zesco United