NAPSA Stars can go top of the MTN-FAZ Premier League table today with a win over Green Buffaloes whose coach Bilton Musonda is still searching for his first victory since his appointment two weeks ago.
Nkoloma Stadium will play host to what promises to be mouth-watering derbies with Napsa battling it out against Buffaloes in a 13:00 hours kick off live on SuperSport before Red Arrows takes on National Assembly two hours later.
With leaders Zanaco not playing their Week 10 fixture until tomorrow away to Konkola Mine Police, Napsa who are third with 18 points, can top the log with a win to go a point clear off the bankers.
Buffalos v Napsa
In-form Napsa will be looking to maintain their impressive form when they take on Buffalos knowing too well that a win will move them top of the table but will be without head coach Hector Chilombo who is attending to national duties.
The responsibility of delivering the victory lies with his assistant Evans Sakala, who will be banking on the likes of strikers Clarence Bellington and
Makundika Sakala to propel the ‘Pensioners’ to an overnight lead on the table.
Musonda should be wary that his task of getting a first win faces a tough test at the hands of a Napsa side that humbled Nchanga Rangers 2-0 last weekend going into this fixture.
Having lost his first match in-charge 2-1 at Konkola Blades last weekend, Musonda will be looking forward for an improved performance that will get the army side, who currently occupying the ninth position on the table with 10 points, back on track to challenge for the title.
Musonda will be hoping the trio of Felix Katongo, Allan Mukuka and Kennedy Chola will be at hand to deliver the needed goals for the much needed win.
Arrows v Assembly
Arrows welcome back to the squad long term absentee in captain Danny
Munyau, who had been out of action since September last year with a torn
tendon in his right leg, when the home side faces tricky Assembly.
Buoyant after their 1-0 away win over Roan United, seventh placed Arrows, who have played a game less, are eyeing a win to close in on the top four teams but face a daunting task to outdo Assembly, who held Power Dynamos to a goalless draw at Woodlands Stadium last weekend.
Shadreck Malambo, who recovered from head injuries suffered after he was stoned by irate Roan fans, will be expected to lead the Arrows’ attack alongside
ageless Adubelo Phiri.
Assembly captain Timothy Mbewe will be looking forward for a repeat of his last week’s performance against Power Dynamos that earned him a call into the national team.
Assembly are sixth on the log with 14 points and a win will move them a place up on the log.
Times of Zambia