Super League enters week 8

Nkwazi striker Augustine Mulenga (left) beats Napsa Stars’ Patrick Mwansa during the MTN Super Division Week 30 match at Lusaka’s Woodlands Stadium
Nkwazi striker Augustine Mulenga (left) beats Napsa Stars’ Patrick Mwansa during the MTN Super Division Week 30 match at Lusaka’s Woodlands Stadium

Nchanga Rangers visit National Assembly at Woodlands Stadium in Lusaka on Saturday seeking to end a two-game losing streak.

The Chingola side have suffered back-to-back away and home 1-0 losses to Nkwazi And Green Buffaloes respectively.

Those two results have seen Rangers tumble outside the top five bracket of the FAZ Super League table and down into 11th place with seven points from as many games played.

However, Rangers assistant coach Elijah Tana said the team was just going through an early season phase.


“Football is full of ups and downs. We have accepted the defeats and we are fighting to recover,” said Tana, who is sitting in for his boss, Fighton Simukonda, who is away on Chipolopolo duty preparing for Sunday’s friendly against Malawi in Lusaka.

“But it is too early to even start talking about relegation.”

Rangers should fancy their chances against third from bottom Assembly who have yet to pick up a home win this season and whose only league victory came away in a 3-0 away result at Red Arrows on April 18.

However, Assembly come into the match a week after losing 2-1 away to Nkwazi to see them suffer their fourth defeat of the season after seven rounds of matches played.

Bottom placed Nakambala Leopards visit promoted Lusaka Dynamos on Saturday at Edwin Imboela Stadium in Lusaka in search of an elusive first win of the 2015 Faz Super League season.

And Nakambala have lost all their last four games with the latest coming in mid-week when they suffered a 2-1 home defeat in Mazabuka at the hands of defending champions Zesco United.

Coach Dick Ngwenya has admitted that it was time to start picking up points.


“I am not just disappointed but also sad. It is not good when you lose games like that but anyway we have to find a solution to this,” Ngwenya said.

“We hope to do well in the next game on Saturday.”

Nakambala are just four points behind Dynamos who last weekend picked up their first league win of the season.

Twelfth placed Dynamos are showing some marked improvement and are currently on a five-match unbeaten run since losing 3-0 away to Power Dynamos in Kitwe on March 21.

Since then, Perry Mutapa’s side have picked up four draws that they capped last Saturday with a Lusaka derby win over troubled Napsa Stars whom they beat 2-1 away.

Another win this weekend will potentially lift Dynamos into the top eight for the first time this season.



Other Fixtures on Saturday will see Forest Rangers hosting Nkana while Konkola Blades will be away to Green Eagles.

Meanwhile, four fixtures have been postponed due to club’s contribution of players to the national team that takes on Malawi in an international friendly on Sunday at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka.

These are:

Green Buffaloes Vs Napsa Stars

Zesco United Vs Nkwazi

Zanaco Vs Mufulira Wanderers

Power Dynamos Vs Red Arrows