As the international FIFA break concludes, Zambian football fans eagerly anticipate the return of domestic action in the Zambia Premier League’s week four fixtures. With players rejoining their respective clubs, this weekend promises thrilling encounters and intense competition. Here’s a preview of the exciting matchups that await fans in this round of fixtures.
Green Buffaloes vs. Nkwazi (13:00HRS) – Sunset Stadium:
A Lusaka derby between Green Buffaloes and Nkwazi takes center stage. Green Buffaloes, led by Coach Masauso Tembo, seek to pick up momentum after a slow start to the season. On the other side, Nkwazi aims for redemption following a recent loss to Power Dynamos. This clash promises an intriguing battle, and a draw seems likely. Prediction: Green Buffaloes 1 – 1 Nkwazi.
Zanaco vs. Mufulira Wanderers (15HRS) – Sunset Stadium:
Zanaco, a team that is building momentum with each game, faces the celebrated Mufulira Wanderers. Zanaco’s recent victory over FC Muza showcased their potential. Mufulira Wanderers, despite relinquishing a lead in their previous match, remains undefeated. In what could be an entertaining contest, Zanaco may have the upper hand. Prediction: Zanaco 2 – 1 Mighty Mufulira Wanderers.
Red Arrows vs. Trident (15:00HRS) – Nkoloma Stadium:
Red Arrows, who have faced strong opponents at the start of their campaign, now take on Trident. Coach Chisi Mbewe’s side has showcased a possession-oriented style of play. Trident, currently under interim management after a slow start, looks to regroup. However, Red Arrows’ form and precision passing game may secure them a comfortable win. Prediction: Red Arrows 3 – 0 Trident.
Kabwe Warriors vs. Napsa Stars (15:00HRS) – Godfrey Chitalu Stadium:
Kabwe Warriors and Napsa Stars, ranked 10th and 16th on the log, respectively, are yet to find their rhythm this season. Both teams have struggled to score goals, and a goalless draw appears likely in this fixture. Prediction: Kabwe Warriors 0 – 0 Napsa Stars.
Zesco United vs. Konkola Blades (15:00HRS) – Levy Mwanawasa Stadium:
ZESCO United, despite a recent away defeat, enters this match as the favorites. Konkola Blades, a newly promoted side, is still adapting to the topflight. With ZESCO’s history of dominance against Konkola Blades, a ZESCO win seems probable. Prediction: ZESCO United 2 – 0 Konkola Blades.
Kansanshi Dynamos vs. Prison Leopards (15:00HRS) – Nchanga Stadium:
Kansanshi Dynamos, with three draws in three matches, have shown their resilience. They face Prison Leopards, a stable and competitive team. Previous encounters between these teams have often ended in draws, and history might repeat itself. Prediction: Kansanshi 1 – 1 Prison Leopards.
Mutondo Stars vs. Forest Rangers (13:00HRS) – Levy Mwanawasa Stadium:
Mutondo Stars, coming off a defeat to FC Muza, faces Forest Rangers, a formidable team that recently saw a coaching change. This fixture marks their first meeting in the Zambia Premier League. Forest Rangers may have the edge in this encounter. Prediction: Mutondo 1 – 2 Forest Rangers.
Zambian football fans can expect an action-packed weekend as their favorite teams return to the pitch for week four of the Zambia Premier League. With intriguing matchups and the promise of exciting football, this weekend is sure to keep fans on the edge of their seats.