Zambian League: Six Clubs in Relegation Dogfight
It’s survival of the fittest as six clubs battle to beat the drop in the Zambian Super League.
Nchanga Rangers, Kabwe Warriors, Mufulira Wanderers, Konkola Blades, Real Nakonde and City of Lusaka are hoping to wriggle out of the dungeon they’re hurled in as the league near its end.
The aforesaid sides have seven games to escape the red zone.
Table basement occupants City of Lusaka have a shocking return of two wins in twenty-five appearances, managing five stalemates with a kamikaze defence line that has shipped in a combined forty-three goals.
Second-from-bottom Real Nakonde have the second worst stat in the 20-team league, clutching two wins in 27 games.
They will be hoping to build on to their Saturday’s goalless draw against fellow strugglers Nchanga Rangers.
Mufuilira Wanderers over the weekend left title contenders Power Dynamos searching for answers after drawing them one-all.
In other Saturday fixtures, Lusaka Dynamos walked over Konkola Blades 2-1 while Lumwana Radiants tied fourth-placed Nkana 0-0 with Kabwe Warriors losing to Nakambala Leopards.
Nkwazi and Green Eagles settled on a one-all tie, in another league schedule.
Table-topping and defending champions Zanaco survived a late scare from rivals Zesco United, emerging eventual 3-2 winners at the National Heroes Stadium in what was their thirteenth victory in twenty-six matches.
Zanaco are confident of a back-to-back title win but will have pressure turned on them for the rest of their remaining eight games with just three points separates them and closest title contenders Power Dynamos and Green Buffaloes.