Another page of the best of Zambian football turns up today when Zesco squares off with Forest Rangers in a Ndola derby dubbed the battle of angels and demons.
Numba Mumamba’s grip on highly demanding Zesco United will have another litmus test as his charges come into this match (Zesco United vs Forest Rangers) carrying some Holloween ordeal of frustration after they were held to a one-all stalemate by Lusaka Dynamoes over the weekend.
Numba was left coughing some fire of frustration on referee Kapuli who he accused of not blowing the final whistle before Dynamoes found their equaliser in additional time and his chance for redemption comes in a form he might not really fancy.
On the other end, Forest Rangers will step into this fixture bubbling with some untold confidence after having a blood-curdling start to the season with a 2-0 win over Nkana.
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Forest Rangers in this regard is likely to bank on Adam Zikiru’s prowess in front of goal while Mpho will be allowed the privilege to explore the midfield in a more free mode domain after putting up a man of the match performance on his debut.
The South African will have a cover and Back up from Webster Muzaza. The midfield ordeal will be a battle of angels and demons and whosoever will win it is likely to carry the day.
Elsewhere, League leaders, Prison Leopards will host enterprising power Dynamoes in the small City of Kabwe.