It is that time of the year in the Zambia super league when scripts on the wall are Written in Blood: Power Dynamos vs Nkana.
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The streets of Kitwe will be swept empty this weekend as two of the country’s most sworn rivals come head-on in the el copala. Power face Nkana on the rescheduled week 12 of the FAZ MTN super league 2020/21 .
Power Dynamos vs Nkana is a match that epitomizes everything beautiful about the Zambian game and the adrenaline is already hitting Kalahari at its hottest as the battle lines get drawn.
When Power Dynamos gave Nkana a 3-0 beating in the most latest edition of this thrilling showpiece, it’s not the finishes that impressed the bookmakers. It’s everything that Power conjured before each of those finishes.
It was an audition of pure scientific football magic as Power Dynamos embroided some sublime one-touch play culminating into three delicious finishes.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg about what we expect as this narrative isn’t balanced if we don’t tell the spectacular sight of “Sate Sate” Ronald Kampamba soaring high to chest down the ball with such characteristic certainty before guiding it to his right foot in 2018.
He then wrapped his laces around it with killer panache dipping it over and above the fully stretched Power Dynamos goalkeeper, before it caressed the roof of the net with some thumptuous dip and wickedness to give Nkana the lead.
The match this Saturday however, will be a case of contrasting fortunes as the two teams come into the derby with everything to play for.
Power Dynamoes are at their lowest in a long time having gone six games without a win in the league while Nkana is bubbling with untamed confidence and a sharp sense of revival. The 13 times champions just stormed the group stages of the Confederations Cup after dumping Tas Casablanca in a 3-2 aggregate scoreline and they now stand tall as favorites.
Onto the field of play, It will be a tie of proven stars and new protagonists.
Power Dynamos will rely on the juveniles and free flowing runs of Mutale on the right combining with Godfrey Ngwenya in the middle and Davy Daka on the far left to take control of the midfield. With Benson Sakala providing cover just behind them, they look set for their traditional flashy and poetic moves.
Nkana on the other hand will invest their hopes in Simon Mulenga and Diamond Chikwekwe to press the unsteady Power Dynamos defense to every point of cracking at the same time as they know there must be no margin for error in their rear guard.
The match is difficult to predict but it looks like it will be a tight bad-tempered match leading to a draw.