Zambia Super League

Nkana brace for Zesco United clash

Kenyan international Jesse Were

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Nkana brace for Zesco United clash traveling to Ndola this Wednesday when they are hosted by FAZ Super League leaders Team Yaziko.

Most noteworthy the second round fixture representing week 23 is headed at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium 16th August 2017.


Also stakes are high in this Copperbelt derby with heated debate going round on social media between Zesco and Nkana supporters on who will carry the bragging rights come Wednesday.


It seems the Ndola giants head into Wednesday’s game as favourites but the Wusakile side can cause an upset.


Zesco have been a thorn in Nkana’s flesh for the past 13 years having beaten Nkana 10 times. And they have only registered one win from the previous 17 meetings.
Interestingly Zesco are coming from a 1-0 victory over Nchanga Rangers on Sunday while Nkana edged Napsa Stars 1-0 denying them the top spot last Saturday.


Kalampa beat Team Yaziko 3-2 at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium to record their first win over United in 13 years on November 6, 2016 under Coach Zeddy Saileti. 

History and Rivalry

Earlier this year on April 29 Nkana came from a 2-0 down to force a 2-2 draw with Zesco in the first leg that was played at Nkana stadium. And this was when Zesco had taken the lead via a 5th minute penalty by striker Jesse Were before Davy Daka added the second goal.


However, Nkana pulled one back through Ronald Kampamba before Ronald Chibwe now with Forest Rangers restored parity in the 80th minute.


Most of all Zlatko Krmpotic side occupy first position on the FAZ League table with 41 points from 20 matches played while Nkana is 6th on 35 points from 22 matches played.


Head to head since 2008

2017 Nkana 2-2 Zesco United

2016 Nkana 0-1 Zesco United

2016 Zesco United 2-3 Nkana

2015 Zesco United 5-3 Nkana

2015 Nkana 0-0 Zesco United

2013 Zesco United 3-0 Nkana

2013 Nkana 0-1 Zesco United

2014 Nkana 0-0 Zesco United

2014 Zesco United 3-1 Nkana

2012 Zesco United 1-0 Nkana

2012 Nkana 2-2 Zesco United

2011 Nkana 2-3 Zesco United

2011 Zesco United 2-1 Nkana

2010 Nkana 0-0 Zesco United

2010 Zesco United 0-0 Nkana

2008 Nkana 0-2 Zesco United

2008 Zesco United 2-0 Nkana



FAZ Super League Week 23 fixtures

NAPSA vs Nkwazi

Zesco United vs Nkana

Power Dynamos vs Buildcon

Green Buffaloes Vs Nchanga Rangers

Lusaka Dynamos vs Forest Rangers

City of Lusaka vs Nakambala

Kabwe Warriors Vs Red Arrows

Zanaco vs Konkola Blades

Real Nakonde vs Green Eagles

Lumwana Radiants vs Mufulira Wanderers

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