Power Dynamos could be crowned champions this weekend

football28 April 2023 09:42| © Mzansi Football
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Power Dynamos could be crowned MTN Super League champions this weekend but must overcome a recent wobble when they host Nkana FC on Saturday.

Dynamos hold a commanding eight-point advantage with four rounds remaining, but have drawn three of their last four games to slow their charge to a first league championship since 2011.

Victory over Nkana and a failure by Green Buffaloes, Red Arrows and FC MUZA to take full points in their games will see Dynamos confirmed as league winners.

Arrows may already be out the running if they lose the points from their abandoned game against FC MUZA earlier this month that was stopped for safety reasons.

Dynamos are unbeaten in 19 games now, but 10 have those have been drawn, so it has hardly been a sprint to the title. Three of their last four games have ended 0-0.

Nkana lost 1-0 at home to Green Eagles last time out which ended a run of nine games without defeat (W5 L4) and probably also quashed their hopes of CAF club competition football next season.

Dynamos have generally held sway in this fixture and won the previous two meetings, both by 1-0 scorelines, but Nkana won the two games prior to that 2-0.

Second-placed Green Buffaloes are only in action on Sunday when they travel to Kansanshi Dynamos, but which time they may have been overhauled by both third-placed NAPSA Stars and Forest Rangers, currently in fourth.

Stars host relegation threatened Nchanga Rangers on Saturday, while Forest Rangers are at Green Eagles, who are just a point behind them.

In fact, only four points separate Buffaloes in second and FC MUZA in seventh, making the race for the Champions League and Confederation Cup places incredibly tight.

FC MUZA host bottom side Buildcon, who have already been relegated and forfeited their last away game. That looks a banker three points.

Red Arrows are at Nkwazi FC, who will be desperate for a win to move out of the relegation zone. Arrows could climb as high as third with victory.

ZESCO United have stuttered along and are five points off the Champions League places and three behind Forest Rangers in fourth, as they host second-bottom Chambishi on Sunday.

Finally, Kabwe Warriors welcome Zanaco and Lumwana Radiants play host to Prison Leopards.