Arrows hope to take step closer to MTN Super League title

football19 April 2024 18:00| © Mzansi Football
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Red Arrows will seek to take another step towards the MTN Super League title when they travel to Green Buffaloes on Sunday.

Arrows have a commanding 10-point lead at the top of the table with six rounds remaining, and it would take some extraordinary for them to be knocked off top spot in the coming weeks.

Their midweek success over second-placed ZESCO United keeps them well on course for a third league title and second in three years after they claimed the 2021/22 trophy before losing out to Power Dynamos last campaign.

Arrows have now won 11 of their last 12 Super League matches, their run only blemished by a 0-0 home draw with Mufulira Wanderers in February. They have only conceded two goals in that run and none in their last nine games.

Buffaloes are in 10th position and unbeaten in four (W2 D2) but will do well to tame the rampaging bull in Arrows, especially as the latter won the reverse fixture 4-1 in November and have lost just one of their last 13 against their hosts.

ZESCO are winless in three (D2 L1) and host relegation-threatened Mutondo Stars on Sunday, looking to at least cling on to a CAF club competition place. They will rue too many draws this season, 11 in their 28 games. They have lost only four matches.

Power Dynamos returned to winning ways in midweek after three without victory and will look for back-to-back successes against Nkana FC in a local Kitwe Derby in, ironically, Ndola on Saturday.


In years gone by these teams may have been vying for top spot, but Nkana are still trying to ensure their survival from relegation, though a recent upturn in form has them four points clear of the drop zone.

Dynamos have won the last four meetings between the sides without conceding a goal.

FC MUZA are still in the hunt for second place and are four points behind ZESCO with a game in hand.

They are away at Konkola Blades, who are a single point above the relegation zone and desperately in need of a win themselves.

Bottom side Trident FC have taken seven points from the last nine available and could continue their most unlikely bid for safety when they go to third-bottom Prison Leopards. They are 11 points from safety.

In other matches on Saturday, Kansanshi Dynamos host Zanaco, Green Eagles welcome Kabwe Warriors and Nkwazi entertain Forest Rangers.

There is also one other fixture on Sunday as NAPSA Stars hosts Mufulira Wanderers in a battle of two clubs near the foot of the table.