Dynamos on brink of MTN Super League title

football21 April 2023 09:57| © Mzansi Football
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Power Dynamos could be crowned MTN Super League champions this weekend if they manage a win at Nchanga Rangers and other results go their way.

Dynamos hold a commanding 10 points lead at the top of the Super League standings with only five rounds to play, and a win for them, coupled with defeats or draws for the chasing pack will see them earn a first domestic league title since 2011.

Rangers may be struggling near the foot of the table but they are coming off a 2-1 victory at Green Eagles and will be hoping to pull further clear by stunning the league leaders.

Rangers are the only unbeaten side on their own patch remaining, having won five and drawn nine of their 14 home games to date. But that will be put to the test by Dynamos.

Rangers have not recorded a win against Dynamos since a home success in 2016, though the latter’s last away victory against their opponents came in 2015.

NAPSA Stars are the surprise side in second place and they are away at relegation-haunted Chambishi on Sunday. Victory would keep their slim title hopes alive, while defeat for their hosts would be a huge blow to their hopes of staying up and perhaps realistically end them.

Green Buffaloes are level with Stars on 45 points, their season hit by far too many draws – 15 of their 29 games, comfortably the most in the topflight. Had they turned even five of those 15 into wins they would be level with Dynamos at the top of the table.

They host a ZESCO United side that has stuttered along this campaign but remain in contention for the second CAF Champions League qualification place. They trail Buffaloes by two points and will leapfrog them with a win.

There have been no home wins in the last seven meetings between these sides, while Buffaloes’ last success on their own patch was in 2018.

Defending champions Red Arrows are mathematically still in the title race, but like the other eight sides around them that are trailing Dynamos, are mostly likely vying for second place or the CAF Confederation Cup qualification positions.

They host FC MUZA with both teams on 44 points and a win here for either would be a huge boost to their Champions League ambitions.

Forest Rangers were in second place not so long ago but a run of six games without a win D@ L4) have left them two points back from that position as they host relegation threatened Lumwana Radiants.

Nkana FC and Green Eagles are both on 42 points and will meet in Kitwe, with the home side unbeaten in nine (W5 D4).

Zanaco have surprisingly slipped into the relegation zone in recent weeks and face a massive fixture against Kansanshi Dynamos.

Prison Leopards host Nkwazi, who are only pout of the drop-zone on goal-difference.

Finally, it remains to be seen whether already relegated Buildcon will honour their home fixture against Kabwe Warriors, who sit just above the drop zone. They skipped their last game, which was awarded 3-0 to Kansanshi.