INJURY HIT NKANA IN TOUGH TEST
Written by Millennium on April 14, 2019
MUKWIMA CHILALA writes
TWELVE time Zambian league champions Nkana will this evening seek to make history when they take on Tunisian Club Cs Faxien in an away encounter in the CAF confederations cup in Tunisia.
A win or scoring draw for the Kitwe giants will propel them to the semi -finals of Africa’s second tier league for the first time having previously fallen off at the group stage in their last attempt in 2014.
Nkana will look to shrug of their poor away record in the campaign having been humiliated 4-1 in their last group stage game against Al HIllal of Sudan.
Nkana go into this game depleted with only one striker, in their danger man, Ronald Kampamba who has struggled to find the back of the net in all his side’s away games.
Nkana have suffered a setback prior to this game with some key players missing the trip due to injury which has forced the team to bank on just one striker.
Team Captain, Walter Bwalya, Midfielder Harrison Chisala, Fred Tshimenga and Festus Mbewe are some of Nkana’s dependable players missing out in today’s crucial encounter.
A win for Nkana will make the twelve time Zambian league champions the first Zambian team to progress to the semi finals of the competition in its current format after their local rivals Zesco United came close in 2017 but were eliminated by South Africa’s Super Sport United at the quarter final stage.
Meanwhile Nkana have been hit by another setback after Club chief executive officer Charles Chakatazya who is away with the team in Tunisia lost his mother on Thursday.
The Club confirmed on its Facebook page saying that Charles Chakatazya’s mother Josephine Twaambo Chakatazya, 89, had died.
Mrs Chakatazya died on Thursday night around 23:00hours at Kitwe Central Hospital’s Pamosco section where she was admitted in the early hours of Thursday April 11.