Zesco United visit promoted City of Lusaka at Woodlands Stadium on Friday seeking a win that will see them go top of the log.
Zesco and Lumwana Radiants are currently engaged in a musical chairs at the top of the table that has see the lead change hands twice between the two sides.
Lumwana lead on 14 points, but a victory for 3rd placed Zesco away at Woodlands Stadium will see them reclaim top spot only on goal difference before the former hosts Nchanga Rangers on Saturday.Zesco are also looking for another win to confirm they are back on to winning ways.
Zlatko Krmpotic’s side beat Smouha of Egypt 1-0 on May 13 at home in Ndola in a 2017 CAF Confederation Cup Group C clash to end a three-match winless run in which they had picked up two draws and a defeat.
“The win has put the morale back in the camp to focus on the next game against City of Lusaka,” striker Jesse Were said.
“I know we will now get a good result in the next game because this win has really been a big boost for us.”
Victory will also be a lift for Zesco as this will be their last league game before they fly out to Sudan this weekend ahead of next Wednesday evening’s Group C date against Al Hilal Obied on match-day-two of the Confederation Cup league phase.
But Zesco have not won at City since November 2007 when they defeated the Lusaka side 2-0.
Since then, Zesco have picked two defeats and a draw.
Furthermore, Zesco lost 1-0 to City in their last visit to Woodlands in 2010 at Woodlands as the latter headed for demotion.