Friday Jun 04, 2021. 12:00
Second from bottom Lumwana Radiants coach Bilton Musonda is refusing to throw in the towel and believes that, with three games left, their fate will be decided on the final day of the season.
Lumwana are facing the serious prospect of ending their uninterrupted six-year FAZ Super League campaign since making their debut in the 2016 season.
They now have exactly nine points left to bank on to attain the projected 42 point threshold needed to survive relegation.
“There is hope. You know this is football and sometimes you wait until the last game and later maybe if you see that you cannot catch your friends on points, then you can say we cannot survive,” Musonda said.
“But at the moment we can reach somewhere if we can get maximum points from the last three games that we have.”
Lumwana have 33 points, three points behind Napsa Stars who are just above them at number 16 and whom they beat 2-1 away in Lusaka on Wednesday.
Musonda’s team is four points behind 15th positioned Nkana who occupy the final fourth relegation berth where they are tied on 37 points with Indeni while Young Green Eagles who are at number 13 have 39 points.
But a home loss for Lumwana in their next fixture to top-four chasing Red Arrows will almost seal their departure to the second tier.