Saturday Jun 26, 2021. 16:55
Nkana captain Richard Orcan says they are ready for D-Day on June 27 away to Napsa Stars at Woodlands Stadium in Lusaka in their final game of the season that will define their FAZ Super League destiny.
The record 13-time Zambian champions head into their closing fixture facing the strong prospect of relegation just a season after lifting the 2019/2020 FAZ Super League title.
Nkana occupy the fourth and final unconfirmed demotion berth at number 15 on 41 points, tied with 14th placed Indeni who are also on the road and play top four club Kabwe Warriors this Sunday.
Indeni or Nkana will at full-time join Kitwe United, Lumwana Radiants and Napsa down in the FAZ National First Division next season.
“For us, the resolve is to win, we know where we are and all we need to do is win the game,” Ocran said.
“We have prepared very well for this game. We cannot afford to lose this game because we have a chance to remain in the league. We are going there to take the three points.”
The Ghanian-born defender has reason to feel optimistic about Nkana keeping their side of the bargain while at the same time banking on Warriors to do them a favour against Indeni in Kabwe.
Nkana and Napsa met barely six games ago on May 19 when the outgoing champions defeated the Lusaka side 4-1 at home in Kitwe in a delayed Week 17 fixture.
Since then, Nkana have lost just one match, drawing one and winning four.
Demoted Napsa on the other hand are battling to halt a club-record seven-match losing run in the FAZ Super League.