Tuesday Nov 30, 2021. 15:00
Coach Beston Chambeshi is worried about Nkana missing out on 2022 ABSA Cup qualification.
Nkana are 11th on 15 points and sit three points off the pace of a very tight top six ABSA Cup cut-off point and must avoid dropping points in their next four games.
The Kitwe giants have not played in the ABSA Cup since the 2019 transitional season when they lifted the trophy for the first time.
Last season, Nkana spent the entire campaign battling relegation.
“My main worry this time is that we are fighting to be in the top six so that we can play in the ABSA Cup because I like to compete in every cup available,” Chambeshi said.
“So, we will try to push and try and see how far we are going to finish in our next three games. We want to finish in the top six and then we see how it goes in the second round.”
Meanwhile, Nkana are back in action this Wednesday battling to end a three-match winless run when they visit struggling Konkola Blades.
The match comes four days after Nkana lost 1-0 away to Prison Leopards.
“We have to regroup and look to the next game. We have to come out from this phase. We have come from two draws and one loss which is not good for Nkana,” Chambeshi said.