Thursday Dec 23, 2021. 11:00
Lusaka Dynamos are disappointed that they will not be defending their ABSA Cup crown.
Dynamos failed to make the top six cut after seventeen matches played at the midway point of the 2021/2022 FAZ Super League campaign and are currently third from bottom in the relegation zone.
“It is very painful that as defending champions we failed to qualify for the ABSA Cup. It is not something we have taken so easily. It has pained us a lot,” coach Manchi Dynamos Janza told The Daily Nation.
In last year’s final, Dynamos beat the record six-time ABSA champions Zesco United 3-1 on post-match penalties following a 0-0 fulltime result.
It was Dynamos’ first ABSA Cup final appearance and only their second major silverware since lifting the 2008 BP Top 8 when, again, they met Zesco whom they beat 1-0.
Meanwhile, the top six lineup for the 2022 ABSA Cup is almost complete.
League leaders Green Buffaloes, second placed Green Eagles including Nkana and Red Arrows are the top four sides who have confirmed their places.
Nkwazi, Zesco and Kabwe Warriors top six status in Fridays respective rescheduled games involving the latter two teams.