Saturday Mar 05, 2022. 08:00
Zesco United midfielder Thabani Kamusoko thinks Saturday’s home game against struggling Konkola Blades is going to be a bigger hurdle than their recent victories over top-four contenders Nkana and Green Buffaloes.
The defending champions face third from bottom Blades in search of a third successive league win after beating Nkana 2-1 on February 19 at home in Ndola and a 3-0 away victory over Buffaloes on February 26 away in Lusaka.
Those wins have seen Zesco stay third and five points behind leaders Red Arrows with nine games left before the 2021/2022 FAZ Super League title is decided.
“These kinds of games are tricky because it is Konkola we are facing and you know every time a big team is playing a so-called small team, players and people think it is obvious for the big team to win,” Kamusoko said.
“But there is no team in the league that is easy to beat so we have to work for the three points.”
The first leg meeting against 16th placed Blades on October 30, 2021 ended 1-1 away in Chililabombwe.
Zesco came from one-down early in the second half to quickly equalize in the 52nd minute through John Chingandu who is their current top scorer on eight goals and also scored a brace against Buffaloes last weekend.
“There is no other round left, this is the last round so we need to make sure that we have to concentrate from the first and last whistle,” the Zimbabwean international said.