Civo United’s hope of earning automatic Standard Bank Knockout Trophy qualification get a reality check today as they face Kamuzu Barracks in a TNM Super League fixture.
Under the mentorship of Temwa Msuku, KB are yet to lose a game in four matches he has been in charge.
Civo have 42 points and, so too, Red Lions. A win for them will mean finishing the season in the top-six bracket, on 45 points.
“It is a game we cannot afford to lose. Of course, Kamuzu Barracks are doing well, and have confidence. They also have a good coach in Msuku, but we are ready for them,” said Civo coach Oscar Kaunda.
Kaunda is banking his hopes on the experienced defence of Emmanuel Zoya, John Lanjesi and Wyson Nkana.
But KB has a sharp attacking striker in Zinjani Yona, who has scored three goals in the last three matches. His partnership with Kelvin Hanganda and Manase Chiyesa has been the undoing of many a defence.
KB also boast of a versatile midfield in Harvey Mkacha, Steve Unyolo and Dan Ziba.
“We have a complete team and they are responding well to instructions. I am confident we can get a result at Civo. There is complete commitment and teamwork. The good thing is that we are getting results,” said Msuku.