Barclays Cup Semi-final: Depleted Zesco face GBFC
Zesco United will be without six key players when they meet Green Buffaloes in the semi-finals of the Barclays Cup.
League top scorer Winstone Kalengo, captain and goalkeeper Jacob Banda, defense kingpin Dauti Musekwa are out with the Chipolopolo in Dubai together with head coach, George Lwandamina.
Added to that, Zesco have suspended their second highest scorer Jackson Mwanza, veteran striker Jonas Sakuwaha and midfield anchor Justine Zulu, who is also serving a FIFA ban, for indiscipline.
The Ndola side will count themselves lucky that Kenyan international David Owino was left out of the Harambe Stars’ squad for this week’s internationals.
With striker Humphrey Maseneko also out due to injury, Zesco will have to dig deep if they are to retain the title but one cannot bet against them load-shedding the soldiers as they have a huge squad.
Green Buffaloes also have Jack Chirwa and Buchizya Mfune out with the national team.
It will be an exciting semi final with Buffaloes coming in the fixture with the best form in the league going by the last five games.
The unfortunate decision of setting the semi-final of the country’s only cup tournament will deny the fans the chance to watch some of the finest talent while teams which have heavily invested in players may lose out so as to fufil national duty.
2015 Barclays Cup Semi Finals:
Sunday October 11, 2015
Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka
12:45 Zesco United Vs Green Buffaloes
15:15 Zanaco vs Nkwazi.
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