Nkana plot Konkola downfall

Nkana is definitely qualifying to the finals of the 2014 Barclays Cup, coach Bestone Chambeshi has said.

Chambeshi, who declared his boys ready for today’s clash against “Sharp” Konkola Blades, said the team had prepared adequately to qualify to the finals of the cup.

“We have all the players in camp including those who Honor Janza had called to the national team,” he said.

Chambeshi said his boys had been responding well during camp and that was reason why they would win today’s game.

“Right now we are in camp and they are in a very good mood. We are very much ready to face Konkola,” he said.

Chambeshi was however quick to admit that Konkola was not an easy side, adding that it had quality players too.

“The fact that they have reached this far tells us a lot that they are a better side. It is not easy to reach this far. We had eight teams but now we are only four fighting for the cup,” he said.

Chambeshi said Konkola was well organised and that was why they managed to reach the semi-finals.

And Zesco United will be seeking to upset the National Pension Scheme Authority-sponsored side NAPSA Stars in the opening game at Arthur Davies Stadium in Kitwe.

Zesco thumped Division One giants Mufulira Wanderers 2-0 and NAPSA defeated Division One side Lusaka Dynamos to secure places in today’s semis.

Meanwhile, Konkola and Nkana evicted Zanaco and Power Dynamos respectively to pull through to this stage of the championship.

The winners between the two clashes will battle it out in the final match for K250, 000 and K150, 000 for the winners and runners-up respectively, on November 22, 2014 at a venue to be announced.

And MultiChoice Africa regional marketing manager Marlon Kananda announced that the Barclays Cup would be beamed live on Super Sport 9.

“We would like to confirm that we shall beam live the semi-finals of the Barclays Cup,” he said.