Mumba: ‘Zanaco-Zesco will be a derby’
The top two sides on the MTN/FAZ Super Division table clash on the resumption of the campaign after a three week break at Sunset Stadium in Lusaka.
Zanaco, who lost 1-0 in the first leg and were down to nine men in that first leg game on March 25 in Ndola, currently enjoy a two-point lead ahead of second placed Zesco.
"Zanaco versus Zesco; we have a lot in common, these are teams that have exchanged coaches, have exchanged players," Mumba told MTNFootball.com.
"It is always a derby, it will be very exciting, they beat us in the first leg and on Saturday may the best team win."
Zesco coach Wedson Nyirenda will be making his first visit to Zanaco whom he dumped earlier this year to return to Zesco where he won two titles in 2007 and 2008.
He also took with him two Zanaco players defender Charles Siyingwa ad midfielder Simon Silwimba.
Meanwhile, Mumba said he hoped the 21-day break will not affect Zanaco’s rhythm of their eight match unbeaten run they enjoyed heading into the mid-season break.
"We hope to start with the same pace we left off from. That will be a good start," Mumba said.
After 15 games played, Zanaco and Zesco are on 33 and 30 points respectively heading into their big clash at Sunset as the countdown to the 2012 Super Division begins.