The Kitwe Derby is Upon Us

As the MTN Zambia Super League nears its end for the season in week twenty-nine, with matches set for April 20th and 21st, one of the most exciting games is on Saturday - the Kitwe Derby. This intense matchup involves two major clubs from Kitwe: the defending champions Power Dynamos Football Club, also known as "aba yellow," and the thirteen-time champions Nkana Football Club.
This year, the derby will be held at a neutral venue, the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium, instead of Power Dynamos' home ground, the Arthur Davies Stadium. This change is to accommodate all the fans, as the big stadium offers more space. The first leg of the derby was also played at a neutral venue in Lusaka, at Woodlands Stadium. This was because Nkana was banned from using their home stadium due to disciplinary issues at the start of the season. In the first leg, Power Dynamos defeated Nkana 2-0, marking the first time in history the derby was played on neutral grounds.
Looking at their last five meetings, Power Dynamos has won four games, while Nkana has only won one. The last time Nkana defeated Power was on December 12th, 2021, with a score of 2-0. Currently, Power Dynamos sits third on the league table, while Nkana is in 11th place.
Nkana struggled with relegation throughout the first round and has been fighting it since 2021, whereas Power Dynamos has been aiming for the title and qualification for CAF competitions, having been eliminated from this year's ABSA Cup competition in the quarter-finals by FC MUZA, who beat them 1-0.
Both teams are entering this match fresh off wins in their week twenty-eight matches. Power Dynamos defeated Mutondo Stars 1-0, while Nkana triumphed over Konkola Blades 2-1.
The Kitwe Derby is one of the best in Africa and is renowned across the continent. It's always broadcasted on SuperSport, the world of champions. The derby is celebrated by many as it's a prideful moment for Zambian football.

Here are the fixtures for MTN SUPER LEAGUE WEEK 29:

Saturday, April 20, 2024
- 15h00: Power Dynamos Vs Nkana | Levy Mwanawasa Stadium | Live on SuperSport Channel 229 and GOtv
- 15h00: Nkwazi FC Vs Forest Rangers | Edwin Imboela Stadium
Sunday, April 21, 2024
- 15h00: Green Eagles FC Vs Kabwe Warriors | Independence Stadium
- 15h00: Green Buffaloes Vs RED Arrows | Edwin Imboela Stadium
- 15h00: Kansanshi Dynamos Vs Zanaco FC | Solwezi Independence Stadium
- 15h00: Konkola Blades FC Vs F.C MUZA | Konkola Stadium
- 15h00: Napsa Stars FC Vs Mufulira Wanderers F.C | REIZ Arena

Bet on Football

Sign up at Betway and enjoy solid action and heart-racing thrills when you bet on soccer leagues such as the Spanish La Liga, the English Premier League, the Italian Serie A and many more

bet on football

Win big in the Betway casino

Ready to hit the jackpot? Play 777 Super Big Buildup Deluxe now at the Betway casino and spin your way to big winnings, your fortune awaits!

Betway Casino

For all the latest sports news, betting tips and promotions follow Betway on FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTubeDownload the Betway App.


Published: 04/19/2024