Arrows set their sights on struggling Chambishi

December 10, 2021

Red Arrows will search for their fourth straight win in as many games as they take on Chambishi on Sunday, 12 December, in the Zambian Super League. 

Arrows find themselves in ninth place on the log, standing with 20 points. Remarkably, only two points separate them and number three on the table, Power Dynamos with 22 points. 

Three points will make sure Arrows keep up with the other teams in the competitive league. Arrows have played 13 games while other teams have played up to 15 matches. The two games in hand do not count if Arrows do not convert the points on hand. 

Following their exit in the CAF Confederations Cup, Arrows will give their full attention to the league campaign. 

Over the past weekend, in the CAF Confed Cup, Arrows lost 4-2 on aggregate to Simba of Tanzania. In the first leg away, they were defeated 3-0. Going to the second leg at home, they had to try to overturn the three-goal deficit. Goals from Ricky Banda and Saddam Phiri gave Arrows a 2-0 lead, and the Zambians were confident of performing a miracle.

However, the hopes of a comeback were dented when Simba’s Hassan Dilunga won the ball inside the box and finished with his left foot to put the tie out of Arrows’ range. 

Even though Arrows exited the competition, they left with their heads held high and made their faithful supporters proud. They had a good run in the CAF Confed Cup and built a strong foundation for the next campaign. They will challenge for the African competition spots in the league with the squad they have and financial backing from their partnership with global betting company 10bet Africa. 

To bounce back from the playoff stage exit, Arrows had a midweek fixture against Kabwe Warriors in the ZSL on Wednesday 08 December. Arrows were able to get a 1-0 victory to make it three consecutive wins in the league. 

On Sunday, they take on the bottom of the log Chambishi away. The team from the Kalulushi District only has 12 points. In their 14 games this season, they’ve lost six, drawn six and won only two games. At home they tend to be difficult to beat; they fight for a point or the full three points. 

Chambishi is a team that’s in a relegation battle; they are always a dangerous prospect. While they don’t have the players to take on Arrows, they will be motivated to prove a point against Arrows and will not bend over when they face off on the field.

Red Arrows have confidence after their 2-1 win over Simba and 1-0 win against Kabwe Warriors. They have scored three goals in their recent games, with Chambishi having a leaking defence; Arrows can run out with a 3-0 win and continue climbing up the log.

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