Midfielder Larry Bwalya believes Power Dynamos can now confidently start dreaming about any top four ambitions following their recent good run of form.
The six-time Zambian champions are back from the dead after enduring the prospects as early relegation candidates in the first half of the season.
Power have since the end of November steadily climbed from 13th on 11 points from 10 matches to seventh on 35 points with eleven matches left to play.
The former Zambian champions now eight points behind leaders Forest Rangers and another three points outside the top four bracket that guarantees CAF Champions League for the top two finishers and Confederation Cup qualification for third and fourth spots.
Power have won seven and lost three games out of their last twelve matches since Perry Mutapa took charge in late November but failed to make the top six cut at the midway point for 2020 ABSA Cup qualification.
“But the big picture is now the top four. If we had qualified to play the ABSA Cup, it could have been a bonus for us but the higher target we have now is finish in the top four. So, we will keep on believing and working hard in each and every game,” added Bwalya.
Bwalya has reason to feel bullish especially after holding their own in the last two league games against last season’s top two finishers.
Power drew 2-2 at home on February 16 with defending champions Zesco United, who sit at number four, and followed that up last Saturday with a 2-1 victory at the same venue against 2019 runners-up Green Eagles, who currently occupy second position.
By Kalumiana Kalumiana
FARPost’s Zambia Correspondent