Prior to the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) suspending all football activities as a result of the covid-19 crisis, the football family had been warming up to a potentially explosive ABSA Cup quarterfinal show.
Draws conducted on March 10, 2020 at Southern Sun Hotel had gotten the football community buzzing with anticipation.
It was in every respect promising to be an unforgettable football fest with Nkana pitted with Kitwe United in what could be a convergence of two clubs with some of the most passionate fans in the game while another had set the bragging rights of Ndola in the limelight with Forest Rangers taking on record winners Zesco United.
Green Eagles were also set to fight for military honour with their sister club Young Green Eagles with Napsa Stars battling with Kabwe Warriors.
Two months down the line the football community is still yearning for the return of the beautiful game.
With football slowly making a comeback across the globe, there is some shed of light that the game may return soon.
The German Bundesliga returned over the weekend while other major leagues are working on timelines to get back to the pitch.
FULL ABSA CUP 2020 FIXTURES:
Napsa Stars vs Kabwe Warriors
Zesco United vs Forest Rangers
Nkana vs Kitwe United
Green Eagles vs Young Green Eagles