Banda, who captains the side, is recovering from injury and his combination with Kabwe is expected to form what Zanaco expects will deliver a surprise results.
The Zambian champions have a chance to win over doubters as they face Pirates at the 94, 000 capacity FNB Stadium in the CAF Champions League first round, return leg clash.
The Zambian champions trail the Soweto giants by a 1-0 deficit and will have to dig deep to reverse the result many back home believe is already buried.
Collins Mbesuma, who scored a goal in Pirates’s 1-all draw against Amazulu on Wednesday, will also be in the spotlight as his side faces the Zambian champions.
Mumba has talked up his sidies’ chances in the build up to the game and will have to walk the talk on the pitch this evening.
With skipper Banda, Kunda Mushota and Lee Ngoma making the trip after injury worries, many will hope a near strength side will be on hand to fly the Zambian flag high.
Zanaco’s chances will lie on how gifted midfielder Kabwe and Banda turn up the style upfront after a luckluster perfomance at home in the first leg.
Racha Kola, Mwelwa Sakala, Kunda Mushota, Ziyo Tembo, Lee Ngoma, Steven Phiri, Fackson Kapumbu, Samson Chilupe, Henry Banda, Roderick Kabwe and Musonda Mwape.