By Mercy Chewe
Experienced coach Linos Makwaza has saluted his side Jumulo FC for winning the 2020/21 FAZ Copperbelt Division One championship.
Jumulo have won the championship with three matches left in the season after accumulating 70 points from 31 matches played.
The Kitwe based side has since qualified for next month’s FAZ National Division play-offs after winning the Kopala championship.
In an interview from Kitwe, Makwaza paid tribute to his players and club owner Julius Mutuna Lombe famously known as Jumulo for the victory.
“Credit goes to the boys; they have performed very well starting from the start of the season up to now,” Makwaza said.
“To win the championship, especially the Copperbelt one it has not been easy. There are senior teams in that league Kalulushi, Roan United, Ndola United and Mufulira Blackpool,” the Chipolopolo and Power Dynamos legend said.
“I think even the owner of the team Julius Lombe, the club President, is a committed man. What helped us is planning ahead for games,” Makwaza said.
Jumulo are ten points ahead of second placed Mutondo Stars going into the last three fixtures.
Makwaza said the last three league fixtures would help Jumulo prepare for the July play-offs.
“I think they (players) have done a commendable job. What is important now is to psyche them up for the play-offs,” he said.