By Mercy Chewe
Coach Mumamba Numba has saluted Zesco United for edging Nkana 2-1 in Saturday’s FAZ Super Division match played at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.
Numba said Zesco players put up a good fight in this Copperbelt local derby.
“Firstly, I will give credit to the players for the good fighting spirit that we exhibited in this game after coming from a loss in Kansanshi. We accounted ourselves very well in today’s game,” Numba said.
He said Zesco must continue improving because the league has reached a crucial stage.
“We managed to get a victory but we still need to continue working on our finishing because this is a game we should have scored maybe three to four goals. Our precision in front of goal was not good enough but the most important thing is to continue encouraging our team because we are at a very crucial stage where we need to be consistent and start picking maximum points in the games,” Numba said.
Zesco stayed put at number three despite the key win and are five points behind leaders Red Arrows on 41 and 46 points with ten games left to play.
Nkana coach Beston Chambeshi accepted defeat to Zesco.
“We played the game, it’s only that we couldn’t play our usual game, attacking football and we gave Zesco a lot of room in today’s game but yes we have accepted the defeat. All what we need is to look forward to the coming game,” Chambeshi said.
Zesco remained third on the table as Nkana dropped from fourth to number six on 36 points after the loss.