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Eyes on the title – Chiyangi

By MULWANDA LUPIYA, HONE SIAME and CECILIA ZULU
ZANACO coach Aggrey Chiyangi says his team will continue fighting until it reclaims the Super Division title.
The bankers, who last won the Super Division title in 2012, on Saturday maintained their lead despite battling to a 1-1 draw with Roan United in a Week 21 match at Nkana Stadium in Kitwe.
“For us, it is a marathon that we are running all the way up to the end of the season. We are not going to give up,” Chiyangi said.
He said it is always a challenge facing bottom-placed teams and the 1-1 draw with the Luanshya outfit was not a bad result.
Zanaco have 44 points, two better than Zesco, while Power Dynamos have 40 points.
Roan coach Dean Mwiinde said drawing against Zanaco will give his side confidence.
“The players have raised the tempo. We will keep on fighting until we survive relegation,” said Mwiinde, whose team is at the bottom of the 16-team log with 15 points.
And Zesco United coach George Lwandamina described the 2-1 defeat to Power as a minor setback.
Lwandamina said the technical bench will rectify lapses that cost his team victory.
“We can’t win all the games but we have to continue working hard in our remaining matches. I am happy that Zanaco have drawn with Roan. It would have been very bad had they won,” Lwandamina said.
Power coach Tenant Chilumba said his team is on course to reclaim the title.
“This is a very important win for us. We have closed the game with Zanaco and Zesco. We are still in contention for the title. I am happy with the way the boys played,” Chilumba said.
Kabwe Warriors coach Mohammed Fathy is targeting a top four finish.
In an interview after his side drew 1-1 with Napsa Stars at Sunset Stadium in Lusaka on Saturday, Fathy said Warriors are determined to fight for a top four finish.
“My target was to ensure that Warriors survive relegation and that we have managed. Otherwise, the chances of us winning the league are very slim. We are targeting to finish at least in the top six. Actually my personal target is to finish in the top fourth,” Fathy said.
Warriors, on ninth position and with 26 points, host Nkana on Saturday.
And Napsa Stars coach Hector Chilombo was happy with a draw.
Chilombo said his team is still in contention for the title.
Fourth-placed Napsa have 38 points, six behind leaders Zanaco.

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