WE have seen a shift in football in the last two years. Notable has been the resurgence by Green Eagles Football Club, which has shifted the power balance of elite football.
Eagles have transformed themselves from relegation candidates to title contenders – thanks to the support by their sponsors Zambia National Service, focused leadership by Colonel Jim Kafumukache and the tactics by Aggrey Chiyangi, now deservingly serving as Chipolopolo care-taker coach.
As Eagles continue to mount their wings, some of their opponents have unfortunately been in denial because they never expected anything good to come from Choma.
Some of the sentiments bordering on denial have included biased officiating at Independence Stadium and now the famous towel.
But recently, Eagles scored two important moral victories which put their critics to the sword – the 4-1 bashing of Nkana in Kitwe and the 1-0 nudging of Buildcon at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola, followed by the 0-0 draw with Nkwazi in Lusaka.
Rather than criticise Eagles, their critics should give them the benefit of doubt, especially being one of the few clubs featuring local players.