MATHEWS KABAMBA, Kitwe
NKANA coach Zeddy Saileti says the 1-0 win over City of Lusaka has relieved pressure.
Congolese defender Diego Apanane’s solitary goal was all Nkana needed to silent a resilient City in a Super Division Week Six match in Kitwe.
“The game was tense, we were playing under pressure. You could see we didn’t play according to how we have been playing the other games but I commend my boys. What is important is three points.
“Nkana is a big team, if you don’t start the season well the pressure is always there, it will be coming from everywhere, the sponsors, executive, and supporters. Pressure is part of the game,” Saileti said.
Nkana are 11th on the Super Division log with eight points, one better than 13th placed City.
And City coach Elijah Chikwanda said his team lost because it was not their day.
“It was clearly not our day, we had the ball that appeared to have crossed the line but the referee [Wisdom Chewe] did not rule it as a goal. We cannot cry about that. We will just look forward to the game against Zesco [on Friday],” Chikwanda said.
Striker Saddam Yusufu’s 32nd minute cracker hit the crossbar before bouncing on the line only for Nkana defenders to clear the danger.
Red Arrows coach Honour Janza says his players should stop dropping points if they are to challenge for the Super Division title, ROBINSON KUNDA reports.
Janza said in an interview after a 1-all draw with Power Dynamos at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka that the team has been dropping points unnecessarily.
“We are trying our best but it’s a war. All the teams have prepared adequately and they want to win. We just have to work hard, I think we have too many draws,” he said.
His Power counterpart Danny Kabwe declined to grant an interview.
Buildcon Spanish coach Jadrane Hichan is delighted his charges recorded their maiden Super Division victory, MULWANDA LUPIYA reports.
“Logically, I was going to win against Power Dynamos but this is not for me and against Nkwazi it was the same. I am very happy with my team they played nice football and I like this first win because the players will now have confidence. It was very difficult to win the first game,” Hichan said.
Striker Chavda Maisha first half strike sank Napsa 1-0.