CHAMBO NG’UNI, SYLVESTER CHISHIMBA, Kabwe, Lusaka
KABWE Warriors coach Kampamba Chintu says Wednesday’s 3-0 win over Nchanga Rangers is a turning point in the 2017 campaign.
Chintu said in an interview in Kabwe yesterday that the players have gained confidence after getting the first win of the season.
“The difference yesterday [Wednesday] is that we hit the back of the net. Our focus now is to build on what we have and we need to work hard in every game that we play,” he said.
Warriors ran rampage with Jacob Phiri opening the scoring and Lameck Kafwaya netting a double in a rescheduled Week Nine match at Godfrey Chitalu Stadium in Kabwe.
Chintu said he has the material that could challenge for glory.
“They have done it before and they can still do it. They just need to believe that they can do it,” he said.
Warriors moved to 15th position with 11 points, one behind Rangers.
Zesco United coach Zlatko Krmpotic is happy that his charges halted a two-match winless run, MULWANDA LUPIYA reports.
Zesco beat Real Nakonde 1-0 in a Super Division rescheduled Week Ten match in Ndola on Wednesday.
Krmpotic said Zesco will not be carried away with the victory but will keep working hard.
Prior to Wednesday’s match, Zesco battled to barren draws with Zanaco and Warriors.
Striker Idris Mbombo netted the solitary goal that pushed Zesco to 19 points, one behind leaders Lusaka Dynamos.
Red Arrows coach Honour Janza is happy that his players have hit the ground running in the last two matches.
Arrows edged Buildcon 2-0 in a rescheduled Week Eight match at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka to climb the ladder to fourth position with 18 points.
Last Sunday, Arrows thumped Green Eagles 3-1.
“This is a second win at home, what is most important for us now is to maximise on points.This is what we have been looking for this season after having struggled.
“This is the most competitive league, the games are still many in this competition and what we need to do is prepare adequately so that we continue maximising on points,” Janza said.
Buildcon coach Jadrane Hichan attributed the defeat to lapses in defence.
“We committed mistakes at the back and conceded the goals. I am not happy with the loss and our position on the log table.We need to win games,” he said.
Nkwazi have lodged a complaint with the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) against referee Allan Simukonda’s allegedly poor officiating during a rescheduled Week Eight match against Green Eagles in Choma, MATHEWS KABAMBA reports.
Simukonda flashed five red cards to Nkwazi coach Albert Mphande, three players – Steward Chikandiwa, Nicholas Chambeshi and Zepheniah Phiri and team doctor Happy Phiri.
Nkwazi secretary Davis Chimbwelenge said in an interview yesterday that the club is not pleased with the manner Simukonda handled the match which ended 1-1.
“We are writing to FAZ because we believe the game was not officiated in the spirit of fair play. We are fine with the red card that was given to Steward, but not the other four.
“It is sad that Choma is proving to be a difficult place to go to because the decisions given there are a bit questionable, we are not the only ones to complain, there is need for referees to up their game,” Chimbwelenge said.