THAT the MTN/FAZ Super Division league will be decided on the final day with all the top-four contenders playing at home is a clear indication that the Zambian league is now competitive.
There are no underdogs or pushovers. Even the teams that have already been relegated are playing to the best of their abilities. This was a season of surprises as the so-called big names were humiliated by small teams. Lumwana Radiants and Lusaka Dynamos proved to be thorns in the league as they punished big boys without fear.
However, what is surprising is that the Chipolopolo is made up of only a few teams such as Zanaco and Zesco United, and yet we have seen some great skills displayed by almost all strikers, be it in the Super Division or Division One. This simply means that selection of players to don the national colours is not on merit but on the coaches’ preference. This kind of mentality will cost us.
FAZ should come up with an independent technical panel which is not skewed to a particular team, as is the case today where the coach seems to be aligned to Zesco and Zanaco.
By the way, who said the national team must have players only from the Super Division. Can the technical bench cast their net wide as we start the 2018 season?
May I take this opportunity to wish all the four top title contenders good luck as they are all playing at their respective home grounds. Should they all win, then Zega Mambo will be crowned champions and ‘Mighty’ Mufulira Wanderers will be trekking back to Division One with their heads low despite having one of the lethal strikers in Osman from Ghana.