MTN/FAZ super league defending champions Zanaco assistant coach Dabid Chilufya says his team is back to winning ways after defeating Konkola Blades 2-0 in a week four match at Nchanga stadium.
Zanaco started their title defence poorly, drawing the first game and losing the second but recovered to emphatically beat drowning ‘not so’ Mighty Mufulira Wanderers 6-0 last week prior to Saturday’s victory over Blades two-nil, with goals from Enerst Mbewe and Saith Sakala.
Speaking in a post-match interview, Chilufya, who is standing-in for head coach Mumamba Numba, said the dropped points did not matter much as there were a lot of games to play to the end of the league.
“After winning against ‘Mighty’, the team is now coming back, having confidence to win. The game has shown that the team has come back,” said Chilufya.
“We are targeting that each game, we score in the first half, second half we see what happens. We have found our feet and dropping points in the first two games isn’t a problem because we have so many games to play, we can still win the rest of the games and win the league.”
Blades coach Enos Silwimba said: “We started very well, zanaco is a good side, but we lost concentration and allowed them to score. It’s a long way to go, we just started, there is room for recovery, We have just played four games.”
In the other game at the same venue, Nchanga Rangers draw 1-1 with Green Buffaloes.
In Mufulira, Wanderers’ catastrophic start to the season continued when they lost 2-0 to Lumwana Radiants, while City of Lusaka’s good start continued with a 2-1 win away at Nakambala.
Nkwazi lost a Lusaka derby 1-0 to NAPSA Stars, Red Arrows and Kabwe Warriors played to a 1-1 draw, while Real Nakonde also drew nil-nil with Green Eagles.