NAPSA Stars assistant coach Linos Makwaza says all his side has to do in its consequent match is to encourage its pacey strikers to score.
A go-getting Napsa Stars beat police side Nkwazi in a week four game at Edwin Imboela Stadium in Lusaka on Saturday through a 1-0 score.
‘The pensioners’ scored in the 28th minute through Chitiya Mususu who benefited from a pass by Austin Banda.
The host, Nkwazi, was evidently outplayed but their opponent’s brilliance could not result in more than a goal.
Napsa Stars moved to six points while a winless Nkwazi is perched on three points, thanks to three stalemates.
The game was difficult [because]; Nkwazi played a good game and gave us a good run for our money. In the next game, we are playing against Zesco and we know that Zesco is a good side and we’ll prepare adequately,
Makwaza told journalists in a post-match interview.
“Napsa Stars is a new team and we are grooming new players and we just have to encourage them – we don’t have to make so many changes. So far so good; we just have to [work on] finding the back of the net!”
And Nkwazi coach Albert Mpande linked the loss to the technical bench’s failure to effectively read the game.
“It’s disappointing [that] we didn’t play our game today. We just had one chance in the game…We didn’t read the game adequately, especially in the first 20 minutes. We’ve played four games and we only have three points but [football] is like a marathon; we have a long way to go. We’ll start to put everything in order so that we start getting goals,” said Mpande and pledged that this weekend’s game against Ndola’s Buildcon would be a must-win.