Kitwe Utd coach eyes Barclays win over Zesco

KITWE United coach Ernest Kofi says his team is capable of beatng Zesco United in this year’s Barclays Cup quarter-final on September 24. Speaking to journalists after Kitwe United beat New Monze Swallows 1-0 at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka on Wednesday, an upbeat Kofi expressed confidence that his young side could edge the Super League giants if they work hard and employ a positive mentality.

“That (the victory) is sweet; it is good for us and our boys are now going to work hard and focus on the game against Zesco. We can [beat Zesco United] and we only need to work hard and correct a few mistakes which we made today like our finishing and ball possession. Zesco United are a big club – there are no two ways about it. But all that we need to do is work hard; no fearing,” said Kofi.

Emmanuel Chabula netted the goal that settled Wednesday’s match.

And Monze Swallows coach Erick Njovu said: “It was a tough game for our side. We are topping the Zone Four table and so we are now going to concentrate on working hard in the league. Winning promotion to the Super League is a must for us.”

In the day’s other playoff, Kabwe Youth Sport proceeded to the Barclays Cup quarter-final after beating National Assembly 5-3 on penalties following a 2-all stalemate at fulltime. KYSA coach Willie Chalwe pledged to prepare his team adequately for quarterfinal opponents Lusaka Dynamos.

“We’ll go and plan for LD (Lusaka Dynamos). What is important is to prepare adequately. Football is football and anything can happen. We are targeting going as far as the [Barclays] semi-finals,” said Chalwe.

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