NAPSA Stars coach Linos Makwaza his team wants to push for a top four finish when the league starts in two weeks’ time.
And Power Dynamos coach Kelvin Kaindu says he still has some work to do before the season opens after his side lost 3-2 to NAPSA in the four-team pre-season tournament at Power Arthur Davies stadium.
Despite losing the last game to NAPSA, the hosts emerged victors of the tournament after winning the first two games in which the other teams dropped points.
Speaking at the end of the tournament, Makwaza who replaced Tenant Chilumba midway through last season said the new players that the ‘pensioners’ have recruited are looking very good in the pre-season preparations and thanked Power for organising the tournament saying it has benefited all the participants especially for his team which will next week be involved in the Samuel ‘Zoom’ Ndhlovu Charity Shield.
“Yes very nice tournament for us and we are also preparing for the Charity Shield semi-finals. We are giving all players chance to play. Our target remains the same, we must do better this year than last year, last year we finished seventh. We will push for top four,” Makwaza said.
“We have confidence in the players we have got even the old ones. Hope we rise to the occasion so-far-so good. Most of them we went them to Livingstone, they are adapting to our system. We are just missing a lot of chances we need to work on that.”
And Kaindu who has just taken over reins at Arthur Davies following Dan Kabwe’s departure said: “It’s not bad in terms of fitness. In the game against NAPSA we tried the raise the game in the last 10 minutes but I think all the three goals were our mistakes. Trying to work on motivation…there is still a lot work to be done, we have been working on defending set pieces.”
Kabwe Warriors emerged third while forest Rangers finished fourth.