CHARITY Shield champions Nkana coach Beston Chambeshi says the game against Zesco in the final was marvelous.
Speaking after his boys dethroned Zesco as Samuel ‘Zoom’ Ndhlovu Charity Shield champions, Chambeshi said if his side can score four goals against Zesco, it was possible for it to turn the tables around in continental football.
“I am happy that we have won the cup, you know we lost it last year and we have won it this year. I am just happy with the way the boys played. We had to give two goals in the first half but the way Zesco reacted in the second half, it was marvelous to watch. And that is how a team should behave, I like the character of my boys,” Chambeshi said.
“If you can score four goals against Zesco then you start asking yourself, can we do it again in the confederation cup? The answer is right there; all I need is to cycle the players and they have to move forward and they have the motivation now. We will plan well for the Algerian team.”
Chambeshi noted that his charges were in shape and only needed to work on the defence.
“We just need to work on our defence, these strikers are doing their level best to score, otherwise we played the first half in Algeria and the second half will be here (Zambia),” he said.
Nkana were beaten by 3 goals to 1 by CRB in Algeria and they need to score at least 4 unanswered goals to proceed to the next stage of the tournament.
But Zesco coach Tenant Chembo ruled out the possibility of the loss to Nkana affecting his side’s performance in the return leg of the CAF continental champions league.
“This loss will not affect the team’s morale going into the second leg of the CAF champions league. The players did well on the day except a few mistakes in the defence. Overall they performed well,” said Chembo.
Zesco will be playing away from home in Egypt with a quest to beat Asec Momosas with at least 2 goals to proceed because they conceded a goal in the first leg played at home.