POWER Dynamos coach Kelvin Kaindu says he will not play names in his team. And Buildcon coach Tenant Chembo says he is satisfied with the team’s first round performance since he took over. Power on Sunday brightened their chances of playing in the Barclays Cup competition after beating Buildcon 1-0 in a thrilling match played at Arthur Davies stadium in Kitwe.
Striker Alex Ng’onga scored the all-important goal at the start of the second half to cement his team’s sixth position on the log.
Apart from proving to be a limitless tactician since picking up the reins at Power, Kaindu has also introduced strict disciplinary code at a club where some players punched above their weight. Whereas some coaches at their clubs play big underperforming names, Kaindu has proved the opposite, promoting a lot of young players from the club’s reserve side into the senior team and they have not disappointed him.
After dropping influential midfielder for the alleged lack of commitment to the club after he was reported to have signed for rivals Nkana pending expiry his contract at the monthend, Kaindu on Sunday left star midfielder Larry Bwalya out of the team that beat Buildcon purely for the same reasons.
“I am a coach that believes in team play. As much as I can have individual players who can give you a plus in the game, I believe so much in team play,” Kaindu said in post-match comments.
Bwalya is also reportedly seeking greener pastures when his contract expires.
“… and if I am not getting the positive results in terms of commitment and communication, I take risks and play with the guys that have shown commitment and I thank God the results have come,” he said when asked of his courage to leave out the two senior players.
Kaindu said missing too many scoring opportunities had been his team’s biggest ‘enemy’ but pledged to work on the strike force.