MUZA FC has gained renewed energy and morale after picking its first victory of the season at the expense of NAPSA Stars in Lusaka on Saturday. Since the start of the season, the newly promoted Mazabuka-based premiership outfit has lost four times and drawn once until that changed on Saturday. Emmanuel Manda scored in the 49th minute of the FAZ MTN week 7 fixture against NAPSA Stars at Woodlands Stadium to hand the “Elegant Ones” their first win. But despite the away victory, MUZA FC remains stuck on the bottom of the log on four points, 11 behind leaders Nkwazi. MUZA director Keith Mweemba says the victory is a morale booster and a reminder that his charges can vanquish any opponent.
“NAPSA is a very big team, people should not make any mistake about that and MUZA is a young team which just won promotion and we were playing away from home. So if the team can beat NAPSA, it means we can beat any team in Zambia,” Mweemba said.
“Winning the first game is good for confidence, but it calls for more hard work and if they continue playing like that we can beat any team in the Zambian game.”He urged his boys not to get carried away with the victory but work hard to win more games and achieve the pre-season objective of finishing in the top four. Mweemba said it is too early to rule out MUZA FC and conclude that the team is destined for relegation because the point gap between them and Nkwazi FC was “small”.
Mweemba said the team remained confident of achieving its objectives and would only consider adjusting its ambitions in the second round of the season.
“For now we want to take every game as it comes and avoid relegation at all costs,” he said.
Mweemba said MUZA has played its previous games well but were affected by occasional concentration lapses. MUZA is in Stream B of the transitional league along with Copperbelt giants Nkana and Power Dynamos.