ZESCO United coach George Lwandamina says the league is still young despite his team dominating the early fixtures.

Zesco on Sunday inflicted the first loss on early pacesetters NAPSA Stars beating the ‘pensioners’ 3-2 to maintain a perfect start to their title defence.

After the match, Lwandamina said every game would be tough as every team was fighting to win the league.

“It was a tough encounter. Napsa are playing well, well-coordinated and tactically they are much better and that is how the game became interesting. They are no easier games, very team is a potential champion,” said Lwandamina.

NAPSA coach Mohammed Fathy said his team did not deserve to lose the match but acknowledged Zesco’s prowess.

“In my opinion we didn’t deserve to lose but some mistakes happen on the ground. There are three parts on the ground, two teams and the referee. The mistake caused the final result. Zesco is a big team and congratulations to them. We tried our best and we look forward to the next game,” said Fathi.

In the other game on Sunday, Mufulira Wanderers were put to the sword by Lusaka Dynamos when they were thumped 3-0 to put coach Elijah Chikwanda on knife-edge.

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