ZESCO aims high


ZESCO United coach George Lwandamina says the team will fight to the bitter end to retain the Super League title.

Speaking after Zesco beat Red Arrows 4-1 in a rescheduled Super Division Week 21 match at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka on Tuesday, Lwandamina said the title race was tough, therefore the players had to remain focused to achieve their ambition.

He said it was not going to be easy to hit the first position on the log.

“From the start, the team’s target is to win the title. It is a tough race and hence we have to plan well. I advise the players to keep the fitness because it will not be always that we are on the pitch training. They should not lose focus,” he said.

He described the game against Arrows as tough despite the victory.

Lwandamina said Arrows put Zesco under pressure in the first half but a few changes activated the team’s formation.

“We had to change the tactics to get a win because it was not an easy game. From the start, Arrows proved to be tough and I had to make a few changes,” he said.

Arrows coach Hector Chilombo said it was unfortunate that the team lost at their backyard.

“This is sad. The players gave Zesco space in the second half which allowed the visitors to score three more goals. But we have to recover from the loss and win the next game,” he said.