Green Eagles coach Aggrey Chiyangi has described Saturday’s 2-1 away loss at Power Dynamos as a minor setback in their top four race for the 2019/2020 League title.
That result saw the 2019 season runners-up sustain only their third league defeat this term.
But Eagles stay put in second place on 41 points, two points behind Super League leaders Forest Rangers after 22 and 23 games played respectively.
“Yes, you can say that the loss is painful but again you have to understand that this is football and that they are still more games to be play plus that results of the other teams can go either way.
“What is important for now is for us to stay focused and keep on fighting,” Chiyangi said.
Eagles made Power work hard for the three points with a solid defensive display.
Power capitalised on two defensive errors starting in the 44th minute when an unmarked Lameck Kafwaya put them ahead in the 44th minute before Eagles equalized through Ronald Chibwe in the 76th minute.
It took another lapse in Eagles defence in stoppage time for midfielder Larry Bwalya to squeeze in the ball to end Eagles seven-match unbeaten run.
“I can’t blame anyone. The boys fought hard. The only thing is we lost concentration, and that is what made the difference,” Chiyangi said.
Meanwhile, all three of Eagles league defeats this season have come in away fixtures where they have won six and drawn four of their thirteen games on the road.
By Kalumiana Kalumiana
FARPost’s Zambia Correspondent