Zesco coach upbeat despite struggles

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Zesco United coach George Lwandamina admits it has been a frustrating phase for the defending FAZ Super Division champions since the start of 2020.

On Sunday, they missed an opportunity to collect their third league win since the beginning of 2020 when they squandered a one-nil lead to draw 1-1 at home against fast improving Power Dynamos, who had earlier held them to a 2-2 away draw in a rescheduled Week 4 fixture a fortnight ago.

Sunday’s draw against ninth placed Power also saw Zesco collect only their third draw in 2020 in which they have lost five out of their ten league games played so far in the New Year.

“The boys are putting in a lot and it is not that they don’t want to win but sometimes when you fight, things just do not go your way, and that is football,” Lwandamina said.

He added that his players may also be feeling the pressure of winning just twice in league action over the last two months.

“It could be one of the factors but it cannot just be one factor, there are so many factors which can attribute to the way we are playing,” Lwandamina said.

But despite their recent poor form, Zesco surprisingly sit at number four and are just six points behind leaders Green Eagles on 40 and 46 points respectively with ten games left to play, although Lwandamina’s side also still has two matches in hand.

Meanwhile, third place beckons for Zesco if they can defeat 12th placed Lumwana Radiants away in a rescheduled Week 20 fixture away on March 4.

By Kalumiana Kalumiana

FARPost’s Zambia Correspondent

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