In an interview with Goal Diggers! Kaunda said his side had troubles scoring goals, a fashion he called common among Zambian local players. “Local players have always had trouble scoring goals that is why some clubs have resorted to using foreign players. My case is different because by law I’m not allowed to buy foreign players,” said Kaunda. He also said the loss he suffered at the hands of the ‘Sugar Boys’ was a normal one adding that playing well did not guarantee winning.
And Coach Kaunda said he was working on training his players effective ways of scoring that would help his side make the most out of created chances to score.
He said that new ways and tactics were being incorporated in his training sessions, and hoped players would quickly learn them.
“I am mostly concerned about scoring goals. We create many chances but score one or nothing at all yet wins are collected by scoring goals. My players are youngsters so I expect them to do more than they are delivering now,” said Kaunda.
The coach however said that he was not complaining about the club’s performance this season and refused to make comparisons with the previous coach, Albert Mphande.
Nkwazi football club is number 8 on league standing, sharing the same 37 points with ninth-placed Buildcon and only a point separates the two from tenth-placed Lusaka Dynamos.
Meanwhile, Kabwe Youth Academy coach Chewe Mulenga said he was still hopeful his side would survive relegation this season. “My boys, as young as they all know how well to fight for maximum points. They may be overpowered when it comes to physical strength but they have admirable skills on the pitch. It is the striking force that should be boosted,” said Mulenga.
Kabwe Youth Academy, Napsa Stars, Nchanga Rangers and New Monze Swallows are the teams fighting to survive relegation in that order.