FAZ has applauded ZESCO United, Nkana, Green Buffaloes and Green Eagles for a good start to the biggest African club leagues saying their victories in first leg matches indicate a growing football talent in the country.

ZESCO and Nkana are playing the CAF Champions League while Buffaloes and Eagles are chasing the Confederations Cup of the continental League. The four teams won their first leg ties and FAZ general secretary Adrian Kashala noted that they have a bigger task of winning more games and proving to soccer fans that only hard work yields intended results.

In an interview with Goal Diggers! Kashala urged the teams to stay focused and carry their winning formulas to the two leagues’ final stages.

“It was a good start for all the teams in both CAF and continental football. It is really encouraging to fans when their teams give them high hopes but there is pressure on the players not to disappoint in other games. Stay focused therefore and each team should not leave behind its winning formula,” said Kashala.

And Green Buffaloes coach Biltone Musonda confirmed in an interview that a little boost to the squad would be in order, but expressed confidence in the current squad following their win against El Merreikh in continental football.

“If management allows me and my technical guys to boost the squad further, of course I would agree because that would give me more options. I’m however happy and confident in the current one and hope that they impress me more,” said Musonda.

Meanwhile, Eagles’ coach Aggrey Chiyangi noted that his side was a fair match to all the teams in continental football, citing their hard work and endurance.

“Every team works hard but mine works harder and are more determined because it is its debut in the league. There is so much hunger in them and that alone is motivation to work harder. I’m really confident in the squad and I’m hoping that together, we shall keep winning,” said Chiyangi.