Nkana coach Beston Chambeshi has attributed the team’s poor performance in the 2019 transitional FAZ/MTN league to the congested fixtures that the club has faced thus far.
Nkana drew one all against Buildcon on Wednesday to put their chances of qualifying for continental football in disarray.
The Kitwe based side has thus drawn as many games as they have won.
Addressing the media after the mid-week rescheduled fixture in Kitwe, Chambeshi said the congested fixture has given the players no breathing space.
“We are towards the end and so all the teams want to get points so they are playing any type of football they can play. It was not easy, we have not picked all the three points, we came with a single point which is also good. Like I said it wasn’t an easy game playing Buildcon, and going with the play, they came to pack a bus. Yeah you know Buildcon came here to park the bus. All they wanted was a draw and a draw was enough for them that’s why they packed the bus. It’s not our day but we have a point which is good for us,” he said.
Chambeshi however declined to acknowledge that the clubs chances of qualifying for the CAF championship or confederation was up.
He said Nkana would fight until the end for a spot.
“Yeah you never know, but we cannot say we are out of the contention. All I have to say is we have to finish the last game of the season then we have to say yes we have run our race but so far, the race is still on we just have to bring our players together and play the remaining games. It’s a concern for us, if you have seen how tight the league is for us as a team Nkana. But for other teams they have breathing space. Getting points is good for us, but we are not looking at how many points we are getting we are looking at what we are achieving. Collecting a signle point is a source of worry for us but again when you look at the schedule in the league you know we have to thank the boys, they are fighting very hard.”