Given their tip end location, for them to successfully complete this National character of the Eden league, Mpulungu are expected to be on the road at least 17 times, translating that into a high roof budget.
The journey is surely on and the team that derives its name from the town that supplies Buka Buka Fish across the country from the deep waters of lake Tanganyika says in as much as the undertaking will be itchy to the eye, the side is willing to stay afloat and give it their all, right to the last wave of the first ever Division, the Eden National league.
They may not have the cash as per the demands of the game of football, which is increasingly becoming more expensive venture to run. But what motivates this team said to attract thousands of fans when playing at their home, is the fact that the entire Northern Province, them being the sore representative is behind their shoulders.
Sadly though, the blue and white dressed side may lose out on the home revenue, as they are stretched beyond the shores of Muzabwela ground to play their home matches 200 kilometers away in Kasama.
The Moses Mwambazi coached side may only allow to dock at their harbour home ground provided they beat the FAZ 30th October, 2019 deadline of Completing the construction of the changing rooms. The Harbour operation sponsored side, has been cruising at good nautical mile speed from amateur ranks in 2011 to their best year of 2018 when they made an impression after finishing 3rd behind Prison Leopards and Zone Leader, Kabwe youth soccer Academy to win promotion to the Eden National League.
The belief to negotiate the league waves for them is there, as the team is said to have some relative experience and good balance at the back and in midfield, but the technical bench of Mwambazi need to sharpen its final third for goals.
In their 1-1 FAZ week 1 introduction last weekend, Chambishi came from behind to cancel a Lackson Mwaba goal after missing a bulk of chances that could have won them the opener.
The club has since been challenged to up their game and treat their playing in this league as a rare opportunity to expose themselves to potential suitors. As the storm of the Eden league is gaining momentum at a considerable speed, the boys from the Harbour of Mpulungu believe they may not have the financial muscle, but the mental strength to endure the football waves far and wide as they surge forth.
For them It’s each game as it comes. Let’s see how effective the Mpulungu harbour compass will be at the end of the Eden Cruise league campaign.