Nkana bubbles with confidence

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MUKWIMA CHILALA Writes
@SunZambia
NKANA Football Club Coach Bestone Chambeshi says his team is not affected by first choice goalkeeper Allan Chibwe’s departure following the expiry of 6 months contract.
Speaking in a postmatch interview after his team beat NAPSA Stars 3-1 in Wednesday’s week 2 of Zambian Super league game at Nkana
Stadium.
He said his technical bench had all the confidence in Chibwe’s understudy Kelvin Malunga who he said has accounted for himself very well in
the last two games he has played despite having conceded three goals.
“If you see the young man Malunga the, upcoming goalkeeper and my technical team has all the confidence in the young boy, he is doing fine
despite conceding a goal, he is improving each and every game,’’ he said.
Chambeshi said he was happy with his team’s performance especially with the way they reacted after conceding a goal as they had to come
from behind to win the game.He said getting the first win of the season was a good start for his team, adding that they shall take each game as
it comes.
Chambeshi explained that his team’s next target would be their trip against Forest Rangers where they were sure of picking up maximum
points despite having to play a congested number of fixtures which involves the domestic league and CAF confederations Cup group stage
games.
Meanwhile NAPSA stars coach Mohamed Fathy said his team will have to learn positives from the loss against Nkana adding that they would
leave it behind and concetrate on their next game as the league was still in its early days.
Nkana beat NAPSA 2-1 courtesy of Fred Tshimenga’s 19th equalizer after NAPSA scored first through Erick Yema’s 13th minute goal , but the
home side added its second goal in the in the 74th minute through midfielder Kelvin Mubanga and later sealed its win in the 90th minute
through striker Simon Bwalya.
In other Wednesday’s fixture, defending champions ZESCO United beat Nakambala Leopards 2-0 through Damiano Kola’s and Jesse Jackson
Were who scored in the 8th and 17th minute respectively.

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