Wednesday Feb 28, 2018. 11:30
After their friendly clash against Kenya's Tusker FC was called off, Nkana FC coach Beston Chambeshi said he is not disappointed.
Chambeshi was set to use the clash as preparation for their CAF Confederation Cup second round clash, but Tusker pulled out on match day.
Nkana were supposed to face the 2016 Kenyan Premier League champions to prepare for their crucial continental clash against Algeria's CR Belouizdad next midweek.
According to the Nkana tactician, what remains important is playing their second match and he believes his players have also picked one or two lessons on what it takes to play on an artificial turf.
“The most important thing is playing we came here to play two matches. Our calendar was saying Tusker but it was good we had a replacement,” he said to ZambianFootball.
“We can’t complain, All I can say is that we happy we have finished on a good note. Playing on this turf is not easy.
“It has helped us and I think the boys also have learned one or two things. I am sure they now know what it takes to play on such a pitch which we also use in Algeria.”
The former Zambia U-20 national team head coach revealed that he is working on striking combinations and declared they are ready for their encounter against Algeria’s CR Belouizdad.
“Going with the preparations in terms of endurance the boys are up there,” adds the coach.
“We just need to work on the combinations upfront, especially where we need a goal away from home that’s where we working on improving.
“So far so good with the team work the boys are working very hard.”