Friday Jun 25, 2021. 10:00
Striker Ronald Kampamba has praised coach Beston Chambeshi for turning around Nkana’s fortunes despite their ongoing relegation battle.
Fourth from bottom Nkana have lost four, won six and drawn two games in Chambeshi’s twelve matches in charge since his appointment on April 22 in what is their best spell of a troubled season that has seen them change coaches three times.
“Beston is a father figure; you can see from the response of the players.
He is a father and he knows what I can do, and I also know what I can do as a player and that is why you see that we are managing to play well,”Kampamba said.
“The coach does not also tolerate laziness and always demands hard work from all of us in the team.”
Chambeshi, who has returned for a third stint to coach the club he played for, is hoping to save the record 12-time Zambian champions from relegation on the final day of the season on June 27.
Fifteenth placed Nkana visit demoted Napsa Stars in Lusaka seeking a victory that may just see them avoid the drop.
However, Nkana will also be hoping 14th paced Indeni can lose or draw away at Kabwe Warriors this Sunday to ensure their own survival.
Nkana and Indeni are tied on 41 points heading into this weekend’s fixtures that will decide the last of the four relegation places to join Napsa, Lumwana Radiants and Kitwe United in the FAZ National Division One in the 2021/2022 season.