Monday Jun 28, 2021. 16:00
Beston Chambeshi says there is no time for him to celebrate Nkana’s survival because he has a huge salvage job to do at the record 13-time FAZ Super League champions.
Nkana on Sunday survived demotion on the last day of the season after they drew 0-0 at Napsa Stars in Lusaka while results elsewhere also went their way on the same day.
“I am tired of celebrations, I have passed through a lot of celebrations in my life. It is now just a matter of how we can come up with a team that can challenge for trophies next season,” Chambeshi said.
“I am happy as a coach to see the team survive relegation.
“All I can say now is we managed to come out from where we were because of the team work and team spirit. Overall the boys were fantastic.”
Chambeshi took charge of Nkana thirteen games ago in late April to mount their best spell this season with three defeats, three draws and seven wins after he collected just a point in his opening three games.
He was Nkana’s third coach of the 2020/2021 season after Kelvin Kaindu and Manfred Chabinga who was Chambeshi’s assistant from his previous stint with the Kitwe giants from 2017 to 2019.
“The players came on board and knew my philosophy in the last ten games,” Chambeshi said.
“I think there are a lot of things to do before we start next season. I have seen areas that we need to beef-up but I will first sit down with management to see how best we can look at the recruitment issue.”