Early leaders Nkwazi staying very calm

Early leaders Nkwazi staying very calm

by Staff Reporter

Thursday Sep 16, 2021. 11:00

Nkwazi coach Dennis Makinka says they are keeping their feet on the ground despite taking the early lead of the 2021/2022 FAZ Super League log.

The Lusaka club convincingly beat record 13-time Zambian champions  Nkana 3-2 away in Kitwe on September 12 to take command of the league table at the end of Week One.

“Of course we have room to improve but we are not there yet. I think we are at 55-60 percent, we didn’t play a good game but I know we will improve,” Makinka said.

Nkwazi lead on goal difference tied on 3 points with second placed Buildcon who beat Green Eagles 2-1 away in Choma just 24 hours earlier.

Makinka  said with such a good start, he hopes Nkwazi can maintain the momentum to make the top-six cut at the mid-way point of the season and qualify for the 2022 ABSA Cup.

Nkwazi last competed in the 2015 Barclays Cup (Now ABSA Cup) where they finished runners-up behind Green Buffaloes that season.

“I told the boys that the first cut is the deepest, so if we win the first game, it will give us direction,” Makinka said.

“We have won and I am hoping we play the ABSA Cup this season.”


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