Wednesday Nov 10, 2021. 11:00
Zesco United coach Mumamba Numba admits their three-match winless spell is a huge concern by the defending FAZ Super Leagues champions high standards but denies he is feeling the pressure after his teams’ early season poor run.
The defending league champions headed into the ten-day FIFA International match week bruised following a 2-0 home loss to Green Eagles on November 6 at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.
That defeat saw Zesco pick up just two points from their last three league games.
“Of course it is a very big concern on our part because we are a big team and when a big team drops points in three consecutive games, it is something to worry about,” Numba said.
“I am one coach who doesn’t put himself under pressure, my job is to work and all I need to do is to work on the mistakes that we observed in the game and ensure our team will improve.”
Saturday’s home defeat was Zesco’s third from nine league games played this term with a match in hand.
Fortunately for the nine-time Zambian champions, they remain third on the table with 14 points on goal difference and tied on points with four other teams.
Zesco are currently eight points behind league leaders Green Buffaloes at the end round ten matches of the new campaign.
Meanwhile, Zesco’s shaky start initially manifested itself in their 2021/2022 CAF Champions League campaign in September when they made a rare preliminary stage exit from continental competition.