Monday Nov 29, 2021. 13:00
Zesco United coach Mumamba Numba says they must earn their way back into the top four and must not depend on other factors like leaders Green Buffaloes first loss of the season.
On Sunday, the defending FAZ Super League champions Zesco ended their month-long winless run following a 3-2 away Ndola derby win over Buildcon at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium.
On the same day, early season pacesetters Buffaloes lost 2-0 away at third placed Green Eagles in Choma to end their twelve-match unbeaten start to the 2021/2022 FAZ Super League campaign.
“I think for us what we are looking at is just winning our own games. That is the most important thing,” Numba said.
“If we work against our own targets, then we will definitely defend the title because we should not be praying for other teams to lose.
“I think we just have to do our part by winning our games then we will definitely win the title but if we are unable to win games, even if the other team loses, then it would be difficult to defend our title.”
Zesco’s victory saw them jump from 10th to 6th on 18 points after eleven matches played with two games in hand.
The nine-time champions are now ten points behind Buffaloes who still enjoy a fairly healthy six-point lead over second placed Nkwazi while number three team Eagles have 20 points.
Meanwhile, Zesco return to action this Saturday to play their third successive derby in a space of a fortnight.
Zesco will host a resurgent Power Dynamos in a Copperbelt derby at Levy Saturday.