Tuesday Dec 07, 2021. 14:00
Zesco United coach Mumamba Numba admits their recent performances have not shown the character of a defending league champion and hopes to see a turnaround this Wednesday away to Lusaka Dynamos at Woodlands Stadium in Lusaka.
The FAZ Super League champions return to the pitch just four days after they blew away a one-zero first half lead at home against Power Dynamos to lose 2-1 in their Copperbelt derby at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.
That loss saw Zesco suffer their second league defeat in their last four matches and was their fourth overall of the 2021/2022 season from twelve games played.
“I think our form has been below our expectations as Zesco. This is something that we are very much worried about because for a team like ours, we cannot be dropping points in the manner we are doing,” Numba said.
Zesco have won just two games from their last seven matches in which period they have suffered two losses and recorded three draws.
“All we need to do is continue to encourage our team so that we start winning games,” Numba said.
Meanwhile, the nine-time champions visit fifth from bottom Dynamos in a Week 15 fixture.
The match is one of five in which 9th placed Zesco must collect points in their battle to clinch a top-six spot at the mid-way point of the season and qualify for the 2022 ABSA Cup.
Zesco have 18 points from twelve games played and are 11 points behind leaders Green Buffaloes who have played 14 matches.