‘MIGHTY’ Mufulira Wanderers has received praise from an unlikely source, Zanaco coach Numba Mumamba, whose charges beat the Copperbelt outfit 3-2 in the week 8 match on Wednesday.
Mumamba said Zanaco’s match against Mufulira Wanderers was the most difficult this season.
The bankers beat Wanderers in week 8 rescheduled fixture played at Sunset Stadium in Lusaka to top the log at 21 points.
Mumamba in a post-match interview described Wanderers as among the best teams and was hopeful the Mufulira outfit will remain in the premier league.
“Of the teams we have played so far, this has been the best team. Wanderers have given us a tough game. It wasn’t easy to get maximum points. Their performance in this match was exceptional,” he said.
Mumamba said Zanaco’s defence and striking force was not up to standard despite managing to score the winning goal in injury time.
“The technical bench will do everything possible to work on the defence and striking force. The midfield was dismantled hence we gave our opponents a green light to score,’’ he said.
Meanwhile, Wanderers coach Manfred Chabinga said his lads played according to instruction but was unfortunate that they conceded a goal in the dying minutes of the game. “This is the best performance since the league started. The boys are confident and their communication on the ball was excellent. They just lost concentration in the last minute of the game,’’ he said.
Chabinga said he was confident that the team will stay in the super division next season because the team has regained the lost glory. He cautioned Green Buffaloes not to underrate his charges when they clash in the week 10 match this Sunday.
Chabinga said the teams’ game plan was to collect maximum points and improve their position on the table.
Wanderers is fifth on the log with 14 points after winning four games, drawing two and suffering three losses.