Division One South side Kabwe Warriors on Sunday continued with their scintillating form and silenced City of Lusaka 2-0 at Woodlands stadium.
And coach Mohammed Fathy said that he was relishing a return to top-flight football next season after a run of good results in the league which has seen his team maintain the lead.
Warriors opened the flood gates in the 40 minute when Lameck Kafwaya put the railway boys one up while Mwansa Nsofwa made it 2-0 for Warriors in the 60th minute.
Their closest rivals Lusaka Tigers were taught a humbling footballing lesson by bottom-placed Mongu Youth Sports Academy who beat them 2-1.
Warriors have been in tip top form in division one and are 14 points clear of second-placed Lusaka Tigers after amassing a total of 66 points out of 27 matches played so far, with only seven games remaining to wrap up the season.
Fathy told the Daily Nation yesterday that he was determined to ensure that he brought back the Railway Grounds outfit to premier league football by ensuring that the players did not get complacent in the closing stages of the season.
He said Warriors had endured a torrid time in division one which he has described as a challenging division but said he was happy that his players had maintained the momentum by winning games to boost the team’s chances of bouncing back into the FAZ/MTN league next season.
“We are enjoying good football and I am happy that the players are doing a great job by winning most of our games and this is what has allowed us to be where we are in the league.,
My duty is to ensure that we continue with the winning momentum until we play the last game in the league and for me that is what is important right now,” Fathy said.
“I have never coached in division one”side in my whole career in Zambia. Of course I have coached in lower division in Egypt before but not here. The competition is really tough and there have been challenges here and there but what is important is that we need to continue winning for us to achieve our goal,” he said.
Asked on how prepared he was to withstand the pressure to guide his lads to the premier league next season, Fathy said he would only cross the bridge once he reached it.
“For now, my concentration is on the games we are playing. The remaining seven games are important for us and that is what we are concentrating on. We shall talk about our premier league participation when we qualify,” he said.