LUSAKA Tigers have warned of a strong return to the Super League where they have promised to stay for good ahead of the MTN/FAZ premier 2016 season that kicks-off on March 12.
After 15 years of absence from the Super Division, Coach Chanda Mwape declared the team ready for an up-hill battle that lay ahead.
Mwape told the Daily Nation in an interview in Lusaka that the team had done its home work in the past two months and was now equipped to face the challenges.
“The players are pushing hard to ensure they are adequately prepared for the league. We have to bring back the glorius days of Lusaka Tigers to Matero Constituency. I am satisfied with the player’s fitness and mental aspect. The response in training has been inspiring,” he said.
He said he will shift focus to the tactical aspect in the last weeks before the season kick-off.
“Technically the boys are on course. What needs to be worked on is the tactical aspect. I wanted to get the boys’ mental aspect ready before focusing on the tactical part. We drew 2-all with Forest Rangers two days ago and a number of lapses were noted,” he said.
Mwape called for hard work among his players and emphasized that Super league was not a playing ground.
He said if the team was to survive relegation, they had to push hard every day to achieve the intended target.
“We are going to face tough and experienced teams in Super Division. But with hard work, I believe we can survive. I urge the players to stay focused,” he said.
He said the team would use the two-day Four-team tournament this weekend to adequately prepare for the 2016 season.
Napsa Stars, Nkana, City of Lusaka and Lusaka Tigers will this weekend compete in the Four team tournament at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka.