By Sports Reporter
NKANA Football Club will fight hard to regain the MTN/FAZ Super League top slot during the last half of the 2016 season, says club president Evaristo Kabila.
Kabila said with the just ended first half of the 2016 league campaign, ‘‘Kalampa’’ – as Nkana are affectionately known – would enter the final half will zeal and determination to make sure it scooped the championship.
The club president said the technical bench remained intact amid speculation that the head coach, Aggrey Chiyangi, had been replaced. He said the team was together in all angles of play.
“We have written to Power Dynamos Football Club over goalkeeper Allan Chibwe and midfielder Kelvin Mubanga who have for a long time shown interest to join the club and we expect that negotiations for the two players will take place soon and be concluded,” said Kabila.
Kabila said for the better of the game the team had considered re-assigning Ronald “Sate Sate” Kampamba who was on a one-year loan deal from Wadi Degla (Egypt) because with his coming back to Nkana would assist in strengthening the team’s striking force.
He told the Daily Nation Sport in a statement that the Kitwe giants would soon release two midfielders and one of its goalkeepers on loan to interested clubs.
Kabila appealed to the team’s supporters countrywide to remain calm and continue supporting Kalampa in its quest to lift the 13th league title.
“We believe with a strong push from all our stakeholders, we can bring the title to Kitwe and in particular Nkana Stadium – ‘Pa Chilata’ – as we must press forward, united by the ultimate purpose of ensuring that we help the boys come out on top at the end of the season,” Kabila said.
Kabila said it was not about the executive committee or the technical team, but the journey the team had embarked on to win trophies for the 2016/17 season.
He said with a strong commitment from the players, technical bench, the executive committee and supporters, Kalampa would make this year’s soccer season a great and memorable one.