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WE’LL GO TO THE WIRE’

By MICHAEL MIYOBA


LUSAKA Dynamos coach Wedson Nyirenda has warned that the MTN Super League may be taken to the wire if the top two sides Zesco United and Zanaco are not careful.

Speaking after guiding Lusaka Dynamos to a 2-1 win over relegation-bound Nkana in Kitwe on Sunday, Nyirenda said it was encouraging to see Zesco United and Zanaco dropping points following a defeat and a draw to Power Dynamos and Green Buffaloes respectively.

Meanwhile, Nyirenda hailed his boys for beating the defending champions to move back into fifth on the Super League table with 43 points.

“The performance was excellent. We were so clinical in the way we played the game from the back to the front, we can only congratulate the boys they showed what we are expected to do,” Nyirenda said.

“It’s not yet over if the top teams are not careful the league will be taken to the wire so it is encouraging that the top teams are dropping points and it shows you that it is not over you have to work hard,” Nyirenda said.

Nkana coach Beston Chambeshi said the battle to survive relegation is not yet over despite losing to Lusaka Dynamos.

Chambeshi said Nkana still has seven more games to play to catch up and avoid being demoted from the Super League.

“The loss to Lusaka Dynamos is a setback but it’s not the end of the league. We have to come out and work. We have seven games which is 21 points so we need to put our heads together and mend the loopholes, we can come out and pick some few points on the way,” Chambeshi said.

He noted the need to encourage the players who he said have little time to prepare for the games which he says are coming every after two days.

Nkana face Napsa Stars tomorrow and Chambeshi is hopeful that his charges will bounce back from Sunday’s loss.

The Pensioners are also struggling to survive relegation.

Nkana are second from bottom on the Super Division table with 28 points and will need to win all the remaining seven games to avoid the drop.

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