By MICHAEL MIYOBA
NAPSA Stars’s quest to win the Eden University National Division One league suffered a setback after the pensioners suffered their fourth defeat of the season following a 2-1 loss to Young Green Buffaloes in a Week-22 Fixture at Woodlands Stadium in Lusaka.
And Napsa Stars coach Perry Mutapa believes the pensioners will have to wake up after dropping points which derailed their target to dislodge Lumwana Radiants at the summit of the National Division one table.
Mutapa said Napsa Stars was unlucky to lose at home after creating more chances compared to Buffaloes who had few chances but collected the maximum points.
“The performance was good. It was a good game of football especially from our players but what was lacking was to score more goals than Buffaloes.
“The defeat is not good for the team but in terms of the performance we had a good game, we could have beaten Buffaloes but football being what it is, we didn’t use our chances and Buffaloes utilised the few chances they had and that is football so we have to wake up,” Mutapa said.
Mutapa said Napsa would seek redemption when they host MUZA FC drilled by his former assistant at Forest Rangers and Power Dynamos Masautso Tembo.
“Every time we practice to win the game so we wanted to beat Buffaloes but we couldn’t and now our focus shifts to the next game.” To
The pensioners are second on the National Division one table with 40 points, three points behind the log leaders Lumwana Radiants who defeated Nchanga Rangers 2-0 in a Week-22 fixture played over the weekend.
Meanwhile, “once-Mighty” Mufulira Wanderers increased their chances of bouncing back to the Super League after beating Livingstone Pirates 2-0 at Shinde Stadium in Mufulira.
First and second half goals from Joseph Mumbi and Patson Kwataine gave Wanderers victory which propelled them to 31 points.
In other National Division one league games played over the weekend, MUZA beat Young Green Eagles 2-1 to move to third on the table with 39 points.
Kitwe United beat Trident FC 1-0 at Garden Park Stadium while Gomes edged Luapula Green Eagles Police 1-0 thanks to Jordan Mumba’s first half strike.