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It’s difficult but… we just have to adapt playing in rainy season, says Kaindu

SENSATIONAL Zanaco FC coach Kelvin Kaindu says teams will have to adapt playing in the rain season despite the challenges that come with fulfilling fixtures when it is raining.

Speaking after Zanaco’s exciting 3-2 victory over Nkana FC in a game played under a heavy downpour at Sunset Stadium on Saturday, Kaindu admitted that it is difficult for both the fans, the players and the technical benches playing football under heavy rains.

Kaindu said it will take time for the league to adapt and play during the rainy season because of the poor state of match venues in the country

“Yes we have followed the style in Europe but I think we are too far looking at the pitches we have. I’m not against an idea but I’m saying what I have seen,” Kaindu said.

“I think it is difficult to both the fans that are watching who I can see are soaked but watching the game, even us that are on the bench and the condition of the pitch I think we needed a bit of time to work on our pitches but a step forward and change is inevitable so we just need to adapt but it made our game against Nkana very difficult. At one time I saw a referee almost trying to stop the game,” Kaindu said.

Asked about how it felt getting maximum points against Nkana, his former club, Kaindu said; “It was an exciting game despite the condition of the pitch. Both teams came to the party and for us to score three goals is a lot of improvement. It was just unfortunate that we gave away two goals getting six points from a team like Nkana is not easy,” Kaindu said.

A brace from Bob Chansa could not rescue Nkana from avoiding defeat after Abraham Siankombo, Francis Mustafa and an own goal from Stephen Chulu handed Zanaco maximum three points to move to fifth on the log with 31 points.

Despite the team’s impressive form in the last five games where they have snatched three wins, one defeat and one draw, Zanaco are still contemplating on beefing up their squad with new signings.

“There are still few more days before the window closes and there is a possibility that we may add in one or two players upfront,” Kaindu said.


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