…as Lameck Banda is unveiled new Prisons Leopards head coach
By MICHAEL MIYOBA
THE Zambia Correctional Service (ZCS) command has challenged the new Prison Leopards Football Club technical bench led by Lameck Banda and his assistant Bupe Chewe to settle quickly and get down to business to help the team grind positive results.
ZCS Deputy commissioner general Bwalya Kuyomba said the ZCS Command was determined to support the new technical bench to help the team to move to a health position on the MTN Zambia Super League table.
Prison Leopards are 16th on the Super League table with 10 points from two wins, four draws and six losses.
Kuyomba said ZCS believes in the new bench consisting of youthful coaches who replaced coach Chris Kaunda who resigned ten days after he was unveiled as head coach.
“With your coming we are very positive that you are going to help change the tables. We are confident that the team will be in a safer zone. We just need about two or three games to push to a safer zone and that is our priority now so work on those and the performance will speak on its own,” Kuyomba said.
He encouraged the new coaches to feel free to engage the command any time in a quest to help the team to get to a safer zone.
“What we want is to see the team progressing not for the team to have a negative ground, we want it to be on the positive side,” he said.
Kuyomba also encouraged the new technical bench not to create divisions in the team as he will be working with people who have been at the club for a long time.
And Prison Leopards FC chairperson Steven Sikaonga challenged the new technical bench to fight to qualify the team for the CAF interclub championship.
He noted that the immediate target is to help the team to escape the relegation zone before thinking about the main objective of playing in the CAF interclub championships.
Meanwhile, Banda hailed the ZCS command and the club management for trusting him with the responsibility to lead Prison Leopards as its new head gaffer.
Banda who helped FC Muza to finish second to qualify for the CAF Confederations Cup during the 2022/2023 soccer season said he will do his best to ensure that the objectives for the season are achieved.