Coach Masauso Mwale says Nkana can advance to the next round of the 2014 Champions League despite Sunday’s shocking 2-0 loss to Mbabane Swallows in the first leg of the preliminary round.
The two teams clash in the return match at Nkana Stadium in Kitwe this Saturday with Nkana aiming to score three unanswered goals if they are to qualify to the first round.
Mwale believes the 2013 FAZ Super League champions can score the needed goals in the second leg set for Wusakile.
“We are still in the game and it is possible to score three goals” he said.
Mwale, however, demanded improvement from his squad ahead of the return leg.
“I think you saw we missed some chances and we just gave them the game. I think we have to work on our lapses especially in defense,” he said.
Second half goals from Zimbabwean striker Kudzanayi Matanda and Swaziland international attacker Felix Bardenhost condemned Nkana to a 2-0 loss to Swallows at Somhololo Stadium in Swaziland.
And Swallows Zambian-coach Christopher “Gaza”Tembo described the win as a good result for the Swazi champions.
“It’s a mixed grill bitter and sweet but for me personally I feel good for my team. I think today hard luck to Nkana they didn’t play their cards correctly,” Tembo said.
He warned that Swallows will not allow Nkana to overturn the 2-0 defeat in the reverse fixture.
“We wouldn’t allow that to happen to us no no,” Tembo added.