Coach Aggrey Chiyangi has regretted Nkana’s 5-3 loss at Zesco United describing it as painful.
Nkana led twice before succumbing to a defeat in this Week 20 match of the FAZ Super Division.
In a post-match interview at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium, Chiyangi attributed the loss to poor defending.
“It is very painful. When you score two goals it is better that you defend well. We didn’t defend well as a team,” he said.
“Losing to Zesco won’t affect the players in the next game.”
Zesco United coach George Lwandamina refused to concede that beating Nkana after a goalless first round match in Wusakile last April was a relief.
Back in April, Lwandamina had told reporters that Zesco were lucky to escape from Wusakile with a draw.
“What do you mean by redemption?We have been beating Nkana so you can’t use such words ( redemption). Maybe you can look for other words to suit the environment,” Lwandamina told journalists.
“We were training to beat Nkana that is why even the boys (players) didn’t panic they knew goals would come,” he said.
Zesco top the table with 46 points, four ahead of second placed Power Dynamos after 20 matches.