Lumwana Radiants defender Shebban Kaunda believes his side will perform better this season after surviving relegation in the 2016 FAZ Super Division campaign.
Debutants Lumwana spent the entire 2016 season fighting relegation.
Kaunda said Lumwana must now fight for a top eight position in the Super Division.
“Last season we just survived relegation and we don’t want that to happen again. We struggled to score goals but this year our front line looks sharp,” Kaunda said.
Coach Beston Chambeshi’s Lumwana finished 14th in the 18-team league – just two points above the relegation zone.
“This season we will fight for a good position. At least a top eight will do for us,” he said.
Kaunda is predicting a tougher season ahead.
“The competition will be tough. Teams are beefing up their squads and we have also beefed up our team,” he said.
Lumwana last year became the first team from North Western Province to compete in the Super Division.