Beston Chambeshi has issued an audacious statement insisting Nkana can rise from the ashes and finish in the top four at the end of the 2022/2023 FAZ Super League campaign.
On Sunday, Nkana lost 1-0 away in an old guard date against Kabwe Warriors at Godfrey ‘Ucar’ Chitalu Stadium.
Nkana and Warriors stay in the bottom four relegation zone after their first game back from the month-long Christmas break and now have 16 games left in which to save their souls.
“I have that confidence, and if you have seen the way the boys have played against Warriors, you cannot rule them out to even come out in the top four on the log,” Chambeshi said.
The match was settled by a 45th minute penalty converted by Warriors striker Akakulubelwa Mwachiyaba.
Nkana occupies the topmost spot of the relegation zone with 21 points and is seven points behind Zanaco who currently sits at number four.
Warriors are just below Nkana at number 16 whom they beat in new coach Mumamba Numba’s debut match in charge of the Railwaymen.
2022/2023 FAZ SUPER LEAGUE
Green Buffaloes 1(Lucky Bwalya 65′)-FC MUZA 2 (Gift Simanansa 24′, Bobo Angwenya 61′)
Zanaco 2(Abraham Siankombo 54′, Charles Zulu 78’pen)-Chambishi 0
Napsa Stars 3 (Simon Nkhata 11′, Kapembwa Musonda 50’pen,Augustine Mulenga 71′) -Red Arrows 1(Saddam Phiri 38’pen)
Kansanshi Dynamos 2(Jesse Were 10′, Djo Ntambwe 63′)-Forest Rangers 2(Moro Amenu 48′, Eric Chomba 68′)
Green Eagles 1(Derrick Bulaya 5′)-Lumwana Radiants 3(Dina Dinanga 9′, Joseph Chanda 45′, Pheuzy Chibandika 55′)
Power Dynamos 1(Pride Mwansa 47’og)-Nkwazi 1(Wezzy Kumwenda 32′)
Zesco United 1(Adrian Chama 50’pen)-Prison Leopards 1 (Damiano Kola 70′)
Buildcon 2-Nchanga Rangers 0
Kabwe Warriors 1(Akakulubelwa Mwachiyaba 45′ pen)-Nkana 0
FAZ NATIONAL DIVISION 1 LEAGUE
Mutondo Stars 4-0 Mpulungu Harbour
Jumulo 1-0 Livingstone Pirates
Lusaka Dynamos 0-5 Trident
Atletico Lusaka 2-3 Zesco Malaiti Rangers
Konkola Blades 2-0 Kafue Eagles
City of Lusaka 1-0 Barts
Indeni FC 1-0 Aguila Stars
Young Green Buffaloes FC 0-1 Kafue Celtic
Kitwe United 1-1 Mufulira Wanderers