Napsa Stars head coach Muhammad Fathi admitted to missing defender Aaron Kabwe and midfielder Danny Mathews Silanvwe who sat out their 2-0 loss to Kansanshi Dynamos due to injury.
The Egyptian born gaffer was also quick to concede defeat saying his team was focusing on their next game.
"Kansanshi is fighting relegation and they played well, There is no easy game in this league, What we need to do is concentrate on the next one," he said.
"I think we missed Kabwe and Danny Silavwe in the midfield. I think what we need to do now is to concentrate on our next game and see what we can do."
Both Kabwe and Silavwe were given a week off by the medics as they are nursing an Ankle sprain and a hamstring strain respectively.
Meanwhile, Kansanshi Dynamos gaffer Beston Chambeshi says his team played according to their plan and it was unfortunate that they could not score a lot more goals from their counter attacks.
"It was not an easy game, If you look at Napsa stars where they are on the log, they are playing good football so we had to respect them. We targeted a goal in the first half and it happened. In the second half, Napsa Stars concentrated more on the attack and forgot about the defense and it was unfortunate we could not utilize most of our chances," he said.
Former Nkana midfielder Jacob Ngulube put the Mabanga boys in the lead at the half-hour mark while Walford Sikanyika sealed the result in the dying minutes as Kansanshi recorded an emphatic 2-0 win which moved Kansanshi out of the relegation zone and denied Napsa Stars a chance to move to the summit of the log.