ZESCO United coach Numba Mumamba has set eyes on the next clash against Green Buffaloes after beating second-placed Zanaco on Sunday.
ZESCO registered a 2-1 victory over Zanaco in a FAZ/MTN Super League clash staged at Levy Mwanawasa stadium. The Ndola-based side maintained their authority on top of the league standings with an impressive run of form, securing six league matches.
Mumamba described Sunday’s victory as significant in the club’s title pursuit.
"This is an important win on our part because we really needed this win so that we can open up a seven-point lead at the top of the league. The game was difficult for us in the first half because we gave Zanaco players a lot of room to play their game. This resulted in us conceding a goal," he said as quoted by the club's official website.
United came from a goal down to claim all the three points and Mumamba was impressed by his side's ability to recover.
"They showed very good team spirit especially when they went a goal down. We chatted with them at half-time which made a big difference resulting in us scoring two goals in the second half. This is the kind of team spirit we expect from a team like ZESCO United."
"The next game against Green Buffaloes is very crucial. In fact, the next five games will be very important especially if we can collect a minimum of 12 points. we will be in a better position to win the title."
United are currently on top of the table with 43 points after 21 matches, seven above second-placed Zanaco.
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