Premiership side Napsa Stars’ head coach, Egyptian Muhammad Fathi is optimistic that his team has a realistic chance of representing Zambia in next season’s CAF Competitions.
There are four slots up for grabs at the moment apportioned to Zambia. And the coach is firmly believing the target to grab one of them is not insurmountable.
Coach’s optimism stems from the form that his side has picked up in the second stanza of the 2019 Zambia Premier Soccer League.
Speaking after dispatching rivals Circuit City 2nil in the week 12 of minimized soccer calendar. Napsa Stars and City drew 1all in the first half of mini league.
The exuberant coach was full of praise for charges.
“I think we put maximum effort and it was a very good game for us but unfortunately we missed a lot chances and a penalty too”.
Fathi is hopeful this could be the turning point for the team that didn’t start too well in the opening stages of mini season. More encouraging is the fact that Fathi writing his team off the chance to be in the African Safari next year. Rubbing shoulders with the continents top brass.
Fathi added. “The stream is wide open and all teams around us have tricky encounters. The stream will be decided in the last game”.
Stars have played a total of 11 games, winning and losing thrice. In the process they have scored 12 times and conceded 11 goals.
Stars have 4 clean sheets this season. They have failed to score on two occasions. Their biggest wins of calendar are the identical 2nil victories against Circuit City and Nkwazi.
Napsa have two consecutive home outings against Lumwana and Buildcon.