KMP coach Speaks out after losing to Green Buffaloes at Woodlands stadium

Zambia Sports Fans Association

KONKOLA Mine Police coach Linos Makwaza says the poor start to the season may put his team under pressure as the season gets more competitive.
Speaking after losing to Green Buffaloes in a week two MTN/FAZ Super league match at Woodlands stadium yesterday, Makwaza said KMP’s start to the season was not what he had expected.
He said the team needed to get out of the situation as soon as possible when the league was still in its early days.
“This is not the kind of start we expected. At the rate we are going it is not good enough and I think we need to correct the situation when it is still early,” Makwaza said.
A 75th minute goal by Buffaloes’ Kennedy Chola handed KMP its second defeat in two matches in this year.
Makwaza joined KMP this season after he was sacked by Nkana following a series of poor results last season.
Makwaza said KMP lost because there was poor cohesion among the players which he thinks could be worked on to improve on the outcome of the matches.
“I think today  we played better than the first match. We were able to contain the pressure but we lacked the cohesion and that is not good for football,” he said.
The defeat against Buffaloes leaves KMP without a point after two games having lost to
And Buffaloes new coach Patrick Phiri said he was relieved that the team picked its first win in a tough match.
He said there was a lot of tension in the team after drawing 1-1 with his former team Napsa Stars in the league opening game.
“We welcome the win. The match was not easy but we created a lot of chances which could have utilised. I think there was tension in the team as they were looking for their first win. I hope from this game on we will maintain the composure,” Phiri said.