Zesco executive has lashes out at the players’ poor performance

ZESCO United Football Club
THE Zesco United executive committee has lashed out at the players’ performance during the 2013 Barclays Cup quarter-final match against Green Eagles, a match that saw the Ndola side outplayed by the division one side despite winning 4-2 on penalties.

 Club secretary Justin Mumba has threatened that contracts for non-performing players would not be extended, saying Zesco standards demanded hard work.

Mumba said in a statement released in Ndola yesterday by Zesco public relations manager Katebe Chengo that the performance of the team was below average and only showed that the players had entered a “comfort zone”.

Zesco took a second minute lead through Jackson Mwanza but went to sleep, allowing Eagles to dominate play and also scored the equaliser by Mwelwa Mwila in the 73rd minute before winning on post-match penalties.

 Mumba demanded hard work and change of attitude from the players if they were to go back to their winning ways.

He implored the technical bench not to tolerate any form of laziness and indiscipline by any player in the team.

“The sponsors Zesco Limited put in so much support and the only way to pay them back is by delivering the desired results.

“Players are, therefore, asked to return to their winning ways and be strong competitors in the league championship,” he said.