Lwandamina aims for Barclays Cup trophy

RED Arrows Football CLUB

RED Arrows coach George Lwandamina has said tomorrow’s Barclays Cup final against Nchanga Rangers will be a great spectacle for the football fans going by the two sides’ style of play.

But Lwandamina was quick to say that Arrows will be going into the final to win the title, which will be their first honour after the 2007 MTN-FAZ Premier Division League title.

Lwandamina said that the Barclays Cup final would be a momentous match and that the two sides play some of the best football in the country.

“The final will be a tough match. Nchanga Rangers play a passing game and Red Arrows also play a neat passing game, so it will be a great exciting match for the fans. I know Rangers will want to win but my players also want this title,” Lwandamina said.

The Barclays Cup is the last chance for both sides to win something this season after missing out on the league and the Charity Shield titles.

But as Arrows go into this match, they have an array of players both at the national senior team (preparing for the CECAFA Challenge) and the under-20 preparing for the COSAFA Youth championships in Lesotho next month.

He said with the Barclays Cup game being a final, it was an opportunity for the players to lay hands on some silverware this year, this being the last cup competition this season.

Already his opposite number at Rangers, Fighton Simukonda has said he would want to win the Barclays Cup as a dedication to the Vedanta Resourses-owned Konkola Copper Mine (KCM) for the good sponsorship accorded to the team.