Green Eagles ready for premier league pressure

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Newly promoted division one south outfit Green Eagles coach Justin Chinama said his team was well prepared for the 2014 FAZ/MTN super league season.

Chinama has told ZANIS sports in an interview from Choma today that his team was more than ready to withstand the pressure of playing in the country’s top soccer league.

He said the team was shaping up well adding that the intensive pre-season training has helped players to be focused and ready to face the challenge of playing any team.

And Chinama disclosed that Green Eagles have recalled defenders Tindi Mwanza and striker Spencer Sautu who were on loan to Red Arrows and Forest Rangers respectively.

The team has also acquired the services of defender Stanley Katumpa from demoted Kalulushi Modern Stars adding that plans were under way to get one striker to reinforce the striking force.

Chinama explained that the decision not to bring in many players is not to disturb the rhythm that impelled the players to win promotion to the super league.

Meanwhile, Chinama has thanked the sponsors, Zambia National Service (ZNS), for the continued support to the team particularly during the just ended Coppebelt province camp training.

Chinama also said the Coppebelt camp training has added more confidence and has helped to raise the fitness levels among the players.

Green Eagles, who have just concluded the pre-season camping in the Copperbelt province, are expected to wrap up their super league preparatory games against Livingstone Pirates in Livingstone this weekend.

Green Eagles’ first super league game will be a tie at independence stadium in Choma against defending champions Nkana on March 15, 2014.