Zanaco yesterday played Green Eagles in an MTN FAZ Super League Week 5 midweek fixture away at Independence Stadium in Choma that ended in a barren draw.
Coach Kelvin Kaindu says it is a huge relief to finally get a point after starting the campaign with two successive losses.
Kaindu added that the result is even more important because it has never been easy playing Eagles away in Choma.
“Getting a point at this stadium is not bad. Despite the draw we looked a better side, we created so many chances in the first half,” Kaindu said.
Kaindu said he hoped this was a turning point for Zanaco after a difficult start in the league.
“We’ve done well in the CAF Champions League and now we need to do the same in the local league which I believe we will,” he said.
Kaindu also admitted that the onus was also on Zanaco and Red Arrows who are the country’s remaining continental envoys to work hard in order to maintain Zambia’s four CAF slots.
This is after Zesco United and Kabwe Warriors made first round exits from the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup respectively.
“We already have two teams that have bowed out of the competition and only two remaining. We need to sustain ourselves and get into the group stage from there we focus on getting to the quarterfinals,” Kaindu said.
Meanwhile, Zanaco are back home in Lusaka to prepare to host Prison Leopards this Saturday, 2nd October in a Week 6 fixture at Sunset Stadium