By SANDRA MWILA FOOTBALL –
Association of Zambia(FAZ) assistant technical director Moses Sichone has asked Zambians to support coach Wedson Nyirenda. Sichone said Nyirenda needed time to deliver desired results to Zambian fans. He said it was not an easy task to build a formidable team and reap results in a short period of time. “As far as I am concerned Wedson has been coach for a year and building a team needs time,”Sichone said. Sichone said Nyirenda has a concept and if given time he will be able to deliver good results. “Wedson is able to reach the maximum, the concept is there and what he wants to achieve,”he said. He said building was a process as it cannot happen over night. “Building is a process, the association has given him the chance and Zambians should also support and give him time,” he said. He added that they need to work extra hard after missing out on the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. “What we need is to work hard not only the team but also the association. We need to be organised,” Sichone said. Sichone heaped praise on the MTN-FAZ Super League stating that it had improved compared to the days when he played in it. “Football has evolved from the time I was playing. We have MTN sponsoring the league. I attended the awards they were a marvel and I wish for many companies to come on board to sponsor teams,”Sichone said. And Zanaco goalkeeper Toaster Nsabata was mysteriously still missing from the squad ahead of the CHAN next month in Morocco. The team regrouped on Sunday and as at yesterday Nsabata is yet to report and join the team preparing for the tournament. On Monday assistant coach Aggrey Chiyangi told the media that Nsabata was attending to a family commitment and will be joining the team soon. But rumours circulating are that Nsabata is in South Africa with a possibility of joining the PSL side. Other sources also said that Nsabata has received offers from various teams in South Africa and is likely to make a move this transfer window. “Toaster has received offers from various teams in South Africa, others in National Division Football and has been advised to stay on untill after CHAN but it seems his already in South Africa,” the source said. CHAN is a tournament for players playing in their native countries making Nsabata ineligible if he signs a contract with a team outside Zambia. Striker Lubinda Mundia who was part of the CHAN team is also reported to have sealed a one year loan deal with Tanzanian side Singinda and will be ineligible to feature.