Chitembwe confident of meeting top four target, challenges his players

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NEWLY appointed Caps United coach Lloyd Chitembwe, who faces army side Buffaloes in a Castle Lager Premiership tie at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday, remains confident of meeting the set target of a top four finish by the end of the campaign.
He however admitted it was huge responsibility for the technical team and the players.
The Caps United coach, who was roped in last week to beef up the Caps United technical team that had Mark Mathe in charge, told journalists at a press conference in the capital that he would try and improve the Green Machine.
“The game against Buffaloes is important,” he said.
“It’s important in the sense that Caps United is a big team and the coaches and the players carry a huge responsibility.
“But I have worked with the team in the past week and I am happy with their technical application.
“They are responding well and I will keep on working on the weaknesses of the team. Winning games is a process and I will try to improve the team, to win matches.”
Chitembwe however challenged his players to wear hard skin and ensure they do not drop points.
“I expect my players to be tough. I have been talking to them that they should understand that they are playing for a big club,” he said.
“Caps is not just an ordinary club. It is an institution laden with history so we have to preserve this history.
“How do we do it? We just have to dump a soft approach in going about our business and become tough. I need men to play for me and not boys.
“The right attitude is also needed no matter which team we are playing. It does not matter that that we are playing Buffaloes this week.
“We have to take them like we are playing giants of this world.”
The coach has just nine games to prove he is the right man to lead the Green Machine.
It’s also an opportunity for him to make a mark in the top flight league having been plucked from the obscurity of the lower divisions where he was coaching Division One outfit Starbill.
His bid for a top four finish starts with a home tie against army side Buffaloes at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday.
After the match against Buffaloes, Chitembwe still has other tricky assignments against Hwange (away), Highlanders (home), ZPC Kariba (away), Triangle (home), Dynamos
(away), How Mine (home), FC Platinum (away), Hwahwa (home).Advertisement