It’s a very painful result- Fathi

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By Alvick Namangwala | March 5, 2021

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NAPSA Stars on Thursday afternoon were on the receiving end of a 3-1 loss at the hands of Young Green Eagles at Khosa stadium in Kafue.

Speaking to the ZamFoot Crew in a post-match interview NAPSA head coach Mohamed Fathi said he wanted to rest some of his players and do a rotation to his squad due to the overload of games ahead but was quick to mention that the pensioners will finish in the top half of the table at the end of the season.

“It’s a very painful result as we tried to change some of the players to give them game time because we have many games ahead so every player must be ready. It’s one of the games and we gave chance to some of the players though they didn’t do well today that they cost us, some of the players had an outstanding performance so it happens in football but by now we know well that some players do well in training but when it comes to the games they don’t show up so in the future we will take some decisions as to the club whoever is putting effort will play and those who don’t will be out,” he said.

“Our focus now shifts to the Morocco game we shall balance back our line up, we shall keep pushing so that we qualify to the group stage of the CAF games and the league we still have 16 games with 2 in hand but my promise to the Napsa stars supporters and management is that the team will finish in the top 4 like last year,” Fathi added.

When asked if he underrated the Young Green Eagles side by changes he made Fathi had this to say: No, no we did not underrate Young Green Eagles it’s just that we gave time to players to have game fitness because we plan to give every player to play because they train every time,” he said.

With the loss on Thursday in Kafue, Napsa maintains their place on the 14th position on the table with points while the Tonka Tusike side will climb to position 15 with the same points as Napsa who have a better goal difference.