Red Arrows Football club recorded their 9th win of the season on Sunday afternoon as they beat Green Eagles 2-0 in a week 23 MTN/FAZ Super League encounter played at Nkoloma Stadium on Lusaka.
Green Eagles head coach Aggrey Chiyangi felt the Kawale Boys failed to contend with the aggression of Arrows as they were slow to react. Chiyangi also expressed concern about losing games at this crucial stage of the season.
“In the first half they were aggressive and we were slow in reacting. When they got the first goal it gave them the energy to keep pushing but again when we stabilized in the second half we allowed them to get another goal which was not good because at that time if they had not scored, I think we would have scored an equalizer but you know how it is when you score you get extra energy to keep pushing,” he said.
“It is not good to lose at this point because these are crucial games we going towards the end of the season and we have to move from where we are.”
Meanwhile, Red Arrows head coach Chisi Mbewe described the win as a sweet victory especially that it is a military derby.
Chisi Mbewe feels his side has a chance to finish in the top four and qualify for Continental football and believes the win over Eagles will act as motivation.
” Yes the first leg we lost two-nil, I feel we were disadvantaged due to the state of the pitch, it was waterlogged, We planned that we should work hard and make amends,” he said.
“It’s a sweet victory, being a military derby, it’s always a win we dedicate to our boss the Airforce Commander, When going into a military derby we always put in 100+ percent to come out victorious which is what happened today (Sunday).”
“We remaining with eleven games, When you look at the table from the second place it’s a bit tight, the win will motivate us to keep believing so that we can finish in the top four. The chances are there but we just need to be focused, keep believing, and working extra hard,” he added.
Kayembe Alidor put the Airmen in the lead five minutes into the match after connecting with a pinpoint cross from Chrispin Sakulanda. James Chamanga sealed the result in the 74th minute with a fine finish which saw him go round the Eagles keeper before slotting home.