Zesco United boss George ‘Chicken’ Lwandamina came to the defence of Jacob Banda after his nightmare afternoon on Saturday as Zanaco humiliated Zesco United 4-1 at Sunset Stadium to stay top of Stream A.
The former Chipolopolo coach said he did not like to talk about individual players but stressed that football is a team sport and Jacob had people on the pitch who should have protected him.
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“I don’t like to talk about individual players . Jacob was not playing alone. Unless you saying the ball went direct to Jacob from the kick off but they were people who should have protected him. If you lose , You lose as eleven that’s what I know unless otherwise,” Lwandamina told the ZamFoot crew in a post match interview.
“It was a very difficult game. we lost it in the first half as we did not organise ourselves in good time. we gave away very easy goals. we tried to come back it was late unfortunately,” he added.
Jacob ‘Spider Man’ Banda had an afternoon to forget as his errors costex his team and was substituted in the first half after Zanaco went three nil up .
The Bankers were three nil up in the first 30 minutes thanks to goals from Souleymanou Moussa, Tafadzwa Rusike and Chitiya Mususu. Logic Ching’andu came from the bench to reduce the deficit but Enerst Mbewe restored parity eight minutes to time as the bankers claimed an emphatic 4-1 victory.