TIM ZULU writes@SunZambian
AT the primary calling of the Eden National Division One League, Copperbelt Province demonstrated again that they are as yet a predominance power force in Zambian football as Indeni of Ndola rose as generally champions.
The weight to impersonate Indeni and keep their copperbelt strength controls, presently falls on the shoulders of Brave Nchanga Rangers, ‘Acid boys’ Gomes, Chambishi and new comers Mighty Mufulira Wanderers and ‘Sharp Razor’ Konkola Blades.With the 2020/21 Eden brainteaser vowing not to be an infant’s play, will any of these Kopala sides have another gigantic saying in the Eden class second year running and keep the Copperbelt gloating rights? Allow them to react.Chambishi FC -they completed their first course on position number 9 with 37 points. Presently given the position they finished their mission last season, will it be on the whole correct to underlet them for a potential top completion. Club General Secretary Douglas Sakeni Muma says do that at your own danger.“We are leaving no stone unturned as winning advancement to the super league is head of the plan. We have in our position mentor Israel Mwanza who guided Kansanshi Dynamos to its first since forever super league birth. He is intensely on the ground putting a team of dedicated and disciplined soldiers. The expectations and desires from the sponsors (Chambishi Metals) the Executive and the community is super high. We are simply game,” summarizes Mr. Muma.Gomes Football Club is another side that gives so much expectation and individuals who acutely followed them last season will validate that reality. They were so close to promotion however unfortunately were left perking on position 6 with 50 points.The Gomes Haulage sponsored team that was formerly known as AC Ndola Wanderers and changed its name to GOMES in 2010 under the founder and Coach Sammy Mabvuto Phiri state they are not in the Eden association to make up numbers but will dig deep for the title this time around.“We have signed exceptionally intriguing players from Ndola United, Roan United, Young Gomes and Young Power and trust me with this extraordinary ability available to us will have an incredible effect in the Eden class,” says the Acid Boys mentor.Nchanga Rangers FC joined the Eden fray, subsequent to paying off monetarily pained Circuit City in the beginning of the 2019/20 season, from that point forward they have been striving to discover ground however it was not good enough for a big team like Rangers, finished the season on position 8 with 42 points. Their performance wasn’t so terrible and beyond a shadow of a doubt the Bruce Mwape guided side have been revamping quietly and this ‘Brave’ side will be a team to beat this coming season.Mufulira Wanderers FC consider them however in any way you can, this is Zambia’s legendary team, yet gone are the days this Mufulira based side never realized how to battle relegation fights. Under the charming Coach Tenant Chembo, is mighty coming to Eden league to stay or transition back to the Elite alliance.“It’s unfortunate we dropped to the National League however take nothing away from wanderers. We are here to secure the tradition of the club and we will strive to return the team to where it has a place. No doubt the league will be competitive with so much talent and that is health and good for our football, so it won’t be easy however we need to work,” Chembo said.Konkola Blades are lovingly known as ‘Sharp’ Blades and consistent with their name they have worked out their way to the semi Zambian league. The Lewingtone Mujembe drilled side last played Super League football in 2017 and in the event that they actually have that desire their coming into the Eden League will show.
Much the same as Lusaka who have five envoys, Copperbelt that delivered the victors last season is equally lining up five trustees. How Sharp, Brave and Mighty they turn out will be the embodiment of the league that gets underway in 15 days’ time.