VETERAN defender Joseph Musonda says Nkana can win the 2017 MTN/FAZ Super League if the current crop of players remain intact.
Nkana finished third on the table in the just ended season after leading in most parts of the first round before a series of poor results set in and allowed eventual champions Zanaco to overtake them, amid fears that the expensively assembled squad may disintegrate as a result of failure to play continental football.
But in an interview, Musonda, a former AfCON winner with Chipolopolo and now Nkana player, said it was unfortunate that the team had failed to finish on top but promised to turn things around next season.
“It was a very tough season… we wanted to finish in first position but unfortunately, we didn’t. Football is unpredictable sometimes, if you don’t put in that extra effort, you find yourself in a position you didn’t want to finish in,” Musonda said.
The Nkana executive has moved quickly to secure the future of its most prized asset, 2016 golden boot winner Walter Bwalya who signed a contract extension to stay at the club up to 2019.
“…because we have got a good team, a mixture of young players and experienced players, come 2017, I think if we don’t disturb our team, we are going to achieve our goal of winning the league,” said Musonda who was voted Nkana’s most reliable player in 2016.