Nyirenda attributes success to attacking

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Nyirenda adds that the fact that his team was the highest scoring team in the just ended season is due to the attacking strategies and skills he has imparted to his players.

Nyirenda, who is also the Zambia Under-17 national team head coach, says he has taught his players that the best way for them to defend is by attacking.

“It’s a great honour to win the league and I thank and owe it to Almighty God. My team has been scoring goals, many goals, because I have spent a lot of time teaching them that since I am a former striker myself. I have taught that the best way to defend in a game is to attack.”

The former Amakhosi striker, who was popularly known as Musindise, has literally transformed Zesco United from an under-achieving side to become one of the most feared teams in the Zambian league.

In fact, Zesco, who are bankrolled by the Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation, have since become the first side from Ndola town on the Copperbelt Province to win the league championship and earn a berth in next year's Confederation of African Football Champions.

Kick Off asked the former Amakhosi hitman what has led to this transformation in the team’s fortunes when other coaches have failed to win the league title with the same players and sponsorship.

“The training methods, the respect and the co-operation between the team and sponsors has seen the team succeed this season. All-in-all, it is the programming of how to do things in the team has led to the success,” he says.

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