By MICHAEL MIYOBA
AS teams prepare for the new soccer seasons, FAZ super division outfit NAPSA Stars have travelled to the tourist capital Livingstone for a two weeks training camp.
NAPSA Stars FC head coach Mohamed Fathi confirmed the development in an interview noting that Livingstone was a perfect destination for the clubs preseason tour.
Fathi said that the tourist capital boasts of good facilities and lower league clubs which NAPSA will face in some friendly matches.
“Livingstone has a good environment for preseason. A lot of clubs like to come here for the facilities and there are good teams here and it is near Zimbabwe where we can invite a few teams for some friendly games.
“We have to beef up our defence line and the goal keeping department because the 2019/2020 soccer season will be competitive and the number of teams will be 18 which is a good number but we will be ready,” Fathi said.
Fathi said the pensioners would prepare adequately for the new season after missing out on the CAF Interclub championship qualification following a fifth place finish during the 2019 transitional league season.
Fathi described the 2019 transitional league season as a successful season for the club despite the teams failure to clinch a top four finish.
“It was a very good run from surviving relegation coming to transition league the players didn’t rest enough within the period but we played very well though we were unlucky we had some draws.
“We finished number five and the continental games qualification zone was top four so I think we were not far from finishing in the continental qualification zone,” Fathi said.