Dave Daka says Zesco United should not be discounted as prime contenders for the 2017 FAZ Super Division title.
The five-time champions, who finished 2nd in 2016, are currently 8th on 23 points, eleven behind leaders Napsa Stars after 13 and 17 games played respectively.
Zesco’s backlog has come about because of their 2017 CAF Confederation Cup obligations since March.
“It is too early to know who’s going to win it but as far as Zesco United is concerned, we will push it to the end,” Daka said.
Daka joined Zesco from Zanaco this season on a permanent deal.
“I am very happy here since I joined Zesco. Everything is going on well and I think God for that,”Daka said.
“And as the season progresses, I hope together with the team, that things will turn out clearer in the next few months.”
Daka is currently away on 2018 CHAN qualifier duty with Chipolopolo who host Swaziland in Lusaka on July 22 in a first round,final leg tie leading 4-0 from the first leg on July 16.
Meanwhile,Zesco return to league action this week for the first time since July 9 when they host Green Eagles on July 23 at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.