They will in the next five consecutive games face giants, yet Surestream FC technical director Peter Mponda is defiant that his rookies will survive the 2015 TNM Super League heat.
Mponda wore a brave face in a post-match interview at Kamuzu Stadium on Saturday after, on Super League debut, losing 4-2 to Blue Eagles. John Malidadi Junior bagged a hat-trick for the cops.
“I believe we played well, but football only remembers the winner. It’s just that we made some mistakes that cost us the game,” Mponda said while refusing to admit that the unwillingness to beef up with experienced legs might prove costly.
“I do not think scoring is a challenge for us. We were up against a team with players who have five or more years of Super League experience and we managed to score twice. We will learn from this. The boys will, in the next game, not repeat these mistakes.”
Eagles assistant coach Wilson Chidati, who stood in for Derklerk Msakakuona, also painted a picture of hope for Surestream.
“We played a long-ball game as we expected them to play short passes. They are a good team with loads of confidence. I am sure with time, they will click into gear,” Chidati said.