Standard Bank Cup finalists, Mighty Be Forward Wanderers and Civo United, have engaged an extra gear by training twice a day ahead of the finals slated for Sunday at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe.
“We are not into camp, but have just engaged in fulltime training from Monday to Friday. We do this twice a day. We need to be at our best on Sunday to win the cup,” said Wanderers vice-general secretary Christopher Kananji.
He said his players are already motivated by the prospect of a tour of Japan if they win the cup.
“Our sponsors—Be Forward—have made it a condition that if we win the Standard Bank Cup the players will tour Japan for a month. The prospect of the trip itself has boosted morale in the camp. Every player is working hard to ensure that we win the game on Sunday,” said Kananji.
Wanderers have already bagged the Carlsberg Cup and another trophy will mean a successful season on the domestic scene.
Civo United general secretary Rashid Ntelera also said they are not camping ahead of the game, but have just added an extra gear as is the case with Wanderers to ensure that there is endurance and also tactical acumen in the players.
“The technical team is emphasising on quick footwork, explosiveness, and confidence on the ball.
“We want people to watch good attacking football,” he said.
Ntelera also expressed confidence in head coach Oscar Kaunda and his staff that they deliver the positive result.
“It will be historical for us to win the cup. It is a pride to the players and that is enough motivation,” added Ntelera.