While all other teams were busy strengthening their squads during pre-season, rookies Surestream FC have said they have faith in the squad that earned them promotion into the top-flight Super League.
Surestream’s technical director Peter Mponda said although there have been suggestions to beef up their squad with some experienced players, they are not taking that route.
“We are quite aware that the Super League is a tough terrain, but we are satisfied with the predominantly youthful squad that we have and we have no plans to sign new players.
“Experience is gained through playing games and if we put our trust in experienced players then where will the youngsters get the experience from? We will do with what we have,” said Mponda.
The former Flames captain also said the fact that about seven of his players were key members of the Under-20 national team that failed to qualify for the CAF Africa Youth Championship at the last hurdle, means that they have some experience.
“We also had a few that were called up for Flames training and that alone is an indication that they are mature.
“So, we will take a gamble and have faith in our youngsters,” said Mponda, whose team won the Nsejjere Southern Region Football Association (SRFA) league to earn promotion into the Super League.
Some of Surestream’s key players are Brightone Munthali, Ernest Tambe, Bernard Chimaimba, Isaac Mwale and Levison Maganizo.