DEFENDING Women Super League champions LDF Ladies resumed their premiership campaign in the second round of the league on a high note running riot against Rovers banging in nine goals with no response.
Kick4Life, who are breathing heavily behind LDF were also too hot to handle for Sky Battalion beating them 10-0 to stay in the race for the title as they are trailing the pace setters by three points. Kick4Life are second on the eight-team league table.
The closest team to the duo is FC Stoko on the third place with 18 points.
All the teams have played eight and are left with six matches.
LDF assistant coach Lire Phiri said he is confident that his charges will defend their title but said it will take them hard work to achieve that feat.
“Of course, for now the results are coming but we don’t want to be carried away and lose our heads in the process,” Phiri said.
“Our main focus is ensuring that we win all our matches because it is important to collect as many points as possible by the time the season ends.”
The former LDF FC admitted that they are not home yet as Kick4Life are breathing heavily behind them.
“This race is still open because Kick4Life are just around the corner and if we slip, then they will catch us so we have to keep on working hard and doubling our efforts. Our main target is to win all our remaining matches,” he said.
Phiri said one of their advantages this season is a bigger pool of players compared to last season.
“There is a lot of improvement in our team compared to last season and I think the results are also showing. But one of the biggest factors this season is that our pool of players has increased and that is giving us depth.
“We managed to win two trophies last season, the league and the Top4 tournament and the target is to also win most of the trophies on offer this season.
“We are on the right track and I am confident that if we continue working hard then we can reach all our targets,” Phiri said.
On the level of women’s football in the country, Phiri said with time the standards will improve and what is needed is support from the country’s leadership.
“I think the league is improving and with time we will get there. We just need to be patient.
“It is also important for administrators to give the sport more support financially as we also must increase the number of teams in the league,” Phiri said.