Eye to Eye with In-form Eagles goal poacher Anos Tembo
Green Eagles have surprised many people with their current form as they sit third on the log with only 12 rounds of matches to go before the end of the season which makes them serious candidates for finishing in the top four which in turn guarantees them playing in one if Africa’s top two top Club competitions.
For a team that barely survived relegation last season, Green Eagles have done quite well for themselves and key to their performance is the ability of different players to pop up during games and be the match winner.
Spencer Sautu has been the face of the team for a long time now but his burden of carrying the team is now being shared especially when it comes to finding the back of the net.
At the moment the most In-form striker in the MTN/FAZ Super League hails from Choma Green Eagles, Anos Tembo who has scored in all of Eagles last four games and has scored a total of nine goals in his last 11 matches.
The Zamfoot caught up with Anos Tembo on a one on one chat with the man of the moment to get to know a few things about thean taking the Zambian football scene by storm.
ZAMFOOT – Good morning Anos and welcome to this interview.
ANOS- Good morning and thanks for this
ZAMFOOT- Take us through your football journey
Anos- I started my active football with Amakubi stars, The team owned by veteran administrator Simata Simata in division two in 2009 when the team was fighting relegation. I managed to score 5 goals to help the team to survive relegation.
I stayed at Amakumbi in 2010 and i managed to score 11 goals but in 2011 i just played a few games and managed to score 7 goals. The same year in June i moved to City of Lusaka . In 2012 I started my MTN/FAZ Super league journey joining Roan united football club. From then played for Red Arrows , Konkola Blades, Nakambala Leopards, Kabwe Warriors and finally here at Eagles.
ZAMFOOT- Who has had the biggest influence on you as your coach?
Anos- My current head coach Aggrey Chiyangi and George Lwandamina have had the biggest impact on my career.
ZAMFOOT-What was your lowest point as player?
Anos- Last year when we (Green Eagles) survived relegation on the last day with 43 points .
ZAMFOOT -From surviving relegation on the final day to a top four fight, What do you think is the secret for you this season?
Anos- I think it’s the hard work we have been putting in all of us from the technical staff, the players and even the fans with their support.
ZAMFOOT – Talking of fans, How do you deal with the pressure from the fans ?
Anos- I deal with them by just trying my best to do the right things at the right time on the pitch.
ZAMFOOT- A top four finish is a reality for you which means playing continental football, Do you think you will qualify?
Anos-Yes absolutely if we just continue working hard by winning games then we will play continental football.
ZAMFOOT – You have scored 9 goals already, What’s your target? Golden boot maybe?
Anos- At the start of the season i was not playing so I had to fight my way into the starting 11. Now that am finding my self in the team my target is to match my jersey number (13) which am not yet to to do. When i reach 13 goals then i might think of the Golden boot.
ZAMFOOT – How do you prepare for a match?
Anos- I first pray to God asking for strength and protection against injuries then ask for goals (bursts into laughter) then am ready to play a game.
ZAMFOOT – What are your future plans?
Anos- My plan is to play for the national team and to go and play my football out of Zambia . After football i would like to be a coach.
ZAMFOOT – Thanks for talking to us
Anos – The pleasure is all mine.
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