By Punch Chama
Power Dynamos have a new coach in Kelvin Kaindu but looking at the current team one realises that it will be practically impossible for Power Dynamos to reach its target of improving on its 6th position of last season.
Buildcon FC who finished behind Power Dynamos are in thier second season and have retained the starting 11 that led them in the 2017 season and improved on it.
With an ever increasingly competitive Zambian Super League transfer spending is becoming an important tool in helping a team.
Power Dynamos currently need a striker who averages 15 to 20 goals a year and will have to delve in the market.
Getting a striker from the lower leagues wont help Power much initially as that player will have to settle in and by that time its midseason and the target of 15 goals wont be met.
Delving into the African Market Power will need to spend anything from K300,000 to K600,000 for a decent striker who will get this type of goals.
Power will also need to invest in another defensive midfielder and defender to add depth in the squad.
The number of Zambian National Team players in Power’s squad has significantly dropped at the club thus giving an added advantage to the likes of Zesco United and Zanaco so the Kitwe based side may need to lure some National team players but that costs money so they should be ready to pay the transfer fees.
Power should also be ready to break old traditions such as long standing pay structures at some Zambian clubs because its worth the risk.
In 2016 Zesco United took a risk and got the likes of Jesse Were and paid them what one would believe is salaries higher than what the club had ever paid but Zesco gained K7 Million that same year by reaching the CAF Champions League Semi Finals.
So Power need to realise that there is a risk reward system in Zambian and African football these days.
Looking at the current environment in the ZSL its going to be very difficult for Power to break into the TOP 4 without significant investment.