NEWLY-appointed Green Buffaloes Football Club coach Patrick Phiri hopes to inspire the Zambia Army-sponsored team back to its glory days.

The former national team, Nkana and Tanzania's Simba FC coach said he had a challenge of transforming Green Buffaloes into a winning team.

"I have a challenge to bring glory to the club like in the 80's," Phiri said in an interview shortly before the team's departure for Mozambique where they will play a series of friendly games. "For them to recruit me, they had confidence in me. I hope my joining the team will inspire everyone to work hard and win silverware."
Phiri was this week appointed GBFC coach, replacing George Chikokola who died last month.

Green Buffaloes last won the local Super League title in 1981.
And Phiri said he is looking forward to a good outing in Mozambique.
The veteran trainer said the trip would help him assemble a formidable team for the FAZ /MTN Super League season.

"This outing will help us prepare adequately for the league season," said Phiri. "We will play at most three friendly games, one against Machedje but we are yet to now the other two teams."
The team that left for Mozambique by road is expected to return next Tuesday.