Chitembwe, believes the defence was the main weakness of Makepekepe last year in a season they were also grappled by financial problems.
“The prognosis of the team was very simple. We looked at the team and realised where our faults were last season.
“Offensively, I thought we were very competitive. We scored goals for fun, and there were moments we really looked like a very good attacking team.
“On the same breadth, I am sure we were very poor defensively. We were conceding on average a goal per match and that in itself is not good enough for a team that is very competitive.
“So our focus in terms of recruitment was biased towards defending, that is the reason why we went out to bring in Godknows, Innocent, Admiral and at the same time we have Cassim from Ghana.
“We are also expecting another player who is on trials in South Africa to join us. The whole idea was to try and improve in the areas that we thought were very weak,” said Chitembwe.
The title winning coach also said that the Green Machine is adding players who would benefit it in the long term in terms of talent and brand image.
“We bring in players to try and improve on the squad. For now, any player that we see fit to add value to the team obviously, if he is available, we would love to have him.
“The door is still open to some good players and even according to our numbers, I think we still have slots for really good players to come and be part of us and contribute to the cause. I think we still have about three more slots reserved for really special players,” said Chitembwe.