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Be Forward Wanderers’ Executive Committee has asked its Eddingtone Ng’onamo-led technical panel to submit a report on the team’s poor showing in away TNM Super League matches.

The demand comes in the wake of the Nomads’ failure to collect full points at Chitowe Ground in Dwangwa after losing 1-2 to Mafco on Saturday before managing just a barren draw with strugglers, Dwangwa United, the following day.

The Nomads General Secretary, Mike Butao, said the team’s performance in away matches was disappointing and the executive wanted to appreciate the reasons behind the poor showing.

“As an executive committee, we are very unhappy with the team’s failure to collect points in away matches. No one in the Wanderers’ family likes what is happening. There is no way we can win the league title with such poor performances,” Butao explained.

He said it was sad that the team is now only depending on home matches to collect points.

Out of nine away matches played so far, Wanderers have won only twice while winning five out of 10 home matches.

Wanderers Team Manager, Steve Madeira, attributed the team’s failure to win in Dwangwa to time-wasting tactics deployed by their opponents.

“It was as if the two teams had connived to deploy such tactics on us. They consistently frustrated us and put us out. That broke our resolve and killed the fighting spirit in the boys,” he said.

Ironically, the Nomads kicked off the league with a 2-1 win away to Silver Strikers but lost the plot thereafter with unconvincing performances that culminated into the replacement of then head coach, Jack Chamangwana, for Ng’onamo.

The Ng’onamo-led panel is being taken to task for the first time since taking up their posts. Ng’onamo refused to comment yesterday.

However, the panel may find solace in the fact that the team won the Carlsberg Cup two weeks.

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