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Blame game hits Mighty Tigers

BESIEGED—Tigers lost to Ekwendeni

Mighty Tigers Head Coach Rodgers Yasin has blamed the club’s directors following the team’s poor start to the 2020/21 TNM Super League season.

Tigers have lost five consecutive matches, having won and drawn once each, and are currently on position 15 on the 16-member log table.

Yasin said he was failing to openly comment on what was happening at the club, claiming that the players were lacking motivation.

“It is true that I have failed as a coach because, when the team loses, the blame goes to the coach. We are milking the cow without feeding it and how do you expect the milk to come from? How do you expect good results from the boys who are not well looked after?,” he questioned.

Yasin said the club owners must take full responsibilities for the team’s failure to reclaim glory.

“I have been in football both as a player and a coach for quite a long time and I know what it takes for a club to do well. Some of our directors are spending a year without visiting us.

“In football even a jersey can transform everything. You see your opponents putting on a good uniform and you are wearing an old fashioned kit. It means you are already out of the game,” he said.

However, Yasin was optimistic of turning around the tide at Tigers before winding up first round matches.

Tigers have four points from seven games.

At the same stage last season, the Kau Kau boys were on seventh position with six points from as many games.

Tigers Board of Director’s Chairperson Sydney Chikoti trashed Yasin’s accusation saying it was not true that the team was failing to produce good results because of incentives.

“When they say that they are failing to win games because of lack of incentives I don’t think it explains it. The players do receive their bonuses when they win and they receive their salaries every month end,” he said.

Chikoti said they were waiting for a technical report to be submitted by tomorrow following the team’s slump in form.

In 2009, Tigers won the defunct Standard Cup.

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