Despite their poor run in the TNM Super League, Blantyre United have ambitions of finishing the first round in the top eight.
Team Manager Shadreck Mpesi brushed aside fears that his team could end up in the relegation zone, saying there is time to rectify mistakes and get the campaign back on track.
He warned other teams against reading too much into his team’s 2-1 loss to Nyasa Big Bullets at Mulanje Park Stadium.
“We shouldn’t be talking of relegation this time because it is too early for that. We are not a bad side. We score goals but we are also conceding. We simply need to tighten our defence and goalkeeping. Once that is done, we will perform wonders,” he said.
Mpesi and assistant coach Safarao Pompi took charge of the game following the three-week suspension of head coach Leo Mpulula.
The team showed great character and resilience to grab a face-saver through Taonga Malenga barely two minutes after Fischer Kondowe had scored the second goal with a minute to half time.
Blantyre United returned to the elite league after emerging champions of the Southern Region Football League Premier Division.
The team lies on position 13 with three points having played five games, four of which were losses with the only win being the 4-0 routing of Chitipa United.
Besides Sunday’s loss, Blantyre United also went down 4-1 to Red Lions, succumbed 3-1 to Masters Security before bowing 1-0 to Civil Sporting Club.
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