Blantyre United in tricky outing
A week after seeing off defending champions, Kamuzu Barracks (KB) 2-1, Blantyre United face a tricky Mzuzu outing.
United meet Mzuni FC today then Moyale Barracks tomorrow. Both games are scheduled for Mzuzu Stadium.
United have been inconsistent in recent games.
Before edging out KB last Sunday at Chilomoni Stadium in Blantyre, the Super League returnees had lost six times and drawn once.
The win over KB was United’s first since humiliating their fellow strugglers Chitipa United 4-0 in May.
United’s interim Coach, Safarao Pompi, admitted that his side is struggling, but thinks his boys can build on their win over KB.
“The problem is that we have been rotating our starting XI, game-in, game-out. But that experiment has not done us any good,” Pompi said.
“[Nonetheless], we have prepared for our games [against Mzuni and Moyale] like we do with any fixture. Surely, the spirit we showed in that win [against KB] has to be transferred into these games.”
Mzuni, too, are desperate to end their recent poor run of form in league and cup games.
Alex Ngwira’s men have seen their form decline drastically—their latest defeat being to Dwangwa United in a Carlsberg Cup round of 32 away game during the week.
However, Ngwira’s song has been the same in his recent post-match interviews.
“We have been creating chances but converting them has been a challenge. But all that is history and we believe this game will give us a turnaround in our Super League campaign,” he said.
Mzuni should be praying for the good form of goalkeeper Chimwemwe Kunkwawa and attacker Lazarus Nyemera whereas United young goal-tender Christopher Mikuwa, Jide Mbandambanda and striker Brown Mizeye are the visitors’ key players.
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