Blantyre United optimistic on Super League


AFTER a six-game losing streak, Blantyre United believe they have quality players to help them avoid TNM Super League relegation this season.

Blantyre stunned Super League defending champions, Kamuzu Barracks, with a 2-1 win at MDC Ground on Sunday.

Goals from Ibrahim Sadik and Rafiq Juma were enough to stun the soldiers, who scored their consolation through Kelvin Hanganda.


United Technical Director, Lawson Nakoma, said they were not panicking after a slow start on their return to the top-flight league.

“Our start has not been the best but we are not panicking. We let some games slip through our fingers and we have also been victims of poor [refereeing] decisions and it cost us positive results,” he said.

Nakoma said their win over KB was not a fluke.


“It was unfortunate that Kamuzu Barracks managed to pull one back, otherwise they were supposed to lose by a bigger margin. That victory gives us the confidence that we can turn the corner and be among top teams in the league,” he said.

Currently, Blantyre are hunting for a Caf B licenced coach and, in the meantime, Shadreck Mpesi and Safarao Pompi are drilling the team.

Meanwhile, Nakoma admitted that the team was struggling financially.

“Currently, we are knocking on different doors in a quest to secure sponsorship or a donation to ease our financial burden. The players appreciate that this is a self-sponsored side. We struggle to raise money for accommodation, food and transportation,” he said.

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