After a sluggish start to the 2017 season, TNM Super League perennial underachievers, Blue Eagles, have called for a crisis meeting today in a bid to save the sinking ship.
This is an unusual start for the cops compared to the past five seasons where they used to be early pacesetters in the TNM Super League.
Instead of flying, the Eagles are crawling on their bellies in the league having lost two consecutive games over the weekend.
Eagles lost 1-0 to Premier Bet Wizards on Saturday before a humiliating 3-0 defeat at the hands of Red Lions the following day.
Eagles Chairperson, Alexander Ngwala, confirmed the meeting, saying they were concerned about the team’s poor showing in the early stages of the season.
“We started and finished strongly last season but it seems we have taken backward steps this season. We are not happy with the performance of the team. Management is investing massive financial and technical support in the team but results are not forthcoming,” Ngwala said.
The Area 30 policemen have only claimed a single victory in the TNM Super League this season in five games.
They are ninth on the log table with five points. At the same stage last season, Eagles had 15 points from five games.
But Head Coach, Audloy Makonyola, said it is too early to start panicking as the team was undergoing transition.
“The players are committed but the problem is that the team is yet to take shape. Again, some of our key strikers like Maxwell Salambula and John Malidadi Jnr are still out due to injuries. But I think it is not a big problem. We will recover,” Makonyola said.
The team’s slump in form comes against the background of the coming of big name players like Micium Mhone, Wonder Jelemani, Tizgobere Kumwenda and Beston Jimu.
Last season, Eagles finished fourth in the TNM Super League with 54 points, seven behind champions, Kamuzu Barracks.
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