Confusion has again made its way to Be Forward Wanderers, the team which has been in endless administrative problems.
The club has fired coach Eddingtone Ng’onamo and his assistant Elia Kananji and hired Yasin Osman to become the third coach to be employed in seven months.
In a quarter of a century that I have been in these trenches of sports reporting, I have been used to witnessing this madness every season.
It is not surprising to some of us that things have completely fallen apart again this season and the executive cannot hold.
I do not think the move to dismiss the current coaching panel, headed by Ng’onamo, is a solution to the club’s poor showing on the domestic competitions.
This is the club which has registered about numerous players this season but it is still not delivering the goods.
The club is on ninth position in the Super League table.
It is unfair that the same coaching panel which managed to defend Carlsberg Cup just three weeks ago has been fired on the premise of non-performance.
As Ng’onamo has put it, coaching is a thankless job and I totally agree with him. Three weeks ago, these coaches were saluted for a heroic performance and today they have become villains.
After God had given me the privilege to be on the front row watching this team winning the Carlsberg Cup, I thought there was spirit of camaraderie in the team.
It is, therefore, sad that such a beautiful romantic affair between the coaches, the executive and players has just survived for a short time.
Is it because the team lost to Nyasa Big Bullets, in the second round of the Super League last week then the coaches have suddenly become dull and useless? When you cannot find answers to this question it confirms that indeed this is a thankless job.
When a club like Wanderers, which is supposed to be the role model, willy-nilly hires and fires coaches it speaks volume about the standards and quality of Malawian football.
Wanderers’ Executive Committee should also squarely shoulder the blame for the team’s performance. They should not use the coaches as a scapegoat for their shortfalls
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