Germany-based former Malawian international, Dan Chitsulo, has made an open-stud attack on TNM Super League strikers for being too lazy and shy in front of goal-posts.
The former Civo United and Flames predator Wednesday, on his facebook wall, said he was shocked that 2015 TNM Super League’s joint-top scorers—- Innocent Bokosi of Red Lions and Big Bullets’ Chiukepo Msowoya- –have grabbed a miserable 14 goals each.
“During our time, competition was high. We had strikers like Speedlink [Jones Nkhwazi], Ganizani Malunga and Aggrey Kanyenda. It was impossible to get a Golden Boot Award with 14 only. That is poor finishing. That is indeed lack of quality. Malawi football is going down,” wrote the ex-Cologne reserve team forward.
Chitsulo, who claimed to have scored a minimum of 19 per season while at Civo, also in an interview cited Russel Mwafulirwa and Esau Kanyenda as top strikers of his era, adding “14 goals was just for half a season.”
Be Forward Wanderers legend, Bob Mpinganjira, probably the only Super League striker to score eight in a game, yesterday shared Chitsulo’s opinion.
“During my time, I was surrounded by players who used to read my runs well. Scoring is a process. The ball goes through several people. Current strikers lack the confidence and hunger. I used to tell myself that, “lose or win, I will not leave the pitch without scoring,” Mpinganjira said.
Former MDC United striker, Heston Munthali, yesterday attributed the scoring problems to lack of composure, whereas ex- Big Bullets defender, Panganeni Ndovi, recently said most strikers lack basic finishing skills and “don’t understand the basic movements of a defender.”
Most Super League strikers were reluctant to comment.
Super League of Malawi general secretary, Williams Banda, yesterday said “we respect his [Chitsulo] opinion. Scoring is for technical people to explain. One can argue that during his time, defenders were weak.”
Impotence in front of goal-posts is a Southern African disease. For example, Zambia top scorer, Winston Kalenga netted 18 for Zesco this season, just like Zimbabwe’s Tendai Ndoro of Chicken Inn FC.
Mozambique’s sharpest striker this season, Lewis Macha, bagged just nine for Ferroviaro de Maputo.
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