Azam Tigers Technical Director, Robin Alufandika, has said the team’s lead on the TNM Super League log table is not worth smiling about yet.
Alufandika was reacting to the latest fixture which indicates that they will face Red Lions this weekend at Mulanje Park Stadium, to make it a fourth consecutive home game for Tigers.
He said the team, which leads the log table with 11 points from five games, needs to play more away games to know their real strength.
Tigers started the season away in a goalless draw against Karonga United.
“We are building false confidence that we are a good side based on our recent performance at our home ground. Of course, a win or a draw at home is important as we need to utilise home-ground advantage. However, we have no powers to reverse fixtures. We just follow Super League of Malawi’s fixtures,” he said.
In other home matches, Tigers defeated Moyale Barracks 3-2, Be Forward Wanderers 2-0, Mafco 3-0 and drew 1-1 against Kamuzu Barracks.
Football analyst Higger Mkandawire has since concurred with Alufandika’s observation.
“It is very difficult to assess the team’s performance based on just five games. The battle is still on. Tigers need to maintain their performance. Here is a team which struggles financially but still produces good players,” Mkandawire said.
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