Injury crisis at Civo United


Struggling Civo United coach, Millias Pofera, says he is concerned with a mounting injury crisis in his squad.

The civil servants, who have lost two consecutive games in the TNM Super League and Presidential Cup, have 10 players on the injury list.

Civo lost 1-2 to Moyale Barracks at home in the TNM Super League before being booted out of the Presidential Cup by second-tier league side, Masters Security FC after losing 1-0 in a replay match on Monday.


Pofera Wednesday admitted that he was concerned with the absence of some of his stars due to the injuries.

“We know that the supporters need good results all the time and we are trying hard to fix the problems,” Pofera said.

Vice-Captain Blessings Kawanga, Jelesi Lufeyo, Ian Chinyama, Vincent Nyangulu, Mathias Nyirenda, Ratias Banda and Fletcher Bandawe are among the injured players.


However, Pofera believes he is the right man to turn the corner for Civo this season.

“I am not under pressure. These things happen in football, but I am positive that we will soon return to winning ways,” Pofera insisted.

Reports suggest Civo executive committee is slowly losing patience with the former Dedza Young Soccer mentor.

“We are not panicking and we have not reached a point where we can give a coach an ultimatum because we are certain that things will improve soon,” Civo Vice- Chairperson, Owen Malijani, said yesterday.

Under former coach, Oscar Kaunda, last season, Civo won the now defunct Standard Bank Cup and finished on position ten in the league.

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