Kamanga hopes for turnaround
Kamuzu Barracks (KB) new Coach Charles Kamanga has expressed confidence that his charges would get back to winning ways after conceding six goals in their last two games.
Kamanga is back at the Lilongwe-based Malawi Defence Force side four years after leaving for Moyale Barracks, where he was sacked following the team’s poor performance.
KB have had a bad start to the season after losing 5-1 to Silver Strikers a fortnight ago and drawing 1-1 with Be Forward Wanderers last weekend.
Kamanga said he expected better results after incorporating players who had just arrived from military duties in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
“I expect these players to beef up my squad. I am working hard to improve the team so that it begins to win again. We have attacking midfielder Ben Hojani, goalkeeper Lemani Nthala, and defenders Diof Simaoni and Pemphero Kansichiri who will have to be assessed before throwing them into the deep end.
“It is good that these players are back with the team. We will have to see whether they can play right away. We need reinforcements in various positions. Personally, I feel excited with returning to the club I left some four years ago. I promise to work hard in my role as the team’s coach,” he said.
KB General Secretary Albert Midiani said Kamanga had not been given any targets.
“Kamanga is back with us. We opted for him because of the experience he has garnered over the years. We want to redeem our glory having won the league in 2016. There are cups that we also have to win. We expect the team to start doing well with Kamanga’s return,” Midiani said.
Kamanga takes over from late Billy Phambala who passed away before the new season kicked off.
Phambala was KB’s hero after steering the team to fourth position from position 13 as he returned from duty in the DRC and Kamanga will be hoping for the same.
Since the season kicked off, KB has only won and lost once, with two draws.
Peter Fote is a Sports Journalist with huge experience in radio and Television reporting, production and presentation. He once worked with Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) and is currently working for Times Media Group.