Kamuzu Barracks bemoan fixture load
KAMUZU Barracks (KB) Coach, Billy Phambala, has cried foul over his side’s tight fixture schedule as the TNM Super League defending champions look forward to playing their third game in seven days.
KB head to Mzuzu Stadium this afternoon to face fellow Malawi Defence Force side, Moyale Barracks, in what will be a battle of wounded soldiers.
The Lilongwe-based soldiers will go into the game on the back of a 0-3 league loss they suffered at the hands of Nyasa Big Bullets a week ago at Civo Stadium in the Capital City.
They, however, progressed to the next round of the Fisd challenge Cup following a 3-0 victory over Blantyre United on Wednesday. On the other hand, Moyale will be looking to recover from last Sunday’s 0-1 defeat to Mzuni FC.
When the two sides met in the first round at Civo Stadium, KB squeezed through to a 1-0 win. But Phambala said his players are exhausted as they travel to Mzuzu. He said the tight fixture schedule can act to their disadvantage.
“We are wary of fatigue as we go into our game. Playing three games in a week is not healthy to the players. Against Moyale, it will be a tough game –too close to call.
“We all know that they lost their last game while we won. But they have been better than us and that is where the difference comes in,” Phambala said.
Moyale assistant Coach, Charles Kamanga, said KB has been a difficult opponent. But he said his side knows the importance of bouncing back after losing to Mzuni.
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