Kamuzu Barracks coach, Kenwood Nkhoma, has attributed his team’s poor showing towards the end of season to lack of commitment among some players.
The soldiers have gone three consecutive games without a victory in the TNM Super League.
Nkhoma Wednesday said he endured a tough experience fulfilling most games with a lean squad because the majority of the players were not reporting for training due unclear reasons.
“I think the team is struggling because some of the players are not ready to play for the team due to various reasons. Sometimes, I was having seven or eight players in training so it was difficult for me to prepare well for the games,” Nkhoma explained.
Former Flames midfield maestro, Davie Banda, Manase Chiyesa, Victor Nangwale, Mustapha Salimu, Amadu Ali, Sam Chibvunde and Kelvin Hanganda have not featured for the club in the past five games.
Nkhoma further explained that the team needs a complete overhaul next season.
“I have submitted a report to management of the team that the majority of the players are excess baggage. We need to start a rebuilding exercise if we want to be a strong team next season,” he added.
Sources said Nkhoma has lost control of the dressing room.
“It seems most of the players don’t like him. There are some issues and I think some of the players don’t want him to be the coach of the team next season,” the source said.
Under Nkhoma, Kamuzu Barracks have won twice, drawn two and lost three consecutive games.
Kamuzu Barracks have already missed an automatic qualification to next year ’s Standard Bank Cup having finished the league on position eight with 36 points.
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