Kamuzu Barracks (KB) Assistant Coach, Ted Kalinda, has said the TNM Super League defending champions are just going through a bad patch and players should not be faulted for the dip in form.
“We cannot force players to quit playing. If they are still playing, it means they are fit. These are the same players who helped the team win the league title. I cannot say what the problem is but we will keep on working hard so that we should start getting results,” said Kalinda after KB’s surprise 3-0 loss to bottom-placed Dwangwa United on Saturday.
During the game, KB still relied on players such as Harvey Nkacha, Davie Banda, World Nkuliwa, Joel Chipofya and Mustapha Salim, who struggled to contain the youthful Dwangwa.
Dwangwa scored through Jack Chiona and Hassan Upindi’s brace to hand the soldiers the shock defeat on the venue they were crowned champions last year.
Dwangwa Team Manager, Davie Mwandira, whose team wound up its first round assignments, said the win will boost their morale.
“We told the players that a win is possible in this game and they had self-belief. We started the league with a win and to finish with a win is great news. We hope that the win will build our confidence ahead of the second-round,” said Mwandira, whose team has now moved to position 15 with 11 points.
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