Despite losing thrice consecutively in the opening four TNM Super League games, Kamuzu Barracks (KB) Coach, Billy Phambala, has refused to press an early panic button.
The soldiers lost 4-1 to Epac FC on Monday at Civo Stadium, just a week after they were beaten by 3-1 margins by Moyale Barracks and Mzuni FC.
During the four games, the soldiers have conceded 12 goals while scoring five. KB are stuck at the bottom of the log table with a single point.
But Phambala said that his troops would soon return to winning ways.
“No pressure at all. This is football, we sometimes win or lose but there is no need to panic,” Phambala explained.
“We need to work on our problems as a team. It’s just a matter of time. The team will start bringing positive results.”
Phambala, who was hired before the start of season after Kenwood Nkhoma was fired due to poor performance of the team, added that he has faith in his squad.
“I don’t like critising my own players. The players are working hard, but we are just going through a bad patch,” he said.
Army teams will be in a league of their own this season as they will be fighting for top three slots following Malawi Defence Force’s (MDF) decision to trim their clubs in the top-flight league to three from next season.
Other MDF teams in the league are Red Lions and Mafco. The least performer will be demoted to the second-tier league. For the past two weeks, Army teams have been struggling in the league.
Over the weekend, Moyale lost 1-0 to Mzuni, whereas Lions were beaten 1-0 by Wizards FC at Kamuzu Stadium on Monday, a week after also falling 2-1 to Nyasa Big Bullets. Last season’s runners-up, Mafco drew 2-2 against Dwangwa United at Chitowe Stadium.
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