TNM Super League table anchors Ntopwa have made a rare admission that they require divine intervention to escape from the jaws of relegation.
Interestingly, Mighty Tigers and Mzuzu Warriors also face similar fate.
Ntopwa Technical Director Isaac Jomo Osman said the team’s survival was beyond their reach following the side’s 3-1 loss to Kamuzu Barracks at Kamuzu Stadium on Sunday.
“We could have won this game if we had utilised our chances. I do not know what to do next. I have done all I could to turn this team around but I have failed. It is now time to turn to God,” Osman said.
Following the loss, Ntopwa remain at the bottom of the 16-member log table with 15 points from 23 games whereas Warriors are on position 15 with 15 points, having played a game less.
Tigers lie on position 14 with 18 points from 22 games.
Warriors Coach Gilbert Chirwa, whose side lost at home to Red Lions, also confessed that he was fearing for his team’s future in the elite competition.
“We are not winning games and not playing well. Most of the times the referees are partly to blame. We need to pull our socks in the remaining games; otherwise, the situation is not good at the moment,” he said.
However, Tigers Coach Trevor Kajawa was hopeful of his team’s survival chances in the league.
“We will still push for results in the remaining games. It is a tall order but I am optimistic we will survive,” he said.
Another side, Chitipa United, are also living dangerously following their poor run of form and they are on position 13 with 22 points from 21 points.
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