Mighty Wanderers president Thom Mpinganjira has asked the team’s players to exercise discipline and patience if the side is to attract sponsors.
Mpinganjira addressed Wanderers squad Friday at Kamuzu Stadium ahead of tomorrow’s must-win tie against Mafco in FDH Bank Cup quarterfinals match.
“Players and members of the coaching panel have a duty to protect the image of the club. We need to be disciplined and exercise patience to attract sponsors to remain a force to reckon with. Bad publicity always scares sponsors away,” said Mpinganjira who was flanked by the club’s chief executive officer Chancy Gondwe and secretary to the board Humphreys Mvula.
Mpinganjira pledged to surprise the team once Wanderers grab the FDH Bank Cup and he also asked Team Manager Foster Namwera to bridge the gap between the leadership and players.
Wanderers Captain Alfred Manyozo Jr hailed the leadership for the timely visiting the players ahead of tomorrow’s crucial match.
“These types of meetings are very important this where players express their concerns to the management without fear and we commend our bosses for this initiative. As players our job is to play football and we will work hard on Sunday to win the game,” he said.
Wanderers is now operating as a company having been unveiled board of directors headed by Mpinganjira who has been assisting his childhood club.
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