By Williams Gondwa:
Be Forward Wanderers Captain, Alfred Manyozo Jnr, has admitted that Wanderers players have not done enough to help the team win games.
Speaking ahead of the Nomads’ two tricky fixtures in Karonga this weekend, Manyozo said they, as players, take the blame for the team’s three consecutive losses in TNM Super League and Airtel Top 8 competitions.
Wanderers’ losing streak started with a 0-1 loss to Silver Strikers before enduring a 1-3 defeat at the hands of Blue Eagles, followed by Tuesday’s 0-1 beating by the Central Bankers.
Manyozo said they feel the pain endured by their supporters because of the team’s recent poor form.
“We have disappointed our supporters. I must admit that we, as players, have not done enough to make them happy. The fighting spirit we used to have when playing crucial matches is no longer there but it is possible for us get back to winning ways,” he said.Advertisement
Manyozo said they would treat their two games in Karonga as cup finals in a bid to appease their fans.
He said, after the Tuesday’s match, players sat down to strategise on how to rediscover their winning formula.
“We are going to Karonga with a mission to revive our fortunes. We have forgotten about the three games we lost back-to-back. Our concentration is on the two matches in Karonga. We will do everything possible to collect maximum points for the sake of our supporters,” Manyozo said.
Wanderers face Karonga United tomorrow before dating Savenda Chitipa United on Sunday at Karonga Stadium.
The 2018 TNM Super League runners-up are at the bottom of the log table with three points after playing two matches.
But Karonga United Coach, Daniel Dzinkambani, said they were geared to win against Wanderers.
“We are coming from a 0-1 loss to Chitipa and we have no choice but to win against Wanderers. We are fully prepared,” Dzinkambani said.
The Nomads bought top players such as Babatunde Adepoju, Francis Mkonda and Vincent Nyangulu from Masters Security in the last transfer window.
They also brought in Peter Kasonga from Tigers, Richard Rabson from Hangover but the new players are yet to gel and help the Lali Lubani Road club get results.
After the loss to Eagles, Wanderers suspended coach Bob Mpinganjira, his assistant Allan Kamanga and technical director Yasin Osman.
Albert Mpinganjira is in charge in an interim capacity.
Karonga are seventh with six points on the log table while Chitipa are 10th with five points.
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