For 90 minutes plus, Mighty Be Forward Wanderers Coach Bob Mpinganjira stood on the touchline but could not motivate his charges to unlock equally struggling but stubborn Mighty Tigers.
It was a TNM Super League meeting of two besieged sides at Kamuzu Stadium which ended goalless Sunday.
Mpinganjira, who is under-fire following the team’s slow start to the season, was confident of turning around things at the Lali Lubani Road side having lost two successive games to Mafco 1-0 and Karonga United 2-0.
“We are moving in the right direction. We want to improve the team and we will continue working hard. Hopefully, we will start winning games soon,” he said.
The former Nomads goal poacher made some changes to the team that lost to Karonga, with goalkeeper Richard Chipuwa replacing William Thole but was left frustrated after twin strikers Michael Tetteh and Vincent Nyangulu failed to turn chances into goals.
However, it was an encouraging performance for new Tigers Coach Trevor Kajawa, who helped halt the side’s free-fall after losing five successive games.
“It is a good start. We have good players; we just need to work on some areas to start winning games,” said the former Ntopwa FC Coach, who replaced fired Rodgers Yasin.
Following the draw, Wanderers are on position 12 with seven points from as many games while Tigers lie on position 14 with five points from eight games.
In other games played Sunday, Blue Eagles and Red Lions drew 0-0 while Kamuzu Barracks defeated TN Stars 3-1. Davie Banda, Zeliat Nkhoma and Marshal Maluwa scored for KB.
Table-anchors Chitipa United registered their first win of the season after beating Moyale Barracks 3-2.
Mathews Sibale, Alick Phiri and Muhammad Byson were on target for Chitipa while Clifford Fukuzi and Hassan Upindi scored for the Lions of Kaning’ina.
Currently, Silver Strikers are topping the table with 19 points from nine games whereas team of the moment Ekwendeni Hammers lie second on goal difference, having tied with the Bankers on points and games played.
Lions, also with 19 points from 10 games, have been pushed to third.