They came into the TNM Super League with a lot of hype, but just six weeks into the elite league, reality is sinking into the hearts of Surestream FC, who have collected only two points from a possible 18 in their first six assignments.
Ironically, Surestream are yet to travel after playing all six matches at the Kamuzu Stadium.
After four successive losses, Surestream have collected two points in their last two matches after holding Malawi Defence Force (MDF) giants Red Lions and Mafco.
After Sunday’s one-all draw against Mafco, Surestream technical director, Peter Mponda, said he was not worried that his side has been at the bottom of the table for the past six weeks.
“Over the past few games, we have seen signs of improvement. We are not playing as we used to in the early matches. The players are starting to gain confidence and we have seen some positives,” he said.
“All we need now is to get three points and that will be the start of something good for us. We are not thinking about relegation. There is a long way to go and we just need to work hard.”
While Surestream are struggling on the relegation front, Mafco on the other hand have seen their season crumbling down.
After leading the standings for a couple of weeks, the Salima-based side has now collected only one point from the last four matches.
Mafco have now dropped to the third position with 13 points from eight matches.
Mafco coach, Stereo Gondwe, said some off-the-pitch antics have affected their performance lately.
“We were ill-treated in the match against Big Bullets on Saturday. The supporters insulted us and some of them even made their way to the entrance of the dressing rooms. That is not allowed in football. We are asking for security. It seems there is a vendetta against us because we are a military side. But we just play our football just like any other team,” he said.
Gondwe said his side would continue working hard to re-launch their title bid.
Mighty BeForward Wanderers lead the standings with 15 points from seven matches followed by Big Bullets who have 14 points from six matches.
Epac and Civo fill the other relegation places with four points and two points respectively.
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