Be Forward Wanderers’ dominance of the TNM Super League log table has ignited championship talk among their supporters.
But Wanderers Coach, Yasin Osman, wants the players and the fans to manage the expectations and avoid complacency.
Over the weekend, the Nomads beat Chitipa United 2-1 on Saturday and Blue Eagles 1-0 the following day. Both games took place at Balaka Stadium.
In a post-match interview after the Eagles’ game, Osman said he had noted complacency among the players.
“The players and the supporters are determined to have the league trophy in our cabinet. However, it is too early to start celebrating the championship after creating a seven-point gap.
“The battle is still on. This gap should just encourage the boys to work harder and not to relax. We still have more tough games ahead. They [players] look over-confident, which is bad,” Osman said.
During the match, the Nomads midfielder Alfred Manyozo junior had his spot-kick saved by Eagles’ goalkeeper John Soko.
Injuries have also hit Wanderers’ camp with defenders Harry Nyirenda and Francis Mlimbika joining Peter Wadabwa, Ishmael Thindwa and Amos Bello on the treatment table.
This forced Osman to use Foster Namwera and Ted Sumani as the duo’s replacements with Jafali Chande and Precious Msosa playing in front.
Msosa scored for the Nomads during the match against Eagles.
In the absence of Wadabwa and other strikers, Msosa seems to be enjoying form.
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