Yasin Osman cautious


Be Forward Wanderers Coach, Yasin Osman, has said he is taking precautionary measures to protect his players from injuries and burnout in the TNM Super League championship race.

Osman was forced to withdraw veterans—striker Esau Kanyenda and defender Harry Nyirenda—after they picked knocks during a league game against Premier Bet Wizards at Balaka Stadium on Saturday.

Osman said it was necessary to substitute the players, who were limping, to avoid compromising their performance.


“The league has reached a critical stage and we need to protect our players,” he said.

Striker Jafali Chande, returning to action after being sidelined by injury, scored in the 26th minute to inspire Wanderers to a 1-0 victory.

The win saw Wanderers extending their tally to 50 points from 21 games whereas Wizards have 22 points, just above the relegation zone.


Osman, while hailing Chande for making an immediate impact following his return from injury, said Wanderers can cope with the absence of Kanyenda and Nyirenda should they be ruled out.

“We will wait for a medical report to know the severity of their injuries. Nevertheless, we have other good players. We have scored over 30 goals whereas Kanyenda has scored six, this means that we can get goals from the other players,” he said.

The former Flames international (Kanyenda) has scored six goals for the Nomads.

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