Four South Africa-based Malawian players’ relegation woes worsened on Saturday in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) following their respective clubs’ failure to register wins.
Dennis Chembezi and Khuda Muyaba’s Polokwane City moved off the foot of the Absa Premiership table after playing to a 1-1 draw with Limbikani Mzava’a Highlands Park.
But the team was still second from the bottom of the 16-team league as of yesterday with 24 points from 27 matches.
They are tied on points with league anchors Amazulu, who however, have a game in hand.
Mzava and Chembezi played a full game while Muyaba did not appear on the team sheet.
On the other hand, Gerald Phiri Jnr and Richard Mbulu’s Baroka FC are third from the bottom with 25 points also from 27 matches.
Baroka lost 1-0 to Chippa United.
Phiri, who was substituted at the start of the second half, said he remains optimistic that they can survive the chop.
Said the Baroka FC vice-captain: “It is scary now, but we’ll keep on fighting in the remaining [three] games and see where it gets us to.
“The league has reached a crucial point whereby we have to fight our lungs out.”
Mbulu was thrown in at the start of the second half.
Veteran midfielder Robert ‘Baggio’ Ng’ambi’s Black Leopards are also not in the comfort zone yet though out of relegation zone.
They are 13th with 26 points from 26 matches.
Frank ‘Gabadinho’ Mhango’s Orando Pirates were taking on Cape Town City at press time yesterday.