Coach Bob Mpinganjira is obsessed with ensuring his Bvumbwe Researchâ€™s TNM Super League survival to even think about his Mighty Wanderers relations.
Lying second from the bottom of the 15-member league on 15 points, Bob will this Sunday, in Balaka, line up against his young brother Albert and his son Victor who are Wanderers assistant coach and striker respectively.
â€œI am minding my business with my team. I do not care about issues of relations. I would rather devote my time and energy to the team,â€ he said yesterday when asked about preparations for the game.
Having beaten Nomads in the Presidential Cup, the rookies paid dearly. They lost 4-0 in the subsequent Super League encounter with the promising Victor being among the scorers. But Bob thinks the first round result is a closed chapter.
â€œI am too busy to think about the first round result. Let us say this is a different challenge altogether. I have not given up hope of survival; hence, we need to collect the points,â€ he said.
Bvumbwe have in three second round games won once, defeating Azam Tigers 1-0 last weekend.
On Sunday, Wanderers would be seeking to atone for last weekâ€™s futile 0-0 draw with Kamuzu Barracks in which they wasted chances. The Nomads are fourth on 28 points.
Wanderers coach Felix Fosco believes it is a matter of time before his charges find the scoring boots again.
As of last week, the Nomads had the likes of Anthony Banda and Mapopa Msukwa on injury list.