Blantyre United Football Club have beefed up their squad with four players as they strategise on how to beat relegation in the second-round of the TNM Super League.
United are second from bottom on 11 points from 17 games. They have won three, drawn twice and lost 12.
On the other hand, Masters Security lie fourth from the bottom on 17 points from 16 games and only three points separate them from third from the bottom Dwangwa United.
In an interview United general secretary Chisoma Malekano admitted that the situation is serious. He, however, said they have put in place recovery plans through the beefing up of the squad.
United have roped in former Blue Eagles strikers Victor Nyirenda, former Big Bullets players Cuthbert Sineta and MacFaren Ngwira and Tony Mbulu.
“Apart from the four players we also have a new coach [MacDonald Mtetemera], who we believe has the experience and the tactical acumen to help the team get out of the relegation. Our problem has been scoring and Victor and Cuthbert are experienced strikers who will solve this problem,” said Malekano.
United’s next fixtures are against Be Forward Wanderers and Azam Tigers.
Masters Security general secretary Zacharia Nyirenda expressed confidence of beating relegation.
“The first round was a learning process. What we planned and anticipated did not materialise, but I can assure you that we have a strategy in place to avoid relegation. I will not go into the details because that is like giving our secret away,” he said.
Masters’ fixtures are against Silver Strikers and Blue Eagles