Mighty Be Forward Wanderers head coach Jack Chamangwana has warned his charges against mediocre performance during their friendly matches against Red Lions this afternoon and Mafco tomorrow at Balaka Stadium.
There were reports that the Nomads had fired Mapopa Kaunda, Stewart Gerald, Bester Phiri, Sparrow Msowoya, Victor Mpinganjira, Enock Likoswe and Malumbo Gondwe.
Chamangwana said the two fixtures would be the final assessment games for the 32-player squad that will be trimmed to 25.
He warned that there will be no mercy for underperformers who he stressed would get the chop.
“We will release names of at least seven players that will be either fired or loaned out to other teams by Monday.
“I, therefore, urge my charges to give their all during the friendly matches this weekend if they are to make it into the final squad of 25 players,” he said.
Wanderers arranged a total of five games to assess players ahead of the 2016 TNM Super League season that kicks off on April 9.
They lost to Wizards 2-1 and Malawi national football team 3-1.
Chamangwana has downplayed the losses as part of team rebuilding exercise.
“No need for us to press the panic button because this was simply a friendly [training games] where we were assessing the players’ combination, fitness levels and mental strength.
“We know that our fans are disappointed with the outcome of the games but l can assure them that we will come out an improved side. Let us all support the boys because they need our encouragement not insults,” he said. n