Chitipa United coach Kondwani Mwalweni is still optimistic of his team’s survival in the TNM Super League despite continued poor results.
The coach said this after the 2-3 loss to Moyale Barracks FC on Sunday at Mzuzu Stadium.
“We are not that bad. We just need to improve one or two areas. Looking at today’s game, we played well particularly in the second half only that the referee was favouring the other team.
“If we can have fair officiation and polish our defence with the imminent switch to Karonga Stadium as our home ground, we can survive relegation,” said Mwalweni.
Chitipa United is yet to register a win since the second round kicked off. They lost to Civo United and Nyasa Big Bullets by 2-0 margins and 3-0 to Azam Tigers.
They are stuck at the bottom of the 16-team league with 11 points from 19 games played. They have lost 14 games, drawn two and won three.
On Sunday, Chitipa conceded a goal just two minutes into the game. Wiseman Kamanga scored the first goal for Moyale Barracks before Lesman Singini and Gift Nyondo increased the lead to 3-0.
But Chitipa replied twice through Emmanuel Muyira and Christopher Mtambo.
With the win, Moyale are fifth with 31 points from 19 games. They have won nine, drawn four and lost six.
In a post-match interview, Moyale coach Nicholas Mhango said: “The win means a lot to us. Let me thank my players for the good display. They adhered to our game plan,” n