Evirom’s fortunes in the TNM Super League continue to decline following their disastrous outing to the Central Region last weekend.
The Super League rookies lost 3-1 to Civo United and 3-2 to Kamuzu Barracks on Saturday and Sunday respectively. The Blantyre-based side is now anchoring the 15-member table on six points from 13 games.
Only two points separate Evirom from fellow debutantes Mzuzu United whereas Mponela United are third from the bottom on nine points.
Evirom patron Emmanuel Viola blamed his team’s poor performance in Lilongwe on fatigue.
“We played three games within five days. After the Carlsberg Cup game against Red Lions in Blantyre last Wednesday, we had just a day to train before facing Civo United in Lilongwe. [We then went on to play Kamuzu Barracks] the following day. We had a crammed fixture and for a [small] team, that is not easy. Fatigue caught up with the players,” said Viola.
He, however, expressed that his charges will recover and consolidate the team’s place on the table.
Only a point separates current leaders Mighty Wanderers from second-placed Kamuzu Barracks (KB).
Wanderers have played 14 games and have 27 points while KB have 26 points but have a game in hand.
KB coach Billy Phambala hopes his team’s fine run will continue.
Despite KB’s top goalscorer Havery Mkacha’s absence, goals continue to flow.
Mkacha has netted five league goals for KB since his move from Silver Strikers.