Relegation-threatened Escom United’s chairperson Fanuel Nkhono has accused some players of lacking will and zeal in their quest to avoid relegation from the Super League.
Escom are currently second from the bottom with 19 points from 23 games.
“We still have a slim chance to avoid relegation. If the boys were passionate, I am sure we could have done it.
“There are other players such as Chiukepo [Msowoya] and Bernard Harawa who are giving out something extra, yet there are others who are not giving out their best. The scenario is frustrating,” said Nkhono.
The club’s former assistant coach McDonald Mtetemera said he does not see the club surviving relegation.
Mtetemera, who was on the coaching panel fired recently due to poor performance, said the club has lost the plot and should now be planning to play in the second-tier Southern Region Football League (SRFL) next season.
“I am not speaking this out of frustration. The writing is on the wall and I can bet my last penny that they will not avoid relegation,” said Mtetemera.
His declaration comes in the wake of coach Alex Masanjala’s claims that his side suffered a 5-1 demolition at the hands of Big Bullets on Sunday because some key players boycotted training in protest over unpaid dues.
Despite Mtetemera predicting doom, Masanjala insisted that they can still escape the chop.