Big Bullets captain Fischer Kondowe has hit back at critics who accused him of deliberately missing a penalty against Mighty Wanderers during last week’s Zambezi Soccer Challenge Cup at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre
Kondowe and James Chilapondwa had their spot-kicks saved by the Nomads’ goalkeeper Richard Chipuwa during the post-match penalties they went on to lose 4-1.
Some Bullets fans attacked Kondowe on Facebook, saying he is no longer showing commitment to the team since the team’s trustees dissolved the Malinda Chinyama-led executive committee.
One of the supporters went on to say the team’s veteran players are loyalists of the outgoing committee members; hence, they should be shown the exit door.
In his response on Friday evening, Kondowe said he feels sorry for himself that some supporters believe he can let down his favourite football club.
Kondowe replied to one of the critics on his Facebook wall: “Ndazimvera chisoni kwambiri pazimene wanena kuti ndinagulitsa game. Ngati ndili nawe chifukwa wosangobwera ndikundiuza man. Ndapanga serve Bulletsndi mtima wanga wonse Mulungu ndi amene akudziwa. God bless you and your family.”
When Nation on Sunday called him to clarify his sentiment, Kondowe said: “Some fans feel we the old guard are against the new executive and the supporters committees and we want to taint their image with poor performance on the pitch.
“But what they should know is I love Bullets so much and the penalty miss was just a misfortune. I know that not all our fans love us, but they should understand and respect us. How could they feel if they were in our shoes?” he said.
Nevertheless, Kondowe might as well prove his mettle in today’s K5 million IntoSports Bonanza, which will see Bullets take on their age-old rivals Wanderers at Kamuzu Stadium. The winners of the home and away encounters will take home K3 million (about $7 500) as the losers get K2 million (about $5 000).