Be Forward Wanderers coach Elia Kananji claims he was not bitter with chants against him following the Nomads’ successive TNM Super League loss at Kamuzu Stadium last Saturday. Wanderers lost 0-1 against Kamuzu Barracks.
Soon after the match, some Nomads fans besieged the dressing room gates while chanting “Kananji achoke! [he should go]”
But Kananji, who has turned from a hero to a villain within weeks of guiding the Nomads to Carlsberg Cup glory, yesterday said he understood their situation.
“It is part of the game. I heard those chants, as a coach you expect such situations to happen, especially when you are in charge of a big team like Wanderers.
“We have lost two consecutive games and the fans were just expressing their disappointment out of frustration, but I would like to urge them to calm down as we try to get back on our feet,” he said.
The Nomads general secretary Mike Butao on Monday said they are not amused by the team’s lifeless showing.
“Behind the scenes, we are seriously addressing the issue. We promised the fans an exciting second round and we want to give them exactly that.
“They should be assured that all of us; from the sponsors to trustees, executive and main supporters committees, technical panel and the players, are unhappy with the last two performances and we are seriously working to arrest this slide in form,” he said.
The Nomads are sixth on the log table with 26 points, 12 behind leaders Big Bullets, but Butao still believes in cold comfort that the Nomads can still bounce back and fight for the championship.