Be Forward Wanderers general secretary Mike Butao has conceded that unless a miracle happens, the TNM Super League title is way beyond them.
Butao, who also heads the club’s technical committee, said this in the wake of the Nomads’ third straight league loss to Big Bullets at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre last Saturday.
“With every passing game, it is becoming insurmountable. It is a tall order now. I have always said we should fight our own battles and not rely on others to do it for us.
“Nevertheless, we will be hoping against all odds that Bullets will falter along the way, but the harsh reality remains that it is no longer in our hands,” he said.
Butao also had no kind words for referee Dennis Ngulube.
“We did not play well on Saturday, but we also did not deserve to lose, there was an infringement leading to Bullets’ goal and with due respect, the referee was a disgrace,” he said.
Following the loss to Bullets, the Nomads have slumped further to eighth position. They have 26 points from 17 games.
Mafco have now displaced Blue Eagles from second position after their 4-1 emphatic win in Dwangwa on Sunday. The Salima-based soldiers now have 31 points—10 behind leaders Big Bullets—who have played a game less (17).
Maurice Chiumia, Hassan Chapola, Saidi Mtekama and Emmanuel Chipeta were on target for Mafco while Rankin Mwale scored the face saver for the cops.
Bottom-placed Fisd Wizards’ poor run continued on Sunday when they lost 1-0 to Epac via Kelvin Nthotho’s goal. Wizards have 11 points from 18 games while Epac are 11th with 18 points from 18 games.
Dedza Young Soccer stunned Moyale with a 1-0 win. Ferguson Mtondo scored the lone goal. Dedza are 12th also with 18 points from the same number of games. Moyale are 10th with 20 points from 17 games.