Mighty Wanderers’ captain Jacob Ngwira and defender Bongani Kaipa are injury doubts for the Nomads’ crucial away TNM Super League second-round matches at Epac and Blue Eagles in Lilongwe on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
Ngwira, who is the Nomads’ leading scorer on five goals, picked a knee injury after a collision over the weekend. The Nomads lost 1-0 to Blantyre United over the weekend and are placed ninth on 26 points, just like 10th and 11th positioned Kamuzu Barracks and Epac.
“I only trained on Monday and I am seeing our team doctor for a diagnosis. It is very doubtful if I will make the Lilongwe trip. For now, I am putting my chances at 50-50,” explained Ngwira.
“Having said that; let me stress that the issue of us being injured is no cause for concern. We have faith in the other players. We know we have to win in Lilongwe and I am certain we will.”
Wanderers technical director Yasin Osman has warned his charges against complacency which he fears could undermine the Nomads’ prospects of surviving TNM Super League relegation.
“The players have the will power to fight, but inexperience is a challenge. When we win one game, players get complacent.,” Osman noted.
Osman has since told management to build for next year and sign some five quality players with proven track record. He cited wings and striking force as departments.