As Be forward Wanderers FC downward plunge continues, the club’s immediate past general secretary (GS) David Kanyenda has described the situation as baffling considering the Nomads’ class, stature and wealth.
The Nomads have won only one out of seven league games, they have drawn five and lost once in what is arguably their worst start to a season. They have eight points from a possible 24.
“I find the poor league form utterly baffling given the level of sponsorship available to the club and the quality of the playing staff in comparative terms to other teams. On paper, the Nomads should be running away with the league, but if we do not arrest this dip in form soon we will be flirting with relegation,” he said.
Kanyenda called on the team’s leadership to engage all stakeholders such current and former players, officials and supporters in a bid to identify the root cause of the poor form.
“I suspect that there is more to this bad patch than meets the naked eye. There must be an underlying or latent cause of the bad results, problems could be both technical and administrative. In any case a consultative process must be undertaken.”
However, the Nomads GS Mike Butao appealed to the team’s family not to press the panic button.
“We wish to assure all Wanderers supporters that we will not rest until we arrest this downslide. We have the best players in the country and we should not panic. Making emotional decisions now may only cause panic and accelerate the decline.
“We are asking for your patience so that we can consult players, supporters, coaches and all stakeholders in the next few days to allow us make credible and sober decisions which will move the club forward,” he said.
Last week, team manager Stevie Madeira and senior players Peter Wadabwa and Jabulani Linje apologised to the fans for the poor run and gave an assurance that there would be an improvement starting with the Presidential Cup match against Red Lions in which the Nomads survived a scare to win 4-3 after a comfortable 4-0 lead.n