Former Mighty Wanderers chairperson Humphrey Mvula and defender Ojukwu ‘Abusa’ Malunga have torn into the club’s leadership for blaming the players for Sunday’s 3-0 loss to fierce rivals Big Bullets.
The club’s chairperson George Chamangwana and general secretary David Kanyenda took turns to criticise the players for lacking commitment.
Chamangwana on Wednesday said the team is planning to call for an emergency meeting at the weekend where some of the players will be kicked out.
But Mvula and Malunga have said the team’s management is equally to blame for the state of affairs.
The two also said firing the players would not be an ideal solution. They suggested the need for a thorough critical review.
Chamangwana said it was clear from the team’s performance on Sunday that some of the players lack commitment.
“Some of the players clearly lack dedication and commitment and we need to act promptly,” said Chamangwana who could not be drawn to disclose names of the players to be laid off.
But Mvula said the club’s management should not run away from the blame.
“The team requires people that have skills and knowledge of management and the coach should be somebody who has been through the mill,” said Mvula.
In direct reference to Kanyenda’s tough pre-match talk, Mvula said: “The officials should be ashamed. They need to realise that football is about results and not about newspaper propaganda.”
Mvula, who served as Nomads chairperson for over four years, said by offering advice, it does not mean he is after any position at Lali Lubani Road.
Malunga echoed Mvula’s sentiments: “I do not think the best way forward would be to dismiss the players. Of course, there could be some players that indeed lack commitment, but that would be just scratching the surface.”