Even soldiers get tired. That is the message from Kamuzu Barracks, who have a tight schedule as they face Blantyre United this afternoon in Fisd Challenge Cup at Chilomoni Stadium before travelling to Mzuzu to play Moyale Barracks in the Super League on Saturday.
The two fixtures come after the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) outfit were thrashed 3-0 by Nyasa Big Bullets at Civo Stadium two days ago.
KB coach Billy Phambala said fatigue will affect his charges.
“Playing three matches in seven days is not healthy. It’s only in Malawi that this can happen,” he said.
However, Super League of Malawi (Sulom) general secretary Williams Banda said the second-round fixtures were released in time for the teams to prepare.
He said: “The reason why we released these fixtures, as the clubs also requested, was to ensure that they prepare for the games. They knew they have this fixture and they should have planned,” he said.
Football Association of Malawi (FAM) acting competitions manager Casper Jangale also said the teams were already notified of the midweek Fisd Challenge Cup fixtures.
“We notified the clubs about the fixtures last week. It’s not like we have just woke up and told them to play these games,” he said.
In other Fisd Cup fixtures this afternoon, Mzuzu University (Mzuni) host PremierBet Wizards at Mzuzu Stadium while Blue Eagles and Chitipa United clash at Nankhaka. n