Mighty Wanderers FC have appealed to the team’s followers to remain calm and not to press the panic button in the wake of the team’s recent sterile performance.
The team’s management was subjected to a torrid time by a section of their followers who turned on them in pain after the recent 3-0 defeat at the hands of their bitter rivals Big Bullets became inevitable.
The club’s chairperson George Chamangwana and supporters committee adviser Anthony Nyasulu made the appeal following severe criticism that was levelled against management and players.
Since the defeat, the social media sites have been awash with Nomads faithful digesting the loss and what came out clearly was the severity of the pain they endured.
Chamangwana and Nyasulu cited criticism by the club’s former chairperson Humphrey Mvula as an example.
He said all those that are associated with Nomads are welcome to use normal channels in offering constructive advice.
Said Chamangwana: “We found it unfortunate that our former chairperson Mr. Mvula, whom we hold in high esteem, decided to go out of the way and criticise the club leadership in the media instead of using the normal procedures.
“In fact, we encourage all those that have passion for the team to contribute effectively towards the running of the team by using proper procedures.”
On his part, Nyasulu said steps have already been taken to correct the situation at Lali Lubani Road.
“Of course, we were all concerned with the team’s recent pathetic showing, but let us not go out of the way to criticise the team’s set-up through the media, that will not help improve matters.
“In fact, we have already started addressing the situation as evidenced by the recent 2-0 win over Red Lions,” said Nyasulu.
He claimed that before the Nomads faced Bullets, they were already aware of the problems that were affecting the team.
“Actually, we called for a joint supporters and executive committee meeting as the first step in addressing the issues. Among other issues, it was noted that there was communication breakdown and that coaches were lacking self-confidence and, as a result, they end up taking instructions from every Jim and Jack,” he said.
But in an interview on Sunday, Mvula reiterated that it is the team’s management that is supposed to take the first step in addressing the problems.
“What I said was that there is need for a critical review of the entire football set-up at Wanderers to correct the situation and it is the team’s management that is supposed to take the first step. The fact that we have beaten Red Lions does not mean all of a sudden, the problems have been addressed,” he argued.