Be Forward Wanderers spied on fellow Fisd Cup finalists Kamuzu Barracks (KB) FC during their semi-final match against Silver Strikers on Sunday.
The Nomads team manager Stevie Madeira then set out on mind games by describing KB’s “high and long ball” as boring and puts off spectators.
But KB have hit back at the Nomads, saying they have run out of ideas and have “resorted to signing insignificant players from outside the country.”
Wanderers who beat Blue Eagles 1-0 to sail through to the finals, face the rejuvenated Malawi Defence Force (MDF) outfit on 10 December at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe.
Speaking in an interview after watching KB beat the Bankers 1-0 at Silver Stadium on Sunday, Madeira said: “They played boring football and let me advise them not to bring their style into the final match because it is really going to be boring. Let’s work on entertaining the fans.”
However, he praised their midfield as being well organised, tight and focused.
“When you watch Dave Banda and Harvey Nkacha in that midfield you know you have to fight really hard to override. This is the area we will need to be strong,” said Madeira.
Responding to the “boring football” attack KB team manager Francis Shaba said Wanderers should be the last team to accuse his side’s style.
“Currently, Wanderers are the most disorganised team. What they are good at is signing players from Cameroon and other countries. They don’t have ideas and we will prove this by beating them,” he said.
Shaba said his team does not approach all the matches the same way while adding that they do not need advice from their opponents on how to play.
“Wanderers should not expect that we will take the same approach against them because they are not Silver Strikers. We are preparing a special dosage for them,” he said. “Again, tell Madeira that [Lovemore] Fazili (Silver assistant coach) was as provocative as him and see what we did to his team.”n