Battered and bruised. Mighty Wanderers captain Alfred Manyozo Jnr says the players should take the blame for the team’s poor run culminating in back-to-back home defeats in the TNM Super League.
The Nomads lost 0-2 to Karonga United at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre on Saturday, two weeks after going down 0-1 to Mafco FC at the same venue.
As they wander in the wilderness, the Nomads have only won one out of six games and they are a distant 11th in the 16 team top-flight with six points.
In an interview yesterday, Manyozo brushed off suggestions that lack of motivation is the cause for their poor run.
He said: “Of course, the issue of our dues is a concern, but honestly we cannot attribute that to our pathetic performance.
“We are just failing to perform and we cannot point a finger at anyone, let alone our officials or technical staff.
“This is one of our worst starts ever and it should give us reason to reflect as players.”
Manyozo said with the way they are performing, they cannot win over well-wishers or prospective sponsors.
He said the players have planned a meeting tomorrow to reflect the situation.
Club chairperson Symon Sikwese yesterday said he could not believe that the team he was watching on Saturday was Wanderers.
He said: “We appeared to play without a purpose and Karonga were actually in control of the proceedings.
“Anyway, we will have a meeting with them [players] to encourage them not to lose hope. Sometimes as a team, you go through a bad spell.
“With the losses, there are some people whom we approached for help and are already expressing sentiments on whether to come in and assist.”