Mighty Be Forward Wanderers Team Manager Steven Madeira has stood firm behind embattled goalkeeper Richard Chipuwa after an error during a
Super League match against Kamuzu Barracks (K.B) over a week ago.
The Nomads were somehow to be held to a 1-1 draw against the soldiers in their second match of the weekend in their central region tour having successfully beaten Civo 2-1 in the first game only for Harvey Nkacha to grab the late winner the following day leading to a 2-1 defeat.
The goal came after the ball went off Chipuwa’s chest direct into the path of Nkacha who made no mistake but to punish the visiting nomads.
The mis-judgements by Chipuwa in a couple of games has led to Wanderers supporters and some commentators to question his place in
the team although he recently guided the team to Carlsberg Cup glory after serving a penalty in the finals during penalty shoot-outs.
But speaking in an interview after Saturday’s 2-0 win over Premierbet Wizards at the Kamuzu Stadium, Madeira said it is sad that supporters
have been threatening the player since he committed the mistake against K.B.
Madeira described Chipuwa as a good keeper who falls within the ranks of former Wanderers high profile goalkeepers like late Kenneth Kandulu
and deserve respect.
TheTeam Manager further revealed he will try to sit down and talk to Chipuwa if he can resume training as he hasn’t been reporting for training since the team returned from Lilongwe.
This is not the first time for Wanderers to behave in such a manner as they again in April bayed for goalkeeper Bester Phiri’s blood after
losing to Wizards FC 2-1.
They blamed Phiri for leting in avoidable goals exactly as they are doing with Chipuwa.
Meanwhile, Madeira said the team will keep on improvising in some areas due to injuries particularly in defence where they have a couple
of reliable players injured.
The Nomads currently have 35 points from 23 league games and are on position six.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :