Mighty Be Forward Wanderers coach Elijah Kananji has dismissed the idea of a crisis at Lali Lubani Road and insisted his side are still in the TNM Super League title hunt.
Kananji says he feels his team can push for title challenge in the second round after a disappointing weekend which left them trailing in the wake of the league’s pacesetters Big Bullets.
The Nomads came from behind to force Moyale Barracks to a 1-1 draw.
The Nomads are currently second in the table and four points behind leaders Big Bullets but Kananji feels a good run in the second round can propel them back into the race.
“At the moment our rivals Big Bullets are ahead with four points,” Kananji said. “They have not been spectacular but efficient, and they have made the maximum of the chances they have created.”
Kananji tried to calm any fears there is a crisis undermining his team.
“We will come back in the second round. Now we a game to wrap up the first round away in Zomba against Red Lions, and I think we have a chance to come back. But of course it is vital for us to do well in this game,” he said.
The Nomads face Red Lions away on Saturday and Kananji is sweating on the fitness of left back Francis Mlimbika, who is doubtful with a groin alongside other players like Jabulani Linje, Ted Sumani, Malumbo Gondwe and Victor Mpinganjira.
In Mlimbika’s absence, Kananji has been using Stewart Gerald to operate as a left back.
“Mlimbika has a groin injury and he is a big doubt,” Kananji said.
He said his side needs to find a balance between defence and attacking, saying the blue will bring some positives in the remaining fixtures.
Striker Jabulani Linje is definitely out after the former Civo United player suffered a harm string during their game against Big Bullets some weeks ago.
Kananji, who won the title as coach for Big Bullets last season, has vowed to fight to the end in the TNM Super League title race.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :