Relegation bound MAFCO Football Club coach, Tione Mhone, says it is not yet over until it is over.
Mhone was speaking to sports journalists at Mzuzu Stadium on Sunday after a goalless draw against Mzuni FC; a result that still leaves his team on position 15, second from the bottom, with 25 points from 27 games.
MAFCO go back to their base in Salima with a single point from Mzuzu, collected against Mzuni, after losing 1 nil against fellow brothers in arms Moyale Barracks on Saturday at the same venue.
“It’s a bad day to me. We tried all our best to win but it didn’t work. Today we played a nice game unlike with Moyale because Mzuni is a better side than Moyale. It’s not yet over until it’s over. We are remaining with three home games against Tigers, Kamuzu Barracks and Wanderers. Believe you me we are going to collect nine points at home and we will stay in the league,” said Mhone.
Mzuni FC head coach, Gilbert Chirwa, said a goalless draw was a fair result for his side.
“MAFCO were so physical today just as they did with Moyale and that disturbed our usual style of play. Teams that are biding farewell to the league become so difficult when you meet them but I am happy that we didn’t concede a goal and we are still in the top eight,” retorted Chirwa.
Chirwa was also declared TNM Super League coach of the month and to this he said he was so humbled.
“You will recall that when I was taking over the team it was on position 15 but today we are talking of top eight. I don’t remember when Mzuni last lost and I think people saw that we were doing something as technical panel hence the accolade. We are remaining with two games against Be Forward Wanderers and Nchalo United. We have nothing to lose because we are a good side,” remarked the jovial Chirwa.
The Green Intellectuals have displaced Moyale Barracks on position 7 as they now have 35 points from 28 games just like Moyale but they have an advantage of goal difference.
MAFCO are glued on position 15 with 25 points from 27 games.