The struggling Blantyre United plagued by desperate fears of relegation in the 2017-18 TNM Super League, will be hoping for a better second round following the appointment of Macdonald ‘Nginde’ Mtetemera as their new Head Coach.
Mtetemera was suspended then later fired at Dwangwa United who are also trying to beat the drop following the team’s poor showing.
But Mtetemera denied to be part of the problems behind the team’s underperformance claiming alot was happening behind the curtain at the club including football politics.
While confirming his appointment at Blantyre United, Mtetemera said his major task is to save the team from relegation.
“Automatically, I am telling you this team will not go out. It is a rough challenge but I had to take it,” said a sounding confident
He however denied being labelled as an expert in rescuing teams in danger of being relegated.
“I am not an expert but I will make sure that Blantyre United remains in the league” he emphasized.
Mtetemera did the same last season when he took over the mantle at Dwangwa United at a critical stage and guided the team to a better
position that was an inch above the relegation zone.
The position of Head Coach at Blantyre United fell vacant about three months ago following the expulsion of Leo Mpulula over poor results.
Assistant Coach Safarao Pompi then took over and could not be elevated to the position of Head coach because he is not a Confederation of African Football (CAF) B Certificate holder which is one of the requirements of Club Licencing Rules and Regulations spearheaded by
Football Association of Malawi (FAM).