Mzuni Football Club Coach Alex Ngwira has admitted that his side has severly been hit hard and is currently going through turbulent times following the closure of the Mzuzu University an institution where the club originates.
The college was closed after been rocked with poor hygiene as well as a stand off between the Academic and Non-Academic Councils against the University Council as they demand a 35% salary increament that later led to a sit in.
Ngwira told reporters over the weekend after their 1-3 defeat to Dwangwa United that his teams’ form has drastically gone down due to the strike and closure of the University.
“The form is going down because as you know there is a strike at Mzuzu University so the players are not getting some of the things they usually get when things are normal in so doing they are not enjoying,”said Ngwira.
According to Ngwira, some of the players who stays at the Univesity hostels have not been having access to food while some are being forced to walk by foot when going and coming from trainning.
He said this has greatly affected the players who are at the mean time completely lacking motivation.
Mzuni FC has proved to be a force to reckon with in the 2016-17 soccer season evidenced by its impressive form.
The team last season struggled and battled for relegation up to a period like this one but this time around, they are comfortably sitting on position seven of the 16 member log table with 38 points
from 27 games.
Luckily enough, they have been spared from action by the Super League of Malawi (Sulom) this weekend until next weekend as they havent been given any league assignment.