Despite a poor start in the 2017-18 TNM Super League season, defending champions Kamuzu Barracks (KB) through their flamboyant Team Manager Francis Nthukwa Shawa have insisted that his team will bounce back after recent demoralizing defeats.
The Lilongwe based military side continued to tumble in the opening stages over the weekend after losing all their two assignments on Saturday and Sunday against Nyasa Big Bullets and Blantyre United in their Southern Region tour in week 10 of the elite league.
The soldiers lost to Bullets 1-0 on Saturday at the Kalulu Stadium before being stunned 2-1 by United at the MDC ground.
While issuing an apology to all KB fans, Shawa admitted that the two losses are a huge setback.
“This is a setback but we can handle it. Our target was to collect maximum points but things went the other way round but we still have a long way since we have only played nine games and I promise you, we will catch up. Its indeed a painful outing [To Southern Region in Week 10 of the Super League],” Shawa said in an interview after Sunday’s 1-2 defeat to Blantyre United.
He further revealed that the team has been struggling due to illness and injuries.
“We have been struggling because most of our key players are injured while others have been sick but we will fight until the last drop of blood,” said Shawa.
KB has so far played nine games and are on position nine with 11 points.
Among the players who have been missing include midfield workhorse Dave Banda, defender Mustapha Salimu and striker Manase Chiyesa among others.
They will be looking forward to put things right this coming Saturday as they play host to Azam Tigers at the Nankhaka Ground.