LILONGWE--TNM Super League Lilongwe struggling side, Epac FC coach Albus Makawa, has expressed his strong belief that his side will shrug off the woeful form his team is going through and avoid being early contenders for relegation.
Epac registered a successive debut season in 2011-2012 football year as they defied the odds to cement their place in the top flight’s top six and saw their striker Ishmael Thindwa going away with the Golden Boot award.
However, in 2012-2013 seasons, Epac is struggling to replicate their success as their team now languishes at the bottom of the table and has only managed to win a single game out of eight games. Their star player Thindwa is also struggling to rediscover his scoring boots, raising early fears of relegation.
Despite the patchy run though, Epac coach Makawa refuses to throw in the towel just yet as he says his team is showing some signs of improvement.
“Looking at the way the team is playing, I thinking it’s fair to admit that we’re struggling, the defense seems to have problems, during the transfer window, we failed to buy a quality player who could help us solve our defensive problems,” he said.
“We will try to work on the problems which we are having, the way the team is playing now is showing some signs of improvement and there’s no way the team is going to be relegated. We will still remain in the league,” he said
Thindwa, the star player, echoed his coach’s sentiment.
“The team is indeed going through a bad spell, but as a team we are working very hard so that we can get back on track. Saying that we are going to be early contenders for the drop, I don’t agree with that, our team is going to stay in the top flight,” he said.
When asked to comment about his goal drought, Thindwa said he is working on it.
“I am trying my best. What I can urge our supporters is that they shouldn’t lose their confidence in me the goals will come soon.”
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