Poor recruitment of players attributes Karonga performance – Nyambose


By Antony Isaiah Jr:….

Karonga United Coach, Christopher Nyambose has attributed the team’s poor performance in the 2022 tnm Super League to poor recruitment of the team during the off-season.

The Crocodiles have finished the season on number 11 with 32 points, missing the Airtel Top 8 Cup while in 2021 season they finished on number 5 with 46 points.

Karongamesve been one of the most struggling teams in the elite league, managing to win only 8 games, drawing 8 and losing 14 games, only Red Lions [7], Sable Farming [6], TN Stars [4] and Rumphi United [3] have won fewer games than the Crocodiles.

Nyambose replaced the Zimbabwean mentor, Lazarus Magaya who was the first coach to be sacked in Super League this season just after the team had played on six games.

Karonga had 3 points from six games, losing 2-0 to Silver Strikers and also went down 1-0 to Blue Eagles. Kamuzu Barracks also inflicted pain on the lakeshore side, thumping it 3-1.

They collected their three points from draws with Civil Service United, Dedza Dynamos and Red Lions.

On his first interviews after securing the job, Nyambose said the main target was to help Karonga finish in the top eight this season.

“I want glory days to return to Karonga. I know expectations from fans are high but we will go through a process that will help us get results. I just have to do my best so that the team delivers. So I am ready for the big task,” Nyambose said.

However, Nyambose started his job in high spirit as he managed to contain the defending Champions , Nyasa Big Bullets at Karonga Stadium to a goalless stalemate before helping the team to secure the slot in the Top 8 this season. However, the consistency has been the problem at the team.

Nyambose said the team struggled because he took it during the mid-season.

“Am happy that we have finished the season on good position [11]. I was there when the started the season, I was at Chitipa United by then but I was called to help the team. The recruitment was not good, and the scouting too. The starting was bad, and I had no any means to have new players in the team, I used the very same players. The consistency was missing but am very appy that we have managed to rescue the team from relegation chop, ” said Nyambose.

Karonga United suffered a 7-0 defeat to Nyasa Big Bullets in the first leg of the Airtel Top 8 Cup and they will be at home in the return leg at Karonga Stadium on November 26.

The preparations for next season has started already for Karonga United as they have signed Rumphi United player, Gerald Ngwira.

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