The 2015 Malawi Super League season has ended and just like the nine seasons before it, in the just ended season the top goal scorers failed to score 20 goals or more.
This season, 14 goals have been the most from a single Super League and only Big Bullets’ Chiukepo Msowoya and Red Lions’ Innocent Bokosi achieved the feat.
But why are strikers in the top flight scoring less than 20 goals?
Malawian Coach, Meke Mwase, who is a head coach at Mbabane Highlanders FC of Swaziland, has got the answer.
According to Mwase, nowadays it is difficult to find goals since the game of soccer has gone more tactical and he believes that training can be the best way to solve the spell.
“It’s everywhere, goals are hard to find. The game of soccer has gone more tactical. Teams just need to keep on finding ways and keep on training,” said Mwase.
On his part, local sports analyst, Enos Chatama, observed that most teams do not play as a team and the biggest problem is the training that teams do.
“The biggest problem has been training and a lot of teams lack proper coordination as they don’t play as a team,” said Chatama.
The Analyst further put the blame on coaches for failing to coordinate the other players with strikers so that they can score more goals. He also suggested that Super League Strikers are not ambitious and are uncompetitive.
“The other factor is that there is no ambition and competition, if a striker doesn’t score a lot of goals he doesn’t care because there is nobody scoring more as they are within the same level,” added Chatama.
The last time a Super League player netted more than 20 league goals was in the 2005 season in which Aggrey Kanyenda of Mighty Wanderers bagged 26 goals.
Since then, the average number of goals for top goal scorers has been 18 goals.