Wanderers are impatient, says Steve Liwewe Banda


Malawi’s celebrated football commentator Steve Liwewe Banda has blasted Mighty Wanderers’ decision to recruit more players in the local transfer window saying giving the current players a chance to settle down during the new season is better than recruiting new players.

Speaking during a midweek sports program on Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC), Banda said it is not on to recruit new players without giving the current players a chance to adapt and showcase their talent in the upcoming season.

He gave an example of an English side Liverpool whose previous manager Brendan Rodgers manager brought in new eleven players but the team is struggling a lot in the on-going Barclays English Premier League season.


Nomads: Branded impatient.

“The problem with Mighty Wanderers management is that they are impatient. Look, they brought in 13 players last season but they struggled a lot especially in the second round of the league, why can’t they give the current players a chance to adapt and then show their skills in the upcoming season?

“If they are not careful, they will keep on struggling because the team won’t have enough time to jell. Look at Liverpool, Rodgers brought in eleven new players, where is the team now on the BPL log sheet? They should be careful with this spending spree,” said Liwewe Banda.

The Nomads have signed Wizards FC duo of Rafiq Namwera and Ernest Tambe and they are on the verge of completing the signings of Silver Strikers FC forward Green Harawa and Azam Tigers FC midfielder Yamikani Chester.

It is still not known whether the club will send some of its players on loan or permanently terminate their contracts.

The Carlsberg Cup champions splashed K11 million on new players last season but struggled to perform well in the top flight as they finished on fourth position.


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