One of the factors for Kamuzu Barracks’ poor start to the 2017 TNM Super League championship is corruption among referees, the club’s team manager Francis Shaba has claimed.
According to Shaba, some of the decisions that referees make during his team’s matches indicate that something fishy went on between the officiating personnel and their opponents.
“You can’t compare Kamuzu Barracks’ squad with these teams that are winning because of bribing referees, there is a lot of corruption here in Malawi,” Shaba alleged in an interview with the local media.
However, the Soldiers’ team manager also mentioned fatigue as another factor for the team’s poor performances.
“It’s very true that we haven’t started very well, this is so because we did not have enough time to rest [during the off season] and that we were overconfident,” he added.
Shaba has however promised fans for the Lilongwe based soldiers that everything will be resolved soon and that the team will start doing fine in the league.
“We will come back, last season we had only a point from five games played so we hope we will fix everything together and start doing better,” concluded Shaba.
The defending champions are currently fifth from the bottom of the log table with four points from four matches played and are just a point above the relegation zone.
KB will on Saturday afternoon host relegation threatened Civil Sporting Club.