Tigers not worried with first week performance in league

Written by  Patrick Lunda

Azam Tigers Chairperson Sydney Chikoti has said the team is not worried with the team’s mixed fortunes in the first two games of the new season.

Bullets and Silver Strikers supporters committee officials carry the cup Bullets and Silver Strikers supporters committee officials carry the cup

Tigers came from behind to beat Airborne Rangers 2-1 on Saturday but were shot down 1-0 by another military side, Mafco on Sunday at Chitowe Ground in Nkhokotakota.
Chikoti said the result was fair since opening away games are always tricky.
“Azam Tigers were scheduled to travel and playing away at the beginning of the season is not the easiest of the task. But at least we came back with three points from Dwangwa,” Chikoti said.
“I would say it’s a fair result considering that the boys are coming from off season.”
Chikokot has also said that they have set a top four finishing in the league and winning at least a cup as targets for coach Gerald Yellowman Phiri who replaced Franco Ndawa fired at the end of last season.
“Obviously there are certain things w agreed. There are expectations from our side. Theres’s no team that registers in the league which has no ambition of being champions,” he said.
“We will be happy to be champions but we are aware that it is going to a tough one very competitive as we have seen from the very beginning. So we will be looking for positions from top to position four. Any achievement of that level will be commendable.”
But he was cautious of the set targets bearing in mind that the team lost key players Boston Kabango to Epac, while Isaac Kaliati, Stanley Sanudi and capatain Malumbo Gondwe joined Mighty Be Forward Wanderers.
“It’s not going to be easy because we lost the backbone of our team last season who were taken by Be Forward Wanderers. We have to go back to the villages to try and identify new crop of players and grooming those players into the Super League it’s going to be a process,” he said.
“We are optimistic that Gerald has a training programme for these boys and we will do well.

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