Blantyre United secured just a point from their TNM Super League fixtures against Blue Eagles and Epac FC in the Central Region on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
The club’s technical director Lawson Nakoma attributed the poor show to inexperience, saying they are still building a new team.
“It really has been a bad start to the league .We lost a many key players to other teams in the pre-season and that has affected us negatively. Most of the players are new and it will take time for them to gel and play as a unit,” said Nakoma.
United lost 1-0 to Eagles on Saturday and the following day drew 0-0 against Epac. United lie 10th on the log table, with five points from five games. They have won once, drawn twice and lost twice.
Nakoma, however, expressed optimism of resurgence.
“We are playing well and as the league progresses we hope to start winning,” he said.
In contrast of fortunes, Big Bullets’ trip to the region was fairly successful. They beat Civo United 1-0 on Saturday in Lilongwe and drew 1-1 against Kamuzu Barracks in Dedza on Sunday.
On the log table, Bullets are second with 12 points from six games while leaders Blue Eagles have 13 points and a game in hand.
Ng’onamo expressed satisfaction with the results: “We did not play well, but we are happy to have gotten four points in away fixtures. It is not easy playing away, so we cannot complain.”