TN Stars hail Ghanaian goalkeeper for good run

TN Stars have commended their technical panel and  players, especially Ghanaian goalkeeper Blackstone Kotei, for registering  four consecutive wins, including three clean sheets

Kasungu-based TN Stars beat Blue Eagles 1-0 on Monday at Kasungu Stadium.

The win followed triumphs over Masters Security 2-0, Civil Sporting 1-0 and Chitipa United 2-1 under new coach Phillip Nyasulu and technical director Mike Banda.

Kotei has kept three clean sheets

In an interview on Tuesday, the club’s administrator Jones Banda applauded the Ghanaian goalkeeper while giving credit to the technical staff for the good run.

“The goalkeeper [Kotei] has been outstanding for us. He is very good and we give him credit for the clean sheets in the three games.

“Of course, the team as a whole is also playing good football, but Kotei has been great,” he said.

 TN Stars lie third on the log table with 22 points from 10 games.

They are tied with second-placed Be Forward Wanderers, but trail leaders Kamuzu Barracks by a point.

TN  Stars face Be Forward Wanderers and Ntopwa FC in Blantyre on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

“We just hope this trend continues  and we keep fighting for the top and keep the clean sheets. It’s still a long way to go, but we will keep on fighting,” he said Banda.

In a related development, Eagles coach Deklerk Msakakuwona, whose side is fifth with 17 points, played down the inconsistency.

In the last four games, Eagles managed to beat Nyasa Big Bullets 2-1 at home, before losing 1-0 to Karonga United and thrashing Savenda Chitipa 5-3 before losing to TN Stars last week.

“In football things like that happens. It’s a tough league and there are no weak teams.

“Each team wants to win games. But we will work hard to win more games and fight to be in the top,” he said.

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