Blue Eagles Football Club says fans should not write off their name in the country’s elite Tnm Super League following their loss away to Civo Service Football Club on Sunday.
The loss puts the Area 30 based outfits at risk of being relegated from the league as they are on 13th position with 29 points from 29 games, level with Chitipa United who are on position 14.
Former Epac, Bullets and Wanderers forward Jaffalie Chande scored the only goal of the game at 75th minute, connecting a Muhammad Sulumba’s rebound who won it from John Soko’s mistake.
Speaking after the loss, Blue Eagles head coach expressed his disappointment at his charges saying they were too relaxed.
“We were playing as if we are safe on the log table. We badly needed the three points for our survival. But the loss puts us in danger,” said Phiri.
Phiri however said he will go back to drawing table to ensure that they get best of their remaining fixture away to Mighty Wanderers.
Phiri also said he will encourage his players to win the game and rely on the outcome of Chitipa United and Red Lions game.
“We are remaining with one game, our colleagues of Chitipa also remain with one game. Winning against Wanderers will be a good result for us. Our chances of surviving are still on as we have a better goal aggregate as compared to our friends of Chitipa United,” said Phiri.
Blue Eagles’ final assignment is against Mighty Wanderers while Chitipa United will finish the season with Red Lions.
In his words after the game, Civil Coach, Franco Ndawa, said the game was tough and that his boys did not play their game the whole first half, saying they displayed good game after they scored a goal.
“Well, this season has been tough to Civil with the Covid-19 where sporting activities were suspended at some point and this really disturbed us. But we hope to come hard next season,” said Ndawa.
Civo has wrapped up the season with 45 points from 30 games.