By Chabula Kashamo |
In June last year, Christopher Munthali gifted Kalengo a goal in the second half when he was dispossessed at the back. That day, Kelvin Mubanga was a ghost of himself and gave away a goal too;
Mwila Kabwe was unbelievably slow. At Scrivener, in the reverse fixture, coach Masautso Mwale resorted to playing two holding Midfielders which made the game an ugly one to watch. However, we held each other to a one-all draw.
On July 9th this year, Kalengo again caught Billy Mwanza, Noel Phiri lapsing in concentration from a set-piece. In this particular Wednesday game, despite coming two days after beating Konkola Mine Police 3-1, it caused a deafening public outcry to depose Saileti.
Now it seemed like an out-of-the-frying-pan-and-into-the-fire scenario. On 12th October at the Trade Fair grounds again we went into that fixture blindly, drenched and defeated before we walked out onto the pitch.
Of course, I consoled myself that we didn’t have our key players in Donashano Malama, Saté Saté and Munthali Christopher who were with the national team in Cape Verde. Yet again Mukuka Chewe the right full-back was overwhelmed by Jackson Mwanza, Billy Mwanza was always outpaced. Joseph Sitali was ineffectively twisting and turning.
Kalume nao kuwayawayafye. Francis Simwanza was lost in the midfield.
I refuse to go on with this losing habit turning into a tradition. It is so embarrassing beyond words. Bad for you die-hard kalampans who have accepted this problem and swallowed it.