Struggling Red Lions Football Club has suffered yet another defeat in the hands of Blue Eagles Football Club in TNM Super League on Saturday afternoon at Balaka Stadium.
It was a balanced affair in the first half as Blue Eagles piled more pressure, but Red Lions goal minder Nenani Juwaya was equal to task.
Eagles punished Red Lions in both halves with two goals scored by Laurent Banda on 57 minutes, which was assisted by Trouble Banda and Schumacher Kuwali on 76 minutes connected a well taken piece from Richard Lapson, which made the Lions to remain in the relegation zone.
Speaking after the match, Blue Eagles FC assistant coach, Christopher Sibale, admitted that they struggled in the first half, but after they analyzed their opponents, they were able to change the system and bring in players who were able to dribble like Schumacher and that paid them.
“We are really looking for a single digit which I cannot reveal now but we are going down there, we have some games and we are thinking of a single digit, definitely in top eight will be there,” Sibale said.
On his part, Chifundo Masapula, assistant coach at Red Lions said everyone prepares to win but it is unfortunate that things are not working according to there plan but he was quick to react that they will go back and go down to their drawing board to see on how they can go forward as games are getting down and they will encourage their boys to work hard accordingly.
“Everything is possible, what is needed is that our boys should work up and deliver to their level best, our opponents have managed to get a win out of their hard working it is also possible for us to deliver better,” Masapula said.
Blue Eagles have been struggling to get a win in the recent games but with the results they are now on position eight with seven games to play in the elite league.