BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)—Be Forward Wanderers Captain Alfred Manyozo Junior has apologised to Nyerere family for his offensive words following a painful defeat at the hands of Mafco FC on Sunday at the Kamuzu Stadium.
After the game, hundreds of supporters followed the team at the Club House where they expressed disappointment over the team’s decimal performance since the opening of the 2020-2021 season of the TNM Super League.
When Captain Alfred Manyozo tried to explain to the supporters, one supporter was heard hurling insults at the players, a thing that forced ‘short tempered’ Manyozo to react with an offensive tone of voice.
However, Manyozo has swallowed his pride by apologizing to the club for both insults he hurled at the supporters and the team’s poor run.
“My apologies to the Wanderers family for yesterday’s bad result against MAFCO. This made you our supporters very angry which resulted in one supporter using strong abusive words on me while I was trying to apologise to a hundred of supporters that followed the team to the club house on behalf of my fellow players.
“This made me to take such an offensive tone of voice in responding to the supporter. It was not my intention to humiliate him but I was also at pains with the defeat. Please forgive me. I hope this unfortunate misstep will not jeopardize our unity,” says Manyozo in a statement released on Monday 28 December 28, 2020.
The Captain has also asked the supporters to desist from abusive comments towards players whenever the team registers a bad result.
“I love this club and always give 100 percent on and off the pitch. The repeated abusive comments towards us as players during matches and in social media especially after the Kamuzu Barracks and Mafco game have hurt us deeply. In this situation, on Sunday I let myself be carried away and reacted in a way that disrespected the group of fans that support our club, our team and myself with positive energy. That has not been my intention and I’m sorry once again,” he said.
So far, the team has only managed to collect six points out of possible 15 points from five games they have played and they are trailing on position 10.
They drew with Kamuzu Barracks, Silver Strikers, Mzuzu Warriors and lost to Mafco on Sunday.
They only collected maximum points when they beat TN Stars 3-0.
Their arch-rivals, Nyasa Big Bullets, are trailing on position 6 with 8 points after playing five games.
Mafco leading the log table with 13 points seconded by Red Lions with 11 points. Silver Strikers are on third position with 10 points.
Mtopwa and TN Stars are on position 4 and 5 respectively with 9 points each but separated by goal difference.