Blantyre United interim Coach, Safarao Pompi, has insisted that they are ready to challenge Be Forward Wanderers at MDC Stadium Thursday afternoon.
United go into the TNM Super League first round match as underdogs as they are stuck on position 15 with four points from eight matches.
Yet, the returning Super League team are up against a star-studded opposition that is yet to concede in five games. Wanderers are on third place with 13 points.
However, Pompi, who is a former Wanderers player, is confident that his charges can extract something from the game.
“We know our problems and we know what we need to do so that we can start winning. We are going into the game as underdogs, but anything can happen in football,” Pompi said.
United can bank on former Wanderers players such as striker Sparrow Msowoya and winger Ibrahim Sadiki.
The Nomads, with Peter Wadabwa back to lead the frontline, must be looking for an improved display following a goalless draw against Azam Tigers at the same venue on Sunday.
Meanwhile, United official, Malekano Chisoma, has said despite looking for a local coach, they had received application letters from England and Spain.
“The deadline is July 10 and once we are done, we will announce the name of our new coach,” Chisoma said.
However, United, who are sponsored by individuals, cannot afford an expatriate coach.
Most foreign coaches who have coached in the Super League earn at least K717,000 ($1,000).