Babatunde promises Wanderers fans more goals

Babatunde is tackled by a Dwangwa player

Be Forward Wanderers forward Babatunde Adepoju has said he is settling in well at the club and that fans should expect more goals from him this season.

The former Masters Security FC striker joined Wanderers this season and is regarded as the most expensive player to have signed for the team this year at a reportedly about K7 million signing-on-fee.

He has scored 11 goals for the club so far and been named man-of-the-match twice.

His latest goals were on Saturday against Dwangwa United when he grabbed a brace and his counterpart Vincent Nyangulu a hat-trick to secure a 5-0 win.

In post-match interview, the Nigerian said he is hopeful of scoring more for the team.

“I am trying my best to be at the top of my form. I cannot say I have achieved the stage where I want. As players, we are also trying our best, just that maybe we were going through bad times. I have been frustrated by the condemnation from some fans but all is well,” Babatunde said.

Saturday’s win was the third for the Nomads from the five games in the league as they have lost one and drawn one.

The team had a poor start of the season as they were booted out of the Airtel Top Eight after losing both legs against Silver Strikers 2-0 on aggregate.

This compelled supporters to force the firing of some technical members to which the executive committee complied and roped in the services of Civil Sporting Club’s assistant coach Oscar Kaunda to take up a similar post at the Lali Lubani side.

Wanderers general secretary Mike Butao said the team is on the road to recovery after the changes.

“We are making progress even though we are not there yet. The supporters called for the firing of some technical panel members and we did.

“Some of our players and the coach were with the national team and our new catch Oscar Kaunda and Albert Mpinganjira managed the team and we have started winning. We know there are still a lot of things that need to be worked on, but for now we are sure that we are on the right path,” Butao said.

Recently the team saw the resignation of some committee members among them vice general secretary Chulu Mkangama and executive committee member John Gawanani.

Team manager Stevie Madeira also stepped down and was quickly replaced with Victor Maunde.

The Dwangwa win was Maunde and Kaunda’s first game in-charge at the Blue camp.