Former Black Leopards winger Fischer Kondowe has urged the team’s players to focus and fight to the very end of the PSL campaign once the season resumes.
Kondowe spoke to FARPost from his base in Blantyre, Malawi, where he has been playing for childhood club Nyasa Big Bullets.
“I remember to have been in a similar situation while playing for Leopards. However, that time we were determined to beat the drop. We won our last seven games and survived,” recalled Kondowe.
“In that spell, I remember we travelled to Joburg where we beat Kaizer Chiefs 2-0 on a Saturday then Mamelodi Sundowns by a similar margin on a Wednesday. I scored in both games as I was then being used as an improvised striker,” he said.
The deadlocked midfielder said Leopards have been in such situation on the log table before and know how to crawl their way out of relegation threat.
“My message to the current players is that they must focus and fight on because anything can happen in football. I have no doubt that they can survive again as they have always done.”
Leopards are on position 16 on the log table with 20 points from 24 games.
Kondowe first came to South Africa in 2005 when he signed for Umtata Bush Bucks. After some seasons, Leopards came to the rescue by signing the Malawian after Bucks was disbanded.
Kondowe also had a stint with Bloemfontein Celtic in SA.
He returned to Malawi to reunite with Bullets who have since appointed him as an assistant coach.
By Peter Kanjere
FARPost’s Africa Correspondent