Be Forward Wanderers captain Joseph Kamwendo admits poor performance saying they were not at the standard required especially in the second half.
The Nomads lost 4-0 to As Vita in the first leg of the Champions League at Martyrs Stadium.
“We waited too long. In the first half, we were waiting for something to happen. We didnt create chances, we didn’t have the ball like we should have done and then in the second half we paid for it. We need to take the initiative a bit more, to attack more and keep the ball because we didn’t do that against Vita.
“In the second half, at the end they were tired, the weren’t pressing as much and we were creating a bit more space so we had chances. It’s a bit frustrating because you could see that we could have gone home with a goal. I think we weren’t at the standard required, so it’s something to look at for the next game.”
On how difficult it will be to bridge the 4-0 gap,Kamwendo said Sundays game is water under the bridge.
“We can’t just be stuck looking back at this game. We need to analyse, need to make sure we don’t make the same mistakes and You never know what can happen,” said Kamwendo.
On his part,Wanderers team manager Steven Madeira said all is not lost and that they will still fight in the second leg.
“The battle is not over.We have seen our weaknesses and we will rectify them in Malawi,” he said.
The Nomads are expected to arrive in home today afternoon at Chileka airport.
Their second leg assignment is on Wednesday next week in Lilongwe at Bingu National Stadium.