The Malawi Defence Force (MDF) has disbanded Cobbe Barracks Football Club and that some of its players will be incorporated into Red Lions Football Club.
At a meeting held at MDF head quarters in Lilongwe, the delegates agreed not to have two MDF teams playing in the same lower division league hence the idea to end Cobbe Barracks which was the only MDF team playing in the Southern Region Football Association League.
Malawi Defence Force Spokesperson Major Paul Chiphwanya said as MDF they saw it fitting to only have one team in each lower division.
“A proposal was made to merge the 2 teams into one aa Red Lions was relegated from the TNM Super League which means that they will play in the premier division and with MDF already having Cobbe Barracks in that division, we saw it wise to merge up the two teams and come up with one good team that will be able to fight back into the super league. The final decision has been made and permission has been granted for the two teams to merge “, said Chiphwanya.
Red Lions had been playing in Malawi’s top flight league since its inception in 1986 and the club got relegated in the 2018 season after it finished on position 14 of the 16 teams league making Malawi Defence Force to only have Moyale Barrack FC in the Super League with their fellow brothers in arms, MAFCO FC also relegated in 2018 season.
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My name is Blessings Mpando from Lilongwe district born in December 1994. I am a Christian and a member of CCAP. I grew up in Lilongwe and completed my secondary education in 2010 before going on to complete my diploma in journalism at the Polytechnic Continuing Centre.