Teams intensify for 2019 Season preparations
As the TNM Super League is set to kick off in April, teams which are to play in the league are busy preparing.
Nyasa Big Bullets, who were champions of the 2018 edition have been busy interns of signing new players as they have new players in their camp in the names of Precious Sambani from Namiwawa FC, Luke Chima from Tigers FC and Ben Manyozo From Dwangwa United so that collecting maximum points at their base, Kamuzu Stadium should be easy.
Their arch rivals, Mighty Be Forward Wanderers who also use Kamuzu stadium as their home ground, have roped in from Masters Security FC Adeboye Babatunde and the Bob Mpinganjira coached side is yet to be seen if they are to make any more signings.
Meanwhile, the Lilongwe based Silver Strikers who had a trophyless 2018, are yet to show up on the transfer market but speculations are that they want to let go their technical panel of Young Chimodzi snr, Lovemore Faziri and Francis Songo with their city rivals Civil Sporting Club also enjoying the preseason as they are also not busy on the player market.
On the other hand time is running fast for Masters Security FC who were voted 2018 most improved team and having finished on position 4 in the league in their second season, as they Need to replace the departed Adeboye Babatunde and decide on the future of Francis Mkonda to either enjoy playing for them at Civo stadium or not as he is on the wanted list by Wanderers, Bullets and Silver Strikers.
The league will this time have new joiners in the names of Chitipa United, Mlatho mponela and Nyasa Big Bullets Reserves after being champions of the Northern Region Football Association, Central Region Football Association and Southern Region Football Association League respectively.
As they prepare for life in the Super League, Chitipa United, which is likely to be using Karonga or Mzuzu Stadium as its home ground has already started training with their fellow rockies Mlatho Mponela and Nyasa Big Bullets Reserve yet to regroup.
With Chitipa United to play in the top flight league, the northern region will for the first time have 4 teams representing the region and it remains to be seen if Mzuni FC, who use Mzuzu stadium, will be a force to record with this time as Muzzy University Council want the team to have players who are students only a decision focusing resistance from the teams technical panel and executive committee.
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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.