Chilumba Super League hopes dashed: Malawi army trim teams in top league

Malawi Defence Force  (MDF) has disclosed the intention to trim the number of teams it sponsors in the flagship Super league.

Chilumba Barracks  FC

Chilumba Barracks FC

The development has delivered a body blow to Chilumba Barracks who were duly promoted to Malawi’s top league after emerging champions in the Northern Region Football Association League.

Chilumba Barracks official Lt Col Basikolo confirmed the development being informed from the headquarters that they would not be able to sponsor the team in Super League.

Lt Col said there was nothing that the team could after the news despite that they were gearing to taste the top flight league.

“It’s sad that the news which started as rumour has been officially communicated to us that we should withdraw because of financial reasons,” Lt Col Basikolo said.

Meanwhile, MDF  spokesperson Brigadier Mhone said MDF would like to cut down expenses by reducing the number of teams in the top league to three teams.

“The cost of running these teams is high so we are intending to have one team only per region by 2017 season,” he said.

Currently MDF sponsors four teams Red Lion, Moyale Barracks, Kamuzu Barracks and Mafco in the top league while Airborne Rangers were relegated last season.

The development is likely going to boomerang with Karonga United who finished second to Chilumba Barracks have made it clear that they no money to rejoin the topflight league.

The new season is expected to kick off on April 16.

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thecitizen
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thecitizen
5 months 22 days ago

no stress that malawi are trimming the number of their teams inthe super…the best thing is that other people shoulfd just buy the team from malawi army rename it and move on with business…simple thing

Wakisa Nyondo Collen
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Wakisa Nyondo Collen
5 months 22 days ago

According to the situation, the door is open for karonga united in the top league!!

chiswabumbu
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chiswabumbu
5 months 24 days ago

Go to prophet mbolo and ask for sponsorship

Cosmas paul zuze Mabuluku
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Cosmas paul zuze Mabuluku
5 months 25 days ago

A SULOM Musasokonenzensotu apa za yemwe alowe mmalo mwa Chilumba Barracks

WILLARD MUBVUMBI
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WILLARD MUBVUMBI
5 months 25 days ago

Where really do they get money to sponsor the teams? Is it not tax payer’s money?

undani misomali
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undani misomali
5 months 25 days ago

I think their intention is to have three teams each season but they want a fair distribution across the country hence saying one team each. But what is interesting is that why has it taken long for Malawi Defence Force to come up with the decision? Juliua Mithi would poke fun at this to say Malawi @51

Che Wanimiliyoni
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Che Wanimiliyoni
5 months 25 days ago

Is it MDF will have a maximum of 3 teams per season or MDF will have one team per region? How possible is it say in a same year Redlions are relegated Changalume Baracks tops Southern Region league?

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