Chikhwawa earn Malawi Super League promotion

Chikhwawa United’s dream of playing in Malawi’s flagship Super League was realised Saturday after they thrashed Zomba United 6-2 at Zomba Community Centre Ground.

Chikhwawa made light of the task by taking a comfortable 4-0 lead at half time to take their tally to 84 points from 34 games.

The hosts, who were relegated from the Super League last season, threatened Chikhwawa with two quick goals after resumption to reduce the arrears to 4-2

Chikhwawa United sealed the Super League promotion
Chikhwawa United sealed the Super League promotion

But Chikhwawa scored two more goals in the second half to kill off Zomba United and effectively revenge the first round loss.

The result was no good news for Chikhwawa rivals Cobbe Barracks who were hoping that their fellow Zomba based team would win to hand them a return to Super League.

Cobbe Barracks also wrapped up the campaign on a winning note after beating Green Hawks 4-2 on Saturday.

But Cobbe’s victory could not have been good enough as they were required to win a 7-0 margin while hoping for Chikhwawa to lose in Zomba.

Chikhwawa United chairman Owen Chomanika said they were geared for the top flight football.

“We are ready for the Super League and because the league is starting in April we will have enough time to prepare,” Chomanika told Nyasa Times.

“We hope that we will sustain the team with the little that we have.”

He said the team would decide whether to strengthen the team with experienced players or not.

Southern Region Football League (SFRL) vice-general secretary, Kingsley Simbeye, said all the teams would wrap up their games mid next month.

Chikhwawa United have joined Salima-based Airborne Rangers from the Chipiku Central Region Football League to be promoted in the top league.

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