Chilumba Barracks FC says they are keen to spend more to bolster ranks in their squad ahead of the upcoming season in the top flight TNM Super League.
The Karonga based soldiers cruised to the title by 12 points ahead of fellow Karonga based arch-rivals Karonga United in the K4million Simama Northern Region Premier League.
Speaking in an interview with Malawi News Agency, team manager for the soldiers, Kazizwa Banda, said plans are underway to have a complete overhaul of the squad as they gear up for the start of the pre-season preparations.
“We are very keen to add more experience, firepower and more players in our squad because we know the season will be long with a lot of matches,” he said.
Banda further said preparations and trials for players wanting to try their luck will begin in February with focus on goalkeepers, defenders, central midfields and strikers as areas needing additions.
“With the amount of time we have on our hands, I am very confident that we will stand the heat of the Super League because we have no excuses this time around as we have been given enough time to prepare and get ready for the kick-off,” said the Chilumba Barracks FC Coach.
Speaking in a separate interview, acting general secretary for Northern Region Football Association (NRFA), Patel Kaunda, said their vision is to see more teams in the top flight league from the north and are pleased that they have three from the region.
However, the acting GS has cautioned the military side to use the off-season wisely by investing their time on beefing up their squad, saying experience is very important.
The Karonga based soldiers, finished the NRFA Premier League with 89 points, 12 ahead of Karonga United and are the fifth military side in the top flight league.
The TNM Super League is scheduled to kick-off in April.