Former Flames and MDC United goalkeeper Patrick Chimulambe has advised newly promoted Dedza Young Soccer to consider incorporating some experienced players if the team is to stay in the TNM Super League.
Responding whether the newly crowned Chipiku Central Region Football Association Premier Division side has what it takes to stand the heat in the elite league, Dedza based Chimulambe told Nyasa Times that the team needs to blend its young talent with some experience.
“Without doubt, this is a good young side but Super League football is different from premier division. If the team is to stay and make a mark in the Super League, there is need for the team’s management to
blend the young talent with experience.
“Being a side sponsored by an individual, the team cannot buy players from Super League teams but what the team’s management can do is to get on board players that will be offloaded from some Super League
sides,” advised Chimulambe.
The former international, who once served as chairman for Dedza District attributed Young Soccer’s success to the unity prevailing amongst football stakeholders in the district.
“The Dedza Young Soccer we are seeing today is a merger of two teams from the district- Dedza Strikers and Dedza Young Soccer, who were playing in the Chipiku League as separate entities last season.
“Officials from these two clubs led by Mr Millias Jegwe Pofera, who was coaching Dedza Strikers and sponsor for Dedza Young Soccer Mr Andrew Bunya agreed to form one club and this is the team that has brought glory to the district,” narrated Chimulambe.
He expressed hope that people from Dedza will unite to help the team stay in the Super League.