CHIKWAWA: With only a few weeks to go before the kick off of the 2018 Southern Region Football League (SRFL) season, Chikwawa United Football Club has started their training ahead of the competition.
Speaking in an interview with the Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Wednesday, General Secretary for Chikwawa United Football Club, Tito Imaan said preparations were underway as the team was in camp for intensive training.
”We have started preparations ahead of the league which will begin sometime in May and as a club we are giving all the necessary support to the technical panel to deploy their tactics and assess all the players before the league kicks off, said Imaan.
Imaan, however, disclosed that the team has completed registration formalities with the SRFL and that the club was now only looking forward to the beginning of the league.
Chikwawa United Football Club finished on third position in 2017 SRFL season which denied the team opportunity to join the elite TNM Super League.
However, Imaan pointed out that the team was preparing to finish on first position in the 2018 SRFL season and bounce back into the Super League in which they had a stint in 2014 before facing relegation due to dismal performance.
We aim at finishing on first position and join the Super League again. We don’t just need to play football for fan, but we need to be competitive and be the best team in this season and in the end to be crowned the champions, he challenged.
On the team’s financial source, Imaan sounded confident that the team had the required financial muscle which could take care of the team at every level of competition.
We have the money and we will be able to finish all games by completing all home and away fixtures. Thanks to our sponsor, Owen Chomanika for his continued financial support for the team’s preparations for the league games, Imaan emphasised.
Imaan called on the youth who feel they have the ability to play in the league to join the team, saying Chikwawa United had space for the youth.
We are inviting all players especially youth from Chikwawa who feel that they can make it into the team. The door is open to everyone, Chikwawa United is a team for the people of Chikwawa so all the youth who are footballers have the chance to join us, Imaan said.
According to SRFL chairperson, Raphael Humba, the league is expected to start on May 05 this year.
Meanwhile, Mana has independently confirmed that Alex Damasiye has been appointed as the head coach for Chikwawa United replacing Mac Donald Yobe.
Source: Malawi News Agency MANA