Civo, Karonga axe players

Civil Service United FC

As teams strategise for the kick off of the 2022 TNM Super League season in February, Civil United Football Club and Karonga United have joined the fray in offloading players deemed excess to requirements.

First it was Blue Eagles before Ekwendeni Hammers followed suit some weeks ago.

Civil have parted ways with 11 players including former Malawi national team goalkeeper, Charles Swini, and former Nyasa Big Bullets and Mighty Wanderers hitman Jafalie Chande.

Chande and Swini were taken on board by the civil servants’ side in the middle of last season.

According to the team’s general secretary, Ronald Chiwaula, the decision has been made due to among others expiry of contracts, breach of contract, and poor performance.

Apart from Swini and Chande, the other players are Andrew Banda, Mathews Zaulombo, Kelvin Thotho, Isaac Msiska, Anzeru Joseph, Folias Nashoni, Fletcher Bandawe, Ibrahim Sadik, and Chikondi Maloya.

The club wishes them all the best for the future and will in due course be announcing a number of new exciting signings in readiness for the new season,” reads the statement from Chiwaula.

Meanwhile Karonga have also parted ways with Sunganani Mponda, Nigerian Adeleke Kolawole, Benjamin Kumwenda, Wakisa Mwenengubwe, Gentle Andrea, Amadu Makawa, Hudson Milanzi, Thoko Harrison.

“Karonga United Football Club wishes them all the best in their careers, the management will issue the clearance latter in due course,” said the team’s general secretary, Ramsy Simwaka.

They too cite disciplinary, and contractual issues among the reasons for chopping the players.