Mass exodus at Civo, 6 players to depart


At least five players are leaving the government-sponsored Club, Civil Services United this transfer window as the Club officials are trying to fix the Club.

Civil held a meeting on Monday where they tackled different issues as they are preparing for the second round of the tnm Super League after a miserable first round.

For the first time, the Pride of Lilongwe, have missed their slot in the Airtel Top 8 after a shock defeat to Dedza Dynamos in their final fixture at Dedza Dynamos.

The Servants, have wrapped up their first round on number 10 with 17 points, a performance that prompted the Club to hold a meeting with the technical panel.

“Most of the times, we play in Top 8, so missing the clot in the tournament shows that the team underperformed in the first round,” said Club General Secretary, Ronald Chiwaula.

Ronald Chiwaula said three players namely former Nyasa Big Bullets attacker, Luke Chima, former Masters Security FC attacker, Juma Yatina and Shasimbiwe Kanyika have been released by the Club.

Chiwaula articulated, “When the term is underperforming, the blame always goes to the technical panel. However, according to the discussions that we held, we have come to the conclusion that some players are playing a big part in the performance of the team.”

Chiwaula said the reason behind the expelling of the three players are indiscipline and lack of hardworking when playing for the Club.

Other players that are on their way out of the Club are Victor Lungu, Christopher Kumwembe and Bashir Maunde.

The former Karonga United midfielder, Victor Lungu who joined the area 9-based club this season, is on the verge of reuniting with his former coach, Dan Dzimkambani at Dedza Dynamos. The deal is said to have been completed and the Salima Sugar sponsored is reported to have splashed a fee of close to K2.5 million.

Christopher Kumwembe has been invited for the trials with the South African second tie club, Black Leopards FC while Bashir Maunde is on the verge of joining the Vietnam Club a figure bringing the total number to 6 departures.

Meanwhile, Civil are holding discussions with Nyasa Big Bullets to rope in three players from the Club on loan. Attackers, Hassan Kajoke, Anthony Mfune and Righteous Banda are the players who have caught the eyes of the Lilongwe-based club.

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