2024-06-14

Sonda United beat Moyale Reserve to Clinch Mzuzu FAM League

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By Victor Stephan…….

Sonda United beat Moyale Barracks Reserve by a single goal to nil to clinch 2023 Mzuzu District Fam League in a tightly contested final played at Botanic ground on Sunday.

The final attended by a crowd with notable officials like Northern Region Football Association General Secretary Masiya Nyasulu, FAM Regional Coordinator Robert Mzinza and Mzuzu District Football Association officials ended goalless in the first half with Hastings Silwimba scoring the decider at 74 minute after a defensive error by Moyale Barracks Reserve.

Joseph Mlenga coach for Sonda United was delighted with the win attributing it to good tactical preparations while admitting opponents as tough.

“It was a difficult game as our opponents are also good we met in group stages so we studied them and utilized their shortfall I’m very delighted with the win and a morale booster as we aim to join the regional league, the committee has done a good job.” Mlenga said.

After the game coach for Moyale Barracks Reserve Kamphingizgoli Gondwe accepted the defeat while describing the cup as a good vehicle for unearthing talents.

He further added that he envisions to see some players joining the main team starting next season.

“We had a good game losing by a single goal that shows how competitive the game was it wasn’t our day, but when I look but we have staggered to reach the final but all in all being our first year in the cup not bad and I have next season we will be able to have some graduates from this team to main team.” Gondwe said.

Mzuzu District Football Association General Secretary Alphack Mkandawire says the league has met its target of developing talent while describing the league as one of the best in terms of competition.

“We have witnessed a good game and the league target has been reached we have seen several talents both on players and officiation.” Mkandawire said in an interview.

To reach finals Moyale Barracks Reserve edged out Dairy Academy FC while Sonda United edged out last year’s finalists Blue Sport.

The champion will pocket K1 000,000 a rise from K500 000 last season following a rise of sponsorship from K2 million to K3 million.

The district leagues are sponsored by the Football Association of Malawi to the tune of K3 Million per district.

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