Alex Simenti replaces Ngwala
TNM Super League runners-up Blue Eagles have appointed Alex Simenti to replace Alexander Ngwala as chairperson.
The development comes in the wake of Eagles’ owner Malawi Police Service (MPS) transferring Ngwala to Mzuzu last year.
Simenti said his goal is to lead Eagles to the Super League title in the new season, which kicks off on April 15.
“I have faith in the new technical panel and the players. We expect to do better than last season. After finishing second in 2022, we are confident of becoming Super League champions in the new season. We also expect to win at least a trophy,” Simenti said.
Eagles have also raided Civil Service United’s camp where they have snatched Team Manager Gabriel Chirwa, who is now the new technical director.
However, Chirwa was reluctant to comment on the appointment.
“I will comment on the matter at an appropriate time,” Chirwa said.
MPS Sports Coordinator Audlow Makonyola communicated other changes to the team’s technical panel through a wireless message on Monday.
However, Makonyola did not state any reasons behind the changes.
The restructuring process has seen Arnold Silungwe being appointed technical adviser, replacing Wilson Chidati.
Ken Mponda is the Eagles’ new team manager, a position previously held by Frank Kalozeni.
The club has maintained Missi Kampira and Chimwemwe Chitedze as assistant team manager and goalkeepers’ trainer, respectively.
Elia Kananji also remains in his position as head coach, with Christopher Sibale as his assistant.
After surviving relegation on the last day of the 2021 edition of the top flight league, Eagles came into the 2022 season a rejuvenated side and managed to finish second with 63 points, 10 points behind champions FCB Nyasa Bullets.
The cops expressed interest in competing in the 2023 Caf Confederation Cup, the continent’s second tier club competition but it is Mighty Mukuru Wanderers who qualified after winning the Airtel Top 8 Cup.