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Blue Eagles optimistic about Caf tourney

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Blue Eagles say they are still optimistic of participating in the Confederation Cup if the Covid-19 pandemic is contained.

The Eagles expressed interest to take part in the second-tier continental competition for the first time having won the Fisd Challenge Cup last season. But their dream has been halted by the pandemic as football faces uncertain future.

In an interview, Eagles chairperson Alexander Ngwala said the club had not lost hope of making its maiden appearance in the competition.

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“Management is ready to fund us but the Covid-19 has affected our plans. For now, we are just waiting if the Covid-19 will be contained,” Ngwala said.

The Area 30-based club presented a K45 million budget to the Malawi Police Service for the preliminary round of the competition.

Eagles bolstered their squad with players such as Lazarus Nyemera, Mphatso Philemon, Chifuniro Mpinganjira, Gadi Chirwa and Chimwemwe Kumkwawa.

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Should their plans to take part in the competition materialise, Eagles will bank their hopes on captain Micium Mhone, John Malidadi Junior, Steve Chagoma and John Soko.

But the club lost strikers Schumacher Kuwali and Foster Biton who joined UD Songo and Silver Strikers, respectively.

Just like Eagles, Nyasa Big Bullets expressed interest to take part in the Caf Champions League for a third consecutive year, are still waiting for the resumption of football.

Last year, Bullets exited the competition in the preliminary stage after a 2-1 aggregate loss to FC Platinum of Zimbabwe whereas Masters Security lost 3-0 to Proline FC of Uganda in the preliminary stage.

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