Imagine waking up one morning only to realise that 10 of the 16 TNM Super League teams, are from the Central Region Football Association (CRFA).
Well, far-fetched as that might seem, CRFA has set such a target, according to Vice General Secretary, Antonio Manda.
He said his region wants to produce 10 Super League teams by 2019.
Manda spoke about such an ambition days after rookies, Masters Security FC, survived Super League relegation, following a 3-2 win over Kamuzu Barracks (KB).
Apart from a yet-to-be identified one newly-promoted side, the region would, next season, be represented by Masters, Silver Strikers, KB, Civil Sporting Club, Mafco, Blue Eagles and Dwangwa United—bringing the number of teams to eight.
So far, TN Stars from Kasungu and Holy Cross Ambassadors of Lilongwe are in contention for Super League promotion from the CRFA Premier Division.
Manda said what Masters achieved by surviving relegation was commendable, adding that the number could rise to 10 in the next two seasons.
“If history is anything to go by, it is not easy for a new team in the Super League to stay up. It means that teams [from the region] would be covering shorter distances to fulfil the majority of their fixtures, which is also an advantage to them,” he explained.
In contrast, next season the Northern Region would, have, in the Super League, Moyale Barracks, Mzuni FC and newly-promoted Karonga United.
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