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Central Region Football Association sorry for teams’ relegation

Central Region Football Association (CRFA) has apologised to fans in the region for the relegation from the TNM Super League of two teams that originated from the association’s Premier Division.

CRFA chairperson, Austin Ajawa, said the association was concerned that out of the three relegated sides, only one was from the South, two from the Centre and none from the North.

He said Airborne Rangers and Dedza Young Soccer’s exit from the top-flight league does not reflect well on the Central Region football standards.

“We feel bad each time a team that we send to the Super League gets relegated. Our wish is that no team from the Central Region should be relegated. So we will make sure that we strategise on how best our teams can avoid the chop,” Ajawa observed.

He blamed the two relegated sides for being naïve in their approach to football matters, saying they needed to consult the association on matters of managing a team in an elite national league.

The chairperson said it was sad that most promoted sides believe that they can stand the heat in the Super League with their lower division players.

“The Super League is tough. You cannot rely on players that were in the lower division to do the job on their own. We have advised newly-promoted sides to consider recruiting players who have been in the top flight before, but they keep ignoring us,” he lamented.

Ajawa said his association was in constant touch with promoted side Dwangwa United, offering them tips on how they could survive the in the Super League.

Dedza Young Soccer finished third from the bottom with 29 points, losing out on an inferior goal difference to Mzuni, while Rangers concluded their assignments on 25 points, second from the bottom. Fisd Wizards from the South were at the bottom with 21 points.

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