Chinamwali have qualified for the regional finals of the First Capital Bank Southern Region Under-20 Youth League after emerging champions in Zomba District finals.
The side amassed 78 points one ahead of the closest contenders Disciples.
Chinamwali Under-20 went in the final game on Sunday desperate for a win and beat Zomba City Youth 3-1 at Malindi Secondary School in Zomba.
Runners-up Disciples defeated Thondwe Youth 2-0 to ensure they finish within a point of the champions.
For emerging champions, Chinamwali will receive K400,000 prize money.
Chinamwali Coach Lapkin M’bawa said they invested a lot in identifying talented players capable of playing entertaining football.
“We conducted trials to come up with this team since we believe good preparations yield good results. We have been motivating the players to be committed. Zomba fans should be assured that we will not disappoint them at the regional finals,” M’bawa said.
Zomba District Youth Football Association General Secretary Eric Njobvu said the competition had unearthed talented players who can be moulded into professional footballers in future.
“There was stiff competition as the champions and runners-up are only separated by a point. This means youth football development is progressing well in the district. It is our appeal to established teams to rope in some of these players,” Njobvu said.
Chikondi Isaac from Disciples FC is the league’s top goal scorer with 40 goals.
Seventeen year-old Golden Banda of Kababa FC was voted as the league’s best player.