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Chitipa United on brink

Chitipa United Coach, Kondwani Mwalweni, said his side would die fighting in the TNM Super League.

After losing 3-0 and 4-2 to Silver Strikers and Kamuzu Barracks, respectively, last week, Chitipa are on the brink of relegation, with a mere maximum points tally of 25 points, if they win the remaining three games.

Things are not looking good for Chitipa, who have conceded 52 goals while scoring 19.

Chitipa can go down Saturday if Red Lions—currently occupying the final survival spot with 24 points–overcome Premier Bet Wizards at Chilomoni Stadium.

Mwalweni admitted that surviving relegation is now an impossible mission for his charges.

“All the teams in the bottom-three, including mine, have been finding it difficult to get [maximum] points. Competition is very high and whoever survives, should just consider themselves lucky.

“We have been lacking depth in the squad. If you have been observing, we usually get tired towards the end [of every game] –losing concentration in the process,” Mwalweni said.

Chitipa wind up the season against Wizards at home, Mzuni and Red Lions away.

Mzuzu-based soccer analyst, Eston Mwafulirwa, observed that the 2016 Simama Premier Division champions are in this precarious situation because they made three big mistakes.

“First of all, they relied much on the players they had during their Premier Division years. Secondly, they were covering long distances [to fulfil fixtures] in the first-round and lastly, their preparations were not good,” he said.

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