TNM Super League sides Civil Service United and Karonga United are planning to shake-up their respective squads ahead of the new season.
Civil have disclosed plans to offload nine players whereas Karonga will release about six players.
In separate interviews, both clubs confirmed the development.
However, Civil General Secretary Ronald Chiwaula refused to disclose the identity of the players shortlisted for the chop.
“The technical panel already recommended the release of some of the players. But it will be unprofessional for me to give you the names before I communicate to them,” Chiwaula said.
The Servants registered 30 players last season but they are set to lose captain Lanken Mwale, who is expected to start Police training.
Former captain Raphael Phiri also moved to Moyale Barracks last season.
The future of defender Lawrence Chaziya at Civil remains shaky after he has been linked with a move away from the club.
Last season, Civil finished on position four in the TNM Super League with 48 points, 14 points behind champions Nyasa Big Bullets. Civil have gone six consecutive years without a trophy in domestic football.
Meanwhile, Karonga General Secretary Ramsey Simwaka said they will not renew contracts for six players.
“We have some players who will be released in good time so that they can find teams,” Simwaka said.
Some teams, including Blue Eagles and Silver, have already released some of the players. Eagles offloaded six players namely Henry Misinjo, Lazarus Nyemera, Mphatso Philemon, Patrick Phiri, Tony Mbulu and Brian Msumatiza.
Silver have transfer-listed Mphatso Dzongololo, Trevor Kalema and Hadji Wali.