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Civil Sporting Club in crisis meeting

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Sleeping giants Civil Sporting Club are scheduled to hold a crisis meeting after recent poor performances in all competitions.

The development comes after their exit from the 2019 Fisd Challenge Cup at the hands of Savenda Chitipa United.

Civil lost 4-3 on post-match penalties after a 1-1 stalemate in regulation time.

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The result summed up a poor campaign for the Civil Servants this season as they are also out of the TNM Super League title race.

Civil General Secretary, Ronald Chiwaula, said they would call for a meeting this week to find out reasons for the team’s poor showing in three consecutive games.

Before last weekend’s loss, the Lilongwe-based outfit was beaten 2-0 by Be Forward Wanderers before going down 2-1 to Ntopwa in the TNM Super League about two weeks ago.

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“We are shocked with the results. We are a big team and we cannot lose three consecutive games. To make matters worse, the Fisd Challenge Cup was our last hope of silverware this season. So this is a disaster for us.

“This is another disappointing year for us and this does not give a true reflection of our capabilities. We have all the resources at our disposal and failure should not be part of us,” Chiwaula said.

But Civil Team Manager, Gabriel Chirwa, said they would recover in time to fight for a top four finish in the Super League.

“The players did their part against Chitipa but penalties are always unpredictable. We have to focus on the league so that we finish on a good position,” Chirwa said.

Civil are sixth in the TNM Super League with 37 points from 25 matches.

They last won silverware in 2016 after beating Be Forward Wanderers 1-0 in the defunct Standard Bank Cup.

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