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Civil Sporting Club target 2 more signings

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Civil Sporting Club Head Coach, Franco Ndawa, has said his side needs two more signings before the start of the 2018 season.

The Lilongwe-based side, which emerged from the scraps of Epac FC and Civo United, have signed former Blantyre United midfielder, Jiddy Mbandambanda, and goalkeeper Hastings Banda from a lower division side in Nkhata Bay District.

Ndawa on Monday said he was impressed with their preparations ahead of the new season, which starts on April 15.

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“So far, so good. We are trying different players and combinations. I hope that when the league kicks off, the players will be in good shape,” Ndawa said while refusing to disclose the identities of his targets.

Civil have only lost attacking midfielder, Righteous Banda, to Nyasa Big Bullets, but Innocent Tanganyika’s proposed move to Costa do Sol of Mozambique has failed.

Veteran midfielder Joseph Kachule has also reversed his decision to retire from active football.

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Former Civo United defender, Willy Chambwinja, said he was impressed with the team’s preparations for the season.

“I think we have good players who just need to be motivated to perform well at the top level,” he said.

In their latest pre-season preparations, Civil drew 0-0 against Capital City rivals, Silver Strikers, during the opening of Answer Private Academy Sports Ground in Dowa District on Monday.

Civil have talented players such as Fletcher Bandawe, Willard Dickson, Raphael Phiri, Patrick Thupi and Lawrence Chaziya.

Last season, Civil finished on position four with 48 points, 21 points behind Super League champions, Be Forward Wanderers.

Civil have gone three seasons without winning silverware, having clinched the Standard Bank Cup in 2015.

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