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Civo United to downsize

As part of rebuilding ahead of their participation in Chipiku Central Region Premier Division, Civo United, have resolved to trim their playing squad and coaching personnel.

Civo General Secretary, Thomas Makiwa, on Sunday said, currently, the team was intact.

“We sat down and evaluated our performance in the TNM Super League. We have identified our weaknesses that forced us to bow out of the league,” he said.

“We had a squad of about 40 people, including players and technical panel, but some of them were not helpful during the season. We want to let others go so that we can have a manageable team in the lower league.”

Makiwa added that the team needs new blood to help it return to the Super League.

“We have only lost Nelson Kangunje to Mozambique. He went with our blessings as a free agent because his contract was about to expire with the club,” he explained.

Makiwa said the team will advertise the post of the coach to manage the team in the lower league as Charles Manda’s contract expires today.

Civo were relegated from the elite league alongside Karonga United from the Northern Region and Max Bullets from the Southern Region.

Earlier in the year, Civo fired coach Oscar Kaunda because he never possessed the Caf B Licence which is a minimum requirement for Super League team head coaches.

Civo eventually hired Millias Pofera from Dedza Young Soccer, but he too, was shown the exit door.

The fallen giants of Lilongwe finished the league on position 15 after amassing 25 points.

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