Dwangwa United have become the second team to earn promotion to the TNM Super League, joining Max Bullets from the Southern Region Football Association Premier Division.
Dwangwa emerged Chipiku Premier Division champions with 79 points from 36 games, seven ahead of second-placed Support Battalion, who drew 3-3 against Namitete Young Rangers on Sunday.
Dwangwa, who have two games in hand, earned promotion despite losing 2-0 to Kasungu Medicals on Sunday.
Dwangwa coach, Ladwell Mbetewa, whose team also beat Wimbe United 2-0 on Saturday, was happy after earning promotion into the top- flight league.
“The players did a good job throughout the season and they deserve respect. It was not easy, but we played as a team. We know that playing in the Super
League requires experience but we have good players capable of withstanding the heat,” he Mbetewa said.
On Saturday, Max Bullets edged out Prison United 1-0 at Sedi on Saturday to take the leaders’ tally to unsurpassable 88 points from 37 matches, with three games left to wrap up the season.
Second-placed, Cobbe Barracks, defeated Zomba United 1-0 to get to 74 points with four games to spare translating to a maximum of 86 points.
Max Bullets director, Max Kapanda, said discipline was vital to their success this season.
“After losing out to Fisd Wizards in the battle for promotion last season, I did some soul-searching to find out what went wrong. At the start of this season, I engaged several coaches, but I noticed that there was a lack of discipline among the players. That is why I decided to take over the coaching role. With some little motivation, the boys were able to do the job. I am proud of them,” he said.
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