Malawi Defence Force (MDF) side Kamuzu Barracks (KB) has expressed satisfaction with its squad for the 2020/2021 season.
KB assistant coach, Ted Kalinda, said they have assembled a squad capable of repeating the heroics of the 2016 season that saw the soldiers clinching the title ahead of contenders Nyasa Big Bullets on the last day of the season.
Kalinda said they were on a serious mission to lift silverware in the new season.
“We have assembled probably one of the best squads in domestic football. Once football resumes, we will be a force to reckon with again. It is possible to win the league again and that is our target for the new season,” he said.
KB joined other MDF teams such as Moyale, Mafco and Red Lions in welcoming back their star players from military training.
Football Association of Malawi (Fam) Transfer Matching System Manager, Casper Jangale, said despite being cleared by their former teams, all players who joined the military sides should be registered on Mpira Connect to be eligible for domestic competitions.
“It is good that military teams are following transfer rules and regulations on the status of the players who have joined them by virtue of being soldiers. But before the players are registered, all procedures have to be followed,” Jangale said.
Among other players, KB are expected to register former Blue Eagles midfielder Gregory Nachipo and Hastings Katoma Banda, formerly a Civo Service United goalkeeper.
TNM Super League returnees Red Lions have already expressed their serious intentions on restoring their lost glory by registering top players such as goalkeeper Nenani Juwaya, formerly of Be Forward Wanderers.
KB’s league success in 2016 was a historic feat as they became the first military side to emerge Super League champions.
They registered more success in the 2017 season after beating Moyale 1-0 in the Fisd Challenge Cup final.