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Malawi duo win Mozambique title

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Malawi’s Flames first-choice goalkeeper Charles Swini and midfielder Frank Banda won their first Mozambique top-flight league title with HCB Songo on Sunday when they thrashed Textafrica Chimoio 5-0.

Songo, who finished on second place last season, have won the Mocambola League championship with 62 points from 28 games, 10 points above second-placed Costa do Sol where another Malawian Richard Mbulu plays.

Costa do Sol drew one-all against Chibuto FC of Chawanangwa Kawonga also on Sunday.

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Banda, the former Silver Strikers midfielder, was delighted to have put the icing on the cake by scoring Songo’s fifth goal in Tete.

“It feels great to win the first title in Mozambique and it was a successful season for us. We did it in style with a victory and we hope we will do well next year,” he said about Songo, who will participate in next year’s Champions League.

Ferroviario de Nampula, home to Flames’ John Banda (younger brother to Frank), Ndaziona Chatsalira, Zicco Mkanda and Schumacher Kuwali, lost 1-0 to Desportivo Nacala to remain on position 11 with 33 points from 28 games.

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Chibuto are fifth with 42 points from the same number of games. Reports suggest that Swini is in contention to retain the best goalkeeper award in Mozambique

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