TN Stars admit struggle
Kasungu-based TN Stars say the club is not spared from the pangs of Covid-19 after football was suspended in the country.
The club’s Communications Manager, Kaliwo Nyirenda, said the club was going through difficult times.
“It is really tough situation for clubs especially like us who rely on sponsorship from individuals. Life is not the same for the players and technical staff. The players understand the situation,” Nyirenda said.
Nyirenda hailed Football Association of Malawi (Fam) for the support towards the players and officials through the Covid-19 Relief Fund.
“It is a great idea as it has helped to ease challenges clubs are facing due to the Covid-19. There is no football at the moment, so we are in real struggle as clubs but we hope the situation will improve once football resumes,” he added.
The club is owned by businessman Thomas Nyirenda who is based in South Africa.
Stars finished on position eight in the TNM Super League for the first time since the club was promoted from Chipiku League Premier Division. Last year, the club participated in the Airtel Top 8 Cup despite finishing on position nine in the league. Stars qualified for the Top 8 Club after Nyasa Big Bullets who were disqualified due to violence.
The club has beefed up the squad with 14 players ahead of the season which was halted due to Covid-19. Seven players joined from other clubs while the other seven players were promoted from the reserve side. Hudson Milanzi and Peter Luhanga have also joined the club.