After being relegated in the TNM Super League, Blantyre United Football Club commonly known as Mphembedzu players have a glimmer of hope as they will be given a chance of playing in foreign clubs, FaceofMalawi has learnt.
Blantyre United Technical Director Lawson Nakoma revealed that a number of players who have served the team for more than three seasons are the ones that have licenses of trying their luck in Mozambique, but could not specify names of the clubs they would play for.
“In the meantime, no player has been offered a contract by the top teams in Malawi but we would like to give a golden chance to our long serving players who have been committed to the team because we realized that many players from other clubs in Malawi are struggling to feed their families because of meager allowances,’’ he said.
Nakoma therefore said a number of Blantyre United players will be going for trials in Mozambique among them Osward Maonga, Wachimwa Sadick, Tizyowere Kumwenda, Muhammad Sulumba, Abraham Kamwendo and Victor Limbani.
But he was quick to assure the club’s fans that Blantyre United will remain with the youngsters like Misheck Mwachipitsa and Taonga Malenga whom he believes will continue to showcase their skills in the Southern Region Football Association-Premier Division.
He further said that their main goal is not “to hold players but to groom and expose youngsters so that one day they may play in Europe and be bread winners.”
Blantyre United got relegated after finishing third from bottom on 21 points from 28 games in last year’s super league.