Malawi: Kawinga FC Promoted Into Super League After a Win Against Zitha FC Amid Match Fixing Probe


Kawinga FC has been promoted into the Super League after playing and winning the much awaited Central Region Football League final match against St Gabriel Zitha that ended in a 4-1 on Sunday at Nankhaka Stadium.

The match was played following Football Association of Malawi-FAM directed the Central Region Football League officials to stage the match, thereafter launch a match fixing investigations.

A brace from Lazarous Chirwa, each from Raheem Mtondela and Imran Awali helped Kawinga to carry the day and get promoted into TNM Super League.

After the match, Kawinga FC Coach Harry Bishop Saidi praised his team for uplifting the spirit of the game and get promoted into the country’s elite league.

Saidi said, “We knew that the match would be difficult for us after the match fixing probe break, and we lost our energy because of that. All in all, we encouraged our players to prepare for this big match where our opponents had also prepared.”

Kawinga FC Coach revealed that he advised his players to create chances and be the first team to score so that they exert an extra pressure upon their opponents.

He has however described the 2023 season as difficult, for they had to travel in almost all the districts in central region to play countless matches against tough opponents.

“We played in group stages where scooped first position and teams have always been preparing for us. But we have excelled.” explained Saidi.