Northern Region Football Association (NRFA) says Chitipa United Football Club needs to capitalize on the experience the team got two seasons ago whilst in TNM super league before it got relegated.
Chitipa United was relegated in the 2017 TNM super league, but has managed to bounce back into the league following their triumph in the 2018 Northern Region Simama and Sons (Simso) league.
NRFA’s Chairperson, Felix Mbonekera said it is good that Chitipa United FC has bounced back, but it has to learn from the mistakes it made in 2017 so that the team survives in the TNM super league this season.
“It is my hope that since the team (Chitipa United FC), was once in the elite league, they need to capitalize on their previous downfall.
“For example, the team now needs to accommodate more experienced players having seen how tough it is to sail through the league.
“The team also needs to seek financing from the corporate world as the TNM super league requires mobility,” said Mbonekera.
The NRFA chairperson further asked Chitipa United to make sure that the team does not lose any of their home games to solidify their position in the league.
“The team should strive to win all their home games and the worst be draws,’’ Mbonekera said.
The team’s coach, Alex Ngwira agreed with Mbonekera on the need for the team to beef up its squad with experienced players.
“We have just started assembling the team, in fact there is great need to beef up the squad and we also need to look for some experienced players to lead the team,” said Ngwira.
Meanwhile, following the return of Chitipa United into the elite league, the Northern Region will now have four teams, namely Moyale Barracks, Mzuzu University (Mzuni) FC, Karonga United FC and Chitipa United FC.