Civil probe poor form


Civil Sporting Club has launched an inquiry into the team’s dip in form having lost three of their last four TNM Super League matches, a situation that threatens their CAF tournament participation.

The Civil Servants, whose sponsors the Office of the President and Cabinet promised them continental football, lost 2-0 to Moyale Barracks on Sunday.

Ndawa: It happens

The Lilongwe-based giants made a bright start to the new season climbing to second, but they have dropped to fifth after losing to Nyasa Big Bullets (1-2) and a 5-2 humiliation at the hands of rookies TN Stars.

They reached a new low when they lost to Moyale at Civo Stadium after bowing down to first half goals from Lloyd Njaliwa and Gastin Simkonda.

Civil Sporting general secretary Ronald Chiwaula said they are “overwhelmingly disappointed” with the club’s performance and will demand answers from the players and technical panel.

“We are meeting them tomorrow [today]. We want to know the cause of these poor results. We can’t be living a lie pretending that things are okay,” he said.

Chiwaula feared that their chances of participating in the CAF tournament could be in jeopardy if they do not rediscover their form.

“Our sponsors have assured us of Champions League funding as long we win at least a trophy or league. It is therefore worthwhile that we start playing with passion again,” he said.

Civil coach Franco Ndawa, speaking after the Moyale game, was optimistic he will turn the tables soon.

“This happens in football. We can’t have bright days always. We will solve the problems and put our season back on track,” he said.

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