Civil offer Ndawa 3-year deal


Super League outfit Civil Sporting Club has offered coach Franco Ndawa a three-year contract, nearly three months after joining in a caretaker capacity.

Confirming the development in an interview, the former Nyasa Big Bullets mentor said he was pleased to have won the trust of the club which is funded by the government.

“I can confirm that I have been offered a deal. I have liked my stay here and would love to stay for long,” he said.

Still scrutinising the terms: Ndawa

Ndawa has, however, disclosed that he has not signed the contract because his “lawyer is scrutinising the terms of the deal.”

“I will only sign once I have understood all the contents from a legal perspective. This process will also help me to negotiate where I feel the conditions are not conducive for my work,” he said.

The Lilongwe-based side, which replaced Epac FC after being relegated under Civo United last season, struggled at the start of the season. In six matches, they only won once.

However, they have recovered tremendously recently having beaten Red Lions 1-0, held Blue Eagles to a 3-3 draw before hammering Chitipa United 4-2 on Saturday.

Ndawa, meanwhile, hopes that the team will maintain the rich vein of form to beat off any relegation threats.

“Under my guidance, I don’t want us to be fighting relegation. I am optimistic that we will sustain the good performances,” the coach said.

In the meantime, Civil general secretary Thomas Makiwa has stated that they expect Ndawa to ensure the team is performing if he is to last the stipulated three years.

“There are some conditions attached to those three years. We expect the team to be winning games and challenge for trophies. If those targets are not reached then we will have no choice but to part ways,” he said. n

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