No TNM Super League side relegated from the Southern Region has been able to instantly bounce back into the elite league, yet that is exactly what Blantyre United director Lawson Nakoma hope to come next season.
“That is exactly what we are flying. Other teams have been unable to return, but we are a different proposition. It is all about organisation and administration. Those that did not come back instantly disbanded after relegation, but we have not. We have already started re-organising,” Nakoma said.
United are suffering from the effects of loss of regular players, including coach Elia Kananji who relocated to Big Bullets last season.
Inevitably, United got the drop to follow a familiar path out of the league taken by teams such as Evirom, Bvumbwe Research, Zomba United and Cobbe Barracks in the recent past.
Once the most exciting Super League team, United are likely to lose most regular players following the coaching panel’s announcement that they will let go all experienced players to pave way for new blood hungry to make a name and deliver in the Premier Division.
United have exciting talent such as Osward Maonga, Innocent Jere, Griffin Mwenebanda, Chikondi Likwemba and Abraham Kamwendo. However, Nakoma insisted that no player has been offered a contract by the top teams yet.
The Super League opened the transfer window on December 22 2014 and it runs up to April 1 2015. United got relegated after finishing third from bottom on 21 points from 28 games.