Civil Sporting Club has unveiled targets in the remainder of the season which include finishing in the TNM Super League top eight and reaching the K50.2 million Fisd Challenge Cup semi-finals.
Civil coach Franco Ndawa is optimistic that they can achieve the set targets after holding Nyasa Big Bullets to a goalless draw.
“If we are able to hold a big team like Bullets, it means we are a team that can fight for a top eight finish,” the former Bullets tactician said.
Civil are currently on position six with 30 points from 19 matches.
Achieving their league target would see them competing in the Airtel Top 8.
Civil genera secretary Thomas Makiwa said they want the team to finish in prize receiving stage in the Fisd Cup.
“Success on the pitch must also translate into financial gains. This is why we want the team to finish on a position where we would be able to earn some money,” he said.
Civil, formerly called Civo United, was relegated into the Central Region Football League last season before finding its way back into the Super League after swapping places with Epac.
But they have been in fantastic form this season.
Makiwa attributed their splendid performances, which included beating league leaders Be Forward Wanderers, to the spirit of commitment which the coach has instilled in the team.
“Last season there was no commitment. It is hard to perform well when this element is missing. Thanks to the coach, the team has improved significantly,” he said.
Moyale ladies triumph in Volleybal championship
SOLOMON MANDA Staff Reporter
Moyale Barracks are Ladies Invitational Volleyball Tournament champions after beating Kamuzu Barracks (KB) 3-1 in the final at Blantyre Youth Centre (BYC) on Sunday.
Moyale’s triumph in the two-day national contest has ended the reign of inaugural champions Blue Eagles, who slipped to third.
The champions also dominated in individual awards with their players Evalista Kamangeni, Maggie Mbewe and Annie Lengani scooping Best Server, Best Setter and Up-And-Coming Player awards, respectively.
Lengani also grabbed the Most Valuable Player (MVP) accolade.
KB had Prisca Mankhusu as the tournament’s Best Blocker while Orama Massa of Blue Eagles and Catherine Nyirenda of Katoto Queens were named Best Receiver and Spiker in that order.
“After missing the inaugural event due to logistical problems back in June, we set a goal to win the next contest,” said Moyale coach Ellard Kabvalo.
“We are delighted to have finally realised our dream and we will try our best to defend the title.”
According to the competition’s organising committee chairperson Wezzie Mwafulirwa, the purpose of the tournament was to encourage women participation in sports.
“We feel it is high time we organised ourselves to get exposed and develop the sport under our mother-body Volleyball Association of Malawi (VAM). It is also a way of preventing sedentary lifestyle and discussing issues that concern women in general,” she said.