Central Region Football Association (CRFA) has hailed Airborne Rangers for surviving in the TNM Super League.
Rangers, who graduated from Chipiku CRFA League, formerly Lilongwe and Districts Football League (LDFL) last season, are the only team from lower league that have safeguarded a place in the elite league.
Their fellow rookies Karonga and Chikwawa United have faced the chop.
CRFA general secretary Bernard Chiwiriwiri Harawa said this depicts the strength of the Chipiku League.
“We are very happy and proud of their [Airborne] fighting spirit they have shown to survive in the elite league with games in hand. This shows they went into the Super League with a purpose,” said Harawa
He said the league is targeting to have 10 teams in the Super League.
Concurring with Harawa, fixtures vice-secretary Antonio Manda said: “Their promotion from the Chipiku League was received with mixed fortunes bearing in mind that they gained some points on a silver platter due to other teams failing to honour fixtures. So, this has proved that they were the right candidates.”