Silver Strikers and Red Lions reserve sides have set the pace in the FMB U-20 League in Lilongwe and Zomba respectively.
Silver Strikers Reserve side is topping the table with 76 points from 29 games played this far whereas the Zomba-based soldiers’ youth side has accumulated 44 points from 19 games and is trailing leaders Disciples FC by two points.
But the situation has not been all that rosy for Super League reserve sides in Blantyre.
According to Southern Region Youth Football Committee (SRYFC) general secretary James Sawerengera, youth sides of Wizards, Azam Tigers, Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers are finding it tough.
“The going has not been easy for Super League youth teams in Blantyre where Ntopwa Super Boys are dictating events at the top. It is only Red Lions Youth in the Southern Region who are doing well at the moment. This shows that there is good competition. There is no fear factor that these teams are being supported by Super League teams,” he said.
Super League teams are required to have youth sides as one of the club licensing requirements.
In the Northern Region, Moyale Youth are also struggling having lost two games last weekend to Fish Eagles (3-2) and Bulu United (3-1).
According to the region’s general secretary Desire Kibombwe, competition is stiff where Malema FC are at the grip of Karonga FMB U-20 league with 28 points from 12 games played this far.
They are followed by Kasoba, who have played 11 games and have 25 points.
In Dedza, Soccer Saints can as well be declared champions with a game to wind up the season.
They have amassed unassailable 37 points from 13 games whereas Young Soccer are on second position as they have 24 points from the same number of games played this far. n