The possibility of promotion into the elite league is looking increasingly remote for three former TNM Super League sides which are campaigning in second-tier Premier Division for the Southern Region Football Association.
The sides Zomba United on 59 points, Bvumbwe Research and Evirom on 55 points are fifth, sixth and seventh in the 23-member division after an average of 30 games played this weekend.
Bvumbwe coach Bob Mpinganjira last week said he was starting afresh by rebuilding the team which has Peter Mpulula, formerly of Big Bullets as the only experienced player in the squad.
“The squad I have truly represents the talent from Bvumbwe. We want to develop new talent. That is why we had to let go the senior players. We are not thinking about the championship,” said Mpinganjira.
Cobbe Barracks come second on 72 points from 31 games after thrashing Nchalo United 4-1 as Max Bullets dropped to third on an inferior goal aggregate but they have similar number of points. Max Bullets lost 1-0 to Ndirande Icons also on Sunday.
High scoring Prison United beat Mangochi United 2-0 on Sunday to go fourth on 66 points collected in 32 games.
Chanco anchor the 23-member table on 14 points while Kabula United, formerly Escom United, are second off bottom with 16 points.