The relegation of Zomba United FC from the TNM Super League has propelled some residents in the old capital to form a new club, Zomba City Stars FC.
The residents have since formed a task force to oversee management of the new team.
According to the team manager, Gift Kasonda, the birth of the new team does not mean Zomba United has disbanded.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We have our own management whereas Zomba United have their own as well. We are also self-reliant at the moment, but, mind you, the team will be a force to reckon with,Ã¢â‚¬Â Kasonda said in an interview on Tuesday.
He added that the team will first register for the Presidential Cup to display talent which was not utilised by other clubs in the district. They will later come up with a strong squad to participate in the Peter Mutharika Southern Region Football League (SRFL) next season.
Meanwhile, well placed sources disclosed that some businesspeople in the city are bankrolling the club.