The super league side Mzuni FC has expressed confidence of surviving in the country’s elite league despite the team’s struggling start in the season.
The green intellectuals are currently on position 12 on the log table with 27 points from 24 games played.
Mzuni has so far played more games than any other team in the 16 member competition and is just two steps away from the relegation zone.
But the team’s General Secretary, Donnex Chilonga, said all the challenges that have been rocking the green intellectuals are now water under the bridge and a winning chapter has been opened.
Chilonga said: “We are confident the team is staying in the league because if you look at our performance, of course we have struggled in the first round and in the opening matches of the second round, but the performance has now improved and we are not going back to relegation zone.”
Apart from low performance, fears for the team’s future in the league were fueled by the initial decision from the university’s management to fire all the non-student players from the team with the aim of managing resources, but later the decision was reversed.
During their last weekend away fixture in the central region, the team managed to collect 3 points out of possible 6.
On Saturday they registered a 2-1 win over Kamuzu Barracks before dropping 3 points to TN stars on the following day after suffering a 0-1 defeat.
On Saturday, September 29, which is week 24 for the league, the team will host Tigers FC at Mzuzu stadium.