Civil should win major trophy before CAF participation

Renowned football analyst Charles Nyirenda has advised Civil Sporting Club to at least win a major trophy this season if they are to be successful in the continental Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League.

This follows an announcement by the club’s General Secretary Ronald Chiwaula that they are planning to participate in the 2018/2019 CAF competition.

With reference to the caliber of top teams that take part in the tournament annually, Nyirenda challenged Civo to first lift a major trophy before moving to the deep waters.

“If Civo have this ambition, they must press to win a trophy as a basis for their involvement in this competition,” Nyirenda said.

He also applauded the club for having such great goals after many years of existence.

“We have to congratulate them for being ambitious. The club has existed for about 38 years, yet they have not participated in an international competition,” Nyirenda said.

The analyst asked the club to prepare thoroughly when they get the chance to participate in the continental playoffs, citing Masters Security and Be Forward Wanderers as teams they could draw lessons from.

In the 2017/2018 CAF competitions, both Masters Security and Be Forward Wanderers failed to win a game between them out of four games and were subsequently eliminated.

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