Red Lions open doors for civilian support

Zomba-based Premier Division outfit Red Lions FC has opened up to civilians for support in the affairs of running the team.

The team’s vice-general secretary, Lieutenant Davie Gondwe, in an interview with YFM online said time has come for civilians to take part in the affairs of the team. He said in the past, civilians were being sidelined, opting for team officials from within the barracks.

“Our top management has taken a new direction on the affairs of running Red Lions Football Club. We had the main supporters committee and the management which were dominated by soldiers.
Despite being well-funded, we thought that we should extend the service to civilians within or outside Zomba for moral support,” he said.

Liuetenant Gondwe further added that they will soon call for a meeting to establish the supporters committee and thereafter, an elective Annual General Meeting (AGM) after the 2019 football season, where new committee members comprising civilians will be ushered into office.

Currently, Red Lions FC is leading the table in Thumbs Up Southern Region Football League Premier Division with 50 points from 19 games played this far.

The team was relegated from the TNM Super League last season following a poor run of results.

The first round of the league came to an end on Thursday, 1 August when Nyasa Big Bullets Reserve beat Wizards FC 4-2 in a match played at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.

According to the league’s secretariat, the second round is expected to kick-off on 17 August.

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