Karonga united football club head coach Dan Dzimkambani said he has confidence in the squad he has assembled ahead of the new season despite losing some of the team’s key players during the off season break.
The northern region based club is to play in the TNM super league for the third consecutive year since earning a promotion for being champions of the northern region football association league in 2017 and has seen midfielder Azizi Mwakifuna and striker Misheck Seleman joining the 2019 super league winners Nyasa Big Bullets.
Dzimkambani joined Karonga united last season from Mzuni football club (now mzuzu warriors) and led the club to it’s first ever cup final only to lose to Silver Strikers in the Airtel top 8 cup played at Bingu stadium. The team finished on a good position in the elite league last season. He is optimistic his assembled squad will do wonders in the coming season.
“We lost a number of players who were key players during the 2019 season but as coaches our job is to find players who can deliver for the club and the current squad which we have assembled for the coming season is giving me hope that the team is going to do well.
“We have brought a number of new faces from the lower divisions as well as some players who once played in the super league. We have also signed a Nigerian defender who has impressed us and that should give balance to the side,” he said.
The coach also said it’s high time for the club to prove a point that they can start competing for honours in the country after playing for three consecutive years in the super league which has given them a number of lessons they have learnt from.
Karonga united is one of the five teams from the northern region to play in the 16 teams 2020 TNM super league season which is yet to kick off after being postponed on 21 March as the country was declared a state of disaster due to the corona virus pandemic.