By Lusekero Mhango
KARONGA-(MaraviPost)-Super League side Karonga United has released eight players for among other reasons citing poor performances and discipline issues.
General Secretary for the Crocodiles of Karonga Ramsey Simwaka confirmed the development in an interview on Thursday saying as Karonga United they are confident that they will replace the eight released players through among others promoting players from their reserve side.
“It is true that Karonga has released eight players due to a number of reasons which include expiry of contracts, poor performance and disciplinary issues but as a club we will replace these players from within our youth team and also we have identified other players from elsewhere that we will sign to boost up our squad.” He said.
Adding that with the changes the Karonga United fanatics should expect a strong challenge to the super league crown in line with their objective of winning the title in the forth coming league season.
However Football Pundit Draxon Maloya, has fulted super league clubs for signing old guard’s who are passed their prime to improve and turn around their fortunes.
“I am not surprised that clubs have released a large number of their squads because many clubs under-performed last season with the use of these recycled players and now they have realized that football has changed as you can teach these old dogs new tricks hence clubs are now going for youthful players who are technically and tactically good with the ball.” Maloya articulated.
Concurring with Maloya another Football analyst Obert Mkandawire, said the use of recycled players by clubs affects the development of football as young players are hindered from first team football as a result clubs are not building the team for the future hence urged clubs to invest more in grooming young talented players rather than seasoned pros.
Sunganani Mponda, Adeleke Kolawole, Benjamin Kumwenda, Wakisa Mwenengubwe, Gentle Andrea, Amadu Makaw, Hudson Milanzi and Thoko Harrison are the eight players that have been released by Karonga United.