Blue Eagles coach suspended as Red Lions, Masters Security face relegation

Written by  Yamikani Simutowe

Blue Eagles have suspended coach Audrow Makonyola due to poor performance.


According to a letter in our possession, the Executive Committee arrived at the decision after an evaluation of the team's performance during his leadership as Head Coach for the side.

"We regret to inform you that Blue Eagles FC Executive Committee has resolved to suspend you from discharging your duties as Head Coach of the Technical Panel with immediate effect.

"The Executive found that you are failing to maintain and enforce the team's spirit of discipline and conduct both on and off of the field of play. We are wishing you well during the period of suspension," reads the letter signed by the club's Chairperson Alexander Ngwala.

The suspension follows Blue Eagles' back to back loses to Mighty Be Forward Wanderers and Kamuzu Barracks.

The Lilongwe based side is currently on position seven with 32 points from 21 games, 18 points behind league leaders Mighty Be Forward Wanderers, who have also played 21 games.

Meanwhile, Dwangwa United have moved out of the relegation zone, thanks to their 2-0 home win over Red Lions, who also lost to Mafco FC 1-0 on Saturday at Chitowe Stadium.

The Zomba based military side has since climbed down to position 13 with 20 points from 21 games.

Likewise, Masters Security, who drew 1-1 with Chitipa United and lost 2-1 Mzuni FC on Saturday and Sunday, respectively, have moved down to position 14 with 20 points from 20 games.

Blantyre United, who are second from the bottom, continued to donate points as they lost 4-1 to Moyale FC on Saturday.

Blantyre United have 12 points from 21 games while Chitipa United anchors the log table with 12 points from 22 games.

So far, 170 games have been played with 375 goals being recorded. Silver Strikers forward Mathews Sibale leads the scorer chart with 12 goals, followed by Mphatso Filimoni of Blues Eagles with 11 goals.

Civil Sporting's John Dambuleni and Aubrey Chafewa of Blantyre united have scored past their own goal minders.

Blantyre United and Chitipa United are yet to register victory away while Silver Strikers are yet to taste defeat this far.

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