TNM Super League

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The Malawi Super League also known under the sponsorship name of TNM Super League, is the top football division in Malawi.

It was created in 1986 and was first sponsored by Gillet Nacet. It was composed of 8 teams comprising of 5 teams from Blantyre and Districts Football League (BDFL) and 3 teams from Lilongwe and Districts Football League (BDFL).

The first game was played on 15th March 1986 involving Mitco FC and Admarc Tigers FC (later known as Azam Tigers FC). Mitco FC won the game 1-0 a goal scored by Lameck Botha in the 21st minute there by becoming the first player to score a goal in the history of super league football in Malawi.

Malawian Mobile Telecommunications company TNM sponsors the League with K95 million annually and has been sponsoring the league since 2006. The league has 15 teams and its season run from April to December.

It is organized and administered by the Super League of Malawi, who are an affiliate of FAM, on behalf of FAM.

The champions of the Super League qualify for the CAF Champions League.
The 2020 Season was cancelled a day before kickoff on 20th March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The League is expected to resume with strict COVID 19 measurers on November, 28, 2020.

Promotion and Relegation

Three bottom placed teams at the end of the season are relegated to the Regional Leagues depending to a particular region that team comes from. 

There are three Regional Leagues that feeds the Super league and these are the Southern Region Football League, The Chipuku Central Region Football League and the Simama Northern Region Football League.
The champions of the each of the three regions earn promotion into the Super League.

2020 Promoted Teams

2019 Relegated Teams

Top Goal scorers since 2001-2019 seasons

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Top Goal scorers since 2001-02 season

SEASON

TOP SCORER 

TEAM

GOALS

2001/02

Heston Munthali

MDC

24

2002/03

Ganizani Malunga

Total Big Bullets

29

2004

Rodrick Douglas

Illovo

18

2005

Aggrey Kanyenda

MTL Wanderers

26

2006

Aggrey Kanyenda

Illovo

18

2007

Chiukepo Msowoya

Escom United

17

2008

Diverson Mlozi

Big Bullets

14

2009

Tony Chitsulo

Silver Strikers

17

2010

Chikondi Mpulula & Luka Milanzi

Blue Eagles & Escom

18

2011

Ishmael Thindwa

Epac FC

18

2012

Vincent Chinthenga

Bvumbwe Research

18

2013

Ishmael Thindwa

Epac FC

18

2014

Gastin Simkonda

Moyale

18

2015

Chiukepo Msowoya & Innocent Bokosi

Big Bullets &  Red Lions

14

2016

Richard Mbulu

Mafco

19

2017

Mathews Sibale

Silver Strikers      

 

2018

Chiukepo Msowoyas

Big Bullets

16

2019

Khuda Muyaba

Silver Strikers

21

 

2020 Participating Teams

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2020 Participating Teams

TEAM

CITY

Big Bullets FC

Blantyre

Blue Eagles FC

Lilongwe

CIVO United FC

Lilongwe

Chitipa United

Chitipa

Ekwendeni Hammers

Mzuzu

Kamuzu Barracks FC

Lilongwe

MAFCO FC

Salima

Mighty Wanderers FC

Blantyre

Moyale Barracks FC

Mzuzu

Karonga United

Karonga

Red Lions FC

Zomba

Silver Strikers FC

Lilongwe

Mzuzu Warriors

Mzuzu

Mighty Tigers FC

Blantyre

Past Super League Winners

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Past Super League Winners

YEAR

CITY

1986

 Bata Bullets (Blantyre)

1987

CIVO United (Lilongwe)

1988

MDC United (Blantyre)

1989

ADMARC Tigers (Blantyre)

1990

Limbe Leaf Wanderers (Blantyre)

1991

Bata Bullets (Blantyre)

1992

Bata Bullets (Blantyre)

1993

Silver Strikers (Lilongwe)

1994

Silver Strikers (Lilongwe)

1995

Limbe Leaf Wanderers (Blantyre)

1995-1996

Silver Strikers (Lilongwe)

1996-97

Telecom Wanderers (Blantyre)

1997-98

Telecom Wanderers (Blantyre)

1998-99

Bata Bullets (Blantyre)

1999-00

Bata Bullets (Blantyre)

2000-01

Total Big Bullets (Blantyre)

2001-02

Total Big Bullets (Blantyre)

2002-03

Bakili Bullets (Blantyre

2004

Bakili Bullets (Blantyre

2005-06

Big Bullets (Blantyre)

2006

MTL Wanderers (Blantyre)

2007

Escom United (Blantyre)

2008

Escom United (Blantyre)

2009

Silver Strikers (Lilongwe)

2010

Escom United (Blantyre)

2011

Silver Strikers (Lilongwe)

2012

Silver Strikers (Lilongwe)

2013

Silver Strikers (Lilongwe)

2014

Big Bullets FC (Blantyre)

2015

Big Bullets FC (Blantyre)

2016

Kamuzu Barracks (Lilongwe)

2017

Befoward Wanderers (Blantyre)

2018

Nyasa Big Bullets (Blantyre)

2019

Nyasa Big Bullets (Blantyre)

 

Super League of Malawi Magazine (Zampira)