Super League of Malawi

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TNM Super League
Country Malawi
Number of teams16
Level on pyramid1
Domestic cup(s)FISD Challenge Cup
Malawi Charity Shield
International cup(s)CAF Champions League
CAF Confederation Cup
Current championsBig Bullets
Most championshipsBig Bullets (15)
Current: 2020–21 Super League of Malawi

Super League of Malawi, also known under the sponsored name as TNM Super League,[1] is the top football division in Malawi.[2][3]

Malawian mobile telecommunications company TNM sponsors the league with K65 million annually.[4][5]


It was created in 1986 and was first sponsored by Gillet Nacet. It was composed of eight teams: five teams from Blantyre and Districts Football League (BDFL) and three teams from Lilongwe and Districts Football League (LDFL). The eight inaugural members of the Super League of Malawi were Bata Bullets, Limbe Leaf Wanderers, MDC United, Red Lions, ADMARC Tigers, Silver Strikers, Civo United and MITCO.[6]

Competition format[edit]

There are 16 clubs in the Super League. During the course of a season (from April to December) each club plays the others twice (a double round-robin system), once at their home stadium and once at that of their opponents', for 30 games. The first place teams qualifies for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League or Confederation Cup and the three lowest placed teams in the Super League are relegated to the regional leagues. The winners of each regional league (Southern Region Football League, Central Region Football League and Northern Region Football League) promoted to the Super League.

International competitions[edit]

Qualification for African competitions[edit]

Qualification criteria for 2021–22[edit]

Association ranking for 2021–22 CAF Champions League and 2021–22 CAF Confederation Cup will be based on results from each CAF tournament (Champions League and Confederation Cup) from 2017 to 2020–21.

The winner of the Super League qualify for the subsequent season's CAF Champions League.

Current clubs[edit]

The following 16 clubs are competing in the Super League of Malawi during the 2020–21 season.

Previous winners[edit]

Performance By Club[edit]

Club City Titles Last Title
Nyasa Big Bullets (Includes Bata, Total Big, Bakili Bullets) Blantyre 15 2020–21
Silver Strikers Lilongwe 8 2013–14
Mighty Wanderers (Includes Limbe Leaf, Telecom, MTL Wanderers) Blantyre 6 2017
Escom United Blantyre 2 2010–11
Admarc Tigers Blantyre 1 1989
Civo United Lilongwe 1 1987
MDC United Lilongwe 1 1988
Kamuzu Barracks Blantyre 1 2016

Top scorers[edit]

Year Top scorers Team Goals[7][8]
2001–02 Malawi Heston Munthali MDC United 24
2002–03 Malawi Ganizani Malunga Bakili Bullets 28
2004 Malawi Rodrick Douglas Illovo 18
2005–06 Malawi Aggrey Kanyenda Mighty Wanderers 26
2006 Malawi Aggrey Kanyenda Mighty Wanderers 18
2007 Malawi Chiukepo Msowoya ESCOM United 17
2008 Malawi Diverson Mlozi Bullets 14
2009–10 Malawi Tony Chitsulo Silver Strikers 18
2010–11 Malawi Chikondi Mpulula
Malawi Luke Milanzi
Blantyre United & Blue Eagles
ESCOM United
2011–12 Malawi Ishmael Thindwa EPAC United 18
2012–13 Malawi Vincent Chinthenga Bvumbwe Research 18
2013–14 Malawi Gastin Simkonda Moyale Barracks 17
2015 Malawi Innocent Bokosi
Malawi Chiukepo Msowoya
Red Lions
2016 Malawi Richard Mbulu MAFCO Salima 19
2017 Malawi Matthews Sibale[9] Silver Strikers 16
2018 Malawi Chiukepo Msowoya Bullets 16
2019 Malawi Khuda Muyaba[10] Silver Strikers 21
2020–21 Malawi Hassan Kajoke[11] Nyasa Big Bullets 21


  1. ^ "All set for Malawi TNM Super League re-launch". Nyasa Times. 12 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Malawi - List of Cup Winners". Retrieved 2019-05-19.
  3. ^ "Football Association of Malawi » MAs and govt collaboration vital in Infrastructure development". Retrieved 2019-05-19.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-10-23. Retrieved 2012-10-27.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Football Association of Malawi » TNM Super League". Retrieved 2019-05-19.
  6. ^ "About Us".
  7. ^ Manda, Solomon (January 12, 2016). "Where are the strikers?".
  8. ^ Magalasi, Chikondi (December 28, 2015). "Chiukepo, Bokosi share top scorers award".
  9. ^ Manda, Solomon (December 26, 2017). "Sibale wins Golden Boot in maiden season".
  10. ^ "Khuda Muyaba wins golden boot award". December 23, 2019.
  11. ^ "Kajoke's delight at Golden Boot award". Retrieved 30 October 2021.

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