Mlatho Mponela, who lost 2-1 away to Civil Sporting on Saturday, are returning to the lower league (Central Region Football Association League) having failed to secure their TNM Super League slot.
Mlatho Mponela are second from the bottom with 23 points from 29 games.
They will host Be Forward Wanderers in their last TNM Super League match. Two more teams will be relegated to the lower leagues.
“It has been a wonderful journey and the players have learned a couple of things in the top flight league. We really wanted to remain in the league, but this did not go well not our part and we return to the lower league, ” said Blessings Makanjira, Mlatho Mponela Assistant coach.
Jafali Chande gave Mlatho Mponela the lead early in the first half but Sulumba leveled off before the recess.
In the second half, the former Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers striker doubled his tally, scoring his tenth goal of the season.
The result sees Civil Sporting moving to fifth position with 44 points from 28 games while Mlatho Mponela are still stuck on fifteenth position with 23 points from 29 games and even if they win their final match, the points will not be enough to save them from going down to the premier division.
At Mzuzu Stadium, Gilbert Chimbalanga scored the only goal to inspire Mzuni FC to a 1-0 victory over Moyale Barracks to boost their surviving hopes.
The result takes the Green Intellectuals out of the relegation zone with 26 points from 28 games.
The Mzuzu based side will now compete with Dwangwa United for the final slot.